Packing for 3 Weeks in Ecuador and the Galapagos

Galapagos

A marine iguana found only in the Galapagos photo cred 

In less than one week I will be leaving for my trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos!  Here is an overview of what I plan to bring; am I missing anything?

Tech

Underwater Camera- I want to capture all of the beauty under the water

DSLR

Ipad for email, entertainment, and guidebooks

kindle for reading

Extra camera batteries

External battery charger

Chargers

Clothing

5 thongs

2 bras (wear one)

2 bathing suits- If you plan on spending 8 days on an island tour and nearly a week at the beach you will need them!

1 pair of Bermuda shorts

2 skirts

4 t-shirts that coordinate with shorts and skirts

1 dress

1 pair of skinny jeans

1 lightweight waterproof jacket

1 cardigan

1 sarong

1 lightweight scarf (good for protection from the sun and keeping warm at night)

Shoes

Chaco sandals- great for long walks and wading into water

Flip flops- a must for any shared dorm showers

Toiletries

Travel sized shampoo & conditioner

Half a Bar of soap

Half a Bar of face wash

Toothpaste

Toothbrush

Waterproof Mascara

Chapstick with SPF

Waterproof Sunscreen- 2 bottles

Bug repellent

Deodorant

Misc

Snorkel, mask, and flippers- I want to snorkel everyday I’m in the Galapagos!

Waterproof bags- especially important for camera equipment

Small daypack for island hiking

Travel towel

Travel journal w/colorful pens & tape for keeping mementos

a hat (maybe)

Candied ginger to settle your stomach after motion sickness

Sunglasses!

Vapour water bottle

My “First Aid Kit”

Waterproof bandaids

Pepto

Dramamine- the waters are known to be rough

Aspirin

Earplugs!

Neosporin

Emergen-C vitamin packs are good to rehydrate and fight off colds

I want to go carry-on only but I don’t think I can since I will have the sunscreen. I still want to pack light though. What do you think? Am I missing anything? Could I leave something behind?

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