2024 Galápagos Marathon

San Cristobal, Ecuador

Come To Galápagos
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Duration: 10 days
Group size: 1 - 12
2024 Galápagos Marathon
San Cristobal, Ecuador

Come To Galápagos
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

Duration: 10 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the Come to Galapagos Marathon! This unique event combines the thrill of running with the breathtaking beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Here's what you can expect from this extraordinary experience:

Event Overview: The Come to Galapagos Marathon is a private event for international runners, taking place in the stunning Galapagos Islands. In a unique twist, each international participant sponsors a local runner, covering their entrance fee as part of the tour package. The event is not just about the race; it's a celebration of community, culture, and camaraderie.

Race Options: Participants can choose from three exciting race options:

  1. Marathon
  2. Half Marathon
  3. 10K

Support System: Every marathon runner is assigned a personal caddy, who follows them on a small scooter or truck. This dedicated support team ensures that you have everything you need during the race, from water to Gatorade. The caddy system offers flexibility, allowing family members or friends to join in for specific segments of the race, creating unforgettable shared moments.

Event Oversight: The event is overseen by the Come to Galapagos family, including hotel owners, farm workers, restaurant staff, fishermen, and Galapagos Park guides. All proceeds from the event contribute to the well-being of the local community.

Culinary Delights: Meals on San Cristobal feature locally caught fish, fresh produce, fruits, cheeses, and yogurt. Participants may even have the opportunity to catch their own fish for a truly immersive culinary experience.

Travel Details:

  • Multiple destination options for flights, with arrivals in Guayaquil and San Cristobal.
  • Carefully plan your flights, considering the tour dates and connecting flights. Additional "add-ons" may have different flight arrangements.
  • A deposit of half the tour cost secures your spot, with final payment due 75 days before your tour date.

Travel Insurance: It's highly recommended to purchase travel insurance, considering potential changes in-country requirements. The Come to Galapagos team recommends Travel Insurance Center for comprehensive coverage.

Practical Tips:

  • Pack light, as laundry services are available.
  • Check the Terms and Conditions for detailed information.

Join us for an unforgettable journey in the Galapagos Islands! Experience the thrill of the marathon, immerse yourself in the local culture, and contribute to the well-being of the community. Book your spot now for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

What’s included

  • Race Registration
    Marathon and half marathon race registration for both the international runner and a sponsored local runner.
  • Galápagos Tours
    Everything included in the itinerary.
  • National Park Guide
    Bilingual Galapagos National Park guide while in the Galapagos
  • Airport Transfers
    All airport transfers in Guayaquil and the Galapagos.
  • Ground Transportation
    All ground transportation for tours and boat trips in the Galapagos.
  • Meals & snacks
    Breakfasts in Guayaquil. All meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) and non-alcoholic beverages, including some snacks in the Galapagos.
  • Park & Airpot Taxes
    All park and airport taxes. Galápagos entry fee: $100 for extranjeras / $6 for nationals / $50 for kids, $20 Galápagos entry card, $10 Isabela airport fee, $10 RT bus fee and $2 RT canal ferry
  • Accommodations
    Two nights at the Wyndham Hotel, Guayaquil. Four nights at the Seaside Hotel, San Cristobal. Three nights at the Isabela Beach House, Isabela.
  • Inter-Island Flights
    Inter islands flights from San Cristobal > Isabela
  • Boat Transfer
    Chartered boat transfer from Isabela to Baltra
  • Snorkeling Gear
    Snorkeling equipment for duration of Galapagos leg of tour

What’s not included

  • International Flights
    International and Galapagos airfare.
  • Extra Luggage
    Over-weight charges on inter-island airline (25lbs allowed without charge).
  • Meals
    Meals other than breakfasts while in Guayaquil.
  • Additional Exclusions
    Alcoholic beverages and tips

Available Packages

Galápagos Marathon 2024
Available until 90 days before departure

The Come to Galapagos Marathon is a private event for international runners, taking place in the stunning Galapagos Islands. In a unique twist, each international participant sponsors a local runner, covering their entrance fee as part of the tour package. The event is not just about the race; it's a celebration of community, culture, and camaraderie.

Deposit: $2,878

Available options


Day 1 - Aug 2 / Oct 11
Arrival in Guayaquil - Welcome to the Galapagos Marathon


  • Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on flights scheduled by travelers. Experience the excitement as you touch down in this vibrant city, ready to embark on your Galapagos adventure.


  • Meet fellow marathon participants at the airport and be warmly welcomed by the Wyndham Hotel shuttle. Enjoy a smooth transfer to the Wyndham Hotel, strategically chosen for its proximity to the airport.


  • Check into the Wyndham Hotel and settle into your comfortable accommodations. Take advantage of the hotel's excellent facilities and services.
  • Join a welcome gathering with English-speaking staff, providing you with essential information and addressing any queries you may have. Feel at ease knowing that the hotel is known for its reliability and exceptional shuttle services.


  • Relax and unwind after your journey, anticipating the incredible experiences that await you in the Galapagos Islands.

Note: This day is designed to ensure a seamless transition for travelers arriving from the US. The Wyndham Hotel's convenient location, reliable shuttle services, and English-speaking assistance set the tone for a worry-free start to your 2024 Galapagos Marathon. Get ready to explore the enchanting beauty of the Galapagos Islands in the days to come!

Your Organizer

Come To Galápagos
3 reviews
At Come To Galápagos, we provide our guests with personalized, in-depth, one-of-a-kind experiences in the Galápagos, in the most eco-conscious manner that incorporates and benefits as many members of the Galápagos community as possible. An important goal of our mission is also educating our guests with regards to the natural environment in the Galápagos and the challenges we face protecting the archipelago. Through our efforts, we support eco-friendly initiatives through sustainable partnerships while building community relationships.


We had a nice time in Quito with our guide Carla. She showed us all the nice places in the old town. We learned a lot from her.
By Nick v for Quito Tour for Nick and Stephanie on Apr 25, 2024
Our cruise with the Monserrat was an amazing experience. The crew and the guides were all very kind and very professional. The vegetarian food that Luis the chef prepared for us everyday was very tasty. Thank you very much. We were also very happy with our travel agents Rick and Christina form Come to Galapagos. They made sure our vacation was perfectly arranged.
By Nick v for Monserrat Galapagos Cruise (Nick) on Apr 25, 2024
A trip to the Galápagos is most likely something you dream of and plan for months or years ahead of the trip itself. That was not the case for us. An invitation to a wedding in Quayaquil got us on the Galápagos-track and in contact with Come to Galápagos (CTG) in late June, for a trip in August. Even with only a few weeks for arranging the trip, CTG provided us with a Galápagos-experience that in short can be summarized by us already determined to go back to the islands and definitely with CTG. Our impression of CTG can be expressed in words like: knowledge an awareness of the Galápagos and its well-being, adaptive, care-taking, good-hearted and inspiring. The CTG-team provided us with all gears, advices, permits and transportation needed to make our trip to the Galápagos almost completely smooth and care-free. Potential adverse events were swiftly taken care of by CTG. To us, CTG´s attention and adaptation to our needs were crucial in making our experience of Galápagos truly great. Two examples of this: 1. We traveled with our 74 year-old father/father in law, diagnosed with early stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We were really concerned that he would not be able to join us in snorkeling and climbing lava rock trails. The fact is he was participating in all activities thanks to unvaluable support from tour guides, snorkeling training from Rick (CTG) and a safe helping hand from Santi. CTG and their affiliated tour guides made it possible for him to fully experience the adventure of a lifetime at age 74. 2. Due to miscommunication we had to spend an extra two hours at Baltra airport, missing out lunch before our flight to mainland Ecuador. Christina at CTG quickly ordered lunch packages to be delivered to us at the airport from a local restaurant. The 5 seat Piper plane was halted for a few minutes after we had buckled up for departure to allow express lunch delivery to the plane cabin! After 3 days at San Cristobal and 2 days at Isabela, we spent 4 days in Quayaquil. Here CTG affiliate guide Victor was our local "lifeline" and together with driver Manuel, arranged a much appreciated Guayaquil city tour and whale watching tour to Salinas. Just like Rick and Christina at CTG, Victor has a remarkable ability to help out and to adapt activities to make your experience the very best. In summary, we highly recommend CTG as your travel coordinator for visiting Galápagos - we surely will the next time we go there. Apart from making your trip to Galápagos care-free and magical, you will find a new set of great friends in Rick, Christina, Zanti and Victor. In choosing between CTG and a cruise tour of the Galápagos islands, CTG will assure your spent money will go to local businesses instead of to a big cruising company.
By Henrik G for Galapagos Trip for Gotti Family on Sep 03, 2023
Thank you so much. You folks were memorable and so much fun. It was truly a pleasure for all of us to see Ecuador & the Galapagos in your eyes. Seriously. Your dad is 74? He was such a trouper.
By Come To Galápagos on Sep 03, 2023


My girlfriend and I booked our vacation to Ecuador through Rick and Christina. We can't emphasize enough how perfect this trip was arranged for us. We didn't have to worry about anything and Christina was always available for us whenever we had a question or a concern. Thank you very much for realising this unforgettable vacation to the Galapagos Islands.
By Nick v on 25 Apr, 2024