Hi - I'm looking to travel to the Galapagos next late March/April. I've figured out what boat and itinerary I want (Coral D+A) with a sidetrip afterwards to Isabela for a few days. I'm still figuring out doing something else in Ecuador before or after (Yasuni National Park is number one on my list).
I typically book all my trips individually with the hotel/restaurant/tour operator I'm going to use, and I travel solo. I'm wondering if it's better to use an agency for peace of mind: if there's a new variant or a new pandemic, unrest in Ecuador, etc. Travel insurance doesn't seem to cover pandemics.