Getting from Los Angeles, California to Quito, Ecuador requires two flights and a layover. In our case, about 11 total hours of travel. For me, the thought of these long flights means anxiety. I get worried about having space for our carry on's (we never check) and about how uncomfortable we'll be. The result of which is often the next day of our trip being ruined by jet lag and exhaustion. Copa Airlines business class really ups the luxury and reduces your flight anxiety!
The Galápagos Islands are a gigantic national park owned by Ecuador that covers 3,087 square feet! To see all 20 islands you really do need to do a cruise, so the first question is: how much do you really want to see? (BTW, if you want to see all the islands expect to stay for weeks!) In reality, there are a number of islands available from the inhabited islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabella. Enough for you to get a real sense of the major diversity in this wonderful park.