Galapagos Family Adventure

Ecuador & Galapagos

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Galapagos Family Adventure

Family holiday in Ecuador has many options; in the Andean Highlands are cloud forest with trekking opportunities and hot springs below snow-capped volcanoes. In the northeast are Amozonian rainforest home to varied wildlife. While off the Pacific Coast is the Galapagos Archipelago and its marine reserve, which contain endemic species unique to the area. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on this family holiday, and see unique wildlife and visit Colonial Quito on mainland Ecuador.

Begin in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, one of South America’s best-preserved colonial cities. The beautiful Quito town abounds with chic hotels, contemporary restaurants and cool bars. Next, travel to Galapagos Islands. Each day, tour different islands with an expert naturalist, and get close to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and other iconic Galapagos wildlife. This tour can be further customized with family-friendly activities or combined with popular destinations in Peru, Argentina or Chile.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 8-DAY GALAPAGOS FAMILY ADVENTURE…
And, experience volcanic landscapes and abundance of endemic wildlife.
 

What We Love
  • In Quito, stay at the luxurious boutique Casa Gangotena hotel. 
  • Cruise to Galapagos on the Mega-Catamaran ‘Ocean Spray’ in luxury and style.
  • Take a Galapagos diving adventure to one of the "Seven Underwater Wonders of the World".
  • Experience nature and wildlife and enjoy delicious Ecuadorian cuisine.
  • Activities include trekking, horseback riding, biking, bird watching and more.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a medium active tour and may include walking on rough terrains.
  • You will be in a small group during the cruise in Galapagos. 
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • This tour is in high demand and we suggest that you book in advance.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Galapagos Family Adventure

Quito, Galapagos Islands (5-day cruise)
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Quito On arrival in Buenos Aires you will VIP airport assistance and private transfer to your chosen hotel for a two-night stay.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Casa Gangotena.

Day 2 – Private Touring
Quito Full-day private touring: With your private local guide, tour the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with Spanish colonial-era architecture. Explore interesting back streets, hidden courtyards and churches with spectacular interiors. Visit the best museums, traditional workshops, markets and other sites according to your interests. Perhaps also shop for a high-quality Panama hat—an Ecuador original.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Casa Gangotena (B)

Day 3 – Transfer
Galapagos Islands Private airport transfer to the airport for your flight to Galapagos Islands for a 5-day cruise. On arrival VIP service and transfer aboard your cruise.
Overnight: Cruise of your choice
Recommended: Ocean Spray (B. L, D)

Days 4-6 – Explore
Galapagos Islands Cruise-based excursions and activities: Explore the Galapagos Islands—a dream destination for nature lovers—on one of our preferred expedition cruises. Each day, tour different islands with an expert naturalist, and get close to giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and other iconic Galapagos wildlife. See the cycle of life up close, which depending on the season, might include mating rituals, newborns feeding, territorial squabbles, and more. Snorkel among sea turtles, playful sea lions and schools of brightly colored fish. Upon request, we arrange private yacht charters, SCUBA diving and other options in the Galapagos.
Overnight: Cruise of your choice
Recommended: Ocean Spray (B. L, D)

Day 7 – Transfer
Quito Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Quito. On arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Casa Gangotena (B)

Day 8 – Depart
Quito Private airport transfer to the airport for your connecting flight (B)
 

 
Galapagos Family Adventure Ecuador & Galapagos

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Ecuador: There are no direct flights to Ecuador from the UK and Ireland, but there are plenty of indirect flights to both Quito and Guayaquil involving a flight change in Europe or the US. Approximate flying times from the US to Quito is four hours from Miami and around five hours from Houston and Atlanta. Iberia and Air Comet offer services via Madrid, and KLM via Amsterdam. Other possibilities include taking a flight to South American hubs, such as Bogotá or Caracas, from where connections to Ecuador can be made. Typical journey times are between 15 to 17 hours.

Galapagos: There are daily flights to Galapagos from Quito and Guayaquil. The airline allows one checked suitcase (maximum 44 lbs.) and one carry-on bag per passenger. We recommend that all passengers travelling to Galapagos consider two nights in mainland Ecuador prior to their cruise to allow for potential flight delays and misconnection.  This is particularly important for passengers travelling over winter holidays when flights tend to be overbooked and/or delayed caused by poor weather conditions.

When to go The Galapagos have a surprisingly cool, sub-tropical climate. There are two seasons, both of which have some precipitation. Galapagos gets an average of ten inches of rain per year, it is never considered “rainy”. During the months of December to May, the cooling currents subside, temperatures rise and the climate is warm and sunny with occasional showers. In June, the trend begins toward cooler temperatures with moderate breezes, which continue through November. This period is referred to as the “garua” season, meaning mist in Spanish.