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Galapagos Family Travel tour

Galapagos Family Travel

Adventure Unbound
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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 4,995 $ 555 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Guayaquil to San Cristóbal, the first of the Galápagos Islands on our trip
  • Visit to pristine beach and enjoy bird watching and wildlife viewing
  • Visit to Kicker Rock, snorkel through an amazing channel
  • See white-tipped reef sharks, Galápagos sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays
  • See sunset over the Pacific is usually spectacular
  • Visit to island of Isabela and spend the afternoon visiting the Tortoise Breeding Center

Short Description

Galapagos Islands Family Vacation. Galapagos Family Travel with Galapagos Unbound takes your family on a vacation you will remember forever. A perfect family adventure for those with 12 people or less, our Galapagos Islands Family Vacations are unique in that they specifically cater to families.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Guayaquil
End City Guayaquil
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Itinerary

Day 1:

Accommodation: Wyndham Hotel

Depart home with your family and arrive in Guayaquil. Most flights arrive in the evening and a representative will meet your family at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Day 2:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Exclusive Beach Camp

Take a morning flight from Guayaquil to San Cristóbal, the first of the Galápagos Islands on our trip. Next we take a catamaran to our beach camp to settle in and enjoy watching sea lions, blue footed boobies and more as the sun sets. This is also our first chance on your Galápagos Family Vacation to get in the kayaks and meet some local wildlife.

Day 3:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Exclusive Beach Camp

Today we will take our kayaks and paddle from our camp for roughly three hours, depending on the weather conditions. Our support boat is always close at hand if you need assistance or tire of paddling. We arrive at another pristine beach for lunch, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Then we continue in our catamaran to Kicker Rock.

Once at Kicker Rock, we snorkel through an amazing channel where you are likely to see white-tipped reef sharks, Galápagos sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays. We are sure to see hundreds of fish and sea stars. By late afternoon we return to relax at our beach camp, watch small hermit crabs scuttle along, as well as yellow warblers and other seabirds. Sunset over the Pacific is usually spectacular.

Day 4:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Casa De Martita

This morning we take an early morning walk before heading to the airport to fly to the island of Isabela and check into our beachfront hotel. After lunch we spend the afternoon visiting the Tortoise Breeding Center which kids of all ages love! Take the family on a stroll along the spectacular white sandy beach before dinner.

Day 5:

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Casa De Martita

This day your family will see a different view of the Galápagos when we drive to the highlands and begin our hike of Isabela’s Sierra Negra. Your family will find this volcano amazing and will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have lunch on a volcano! After the day's hike take your family and enjoy some time on the beach or in town relaxing. Tonight enjoy dinner on your own in town.

Day 6:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Casa De Martita

In the morning, your family will visit Los Tuneles and snorkel among the amazing lava arches and caves. From the lagoon, your family will travel to El Finado, a place that has been used for years by the fisherman of Galápagos as a resting place. Your family will enjoy snorkeling among the crystal clear waters and around the submerged lava rocks that form small caves and reefs. In the late afternoon, your family will return to the hotel where you can enjoy the beautiful white sand beach of Puerto Villamil.

Day 7:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Angermeyer Waterfront Inn - Santa Cruz

We wake early and set off for the day’s adventures by sea. We take a speed boat to Isla Santa Cruz, the urban center of the archipelago and the home of the Charles Darwin Research Station, their National Park Headquarters, and Puerto Ayora. Once we land, we drive on Santa Cruz’s main highway into the lush ecosystem of highlands. Wild Galápagos tortoises lumber throughout these dense forests, and we spend some time walking amongst them as they chew on the vegetation and roam slowly through the diverse environment.

After our time with the tortoises, we visit some of Santa Cruz’s lava tunnels created as hot lava once snaked throughout the earth’s crust. We explore the labyrinth of subterranean twists and marvel at the force of nature before returning to the surface. As the afternoon continues, we find our way to white-coral beach and a nearby shallow lagoon where we kayak for about an hour and a half. Watch for sharks, rays, and seabirds as we kayak along the coastline or flamingos enjoying the calm waters of the lagoon.

Later, we return to the hotel where you have some time to rest. You are free to enjoy dinner on your own either at the hotel or take a water taxi and explore the town. Puerto Ayora is a bustling town with lots of dinner choices and the opportunity to enjoy the local night life. Water taxis operate 24/7 and cost around $1 each way.

Day 8:

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Angermeyer Waterfront Inn - Santa Cruz

We begin our day with a hike through the highlands that takes us to a stunning family-owned farm filled with fields of sugar cane and coffee. There, we’re greeted by one of the family who serves as a guide and shares with us the family’s adherence to old-fashioned methods in the creation of quality products. We have the incredible opportunity to see demonstrations of the farming, extraction, and distillation processes that go into the production of “Galápagos Moonshine.”

After our tour of the farm, our travels take us to El Garrapatero Beach whose sandy shores are surrounded by mangroves and adjoined by a freshwater lake. Swim amongst the marine life off the shores, kayak among the mangroves, or explore the lake beyond where herons, stilts, and flamingos enjoy the secluded ambiance. In the afternoon we return to the town of Puerto Ayora and you will have time to do some last minute shopping or relax.

Our day concludes with a unique opportunity to engage with the Ecuadorian people and their culture as we dine with a fisherman and his family. It’s an evening of island flavors, good conversation, and profound insight into the local people of the Galápagos.

Day 9:

In the morning we transfer to the airport on Baltra where the original runway was built during WW II by the United States Navy. Late morning or early afternoon, we fly about two hours by jet back to the mainland city of Guayaquil.

Transfer to the international terminal for your return flight home or continue your travels.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

CANCELLATIONS FOR EXTENSIONS

There is a $100 per person non-refundable cancellation fee for all extensions.  Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid additional penalties.  Cancellations made 59-30 days prior to departure incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fare.  Cancellations made 29-0 days prior to departure forfeit all fees paid.  For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure.  Cancellations made between 119-60 days incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total fare.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 7

Additional Information:

Where are the Galapagos Islands are located?

The Galapagos Islands (or Archipelago de Colon)are a Province of Ecuador located about 500 miles (800 kilometers) west of the Ecuadorian coast and are located directly on the equator.

What is the weather like?

Because the Galapagos Islands are on the equator, it’s warm most of the year. The warmest season is usually January to April and average temperatures range from a low of 70F/22C to around of 84F/31C. This is also the “wet season” and there may be afternoon thundershowers. During a severe El Nino year, it’s more likely to rain at any time of day. April to December is considered the “dry season” and is cooler, with average temperatures ranging from around 68F/19C to 82F/27C. At this time of year it is not uncommon to have the "garua" (misty rain) early in the morning and in the highlands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. Our experience is that the time of year doesn’t make a lot of difference in terms of the amount of rain as there isn’t enough to impact your trip too much.

Do I need previous snorkeling experience?

If you've never been snorkeling we highly recommend you practice before the trip. It’s best to buy your own mask and snorkel (around $20-$45) so that you have a good fit and for better hygiene. Fins are less necessary but are nice to have in terms of going a little faster.

Can I rent snorkel equipment in the Galapagos?

Yes you can! Snorkel gear is rented in a set, so if you have a favorite mask or fins, you should bring your own. Please let your Adventure Consultant know if you would like to rent your gear and the guide will be able to arrange it for you.

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