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Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities tour
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Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
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: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Encounter incredible wildlife
  • Snorkel and swim with sea turtles and manta rays
  • Kayak at tortuga bay
  • Visit the charles darwin research station
  • See giant tortoises in their natural habitat

Short Description

Looking to give your kids a crash course in exotic wildlife? What better place to visit than “Darwin’s test kitchen,” the Galápagos? On this multi-activity trip, you’ll have the chance to snorkel, hike, kayak, and swim the islands, as well as visit a giant tortoise breeding centre and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Who says learning about nature has to be boring?

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 Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Travel Theme

Family Friendly

Destinations

Ecuador

Age Requirement

Minimum age of 6 years for this trip.

No Single Supplement
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Trip Includes

  • Visit to a wildlife interpretation centre (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Snorkelling trip to Isla Lobos (San Cristóbal Island)
  • Swimming and snorkelling in Lobería (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Excursion to see giant tortoises in the wild (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Tortuga Bay walk and kayaking excursion (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Charles Darwin Research Station visit (Santa Cruz Island)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Opt to pre-book the "Quito City Tour & Equator Line" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative

Day 2 Quito/San Cristóbal Island (1B, 1L)

Fly to San Cristóbal, the easternmost island of Galápagos and one of the oldest. The principal town is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galápagos. After lunch, visit the Interpretation Centre and learn more about the history of the Galápagos, sometimes referred to as “the Enchanted Islands.” Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Mann Beach or swimming with playful sea lions as the frigate birds glide on the thermals. In the evening, opt for a dinner and sample some of the island's fresh fish and produce. Included Activities: Interpretation Center Visit Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))

Day 3 San Cristóbal Island (1B, 1L)

The day begins with a short boat ride to Isla Lobos, an islet populated by numerous sea lions, which give the island its name. Spend the day snorkelling – a fantastic opportunity to observe the abundant marine life that Galápagos is renowned for. Back aboard the boat, sail to San Cristóbal and have free time to enjoy the beaches and surrounding areas. Included Activities: Snorkelling (Isla Lobos) Transport: Boat (1.00 hour(s)) Boat

Day 4 San Cristóbal Island/Santa Cruz Island (1B)

Travel by boat to Santa Cruz Island. On arrival, visit the highlands of the island to see Galápagos giant tortoises in the wild. Included Activities: Santa Cruz Highlands Excursion Transport: Speedboat (2.00 hour(s), 46km)

Day 5 Santa Cruz Island (1B)

Take a sea kayaking adventure at Tortuga Bay to explore the mangroves. Opt for a surf lesson in the afternoon. Included Activities: Tortuga Bay Kayaking

Day 6 Santa Cruz Island (1B)

Start the day on a boat tour of Lobería, Las Grietas and Playa de los Perros, spending time exploring, swimming, and snorkelling in the crystal clear water. Afterwards, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, one of the places where you can easily spot the famous Galápagos tortoises. Included Activities: Loberia Boat Tour Fausto Llerena Breeding Center & Charles Darwin Research Station Visit

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island/Quito (1B)

After a transfer over the island of Santa Cruz, arrive at Baltra Island for our return flight to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito, transfer to the hotel for free time and one last night with newfound friends. Transport: Transfer over the island of Santa Cruz to Baltra Island to catch our flight back to Quito. Plane (3.00 hour(s), 970km)

Day 8 Quito (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Family Land Galápagos — Multi-Activities

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The Galapagos really is an incredible place

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The Galapagos really is an incredible place. Although we did not get to see all of the islands, I feel like we got very good exposure to, and depth into, the things we wanted to see most. We were placed with a great group of families, and several of the kids became inseparable, which allowed the parents to enjoy themselves even more.
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The Galapagos Family Adventure was a dream come true

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The Galapagos Family Adventure was a dream come true. The islands and wildlife experience was everything we hoped it would be, with non-stop extraordinary encounters with wildlife within a half hr of our setting our bags down in the hotel. Our CEO made the trip come alive. She demonstrated incredible passion, respect, knowledge and love for her country, for the islands, the wildlife and the community. She showed genuine interest in our children, and ensuring both they AND the parents had a wonderful holiday, every day. She kept us very busy, but always appropriately so for parents/children travelling together and made great use of our time in Galapagos.
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The Galapagos Islands is one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever travelled to

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The Galapagos Islands is one of the most beautiful and unique places I've ever travelled to. I believe the islands alone provide a magical experience to the person choosing to travel there. G Adventures made the tour more memorable and personal. It allowed us to become more immersed in the culture, meet friends we hope to have for years to come - and the travel felt smooth and easy because the staff knew the all the little ins and outs. Truly, this was one of my best trips ever!
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We have had a number of great holidays around the world

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We have had a number of great holidays around the world. This would rank up at the top. The wildlife, the activities, the friends we made & scenery were nothing short of outstanding. We would definitely use G-Adventures again.
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My family's experience in the Galapagos was such a spiritual and moving trip

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My family's experience in the Galapagos was such a spiritual and moving trip. The wildlife, scenery and adventures have impacted us in such a positive way. I missed the Galapagos trip so much, that I waited 2 weeks before going through my pictures. I knew that if I browsed my photos and videos right away, the longing to go back to the Galapagos would be overwhelming. Thank you for touching our lives and allowing us to have a family vacation that we will always treasure!
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There is a difference between a beautiful location and a fantastic experience

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There is a difference between a beautiful location and a fantastic experience. Fernando was able to turn the beauty of the Galapagos into a stunning experience for our family that we will never forget.
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Details

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Plane, speedboat, van, pickup truck, local bus, panga.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 15

Max 16, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (7 nights).

Guides

CEO/naturalist guide while in the Galápagos Islands (certified by the Galápagos National Park Authority), Local G Adventures Rep in Quito

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 6 years for this trip.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1) The itinerary is subject to further changes dependent upon new regulations made by the Galapagos National Park or seasonal points of interest. 2) G Adventures requires your passport number, full name and date of birth at the time of booking. Please make sure you give this information to your travel agent. 3) Once you have confirmed your booking please give us your international flight details and advise us if you have any important issues such as allergies, special diets, etc. 4) The Ecuadorian government currently levies a Galapagos Islands Park entry fee of $100 USD per person. This is payable at the airport upon arrival in the park. It is not included in the cost of the tour, and must be paid in CASH. This fee funds Park maintenance and supervision in Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. 5) The Consejo de Gobierno (local government council) have implemented a system of Transit Control Cards at a fee of $20 USD per person. This card is to be purchased in CASH at a counter in the Quito airport before boarding the flight to the Galapagos. Please retain this card along with your passport as you will be required to present this upon arrival to the Galapagos Islands. Please note that this applies to all tourists entering the Galapagos Islands and is a supplement to the existing entry fee to the National Park and is not controlled by tour operators or travel agencies. It is the first of a number of initiatives to track, control and maintain the sustainable tourism targets set out by the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian government in an attempt to preserve the fragile environment of the archipelago. 6) All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Ecuador. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

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