Galapagos with Kids

Quito and the Galapagos Islands

From £3100 per person in low season
From £4300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

Based on 2 adults and 2 children

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At a Glance

  • You will have a myriad of experiences to enjoy on this tailormade itinerary as you can partake in land and water-based activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and biking whilst observing animals such as sea lions and the blue-footed boobies.

  • Discover the cultural delights of the city of Quito, flanked by the Andes.

  • You’ll be based on the island of Santa Cruz, in the heart of the archipelago where you will have abundant wildlife sightings.

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Best time to Visit

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There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.

From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.

June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galápagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Discover the rich diversity of the isolated volcanic islands of the Galapagos. You can fully immerse yourself in Darwin’s wildlife wonderland as you venture out on day trips to neighbouring islands and enjoy exhilarating activities whilst observing unique wildlife endemic to the Galapagos. This itinerary is ideal for those who do not have good sea legs as you live on the island of Santa Cruz instead of a catamaran.

  1. Fly to Quito

  2. Days 1-3: Quito

    Your journey begins in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. You will be met at the airport and transferred to La Casona de la Ronda, located on a cobbled street in the bohemian La Ronda neighbourhood. Spend today enjoying the serenity of your hotel after your long-haul flight and relish on the delights of Ecuadorian cuisine. The following day absorb the beauty of Quito and it’s mountain backdrop as you walk through this fascinating city and explore the colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of South America and also one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    Accommodation: La Casona de la Ronda (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-7: Galapagos

    The Galapagos awaits you. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to the airport. Feel your excitement build as you board a plane to the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, gazing out the window at this fascinating archipelago. You will then be transferred by bus to the port, then an exhilarating boat journey and finally another bus to arrive at The Finch Bay Eco Hotel, your home for the next 4 nights. During your days here immerse yourself in the wild and get up close to the most iconic wildlife in the Galapagos. Explore the neighbouring islands on board the Finch Bay’s own motor yacht, the Sea Lion, and observe endemic wildlife such as land iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Swim with curious sea lion pups as you watch them playfully tumbling through the water. Paddle around the marine reserve on a kayak and marvel at endemic animals such as a flock of blue-footed boobies. There are a myriad of experiences to enjoy to really get under the skin of the Galapagos and no day will be the same.

    Accommodation: The Finch Bay Eco Hotel (4 nights)

  4. Days 7-8: Quito

    Today after a morning enjoying Finch Bay you will fly back to Quito, where you will spend a final night in Ecuador, soaking up more of Quito’s delights. In the evening, perhaps you could head into town to a trendy restaurant as a special farewell meal, reminiscing on your epic Galapagos adventure.

    Accommodation: La Casona de la Ronda (1 night)

  5. Fly home from Quito

    This morning relish on a hearty breakfast out in the courtyard and enjoy a slow-paced morning before being transferred to the airport, in time for your flight home.

Location

Quito and the Galapagos Islands

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