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Galapagos Family Cruise

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  • 6 Day Vacation including 5 Day Galapagos Family Cruise
  • Family-friendly Galapgos Cruise Ship
  • Swim with turtles and picknic with iguanas in this nature wonderland
  • Expert guides experienced in working with children
  • Special childrens´ activities and meals

 US $1,995 + flights

Day 1: Arrive Guayaquil or Quito, Ecuador
On arrival we will pick you up and take you to your city center hotel.

Option! Take a trip to the Nature Park in Guayaquil or the fun ´Middle of the World´ park near Quito.

Day 2: Galapagos Cruise Day 1
Today we will take you to the airport for your flights to the Galapagos – brimming with plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. You will be met there and transferred to your ship to begin your next adventure - 5 Day Cruise of the Galapagos Islands.

For this Galapagos Family Cruise we especially selected the M/V Santa Cruz ship which caters specifically to families. Here´s why:

  • Cabins with extra beds for families
  • Special childrens meals give younger guests the chance to make friends
  • Larger ship with plenty of space to move around
  • Ýoung Pirates´ program with kits of materials for little explorers
  • Games and puzzles on board
  • Special panga rides and extra snorkeling instruction
  • Bridge visits with the captain
  • Superb safety record and medical doctor available at all times.

Find out whats special about the Galapagos here

Below is a tyical cruise program but exact activities may change depending on local conditions

Your exploration of the Galapagos begins on Santa Cruz Island with a visit to Las Bachas Beach, an important nesting area for green sea turtles. Bachas is a beautiful white sandy beach, ideal for easy off-shore snorkeling. Just off the beach, several lagoons are feeding grounds for wading birds such as flamingoes and stilts.

Day 3: Galapagos Cruise Day 2 - Salvador Island
A great start at brilliantly named Buccaneer Cove. Learn about your Galapagos predecessors here / from whalers to pirates and Charles Darwin as you explore the coast around Santiago (James) Island by small dinghy (panga). Buccaneer Cove is home to a large number of sea birds, sea lions and sealife. The Santa Cruz' special sea guide can help children to learn some techniques for snorkeling here in open water.

In the afternoon, your guide will take your small group to Egas Point for a short walk. Here you can see rocky ground created by lava flows. This is a great
opportunity to see land and marine birds. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and there is a colony of fur-sea lions. Opportunity for snorkelling and swimming from the beach after the walk.

Day 4:  Galapagos Cruise Day 3 - Rabida and Bartolome Islands
Take a panga ride to a red-coloured beach. Here you can get close to sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin´s finches. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, both for beginners as well as for experienced snorkelers, due to the unique combination of underwater species and submarine landscapes.

During lunch, you ship will move on to Bartolome Island for your afternoon excursion. Disembark on shore for a hike to the summit of the island and a spectacular view. There is time for a panga ride around Pinnacle Rock then some snorkelling with penguins before heading back on board for dinner.

Day 5: Galapagos Cruise Day 4 - Genovese Island
After a panga ride along the coast, there is a short walk up some steps the flat top of the island. A walk here will take you past many Nazca and red-footed boobies, frigate birds and petrels. In the afternoon, walk amidst hundreds of Galapagos birdlife including frigate birds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. Choose between a short walk for dramatic views or return to the beach for swimming, snorkelling or a ride in the glass bottomed boat. In the eving, enjoy a special farewell dinner and sunset cocktail.

Day 6: Galapagos Cruise Day 5 - San Cristobal
After breakfast, head into the highlands to see the giant tortoises at Cerro Colorado. Return to San Cristobal´s main town for your final farewell to the Galapagos and your short flight back to Guayaquil on the mainland and your flight home.

 

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Jane and Sue, Peru

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Col. Ed Scholl, Peru

Max, The trip was fantastic and you put together a very nice itinerary.  The guides were very knowledgeable and the lodging was great, the flights

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As promised, a while back, I am sending you some pictures from our trip to Peru. As I mentioned previously, we had an amazing time!

Peru, Eid-Heberle Family

I wanted to take a moment and thank you and your staff for planning and delivering an incredible trip! Alyssa and I had an amazing

Jake and Alyssa

We are back we had a great time. Thanks for your careful planning. The Andes were spectacular, the yacht was terrific … the Galapagos amazing.

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"We had a wonderful time on our trip. Everything went really smoothly and we enjoyed all of our excursions. It was the trip of a

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Our trip was wonderful! Everything was well organized, hotels were great, and the weather was close to perfect.

Lewis Family, Pennsylvania

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...the places we saw exceeded our expectations. Machu Picchu is way better than the pictures show. The Galapagos trip is also great. I guess the

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Sue Clark & Family, Washington

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We had the best time and wanted to let you know that every hotel, transfer, guide, connection, tour, mode of transportation, and cruise were perfect.

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Bruce Thaler, Philadelphia

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The experience from beginning to end was excellent. The combination of Sacred Valley, Iguazu ending in Rio is great

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We just returned from our South American trip with fond memories and no hitches. Thanks to your planning and foresight.

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...we were so pleased with your services and will be booking with you again for our South American travel in the future!

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