This isolated volcanic archipelago is like nowhere else on earth and is considered one of the world's greatest destinations for wildlife viewing. This tour will inspire young wildlife enthusiasts with its biodiversity and unique plant and animal species
This land-based suggested itinerary visits three of the Galapagos Islands, exploring by kayak, bike and on foot. Your children will love learning about the unique animals and marine life that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Guayaquil.
On arrival in Guayaquil, transfer to your hotel.
Days 3-4 :
Fly to the Galapagos Islands, followed by a two-hour speedboat journey to the island of Floreana.
The folowing day, go hiking in the Floreana highlands, where you can see pirate caves and giant tortoises along the trail. Afternoon barbeque and marine exploration on the Floreana shoreline.
Early this morning transfer by speed boat to Isabela Island and visit the giant tortoise breeding centre, an important conservation centre in the Galapagos.
Afternoon visit to Tintoreras, where you can go snorkellling and wildlife watching in the bay. This small group of islands is home to almost all of the the archipelago’s iconic wildlife: white-tipped sharks, sealions, turtles, rays, penguins, penguins and blue footed boobies.
Hike up to the craters of Sierra Negra and Chico volanoes. Look for hawks, finches, flycatchers and short-eared ownls. Later, relax on the beaches of Puerto Villamil.
Paddle to Island Bay. Afternoon cycling along the wetlands trail. Visit the wall of tears and visit a local swimming hole.
Downhill mountain biking, passing small farms on the way to the beach, where you can paddle on sea kayaks, looking for sharks, rays, turtles and sea birds. Follow a boardwalk trail to Tortuga Bay.
Free day to relax on Santa Cruz island. Hiking, cycling, snorkelling and wildlife watching can all be arranged locally.
Visit the impressive twin craters of Los Gemelos twin craters, then fly to Quito.
Climb up to the mountain for fabulous views or hike through the forest and reserve trails. Next visit Mindo Cloud Forest Reserve and a butterfly farm.
Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.
Day 13: Arrive UK
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £4,399 per adult, £4,399 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £5,699 per adult, £5,329 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 13 days
- Ideal for ages: 8+
- Itinerary type: Trip idea
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