Project Description

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS VACATION WITH KIDS: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

3 Nights – 4 Days

“There is nothing more amazing than discovering the magic of the Galapagos Islands through the eyes of a child”

Throughout 4 exciting days of an itinerary especially designed for families and children in mind, the encounters will be never ending and always eventful. You’ll swim in crystal clear waters in ancient grietas filled with colorful, tropical fish gliding to and from far below the surface. You can also watch prehistoric and slow-moving Giant Tortoises crossing their territories and explore hidden bays and wonderful ocean creatures like rays, marine iguanas and play along pristine beaches perfect for fun in the sun. The Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory full of educational experiences and memories to last a lifetime!

3 Nights Galapagos with Children

ITINERARY

Upon arriving at Baltra Island, a guide will be awaiting your arrival to assist you to cross to Santa Cruz and visit the highlands. You will stop at the impressive Twin Craters known as “Los Gemelos”.
Afterwards, arrive in Puerto Ayora at the Charles Darwin Research Station. It is one of the best park interpretation centers highlighting what it means to humanity and how vital it is to protect all Galapagos species and their conservation. In the afternoon, a special chocolate tasting experience is planned for you. During the 60-minute activity, you will learn all about the Ecuador and Galapagos cacao and their differences, how farming began in the Galapagos and methods of how the cacao is processed. You will also have the opportunity to become an artisan chocolatier, learning all the tempering methods and art of making delicious chocolates.
Activities: Walk and chocolate experience.
In the morning you will visit Las Grietas. To arrive, take a trail past Playa Aleman, brackish lagoons, and you’ll reach the top of the grietas. The enormous crevice allows for an amazing opportunity to snorkel deep into the cracks and fissures between the two tall walls. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Tortuga Bay. This is voted one of the most spectacular and beautiful beaches in the Galapagos. Walking there is part of the experience as you pass arid forests full of giant cacti sprouting yellow flowers. Finches, yellow warblers and lava lizards will cross your path along the paved trail. Swimming here is a great experience, but be mindful of strong undertows. The waves are perfect for surf lessons. Further down the beach there are shallow waters, great for a relaxing swim and snorkel, while observing the aquatic life. You will return to Puerto Ayora after this visit.
Activities: Swim, Snorkel, Walk, Surfing.
Today you’ll visit the highlands and witness how the islands were formed as you explore lava tunnels. Near the lava tunnels are highland ranches where Giant tortoises roam freely in their natural habitat. Walking a trail through the ranch you may find the tortoises eating or sitting in small, muddy pools. An added experience in the highlands is the “Trapiche”. You will learn how to make the popular liquor “Agua Ardiente” made from sugar cane, as well as a detailed organic coffee presentation of how it grows well in the volcanic soil. You will also participate in the Plant A Tree program with Royal Palm. You’ll plant the Miconia Robinsoniana, an endemic shrub in danger of extinction. Supporting the cause is one of the best ways to ensure your visit to the islands has a positive impact in the survival of these exceptional plants and wildlife species, aiding in their conservation.
Activities: Walk, Swim, Snorkel, Kayak
Today you will be provided a transfer to the airport on Baltra Island with assistance for your return flight to the mainland.

Prices 2022

Prices Per Person

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION LUXURY FIRST MID-RANGE STANDARD
1 Guest
USD 4,482.00
USD 2,339.00 USD 2,059.00 USD 1,796.00
2 Guests
USD 2,498.00
USD 1,335.00 USD 1,199.00 USD 1,133.00
3-5 Guests
USD 2,415.00
USD 1,304.00 USD 1,169.00 USD 1,103.00
6-9 Guests
USD 2,113.00
USD 1,044.00 USD 909.00 USD 843.00
10-16 Guests
USD 1,965.00
USD 921.00 USD 785.00 USD 720.00
Single Supplement
USD 1,166.00
USD 341.00 USD 197.00 USD 219.00

INCLUDED:

  • Private services with local English-speaking guide

  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department

  • Accommodations at selected hotels

  • Flight San Cristobal – Isabela

  • Flight Isabela – Baltra (Only valid for luxury tours)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • All air transportation
  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program

  • Personal expenses

  • Laundry, phone bills, or any extra expenses

  • Tips

  • Migratory Control Card

  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee

  • Flights to/from Galapagos Islands

TripAdvisor Reviews

What our customers say

Dear Veronica,

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Mario Antonio, UK, May 2019

Dear Gabriela,
Good Morning.

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Alka Amin, USA, May 2018