Introduction
The Galápagos Islands can really push a family’s “happy buttons.” The close-up looks at penguins and iguanas and sea lions are almost too cool to believe. The landscapes are like nothing you’ve ever seen, and the climate is great. Too bad for most visitors that they tour the islands by cruise ship. Everybody can get stir-crazy in the limited space. And the fun of ship-to-shore Zodiac rides wears off after 4 or 5 trips. That’s why we prefer an island-based Galápagos family vacation. There’s plenty of elbow room to walk, swim in our boutique hotels’ pools, and watch for blue-footed boobies out the back door. You can go sea-kayaking right from the dock outside your door. We have easy access to clear lagoons for snorkeling, great trails for mountain-biking, and white beaches for lounging. Even if you weren’t bumping into a titanic tortoise or a strutting flamingo at every turn, this would still be a fantastic active family vacation. And unlike those tourists marooned on their boats, we get to hang out with the locals and get a feel for what human life is like among the wildlife!
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - ISABELA
On Isabela Island (3 nights), we’ll go mountain biking through lava rocks to white sand beaches where your family and the curious Galápagos penguins check each other out at close range. Take a dip in our hotel’s infinity pool before a gourmet dinner. On a totally awesome walk through a wild lava landscape, we look right over the rim into Volcán Sierra Negra, the second largest volcanic caldera on earth!

DAYS 4-7 - SANTA CRUZ
On Santa Cruz Island (3 nights), we head up to the highlands to walk with 500-pound giant tortoises in their natural habitat. We also explore lava tunnels where legend says the pirates hid their gold. Right from our hotel’s dock, we go kayaking in waters where manta rays glide beneath us. And you can even get in some surfing on Tortuga Bay. On the final day of our Galápagos Islands family vacation, we visit the acclaimed Charles Darwin Research Station before returning to the mainland.

Sea lion in Galapagos
The kids will love...
  • Hanging out with giant tortoises and Galápagos penguins
  • Kayaking, snorkeling, swimming in calm, clear waters
  • Making friends with local guides who know everything
Galápagos Islands
Family
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Baltra—on arrival of flight from mainland

Ending Point: Baltra—on departure of flight from mainland

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
July 21-27, 2019$5995.00$995.00
Jul 28-Aug 3, 2019$5995.00$995.00
November 24-30, 2019$5995.00$995.00
Dec 27, 2019-Jan 2, 2020$6295.00$995.00
February 16-22, 2020$5995.00$995.00
March 22-28, 2020$6095.00$995.00
Mar 29-Apr 4, 2020$6095.00$995.00
June 21-27, 2020$5995.00$995.00
July 19-25, 2020$5995.00$995.00
Jul 26-Aug 1, 2020$5995.00$995.00
November 22-28, 2020$5995.00$995.00
December 22-28, 2020$6495.00$995.00
Dec 27, 2020-Jan 2, 2021$6495.00$995.00
Dec 28, 2020-Jan 3, 2021$6495.00$995.00
Dec 29, 2020-Jan 4, 2021$6495.00$995.00


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Internal Air
We will arrange flights between Quito the Galápagos for approximately $870 per person, including Galápagos entrance fees. If you prefer to fly through Guayaquil, please contact your Classic Journeys representative at least 45 days prior to trip departure.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
• All activities in the itinerary, including gear for snorkeling and kayaking
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Galápagos Islands
Family
7 Days / 6 Nights
The weather in the Galápagos remains remarkably consistent throughout the year with an average year-round temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Accommodations
Iguana Crossing

The ocean laps at the front door. There’s nothing but National Park (with a live volcano) out the back. This hotel is cool, very close to nature and eco-minded. Amenities include a swimming pool, a roof-deck Jacuzzi and its own excellent restaurant.

Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

Built of native lava rock and driftwood, this first-class hotel is situated right on the waterfront. Guests enjoy peace and total privacy, plus a perfect chance to experience what the owners call the true 'Galápagos spirit'.

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Family
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