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9-Day Galapagos Islands Family Friendly Tour with Kids

9 Days
Galapagos
From $2,897 p.p.

Tour Summary

Welcome to an exciting 9-day adventure in the Galapagos Islands, specially designed as a Family Friendly Tour with kids. Explore the enchanting wildlife, pristine beaches, and unique ecosystems while creating lifelong memories with your little ones.

This family-friendly tour offers a perfect balance of educational experiences and fun-filled activities suitable for children. Discover the fascinating marine life through guided snorkeling tours, where your little ones can observe colorful fish and playful sea lions. Embark on gentle nature walks, accompanied by expert guides who will engage your toddlers with interesting facts about the Galapagos’ endemic species.

Enjoy relaxing beach time, build sandcastles, and soak up the sun on the beautiful shores. Your little ones will also have the opportunity to learn about conservation efforts through interactive programs designed specifically for their age group.

This immersive journey ensures a safe and comfortable experience for your kids, with accommodations and facilities that cater to families. Let the Galapagos Islands become a magical playground for your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity. Enjoy this 9-Day Galapagos Islands Family Friendly Tour with Kids and make memories that will last forever with your family.

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Highlights

  • checkKicker RockThe favorite place for an array of marine birds and a high chance to see Galapagos sharks.
  • checkPlaya MannEnjoy beach time watching the sea lions around you.
  • checkLos TunelesSnorkel in the clear waters and swim with a lot of different unique animal species.
  • checkTortuga BayA beach with subtle and soft white sand, captivating blue waters and marine iguanas.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 TRANSFER SAN CRISTOBAL - PLAYA MANN- CEVICHE COOKING CLASS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Ceviche Cooking Class

    This tour begins when you arrive at San Cristobal Airport, where your driver will pick you up and take you and your toddler to your hotel in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

    Enjoy a kayak experience at a San Cristobal beach, where you’ll be surrounded by nature and spot various animal species. You’ll receive a brief introduction and safety instructions before the tour.

    After lunch, visit Playa Mann, a stunning white beach just 15 minutes from the village. Its clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, and you’re likely to see Galapagos sea lions.

    End your day with a Ceviche Cooking Class led by local expert, Mrs. Barbara. Starting from selling her special ceviche in town, she now hosts full cooking experiences at a local restaurant near Playa Mann, teaching how to make delicious fish ceviche with fresh Galapagos produce.

    • ActivityActivity:Snorkeling. Kayaking. Cooking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 2 KICKER ROCK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock

    After breakfast, you will be picked up at approximately 7:00 a.m. to visit Kicker Rock, one of the most iconic landmarks in the Galapagos Islands. You will head to the passenger pier to board a speedboat for the journey.

    Kicker Rock consists of two 140-meter-tall volcanic rocks off the coast of San Cristobal Island. Known as León Dormido (Sleeping Lion) in Spanish due to its lion-like appearance from one side, and Kicker Rock in English because it resembles a boot from another angle.

    This rock formation is a favorite spot for marine birds and rich underwater life. The natural erosion has formed a channel between the rocks, creating a perfect habitat for sharks, manta rays, and other marine wildlife. After the tour, you’ll return to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno around 3:00 p.m. and be taken back to your hotel.

    • ActivityActivity:Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casa Opuntia or similar.
  • DAY 3 SAN CRISTOBAL - ISABELA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - San Cristóbal Island

    You will be picked up at your hotel and brought to San Cristobal Airport for your departing flight. The drive will take about 5 minutes.

    Flight San Cristobal – Isabela This short flight of about 45 minutes gives you the chance to experience the Galapagos Islands from the air. These planes are small and hold up to 9 passengers. Then you will be picked up at Isabela Airport and brought to your hotel in Puerto Villamil. This drive takes about 7 minutes.

    NOTE: Baggage Policy for Inter-Island air flight: 25 lbs per passenger. This includes checked luggage and carry-on.

    Extra baggage allowance may be purchased online or at the counter (USD 2 per extra pound) to increase the twenty-five-pound allowance per person.

    • ActivityActivity:Island Hopping.
    • TransportTransport:Airplane. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Albemarle or similar.
  • DAY 4 FLAMINGO LAGOON - WETLANDS BIKING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Flamingo Lagoon

    You will have a short visit to the Flamingo Lagoon. This place is the largest coastal lagoon found in the Galapagos Islands and is one of the main reproductive sites for the majority of flamingos within the islands.

    For biking, you can pick up your rented bikes in the village of Isabela, and from there you can bike to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center. You will be able to spot young and old Giant tortoises in their natural habitat. From here you can continue biking to the Wall of Tears. Along the way, you even have a great chance to see the Giant tortoises near the road and you can enjoy incredible views across the island.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Biking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Abermarle or similar.
  • DAY 5 LOS TUNELES SNORKELING TOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Los Tuneles

    For your Los Tuneles tour, you will be picked up at 7:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. based on availability, and taken to the passenger pier for a 45-minute speedboat ride to one of the world’s best snorkeling locations. Los Tuneles, known for its clear, shallow waters and unique geological formations such as arcs and underwater tunnels, offers a spectacular view of the marine sanctuary below. This area supports a diverse array of Galapagos species.

    The site’s entrance has shallow waters where the waves can be strong; it’s essential to be cautious and follow your guide’s instructions. During the morning tour, you will enjoy a snack, and the afternoon tour includes a boxed lunch. After exploring, you will return to Puerto Villamil and be dropped off at your hotel.

    • ActivityActivity:Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Boat.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Snack.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Albemarle or similar.
  • DAY 6 ISABELA - SANTA CRUZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sea in Puerto Ayora

    You will be picked up at your hotel and dropped off at the Isabela dock to take the speed boat back to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. The drive will take around 10 minutes.

    You will take a public speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, which takes approximately 2.5 hours.

    Upon your arrival at Puerto Ayora dock, you will be picked up by your driver to take you to your hotel in the port town of Santa Cruz. The drive will take between five and ten minutes.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Relaxing.
    • TransportTransport:Speedboat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala or similar.
  • DAY 7 SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS - TORTUGA BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tortuga bay

    On your way to Puerto Ayora, you will stop in the Santa Cruz Highlands, one of the best places to see the Giant Tortoise in its natural habitat. The ranch allows close contact with these gentle giants and offers sightings of various Galapagos finches and other land birds amid endemic vegetation.

    If time permits while in Puerto Ayora, consider a self-guided visit to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Islands. A 25-minute walk from the village leads to a pristine white sand and turquoise water beach, perfect for a quiet day. You can rent kayaks, observe marine iguanas regulating their temperature on the rocks, and enjoy the serene environment. Remember to bring enough water and snacks, as there are no facilities to purchase food or drinks.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala or similar.
  • DAY 8 FREE DAY SANTA CRUZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa cruz Highlands

    Today you have a free day to enjoy the surroundings by yourself. Check our Self Guide for Santa Cruz Island.

    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala or similar.
  • DAY 9 TRANSFER OUT - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra

    You will have a transfer from Puerto Ayora to the Baltra Airport about 3 hours before the departure of your flight. This time will be coordinated before your travel.

    The transfer will take about 45 minutes until you reach the Itabacca Channel. The ferry will then take you to the other side of the channel, about ten minutes. Once you arrive, you will continue by bus to the airport.

    • ActivityActivity:Departure.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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9-Day Galapagos Islands Family Friendly Tour with Kids

9-Day Galapagos Islands Family Friendly Tour with Kids

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 4,547 p.p.
2 - 5 guests$ 2,940 p.p.
6 or more guests$ 2,897 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in double or triple room.
  • Plane Transportation on and between the islands as described in the itinerary.
  • Plane Private airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Bus Transport Private activities and transfers as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Professional English-speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities Entrance fees to the mentioned activities.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + Flights between Ecuador’s Mainland and the Galapagos Islands.
    + Activities, meals, and drinks not described in the itinerary.
    + Entrance fee for the Galapagos National Park: $ 100 p.p. (cash only).
    + Migratory Control Card / Ingala Transit Card: $ 20 p.p. (cash only).
    + Water Taxi (the small boat that takes you from the speedboat to the harbor and back).
    + For rent: wetsuit (recommended between May – November).
    + Personal medical and travel insurance. Can be included upon request.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2024 and 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • For the Galapagos Islands part of the tour, please note that you will need to arrive at San Cristóbal Island (SCY) and depart from Baltra Island (GPS).
  • The paddleboarding is subject to availability.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel is not responsible for any illnesses or missed meals and tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality toursgreat service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in EnglishSpanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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