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Family Galápagos 2019


8 days from $7,995

Limited to 24 guests

Cruise for four nights to the wild Galápagos, discovering volcanic islands, blue-footed boobies, endangered Galápagos penguins and extraordinary animals not found anywhere else on earth. While in Quito, interact with local children, ride an aerial Gondola and see where the position of the equator was established.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for four nights in the Galápagos Islands aboard ‘La Pinta,’ a stylish expedition vessel

Discover the Galápagos Islands on twice-daily shore excursions that include nature walks for more interaction with your certified naturalist guide

Choose from island activities that include kayaking, snorkeling, light trekking or dry snorkeling on a glass-bottom boat

Observe giant tortoises, land iguanas and sea lions up close, in their natural habitats

Enjoy child-friendly programs and activities, such as wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making

Appreciate the convenience of earlier seating and kid-friendly menus

Play a friendly game of soccer with local children in Quito; ride an aerial gondola to a lookout point offering incredible views of the city; and discover the spot where the position of the equator was first established

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-2
ARRIVE QUITO, ECUADOR
Day 3
Baltra, the Galápagos | On Board ‘La Pinta’
Day 4
Cruising the Galápagos | LIFE OF TORTOISES
Day 5
Cruising the Galápagos | DARWIN’S LEGACY
Day 6
Cruising the Galápagos | PUNTA Suárez
Day 7
BALTRA & QUITO | DARWIN RESEARCH CENTER
Day 8
Depart Quito
Days 1-2
ARRIVE QUITO, ECUADOR

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. The next day, walk Quito’s historic district, visiting San Francisco Church. Continue to the Plaza de la Independencia, the city’s oldest colonial center, and admire the nearby Cathedral, Government Palace and Archbishop’s Palace. Next, transfer to the edge of the city for an awesome ride on TeleferiQo, an aerial gondola. The gondola deposits you at the top of an active volcano, 12,950 feet above sea level, where you take in marvelous vistas of the area, before descending the mountain for lunch. Afterward, visit La Mitad del Mundo Equatorial Line Monument, dedicated to the 18th-century French expedition that first established the position of the equator. Next, visit the Inti Ñan Museum to see examples of pre-Columbian life in Ecuador. Stop to watch or partake in a brief soccer match with local children at one of Quito’s modern parks (weather permitting) or at an indoor facility. Then, return to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Casa Gangotena
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 2)
Day 3
Baltra, the Galápagos | On Board ‘La Pinta’

Fly to Baltra in the Galápagos Islands, where you board ‘La Pinta.’ After a welcome briefing, enjoy lunch on board. This afternoon, begin exploring the Galápagos, starting at South Plaza Island. Observe the native flora, such as the prickly-pear cactus, a favorite snack of the land iguanas that roam the island. Scan the coastline for sea lions and wild birds.

'La Pinta'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Cruising the Galápagos | LIFE OF TORTOISES

Today, discover Santa Fe Island, boarding a dinghy for a brief ride to its idyllic sandy-white beaches. Walk the onshore terrain, keeping a lookout for wild residents — a curious sea lion coming to greet you, a Galápagos hawk perched atop salt bushes or a Santa Fe land iguana sunning itself on a rock. Then, snorkel and swim along a natural wave barrier or ride in a glass-bottom boat, for a cool glimpse into life beneath the waves. Break for lunch back on board, as you set a course towards San Cristobal Island. Disembark at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and drive to the breeding center for highly endangered giant tortoises at Cerro Colorado, set in a fantastic deciduous forest.

'La Pinta'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Cruising the Galápagos | DARWIN’S LEGACY

Land on San Cristobal Island and set out on a trail that ascends from the beach to a lookout offering you spectacular shoreline views. Observe frigate birds and a colony of sea lions, and, if conditions are favorable, swim from the beach. After lunch on board, embark by dinghy to Cerro Brujo and walk the same sandy shore once trod by Charles Darwin.

'La Pinta'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cruising the Galápagos | PUNTA Suárez

Begin at Punta Suárez, walking on lava terrain to visit the island’s seabird colonies. Depending on the time of year, you may spy waved albatrosses, boobies or swallow-tail gulls. Watch for marine iguanas, too. After lunch aboard, cruise Gardner Bay and go ashore to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds and finches. After lunch aboard, cruise to Gardner Bay and go ashore to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds and finches. The bay has a magnificent beach; this is a great place to snorkel or kayak or ride the glass bottomed boat.

'La Pinta'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
BALTRA & QUITO | DARWIN RESEARCH CENTER

Disembark on Santa Cruz Island to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and learn about the captive rearing program for the giant tortoises. Afterward, ferry to Baltra and fly to Quito for a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Casa Gangotena
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Quito

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart.

Meals: Breakfast

PROGRAM NOTE: Accommodations on this journey reflect the best available in the region.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Mar 26 - Apr 02
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  • Apr 23 - Apr 30
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  • Jun 18 - Jun 25
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  • Jul 02 - Jul 09
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  • Jul 16 - Jul 23
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  • Dec 17 - Dec 24
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $625
Quito/Baltra/Quito

Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age 7+.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.

Triple occupancy cabins are limited, contact A&K for details.

Please note that ‘La Pinta’ is an adventure vessel, and while it is ideal for small-group exploration in the Galápagos, it is not a luxury ship.

Shore excursions are shared with other passengers.

This journey contains some active elements.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

Children 17 and under save $500.


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