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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Family Galápagos 2017


10 Days from $9,195

Limited to 18 guests

Cruise the Galápagos Islands aboard a small expedition ship to walk among giant tortoises, marine iguanas and sea lions; go kayaking or snorkeling; and share kid-friendly activities such as wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making.

A&K Advantages

Cruise for seven nights aboard 'Xperience' - an expedition vessel that blends stability, comfort and flexibility - in the Galápagos Islands

Experience some of the most intimate and up-close wildlife encounters in the world, both on land and in the water

Discover the Galápagos Islands on twice-daily shore excursions that include nature walks limited to 12 guests for more interaction with your naturalist guide

Choose from kayaking or snorkeling, depending on the location, or simply relax on deck or on shore

Observe giant tortoises up close, in their natural habitats

A Young Explorers Guide provides child-friendly programs and activities, such as wildlife photography, scavenger hunts, Spanish lessons and art-making

Enjoy the convenience of earlier seating and kid-friendly menus at meal times

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:
Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador
DAY 2:
Guayaquil/The Galápagos | On Board ‘Xperience’
DAYS 3–8:
The Galápagos | Spectacularly Diverse Wildlife
DAY 9:
Guayaquil | Disembarkation & Farewell Dinner
DAY 10:
Depart Guayaquil
DAY 1:
Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in Guayaquil to begin your Galápagos adventure. Settle into your hotel and relax.

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
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DAY 2:
Guayaquil/The Galápagos | On Board ‘Xperience’

After a private welcome breakfast and briefing, depart for the airport and your flight to the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival, you are met by your naturalist guides and escorted to a vehicle that whisks you to the pier to board ‘Xperience,’ your home for the seven-night cruise at the heart of your itinerary. Nimble enough to access the Galápagos Islands, yet large and stable enough for safety, it is a comfortable expedition ship built for adventure, offering a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. ‘Xperience’ is ecologically sound as well and has been awarded the “Smart Voyager” seal of approval by the Rainforest Alliance, certifying it as eco-friendly and socially responsible. After settling in, attend an introductory briefing and a fitting for your wetsuit and snorkeling gear.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 3–8:
The Galápagos | Spectacularly Diverse Wildlife

Lying about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are a haven for some of the world’s most varied wildlife. It was this diversity that first led naturalist Charles Darwin to propose that species evolved in response to their environment. Darwin’s work also helped to alert the world to the need — urgent even in his own day — to preserve these islands. Today, tourism to the Galápagos is closely managed, protecting the wildlife and allowing you and your family to experience the environment much as Darwin did. Because weather, water and wildlife conditions are subject to constant change, your islands itinerary is not fixed, but two daily excursions are planned to the main sites and islands. Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast; A&K arranges for healthy children’s meal-time menu choices and plans sightseeing at a pace that is right for young explorers. You then board a sturdy rubber raft called a panga for the morning shore excursion. On shore, take photographs and confer with your naturalist guide, as you observe sunbathing sea lions, skittering Sally Lightfoot crabs, tangles of marine iguanas and amusing blue-footed boobies, as well as penguins, finches and terns; even a century-old tortoise diligently trudging over the sand. Return to ‘Xperience’ for a refreshing lunch, followed by time at leisure to nap or socialize on deck. The onboard Young Explorers Guide will engage young guests with scavenger hunts and other games. Keep your binoculars close by for a possible sighting of whales or seabirds. In the afternoon, return to the pangas for the second excursion of the day, perhaps with an opportunity to swim, kayak or snorkel. You may meet face to face with a water-dwelling inhabitant, such as a curious sea lion stopping by to inspect the visitors to its equatorial home. Back on board ‘Xperience’ for the evening, there is time to shower and relax before gathering in the dining room for another wonderful meal. In the evening, attend a lecture by one of your guides or explore the mysteries of the night sky with a fascinating astronomy lecture on deck, or gather for cocktails in the lounge to cap a day of extraordinary discoveries once the young ones are asleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9:
Guayaquil | Disembarkation & Farewell Dinner

After a leisurely morning, disembark your cruise and board your flight to Guayaquil, and then transfer to your hotel. Later, share the highlights of your inspiring Galápagos experience with fellow guests during a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10:
Depart Guayaquil

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

NOTE: 'Xperience' 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.


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

  • Dec 15 - Dec 24
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    Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $9,195
    Single Supplement
    $7,295
    Internal Air From
    $575
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    Premium Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $9,795
    Single Supplement
    $7,495
    Internal Air From
    $575
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    Elite Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $10,395
    Single Supplement
    $7,795
    Internal Air From
    $575
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    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Dec 22 - Dec 31
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    Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
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    $9,995
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    $7,495
    Internal Air From
    $575
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    Premium Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $10,595
    Single Supplement
    $7,695
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    $575
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    Cabin Class
    Elite Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $11,195
    Single Supplement
    $7,995
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    $575
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  • Dec 29 - Jan 07
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    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $7,495
    Internal Air From
    $575
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Premium Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $10,595
    Single Supplement
    $7,695
    Internal Air From
    $575
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Elite Ocean View Stateroom
    Price
    $11,195
    Single Supplement
    $7,995
    Internal Air From
    $575
    Availability
    Sold Out
Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $575 (Children under 12 from $400)

(Guayaquil/Baltra/Guayaquil)

This journey contains some active elements. Minimum age is 4 years.

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 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

*Pricing applies to children under 18 sharing with an adult.


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