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Ecuador & Galapagos Holidays

The Ninos Family Galapagos Tour

12 Night Itinerary from £4,9944,843$5,992

Private Individual Tour

 

Close encounters with tame wildlife are a unique experience that inspire youngsters to develop an appreciation of the natural world. Doing so with your family builds a bond and interest for life

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Travel Route

Tour Highlights

  • Our family tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos
  • Visit the colourful Indian market in the Andean town of Otavalo
  • Explore the colonial centre of the Ecuadorian capital
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime seven night Galapagos Islands cruise 
  • Depart on a cruise specially designed to look after young sailors
  • Learn about navigation and nautical skills and enjoy on-board family facilities
  • Get up close to the amazing nature in the company of a child-friendly naturalist guide

We can modify and adapt this tour itinerary according to your preference or start afresh completely. Contact us so we can provide a guaranteed price for this tour, based on your preference of hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

The Ninos Family Galapagos Tour
Travel Itinerary

Quito & Otavalo Market - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Quito

Day 2 - Guided tour of Quito 

Day 3 - Quito at leisure or choose an optional excursion

Day 4 - Visit Otavalo market

Day 1

Fly to Quito

Depart the UK on your flight to Quito, arriving in the same evening. Our friendly guide will meet your family and take you to your hotel for a four night stay. Your guide will also provide a briefing and introductory walk of the area around your hotel, so you are well prepared for your activities ahead. Our guides are very experienced working with families of all ages and will ensure each excursion or guided tour is adapted to your family's individual requirements.


Day 2

Guided tour of Quito 

Today enjoy a guided tour of Quito, again completely adaptable to your family's interests, including the magnificent old colonial centre, the Gold Museum, the cathedral and main square with the impressive Presidential Palace. 


Day 3

Quito at leisure or choose an optional excursion

A free day to either further explore Quito perhaps taking a ride in the cable car up the side of the Pichincha volcano for magnificent views over the city. Or choose from a range of optional excursions including a visit to the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes and the awe-inspiring Cotopaxi Volcano. 


Day 4

Visit Otavalo market

Today enjoy an included visit to nearby Andean towns, villages and famous Otavalo Market. Strolling around Otavalo on market day is a festival for the eyes. You will see people selling textiles, jewellery, hats, native art and woollen jumpers, as well as all kinds of exotic fruit and vegetables. A chance to try your haggling skills with the merchants. 

Plaza Sucre

Quito - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Plaza Sucre is located at the very heart of Ecuador's capital, in the historical downtown named by UNESCO as a Human Heritage site in 1978, because of its architectural beauty and cultural richness. The sober and colonial atmosphere of the hotel makes you feel being transported to the republican era. The hotel offers 25 comfortable guestrooms equipped with private facilities, TV cable, internet, Wifi, and modern facilities. Breakfasts are served in a wonderful rooftop patio with great views of "El Panecillo" statue which towers over the city.

Casona de La Ronda

Quito - First Boutique

This delightful 22 room hotel has been converted from an original Colonial townhouse, and is located on the pedestrian La Ronda street, close to many bars and restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and traditionally styled, decorated with fabricsand patterns from local communities. The hotel alos has a small lounge and fireplace, and serves local cuisine and Ecudorean wines.

Casa Gangotena

Quito - Deluxe Hotel

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco in the heart of the Old Town, the three-story Casa Gangotena has 31 luxury rooms: a showcase of eyecatching style, contemporary design, antiques, furnishings, fine dining, modern technologies and quintessential comforts. Beautifully and eclectically appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed-in patio, garden redolent with the perfume of native flowers, wood-panelled library, or else atop its panoramic third-floor terrace. Sophisticated and eclectic, historic yet contemporary, at Casa Gangotena style, passion and service blend seamlessly and delightfully.

Galapagos Cruise - 7 Nights

Day 5 - Fly to the Galapagos Islands

Days 6-11 - Galapagos Islands Cruise

Day 12 - Departure

Day 13 - Arrive in the UK

Day 5

Fly to the Galapagos Islands

Fly to the Galapagos Islands and transfer to your chosen cruise ship for a 7 night cruise on a full board basis including guided excursions every morning and afternoon. We recommend the M/Y Letty as she operates dedicated family only departures. This allows the operator to tailor the experience, lectures and entertainment to the ages of the children and teenagers that join the cruise. Please ask our specialist travel advisors for full details and departure dates.


Day 6

7-night Galapagos Islands Cruise

A cruise in the Galapagos Islands is a magical family experience. Just imagine the delight in your children's eyes when they are able to see birds and wildlife who have no fear of humans. It's quite surreal. During your chosen cruise you will be able to take walking tours with your expert naturalist guide, experienced in speaking about the islands' wildlife from the child's point of view. Discover marine and land iguanas, blue and red footed boobies, penguins and the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz. Swimming with playful sea lions can be one of the main highlights for children and adults alike. And the snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands is perfect for children as there are so many species to observe in safe, shallow and warm waters. Following each excursion, return to your ship for meals, talks and games aimed at all ages. 

 


Day 7

Daily guided excursions


Day 8

Daily guided excursions


Day 9

Daily guided excursions


Day 10

Daily guided excursions


Day 11

Daily guided excursions


Day 12

Departure

Disembark and fly back to mainland Ecuador, connecting with your return overnight flight to the UK. 

Coral I & II

Galapagos Islands - First Motor Yacht

Coral 1 & II are very comfortable sister yachts offering charming public areas over 3 decks and accommodating 36 and 20 guests respectively. You will enjoy the intimate experience of a private yacht, with delicious Ecuadorean and international cuisine served in elegant restaurants. The cuisine can be extended to a BBQ dinner on the open-air Moon deck. Both yachts offer very personalised service, with a 1 naturalist guide for a maximum of 10-12 guests, lower than most other vessels.

The air-conditioned cabins are well-appointed with picture windows, twin or full size beds and private facilities. 

The itineraries available range from 3 and 4 night cruises that can be combined to make 7, 10 or 11 night extended cruises exploring the North, East, West and South of the Galapagos Islands.

Good choice for families 

The Coral 1 & II vessels are ideal for family groups, with interconnecting cabins and discounts available for children.

 

The Letty

Galapagos Islands - First Motor Yacht

The Letty is a first class motor specially designed for cruising the Galapagos, accommodating up to 20 guests.

The Letty has 10 cabins over three decks, some with twin lower berths and others with double beds; 2 cabins are also available as triples, with twin lower berths and an upper berth. The cabins all fully air-conditioned and have private facilities with hot showers and hair dryer, as well as fresh towels.

Interiors are of polished teak wood and public areas are a dining room, bar and lounge area with TV, VCR and book/video library. There is also a sun deck on top of the yacht with seating and both shaded and unshaded areas. Each boat has a crew of 9 plus 2 expert naturalist guides.

Special family only departures

The Letty offers family only sailings throughout the year. On departures where a family has booked, she will be designated only for families travelling with children. Children age 6 to 11 get 25% discount off the cruise rate and teenagers aged 12 to 17 get 15% discount off the cruise rate (excluding peak holiday weeks). There is a limit of one child or teenager discount per adult or full fare. Please ask our specialist tour consultants for details of the available family only dates.

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Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Islands - First Cruise Vessel

The Galapagos Legend is a spacious ship that can take up to 100 passengers, and has a large outdoor area with sun deck, bar and swimming pool. 5 expert Naturalist Guides take you ashore on daily excursions, morning and afternoon, in small groups of up to 16 guests. The cabins are comfortable and modern, located on four decks, all with lower berths and private facilities. 3 cabins are interior and the rest have either portholes or panoramic windows - and top suites have balconies.

The Ninos Family Galapagos Tour
Travel Details

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,994 - - £5,298 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £-246 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + £158 - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €4,843 - - €5,192 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €-282 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + €182 - -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel Dates29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $5,991 - - $6,417 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $-343 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + $221 - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 13 Days / 11 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Children 7-11 years have reduction of 20% when sharing a room/cabin.
  • 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

*Children aged 7-11 years old have a reduction of 20 % when sharing a room.

  • 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 11 breakfasts,7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

*Children aged 7-11 years old have a reduction of 20 % when sharing a room.

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