Family Tour: Colonial Quito & Amazing Galapagos Wildlife

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

Travel 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

Journey Breakdown

The Ninos Galapagos Tour
Travel Itinerary

Quito & Otavalo Market Days 1 - 4

Day 1 - Traveling to Quito

Day 2 - Quito City Tour

Day 3 - Quito at leisure

Day 4 - Otavalo Market

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Traveling to Quito 

Departure flight to Quito, arriving in the same evening, where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel, where you will stay for four nights, before having a briefing and introductory walk with your guide.

 

Day 2 - Quito City Tour

Tour of Quito, completely adaptable to your family's interests, including the old colonial centre, the Gold Museum, the Cathedral and main sqare with the Presidential Palace.

 

Day 3 - Quito at leisure

You have one day free to further explore the city and ride the cable car up the side of the Pichincha volcano for magnificent views over the city.

 

Day 4 - Otavalo Market

Tour of the Andean towns and 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 woolen jumpers, as well as all kinds of exotic fruit and vegatables. 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 Days 5 - 12

Days 5-11 - Galapagos Islands Cruise

Day 12 - Departure

Itinerary Description

Days 5-11 - Galapagos Islands Cruise

Flight to the Galapagos Islands to cruise for 7 nights (all meals included) with guided excursions every morning and afternoon: walking, swimming and snorkelling, accompanied by our expert Naturalist expert, experienced in speaking about the islands' wildlife from the child's point of view. The wildlife is remarkably tame and unafraid of visitors so you can get close to marine and land iguanas, blue and red footed boobies, and the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz. Swimming with playful sea lions can be one of the main highlights for children and adults alike.

 

Day 12 - Departure

Flight back to mainland Ecuador, to connect with the return overnight flight to the UK, arriving on Day 13.

Eric & Letty Motor Yachts

Galapagos Islands - First Motor Yacht

The first class motor-yachts Eric & Letty are sister ships specially designed for cruising around the Galapagos, each with a 20 passenger capacity. Each yacht has 10 cabins over three decks, some with twin lower berths and some 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 and cold water showers, soap and shampoo dispensers and hair dryer, as well as fresh towels. Interiors are of polished teak wood with 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 naturalist guides.

Xperience

Galapagos Islands - Deluxe Cruise Vessel

The Xperience is a medium size, comfortable expedition vessel, operating luxury Galapagos Cruises. Guests on board you will find a well stocked library for reading and study, as well as a restaurant, lounge, bar and ample space for lunch al fresco, whilst the the top deck is the observation/sun deck with jacuzzi and sun loungers.

Your experience on this cruise is of the highest quality with 4 expert naturalist guides, certified to the highest level by the Galapagos National Park, and who will lead your excursions and give briefings during your cruise.

Travel Details
Ninos Galapagos

What's Included

  • 13 Days / 11 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • 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.

  • 13 Days / 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • 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.

  • 13 Days / 11 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • 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.

Price Breakdown

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

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now 28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,799 - - £4,961 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £-147 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + £147 - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now 28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €4,858 - - €5,053 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €-175 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + €177 - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 29 Dec-27 Jun, 16 Aug -28 Now 28 Jun-15 Aug, 29 Nov-28 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $5,238 - - $5,449 - -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $-190 - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - + $192 - -

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