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The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are perfect for a family holiday, whatever the age of your children. Little could be better than taking a Galapagos family tour with your kids.
A Galapagos family tour, whether on a specialist cruise or hotel-based, on land, will without a doubt, be a holiday to remember. This is a unique holiday destination that combines extremely tame close-up wildlife with great weather, beautiful surroundings and a variety of activities suitable for kids and adults alike.
Our travel experts have visited the Galapagos Islands with their own children, so are in a good position to advise on the best and most appropriate options to suit you.
Ask about our Galapagos family cruises which run specially designed family-friendly itineraries. You’ll be aboard with like-minded families enjoying activities that maximise the fun for parents and children alike. Some of the larger boats have dedicated kid areas on board too.
Alternatively, choose a flexible Galapagos family-friendly hotel-based holiday. You stay on land on one, two or more of the inhabited islands. A land-based Galapagos family holiday is more flexible than being on a cruise. Being based on land will give your kids the freedom to let off steam, to run freely on the sands, swim and snorkel with sea lions and play in parks and with local kids, as well as taking excursions to see the wildlife highlights.
An additional attraction is the freedom to choose a local café or restaurant at the time of your choice for meals. On the Galapagos with kids there are plenty of activities for all the family: adults and kids can climb volcanoes, snorkel, explore lava tunnels, bike and kayak.
Ask us for the best small group and tailor-made, bespoke Galapagos family tours for the best holiday ever.
Do read our Galapagos Island Guide, our Galapagos Weather Guide and page about Diving in Galapagos.
Also, check our Galapagos blogs on Avoiding Seasickness, a typical Day in Galapagos, Itinerary Advice and deciding between a Galapagos Cruise vs Land-Based Hotel Holiday.
The highlight was the boat (Flamingo) - great food, service, comfort - loved it. It was very comfy, the crew and guides were excellent, as was the itinerary. We would consider going back another time to do the northern itinerary.
I found your help in organising it very useful.
The Pilling Family, Flamingo & Finch Bay
What's a group trip?
Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a guided trip.
Prices From $5,300 / £4,494 per person
Dates: From January 2022 to December 2022
Capacity: 20 people
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Prices From $5,599 / £4,748 per person
Dates: From December 2021 to December 2022
Capacity: 16 people
What's a tailor made trip?
We put together a bespoke tour to fit your requirements.
Prices From $1,786 / £1,515 per person
Prices From $2,307 / £1,956 per person
Prices From $3,268 / £2,771 per person
Prices From $1,979 / £1,678 per person
Capacity: 42 people
Prices From $3,365 / £2,854 per person
Capacity: 32 people
Prices From $3,797 / £3,220 per person
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Prices From $3,914 / £3,319 per person
Capacity: 100 people
Prices From $5,395 / £4,575 per person
Prices From $2,345 / £1,989 per person
Dates: From January 2022 to December 2023
Prices From $3,825 / £3,244 per person
Dates: From January 2023 to December 2023
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The highlight was the boat (Flamingo 1) - it was very comfy, the crew and guides were excellent, as was the itinerary. Great food, service, comfort - loved it.
We had a really memorable holiday and in particular would recommend the Flamingo boat trip. We would consider going back another time to do the northern itinerary.
I found your help in organising it very useful... and apart from the comments above, it all went very smoothly.
M. Pilling, UK, 2012
» Letty Galapagos Boat
The food was really good and beyond my expectation. The restaurants chosen on the whole were excellent.
Best hotel was Albermarle on Isabela. Great location and very well run unit with nice touches like tea/coffee in reception at all times. Blue Marlin on San Cristobal good too but not in same class as above. Hotel on Floreana was very basic with poor showers- either got scalded or ice cold...however what a location right on beach.
Really had a great time. Guide on Galapagos first rate and he really helped make the tour. Loads of experience and born in the islands. Good people person and he really helped get best out of holiday.
Good itinerary and we were lucky with weather as island transfers were fine.
Y. Chen, UK, 2015
» Galapagos Active Adventure Tour
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