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Travel Ideas: Where to go with your family


There are many activities to do to enjoy time with family, and as Voyagers travel specialists, we can doubtless recommend a trip to one of the most attractive, exciting and beautiful places, the enchanted isles of the Galapagos. The Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site; surely the beauty and attractiveness of the islands speak for themselves, but based on our experience, here are some things that we recommend doing on a trip with family, especially with your family, who will surely enjoy the ideas.

Family trip | Galapagos Island

A trip to the Galapagos Islands will be the experience of a lifetime. You will be in awe of the beautiful coral reefs and spectacular scenery, as well as the wide variety of threatened species gathered together. You will have the best chance to view these creatures on a cruise in the Galapagos, being guided by an expert who plans the itinerary will maximize your chances of seeing certain species.

The activities that you and your family will enjoy are varied, from seeing the wildlife of the islands to having a chance to swim with hammerhead sharks; the different activities here described can be done around the archipelago, and are highly recommended forging unforgettable memories.

We recommend bird watchers visit Punta Suarez, located in the northeastern part of Española Island. This island is home to many species, including albatrosses and blue-footed boobies. There are also finches and the Spanish mockingbird. We recommend comfortable walking shoes for this two-hour birdwatching hike.

Blue footed boobies | Galapagos

Isla Lobos, where you can be guaranteed to see Frigates in the distance by almost all locals. If you visit during the mating season, you will be in for an amazing experience as male frigates inflate their heads and display their vibrant color. You will also see marine iguanas, which are endemic to the Galapagos. They are not green or yellow like land iguanas, but black. And they can stay underwater for up to one hour. North Seymour Island is a great place for hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. You will be able to see green sea turtles and frigates, as well as boobies.

Whether you’re looking for a whale encounter, to see the world’s smallest penguins, or to dive among cruising rays, there are plenty of ways to explore the underwater treasures of the Galapagos. Two of the possible dive sites that you could visit during a Galapagos day trip, especially if your goal is to dive with hammerheads, are North Seymour Rocks and Gordon Rocks. These are two of the many dive sites you can visit on a day tour. You will also be able to see other Galapagos sharks, oceanic sunfish, giant sea turtles, Galapagos eels, barracudas, and colorful reef fish. These day trips will usually start from the town of Puerto Ayora.

You can also visit the tortoise breeding centers in San Cristobal or Isabela Island, which are behind metal fences and in controlled environments. A boat ride is the perfect way to see the marine life on the islands. Watch for dolphins or whales that are spyhopping, which is when they poke their heads out of the water. You can also swim with one of the biggest colonies of sea lions.

These attractive activities are considered to give you and your family the best experience. As travelers, we hope we’ve inspired you to take a break, pack your bags, and visit the Galapagos.

Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
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