Santa Fe Island | Galapagos
Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos
North Seymour | Galapagos | Blue Footed
Charles Darwin Research Station | Galapagos

Family Safaris Over Land and Sea - Galapagos Tour

Day by day

Welcome to the Galapagos! Your English-speaking naturalist guide meets you at the VIP lounge at Baltra Airport to escort you on your journey across the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to the Camp.

While you settle in, your guide will capture your children's imagination with an overview of the animal species they are soon to encounter.

After a delicious, locally-sourced lunch, we visit eerie lava tunnels and search for giant tortoises roaming the Reserve adjacent to our Camp.

Before sundown, there’s time to explore our 50-hectare farm, pick local tropical fruit, harvest cacao seasonally and spot local birds.
After breakfast, we visit a neighbouring organic coffee plantation to learn about responsible small-scale farming in the Galapagos. The children have a chance to pick coffee beans, if the season allows.

We then drive to the enormous Cerro Mesa crater for a short walk in the wetlands, home to a wonderful variety of birds and the occasional bathing tortoise.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we jump on our bikes for a downhill ride to Garrapatero Beach, where the contrast of mangroves, black lava, white sand and turquoise water, along with its birdlife and flamingo lagoon, is magnificent. We can explore the bay in sea kayaks or go for a swim, accompanied by marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and countless shorebirds.

In the evening, back at the Camp, parents can relax while the children take a private art class with a local artist.
Early morning finds you on a motor yacht to one of the neighbouring, uninhabited islands close to our island of Santa Cruz: North Seymour, Bartolomé, Plazas and Santa Fe.

Each island is an endemic treasure to explore and enjoy. The Galapagos Marine Reserve is among the largest in the world, and snorkelling off the boat is highly recommended.

Please note this is a shared boat excursion. We are happy to arrange for your private guide to accompany you or to charter a yacht for your family.
An excursion with local fishermen is a favourite among children visiting us. This excursion is both a wildlife experience and a cultural exchange opportunity.

The fishermen have very safe and modern speedboats, which we charter privately for the day. With your guide acting as translator, the fishermen share anecdotes from a lifetime at sea, and the children learn local fishing tricks.

After fishing, you'll land on a deserted beach and may snorkel in a spot known only to locals. If you prefer to limit fishing and enhance the snorkelling or beach experience, your guide is there to adapt the day to your preferences.

Back at the Camp in the afternoon, there’s time to go for a walk, enjoy the pool and relax before dinner.
After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the famous Charles Darwin Research Station and the Tortoise Breeding Centre to learn about conservation efforts and scientific research on the islands. The children will have an up-close experience with the tortoises that are the islands' namesake. Parents can enjoy free time to wander around Puerto Ayora, while your guide takes the children to a local playground or on a tour of the local fish market on the waterfront.

After lunch, walk or take a speedboat to Tortuga Bay, a white sandy beach with basking marine iguanas, and shallow turquoise waters teeming with white-tip reef sharks and fish. Or you can join a snorkeling boat that will take you to frolic with sea lions.
Enjoy the serene nature and peace of the Camp this morning. Relax, walk, swim or enjoy the sunrise from our viewpoint before departure to the airport and your next destination. (Here’s where you’ll wish you had extended your journey!).


  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Accommodation
  • All meals: our chef has a substantial repertoire of kid-friendly meals and we prepare plenty of healthy snacks for each day’s outings
  • Airport VIP services
  • Transfers & ground transportation
  • Boat excursion with snorkelling on a shared basis (additional option to take a private guide or to charter the boat for a fully private experience)
  • Wetsuits and snorkelling equipment
  • Chartered fishing experience
  • Activities and visits detailed in the itinerary

Does not Include

  • Flights (all flights from mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands can be arranged upon request)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100 per adult/$50 per child under 12; subject to change)
  • Visitor transit card (US $20 per person; subject to change)
  • Beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Insurance (please check your travel insurance is valid in your country of origin prior to your journey)
  • Gratuities
Santa Fe Island | Galapagos
Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos
North Seymour | Galapagos | Blue Footed
Charles Darwin Research Station | Galapagos
Family Safaris Over Land and Sea
6 Days

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