Private Journeys

Family Ecuador and Galapagos

13 days from £6,530pp

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands / The Amazon

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Overview & Highlights

An enriching holiday for adults and children alike, exploring a rainforest –fringed Amazon tributary from a river boat and the wildlife of the Galápagos on an island-based stay.

  • Walking tour of Old Quito
  • All excursions from the Manatee river boat
  • Activities from Hacienda Zuleta in the Andean highlands
  • Activities fromyour hotel Finch Bayin the Galápagos Islands
  • Swimming and snorkelling around the Galápagos Islands

Tiny Ecuador is a perfect destination for families. The country is compact and easy to get around, so journeys tend to be short and scenic. Sitting at the crossroads of the equator and the high Andes, Ecuador encompasses an extraordinary diversity of geography and climate. Here your family will have a truly exotic and educational experience, with lots of fun built in, mind boggling landscapes and trusting wildlife.

Quito sits amid a bowl of snow-capped mountains and volcanoes and is the capital of Ecuador. You get to explore the old city and also to spend a couple of days in the highlands, staying at a hacienda (ranch) dating back to Spanish colonial times, from which you can explore the prairies on foot or on horseback.

Between these adventures you travel to Ecuador’s Amazonia  - it  sounds remote but in fact it is easily reached. Your family has a unique opportunity to spend a few days on a cruise following the jungle-fringed banks of the Napo, a major tributary of the vast Amazon river.

 Fly to the Galápagos Islands, but instead of taking a conventional cruise you will stay on one of the main islands, Santa Cruz, close to the town of Puerto Ayora with its many facilities. You can choose from a menu of optional guided explorations offering plenty of opportunities to marvel at the giant tortoises, swim and snorkel with sea-lions and eyeball prehistoric-looking iguanas.

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What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

This tour is an excellent introduction to Brazil and will appeal to anyone with an interest in wildlife and landscapes.  In the Pantanal, there are excellent chances to get quite close to many birds, mammals and reptiles.  But having an armadillo sit on my foot at dinner was quite a surprise.

KM, Basingstoke

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Jamie Swan
Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant

Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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