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Ecuador and Galapagos Family Holidays

A unique family holiday in Ecuador and the Galapagos
Treat your family to an extraordinary wildlife adventure holiday in the Galapagos and Ecuador. It’s a place you’ll likely visit just once so be sure to do it well. We have access to the finest yachts, lodges and expert guides. This way your family can visit remote islands in comfort and privacy encountering amazing wildlife.

After exploring the Galapagos, stay in Ecuador where the Amazon rainforest, Andean volcanoes, Inca history and beautiful cities add dimensions to your trip.

The ingredients of a top quality wildlife holiday are privacy, access and expertise. The ingredients of a top quality wildlife holiday are privacy, access and expertise. As an independent specialist we have access to the finest yachts in the Galapagos and the best wildlife lodges. An extended family or two families travelling together will enjoy the flexibility of chartering a 16-berth yacht or catamaran. If you prefer the facilities of a larger vessel, we can arrange your ocean safari aboard a luxurious 40 to 50 berth motor yacht. We do not book larger cruise ships.
Why Choose Ecuador and Galapagos For Your Family Holiday?
Galapagos and mainland Ecuador are the perfect combination for a family safari in South America. You’ll cruise in a luxury yacht visiting beautiful islands filled with fascinating wildlife. You can snorkel, hike and kayak among turtles, seals and iguanas. Then, a couple of days later you can be exploring the awesome Amazon rainforest. Ecuador is a compact country blessed with an extraordinary diversity. Hummingbirds and orchids adorn cloud forests which cling to the slopes of volcanoes. Further along the Avenue of Volcanoes your family can walk through quaint Andean towns and visit inca ruins.Galapagos and mainland Ecuador are the perfect combination for a family safari in South America. You’ll cruise in a luxury yacht visiting beautiful islands filled with fascinating wildlife. You can snorkel, hike and kayak among turtles, seals and iguanas. Then, a couple of days later you can be exploring the awesome Amazon rainforest.

Ecuador is a compact country blessed with an extraordinary diversity. Hummingbirds and orchids adorn cloud forests which cling to the slopes of volcanoes. Further along the Avenue of Volcanoes your family can walk through quaint Andean towns and visit inca ruins.
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Family Ecuador and Galapagos - Top 9 Experiences
Ecuador is a fantastic choice for a family holiday. The saying goes that the best things come in small packages and Ecuador is no exception. Packed into this relatively small country are dramatically beautiful landscapes, impressive wildlife and vibrant culture. Of course, Ecuador is also home to the world famous archipelago and nature lovers’ paradise, the Galapagos Islands. On a practical note, travel times between destinations are fairly short, ideal for families. If you’re looking for a place where you can embrace adventure, learn more about our planet’s incredible wildlife and truly connect to nature, Ecuador has it all. Below, we’ve listed some of our favourite family activities in this spectacular country.Ecuador is a fantastic choice for a family holiday. The saying goes that the best things come in small packages and Ecuador is no exception. Packed into this relatively small country are dramatically beautiful landscapes, impressive wildlife and vibrant culture.

Of course, Ecuador is also home to the world famous archipelago and nature lovers’ paradise, the Galapagos Islands. On a practical note, travel times between destinations are fairly short, ideal for families. If you’re looking for a place where you can embrace adventure, learn more about our planet’s incredible wildlife and truly connect to nature, Ecuador has it all. Below, we’ve listed some of our favourite family activities in this spectacular country.
What is the Best Time to Go on an Ecuador and Galapagos Holiday
Your family can enjoy a trip to the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador at any time of year. However there are quite subtle variations in climate and sea conditions which may lead you to prefer a particular time of year to travel. Birds, land animals and marine creatures live their lives in harmony with the seasons. You may want to take into account nesting and breeding seasons and migratory patterns. If you intend to dive, the ocean is warmer and clearer from December to May.Your family can enjoy a trip to the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador at any time of year. However there are quite subtle variations in climate and sea conditions which may lead you to prefer a particular time of year to travel.

Birds, land animals and marine creatures live their lives in harmony with the seasons. You may want to take into account nesting and breeding seasons and migratory patterns. If you intend to dive, the ocean is warmer and clearer from December to May.
Which Areas of Ecuador and the Galapagos Should You Visit?
Brimming with natural beauty, exhilarating adventures and unique wildlife, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are incredible parts of the world. There’s so much to see and do here and, by listening to your family’s priorities and interests, we can help to ensure your holiday is full of special moments and treasured memories. We’ll create a bespoke, balanced itinerary which will include a sequence of beautiful, contrasting places. We’ll propose exclusive accommodation and a schedule that will give the ideal amount of time in each place. Hugely important where children are concerned, we’ll also include the most efficient travel between locations.Brimming with natural beauty, exhilarating adventures and unique wildlife, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are incredible parts of the world. There’s so much to see and do here and, by listening to your family’s priorities and interests, we can help to ensure your holiday is full of special moments and treasured memories.

We’ll create a bespoke, balanced itinerary which will include a sequence of beautiful, contrasting places. We’ll propose exclusive accommodation and a schedule that will give the ideal amount of time in each place. Hugely important where children are concerned, we’ll also include the most efficient travel between locations.
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Quito Monument Ss By Fotos593
Quito
Quito’s affectionately known to the locals as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world) on account of being just 25 miles from the equator. Archaeologists believe there’s been a human population here for 8,000 years, though the city you see today dates from the arrival of the Spanish in 1541. Your holiday to Ecuador is bound to include a couple of nights here and we know some suitably historic hideaways offering fine cuisine and high comfort.
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Hummingbirds In The Andean Cloud Forest Ss By Martin Mecnarowski
Andean Cloud Forest
The Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is just a short drive outside Quito, so it’s the obvious destination for a forest adventure in Ecuador. Founded in 1991 by husband and wife team Richard and Gloria Parsons, it’s a biologically rich conservation area of 2,000 acres on the northwestern slopes of the Andes. Birds, exotic flowers, tiny reptiles and butterflies flourish in this unique environment and every minute of a walk is filled with fascination.
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Antisana Volcano Landscape In Ecuado Istock 947085954
Avenue of Volcanoes
The Avenue of Volcanoes is aptly named: Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world, and it’s erupted more than 50 times in the last 300 years. It’s flanked by dozens of other volcanoes, both dormant and active, making for a truly dramatic skyline. We’ll encourage you to take a journey onboard the Devil’s Nose Train. This breathtaking stretch of track between Quito and Guayaquil is a nail-biting collection of switchback as the altitude changes 500 m in just 12 km.
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Cuenca Ss By Alan Falcony
Cuenca and El Cajas
Cuenca and the El Cajas National Park are in south-central Ecuador, in the Avenue of Volcanoes. The Pan-American Highway - one of the greatest road trips on Earth - cuts through this area, but the area is vast so you can quickly escape into the wilderness. The jagged landscape of the Cajas National Park is dominated by mountain peaks, hills, and turquoise lagoons. The city of Cuenca is quite a contrast with its Spanish colonial architecture.
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Bartolome Island Galapagos Istock 476271823
Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Archipelago comprises of 21 islands some 900 km off the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Geographically isolated for millennia, local wildlife has evolved along unique paths. Journeysmiths will take you on a breathtaking voyage of discovery aboard a luxury yacht in search of iguanas, whales and boobies.
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We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 25 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made holidays to megadiverse Latin America. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 25 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made holidays to megadiverse Latin America. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.
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