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GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR

Adventures Afloat: The Galapagos: Natural and Cultural History: Family Program

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Program #20873RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program date intended for grandparents, their children and grandchildren ages 8 - 18.

In a family learning adventure that welcomes three generations, study unique animal and plant species in one of the world's most extraordinary settings — the Galápagos Islands. Learn about delicate ecosystems, Darwin's observations and the human impact on the Galapagos.


Highlights

• Swim and snorkel among colorful fish, rays, and playful sea lions.
• Examine unique volcanic formations such as lava bombs, spatter, and cinder cones during island hikes.
• Experts at the Charles Darwin Research Station discuss current research and conservation projects.

Program Notes

This family intergenerational program is for participants and family members including children ages 8 and up. This program can include 2 and/or 3 generations. Because the ship has double-sized cabins, when 2 adults travel with 1 child, they will be accommodated in 2 cabins (child and one adult will share a cabin and the other adult will have a single cabin). Every effort will be made to room them in adjoining cabins, but it cannot be guaranteed. During the land portion of the program, in Quito, all three participants will be accommodated in one room.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

The program is an extremely Active Level 5 program that begins with flying into Quito, a city at 9,600 feet elevation in the Andes Mountains. While exploring the remote Galapagos Islands, daily activities require wet and dry landings, walking on volcanic terrain, and optional swimming and snorkeling in strong currents.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Quito (Ecuador), 2 nights, transfer to airport for flight to Baltra, board vessel, 7 nights, disembark Santa Cruz Island, flight to Baltra for flight to Guayauil, 1 night; departures.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
2 Flights during the program

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4.8
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