Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos With Your Grandchild: Natural and Cultural History
Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin with your grandchild as you snorkel, hike, examine volcanos and discover unique flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth!
Rating (5)
Program No. 19308RJ
11 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

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 Galápagos.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
This is an extremely active program that begins with flying into Quito, a city at 9,600 feet elevation in the Andes Mountains. Daily activities in the remote Galapagos Islands require wet and dry landings, walking on rough volcanic terrain, and optional swimming and snorkeling in strong currents.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Encounter the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches, giant tortoises, and marine iguanas.
  • 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.

General Notes

This program is for grandchildren ages 8-11. Because the ship has double-sized cabins, when two adults travel with one child, they will be accommodated in two cabins (child and one adult share a cabin and other adult has single cabin). Every effort will be made to room them in adjoining cabins, but can't be guaranteed. During the land portion of the program in Quito, all three participants will be in one room. Actual cruise itinerary and islands visited are assigned by the Galapágos National Park and can be changed without prior notice. Please refer to the website to check on the vessel and visitor sites included in your program.
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