Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Hiking, Biking & Water Sports: The Galápagos With Your Grandchild

Search for one-of-a-kind wildlife high and low as you and your grandchild hike, bike, snorkel and kayak through “nature’s laboratory” – the Galápagos Islands – with the experts.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21986RJ
10 days
Starts at
4,199 / ADULT
4,199 / CHILD
Flights start at

At a Glance

Did you know there are over 400 species of fish surrounding the Galápagos? That the islands are home to the only lizards that can swim (marine iguanas)? That they’re home to 13 active volcanoes? Alongside your grandchild and our world-class experts, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike, snorkel, paddle and bike your way across these amazing islands, all while learning about the animals that inspired Charles Darwin’s “Theory of Evolution” – from giant tortoises to adorable penguins! If your grandchild is a nature lover who likes to be active, the Galápagos Islands are the perfect place for you to spend an unforgettable summer together.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to 4-5 hours at a time over varied terrain. Volcano hike is challenging. Island transfers can be in rough waters. Kayak and paddle board on calm bays. Biking on sandy coastal roads. Elevations up to 5,600 feet.
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 ...

  • Search for amazing animals, like marine iguanas and colorful birds, as you bike past mangroves and kayak through warm waters with naturalists.
  • Snorkel together off remote beaches looking for sea creatures, and hike up to the edge of the Islands’ largest caldera.
  • Learn how it’s “survival of the fittest” out there as our experts teach you how birds, reptiles and other wildlife thrive on the islands.

General Notes

Participants on this program will be accommodated in different room types. Please see the hotel record for the room types and descriptions. Program is for grandchildren ages 12-15. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Fernando Icaza
Fernando Icaza was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and main port. He has spent more than 16 years educating visitors about Guayaquil and his lovely country. Fernando is particularly proud of his hometown's miraculous rebirth, transforming itself from a ragged port city to a cosmopolitan cultural center. In his free time, Fernando likes to practice yoga and psychophysical gymnastics, relax at the beach with his family, and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of nature.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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