Day 1 - Traveling to Quito
Departure flight to Quito, arriving in the same evening, where you will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel, where you will stay for four nights, before having a briefing and introductory walk with your guide.
Day 2 - Quito City Tour
Tour of Quito, completely adaptable to your family's interests, including the old colonial centre, the Gold Museum, the Cathedral and main sqare with the Presidential Palace.
Day 3 - Quito at leisure
You have one day free to further explore the city and ride the cable car up the side of the Pichincha volcano for magnificent views over the city.
Day 4 - Otavalo Market
Tour of the Andean towns and Otavalo Market. Strolling around Otavalo on market day is a festival for the eyes. You will see people selling textiles, jewellery, hats, native art and woolen jumpers, as well as all kinds of exotic fruit and vegatables. A chance to try your haggling skills with the merchants.
Days 5-11 - Galapagos Islands Cruise
Flight to the Galapagos Islands to cruise for 7 nights (all meals included) with guided excursions every morning and afternoon: walking, swimming and snorkelling, accompanied by our expert Naturalist expert, experienced in speaking about the islands' wildlife from the child's point of view. The wildlife is remarkably tame and unafraid of visitors so you can get close to marine and land iguanas, blue and red footed boobies, and the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz. Swimming with playful sea lions can be one of the main highlights for children and adults alike.
Day 12 - Departure
Flight back to mainland Ecuador, to connect with the return overnight flight to the UK, arriving on Day 13.
*Children aged 7-11 years old have a reduction of 20 % when sharing a room.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website