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Experience the rich culture of the Andes and the amazing natural history of the Galapagos on this truly incredible family vacation. From ancient archeological sites of the Cañari and the Inca, to modern villages where locals are happy to share their traditions, to the outstanding wildlife of the Galapagos, you and your family will be immersed in the storied cultural heritage and incredible natural history that is waiting to be discovered in Ecuador.
|04/13 - 04/22||$7,840||$7,640||$750|
|Call for Availability|
|06/22 - 07/01||$7,840||$7,640||$750|
|07/20 - 07/29||$7,840||$7,640||$750|
|08/04 - 08/13||$9,990||$9,790||$750||
5 Night Cruise
|08/19 - 08/28||$9,990||$9,790||$750||
5 Night Cruise
|12/24 - 01/02||$8,740||$8,540||$750||
M/V Tip Top IV
*Internal Air: $750 per adult / $600 per child under 12
Triple Discount: $600 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Groups: Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices
Price includes: Accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide while on the mainland and a Galapagos National Park guide on the cruise, area specialists, most meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
This trip is great in combination with one of our Peru adventures. International air to/from Lima and Quito not included.
Don't see your travel dates? Call us, we can personalize any trip to meet your travel needs!
Day 1: Depart Home / Arrive Guayaquil
Welcome to Ecuador, Spend a day relaxing before heading out to cruise the Galapagos Islands!
Days 2-5: Cruise the Galapagos Islands / Visit the Darwin Research Center / Hike Santa Fe Island
Fly to the Galapagos Islands to board your first-class cruise ship and let the real adventure begin.
Days 6-8: Friends Across Borders Meeting / Explore Cojitambo Ruins / Tour Cuenca
After an exceptional time cruising around the Galapagos, get ready to explore ancient Incan ruins on mainland Ecuador in Cuenca.
Day 9: Venture into El Cajas National Park / Cross the Continental Divide / Enjoy Guayaquil
Take an exciting drive back to Guayaquil.
Day 10: Depart Guayaquil / Arrive Home
Depart for your international flight home and talk about all the great memories you’ve just created on your amazing family vacation!
THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY
Itineraries vary depending on travel dates. Please give us a call for specifics.
The Wyndham Hotel in Guayaquil is located just steps from the historic Santa Ana Hill, its famous lighthouse, and the Malecon 2000. Guests to this Guayaquil hotel can stay fit at the state-of-art fitness center or relax with a swim in the heated outdoor pool, which proffers glorious views of the city from the 9th floor terrace. Each of its 179 over-sized guest rooms includes thoughtful amenities like plush pillow top bedding, down pillows, minibar, floor -to-ceiling windows, bathrobe, digital safe and 43 inch flat screen satellite TV.
Located just outside of Cuenca in the town of Gualaceo, Hosteria Santa Barbara is the perfect mix of modern and historic. This beautiful hotel sits on 37 acres of land inside the Azuay province nestled in the midst of the Ecuadorian Andes. The mountain range serves as a wonderful backdrop as you relax by the poolside or take advantage of the onsite spa and sauna! As you relax, your kids will be able to play on the tennis, racquetball, basketball, or soccer courts to have fun. There is also a gym and game room complete with a pool and ping-pong table. Each cabana has access to wifi and room service, although we don’t imagine you’ll be spending too much time inside!
This small-cruise ship is a fantastic and fun experience for travelers of any age. Parents can enjoy the sun deck lounge area, gazing out into the sea, while kids can take part in the “Young Pirates” program or have visits with the ship’s Captain. The rooms are light, feel spacious, and the ship features a library with internet access. This is a great and fun place to see the islands of the Galapagos and relax after days of exploration!
Why Ecuador and the Galapagos?