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A wonderful and comprehensive family tour of the Galapagos Islands

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

We give back to two regional charities from the profits of each one of our trips.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

Use our trip ideas to inspire your bespoke experience

It’s hard to find a more wonderful destination for a multi-generational family trip than the Galapagos Islands. Its wildlife, endemic and iconic of the islands, have no fear of predators, meaning you can get right up close to them and there are adventurous activities that everyone in the family can enjoy.

This luxury family vacation to the Galapagos has been designed so that you and your family get to experience every angle of this incredible archipelago and spend quality time together. After a short time in Ecuador’s charming capital, Quito, begin your exploration of the Galapagos with a four night luxury cruise hopping between the islands on daily water-based expeditions and guided tours with your naturalist guides. Snorkel off of pristine sand beaches, walk among fields of lava and interact with inquisitive sea lions, sun bathing iguanas and marvel at countless bird species.

Then there are two further nights on dry land, discovering the island of Santa Cruz at your own pace whilst staying in a luxury lodge. This is the place to get up close to lumber giant tortoises in the wild, mountain bike and relax with your family before returning to the mainland.

  • Luxury Galapagos cruise
  • Excursions lead by naturalist experts
  • Private guiding options in Quito and Guayaquil
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3: Quito
Flights & Transfers

Meet and greet at Quito airport

Private transfer to your hotel in Quito

Accommodation in Quito
Three days exploring Quito

Enjoy Ecuador's capital, the first ever UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this historical city and contemporary hub. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Talk to your travel designer about how you would like to spend your time here.


Live Quito Like a Local half-day tour

Head out for a walking tour of the Old Town, intent on understanding more about the people who live in the largest and best-restored historical centre in the Americas. Begin by meeting our local resident guide, part of a grassroots NGO organization that has created a walking tour of its Quito neighbourhood, called San Roque. The guide takes us through the nearby streets, stopping to meet artisans, shopkeepers, hat makers and sweet confectioners. Up the hill on Calle Rocafuerte, we explore the San Francisco Market, one of the oldest in the capital. Here, we learn all about the fruit and vegetables produced in Ecuador and some culinary traditions.

We also have the chance to meet and learn from one of the local herbal healers who have locales in the market. Continue on to the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium that lead to its Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. We will visit the temple of La Compañía de Jesús and its awesome gilded interior. We will stroll at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Quito airport

Flight to the Galapagos Islands (via Guayaquil)

Days 3-7: Galapagos Islands
Yachts in the Galapagos
Four night Galapagos cruise

Spend your time cruising and exploring the Galapagos Islands on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. The exact itinerary will depend on which you choose - our travel designer will help you pick the best for you and your family.


Nature walks on the Islands

There will be a number of varied nature trails with your guides to the different islands on your itinerary to explore both the wildlife up close and the astonishing geology of the islands.


Panga rides and snorkelling
Turtle underwater

Small group excursions by inflatable 'panga' Zodiac boats to snorkel and see the dense marine wildlife.


Days 7-9: Santa Cruz Island
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Santa Cruz port to your hotel on Santa Cruz

Accommodation in Santa Cruz Island
Two days exploring Santa Cruz Island

Enjoy time relaxing on land and exploring the Galapagos from a different angle while based at a luxury lodge of camp on the island of Santa Cruz. This can include mountain biking, scuba diving, nature and bird watching, or simply some laid back family time around the pool.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Santa Cruz airport

Flight to Guayaquil

Days 9-10: Guayaquil
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your hotel in Guayaquil

Accommodation in Guayaquil
One night in Guayaquil

The largest city in Ecuador and located on the Pacific coast, Guayaquil is the country's economic hub. With a good selection of fine restaurants and cultural establishments, we can help you make the most of your short time here.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Guayaquil airport

Flight to Quito

This trip is just an example of the amazing vacations our experts could plan for you. Speak to one of the team today to start creating your private, bespoke trip.

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    How we Work

    We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

    We give back to two regional charities from the profits of each one of our trips.

    From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.