Family Worldwide Adventures 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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 back to main menu ecuad or galapagos family holiday quito gala pa gos is la n d s 8 days quito to quito isla santa cruz isla san cristobal snorkelling with sea lions is an incredible surreal experience – there are few better places to do so than islas lobos home of the world’s second largest sea lion colony isla florena incredible photo opportunities await around every corner – not least of kicker rock the marvellous twin volcanic peaks seen sitting in the ocean the colourful human history of floreana shrouded in mystery and mayhem has a story for everyone it’s sure to be a hit with the family day 1 quito arrive in quito and have a free afternoon to explore this 16th century city perhaps enjoy one of the many parks or pay a visit to the interactive museum of science – full of absorbing exhibits for adults and kids alike meet your group in the evening and then perhaps take a walk around the old town of quito days 2-3 isla san cristobal leave quito early and fly out to san cristobal visit the interpretation centre in the afternoon to learn about the history of the islands and the current conservation challenges the galapagos faces get your legs moving on the hike to the cerro tijeratas for a great view of the bay then head to la loberia for some snorkelling enjoy a short boat ride to isla lobos to meet the huge colony of sea lions hop in the tempting blue water anad snorkel around alongside gliding sea turtles and playful sea lions days 4-6 floreana/isla santa cruz head out to the island of floreana by private speedboat work up an appetite for lunch with a snorkel and then climb ashore along a black sand beach to the home of the witmers one of the first settlers on the island after lunch relax on the beach or take a walk around floreana in the afternoon continue on to santa cruz island head to the highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat then visit the fascinating charles darwin research station to meet the tortoise and iguana breeds rescued from the brink of extinction see the newborn and young giant turtles which are part of a breeding program to reintroduce them to their natural habitat later head to tortuga bay to watch marine iguanas playing in the breakers days 7-8 quito farewell these magical islands and return to the mainland enjoy free time to shop the markets or sample some traditional at a local eatery original glfb minimum age 5 group size 3-5 families hotel 7 nts 7 breakfasts 2 lunches 1 dinner plane minibus boat view dates and prices discover more trips and detailed information about this destination at intrepidtravel.com/family 55