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Home Family Adventures Family Galapagos Adventure Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Family Galapagos Adventure

An Exciting Marine Odyssey with the Most Family-Focused Fun in the Islands!
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Departure Return Notes
06/24/2016 06/24/2016 07/03/2016 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo *
07/01/2016 07/01/2016 07/10/2016 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo
07/22/2016 07/22/2016 07/31/2016 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo *
07/29/2016 07/29/2016 08/07/2016 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo
06/16/2017 06/16/2017 06/25/2017 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo | Family Trip
06/30/2017 06/30/2017 05/13/2016 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo | Family Trip
07/21/2017 07/21/2017 07/30/2017 Aboard the Letty | Sacha Ji in Otavalo | Family Trip *
07/28/2017 07/28/2017 08/06/2017 Aboard the Letty | Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo | Family Trip
* Departures denoted with an asterisk will follow our Southern Itinerary in the Galapagos Islands.

Private Charters & Independent Departures: For private charters or for travel on dates not listed above, please call us at 1-800-543-8917.
2016 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Iguana (Category 1): $6295
Booby (Category 2): $6695
Dolphin (Category 3): $7095

2017 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)

Iguana (Category 1): $6995
Booby (Category 2): $7495
Dolphin (Category 3): $7995

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Other Fees
Internal Flights: Adults: $550; Children 11 & under: $350 (2016 & 2017, subject to change)
Galapagos Park Fee & Transit Card: Adults: $120; Children 11 & under: $70

Single Supplement
If available, 1.5 times the regular rate on a first come, first served basis. If requested, we can also match you with a roommate during your stay on the boat. If one is not available, you will not be charged the single supplement for the boat portion of the trip, but you will be required to pay the supplement for the land portion of the program ($350 for 2016 and 2017).

Triples & Roommate Matching
Triple cabins on the Letty receive a $75 per person discount. In order to accommodate roommate matches for single guests interested in sharing a room, we may upgrade cabins at no charge to our guests.

Child Pricing
Children 14 and under will receive a $500 discount off all departures upon receipt of a valid passport copy. Children must be at least 7 years old to participate in this trip.

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates for 2018 will be similar to 2017 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2018 dates and fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
20 Travelers
A very important feature of our family Galapagos trips is the limited group size, as nature encounters are best experienced in quieter, intimate settings. A smaller group also helps us keep our environmental footprint light. The Letty accommodates a maximum of 20 guests, and trips are accompanied by two NHA Expedition Leaders.
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Accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 10, optional overnight at NHA's Wild Tortoise Camp, drinking water, services of NHA’s professional Expedition Leaders, local guides and boat crew, some gratuities, airport transfers, excursions in Otavalo, use of wetsuits, kayaks and snorkel gear on all scheduled departures, permit fees.
Not Included
Travel to and from Quito, R/T air Quito to Galapagos (added to your invoice and subject to change until day of departure), most gratuities, alcohol, Galapagos tax and transit card (currently $120 for adults, $70 for children under 12, added to your invoice), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), travel insurance, optional activities.
Physical Requirements
Easy to Moderate
Our Galapagos adventures will keep you very busy with early mornings and long days filled with various activities. Activities consist of island walks, swimming and snorkeling. Trails are often rough and uneven, traversing sharp lava fields and loose rocks and gravel. Walking over slippery rocks is sometimes necessary when coming ashore. Passengers must be able to walk a minimum of two miles to participate in this trip, must be able to walk up and down stairs, and be able to get in and out of motorized pangas (rigid inflatable rafts), which can be very unsteady in rough water. A few wet landings, where we disembark from the panga directly into the water and walk up onto the beach, are included. Itineraries that feature a visit to Bartolome include a walk with more than 300 wooden steps to reach the viewpoint at the top of the island. Snorkeling is a big component of this trip, with excursions offered nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. While no snorkeling experience is required, prior practice is recommended, and travelers should be comfortable swimming in moderate currents, near shore and in deep water. Our Expedition Leaders will also offer guidance for those in need of additional snorkeling instruction. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity.

Elevation: Please note that the first two nights of our adventure will be spent in the foothills of the Andes Mountains near Otavalo, at elevations between 8,500 and 10,500 feet above sea level. The Quito airport is situated at 8,700 feet, and the city of Quito (should you join our Extra Day Program) is at roughly 9,400 feet. The relative lack of oxygen at these elevations may manifest in altitude-sickness symptoms that can include headaches, dizziness, tiredness and nausea during the first few hours or days spent at elevation. Hydration and rest usually help symptoms to resolve, though participants may wish to talk with their doctor about taking along a prescription for a medication such as Diamox to better manage potential physical reactions to high altitude. We recommend arriving one day early to Otavalo or Quito to acclimate.
Important Information About This Trip
There may be no more appropriate destination on the planet for nature travelers than the Galapagos Islands. With rare and friendly wildlife found at every turn, these islands unveil the beauty and intricacies of the natural world in a truly unique manner. The key to the success of our Galapagos adventures is our small group size. On the Letty we accommodate just 20 guests staffed with two Expedition Leaders. We generally break down into even smaller groups ashore. Splitting the group also allows our guests to move at their chosen pace, although it is important that guests be able to walk on some uneven terrain up to a mile or two, as well as to disembark the panga (motorized raft) in sometimes rough conditions. Snorkeling is a regular part of the itinerary in the Galapagos. The trip includes an optional stay at our deluxe camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz, with accommodations in permanent safari-style tents and treehouses, with shared bathhouse facilities. On this private property the Galapagos' famous giant tortoises roam freely and often wander in close proximity to camp. Some families may prefer to charter their own vessel – please call us for details: 1-800-543-8917.

Please note:
The itinerary provided is meant as a guideline, and is subject to change without notice. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to deviate from our regular itinerary for reasons beyond our control. In these instances we will provide the best available alternative.
Age Limit on Family Galapagos Trips
We welcome children ages seven and older on scheduled departures. However, while some seven-year-olds are well suited for our Galapagos adventures, others may not be ready for the requirements of group travel. We believe it's best to consider this minimum age limit a guideline – you, as a parent or guardian, are best qualified to decide whether your child would enjoy the experience without compromising the comfort of others. We strongly encourage you to speak with one of our Adventure Specialists about the specific requirements of the trip so you can make an informed decision. We do not permit children younger than seven on our scheduled departures due to safety regulations, physical limitations and concerns regarding group dynamics.
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Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: Please arrive in Quito no later than 4 pm on Day 1 in order to attend a welcome/orientation dinner at 7 pm.
Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 9 pm on Day 10.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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