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Family Galapagos Adventure

Choose Between Two Exciting Options for Family-Focused Fun in the Islands!
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Departure Return Notes
06/19/2015 06/19/2015 06/28/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
06/26/2015 06/26/2015 07/05/2015 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
07/10/2015 07/10/2015 07/19/2015 Southern itinerary aboard the M/Y Letty
07/17/2015 07/17/2015 07/26/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
07/24/2015 07/24/2015 08/02/2015 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
07/31/2015 07/31/2015 08/09/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
Private Group Charters: Natural Habitat Adventures offers private charters of several different vessels. These charters are great for family, friends, or corporate groups and provide privacy and flexibility for your Galapagos travels. For full details and pricing call an Adventure Specialist at 1-800-543-8917.

Independent Departures: For those travelers whose schedules require travel at a time when NHA does not have a scheduled departure, we can book you on similar ships on alternate dates. Trips begin in Quito every Thursday, Friday or Saturday depending on the ship chosen. The fees are similar and dependent on ship and date selected. Inclusions may vary. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917 for availability.
2014 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Iguana (Category 1): $5,695
Booby (Category 2): $5,995
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,295

2014 Nemo II Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)

2015 Letty Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
Iguana (Category 1): $5,995
Booby (Category 2): $6,295
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,595

2015 Nemo II Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)

Deposit: $500 (non-refundable)

Other Fees
Internal Flights: 2014: Adults: $540; Children 11 & under: $340; 2015: Adults: $550; Children: $350
Galapagos Park Fee & Transit Card: Adults: $110; Children 11 & under: $60
Nemo II Cabin 1 or 2 Surcharge:
$200 (these two cabins are larger than other cabins on board)
Nemo II Mainland Single Supplement:
2014: $210; 2015: $300

Single Supplement (on the Letty)
If available, 1.25 times regular rate on a first come, first served basis on our scheduled trips only. 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 2014 and 2015).

Triples & Roommate Matching (on the Letty)
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.

Singles and Roommate Matching (on the Nemo II)
Singles are not available on the boat due to space restrictions. If you are traveling alone, we will attempt to match you with a roommate during your stay on the boat. If one is not available, you will not be charged a 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 ($210 for 2014 and $300 for 2015).

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 on the Letty and NHA recommends a minimum age of 12 years old for trips on the Nemo II.

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Dates for 2016 will be similar to 2015 dates and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2016 dates and fees may change slightly.
Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
12-20 Travelers
A very important feature of our family Galapagos trips is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with fewer travelers. The Letty can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests, while the Nemo II sails with a maximum of 12. Both trips are accompanied by two NHA Expedition Leaders.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, meals from breakfast on Day 2 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 $110 for adults, $60 for children under 12, added to your invoice), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), travel insurance, optional activities.
Mandatory Insurance
Medical Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for departures on the Nemo II. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage provided by Natural Habitat, note that the cost of a medical evacuation policy will be added to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage, including your insurance company’s name and contact number, and your insurance policy number.
Physical Requirements
For Trips on the Letty:
Easy to Moderate / Flexible
The activities on this trip consist of island walks, swimming and snorkeling. Trails are often rough and uneven, over sharp lava fields and loose rocks and gravel. Walking over slippery rocks is sometimes necessary when coming ashore. Guests must be able to walk 2 miles to participate in this trip, walk up and down stairs, and be able to get in and out of our motorized pangas, 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. Snorkeling is a big component of this trip with nearly daily excursions offered. 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. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity.

For Trips on the Nemo II:
Moderate / Flexible
Activities include mainland and island hiking, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Our island hikes in the Galapagos are often on trails that are rough and uneven, sometimes traversing lava fields and navigating sharp or slippery rocks. Constrained by the nature of the park trail systems and the size of the islands, most of our hikes while in the Galapagos will be from 1-2 miles in length with one walk that's roughly 5 miles long over very gentle terrain. When weather and conditions permit, our trip will include five opportunities for sea kayaking, each outing about 2 hours in length with some excursions in the early morning. Most activities on this trip will range in length from 1-3 hours, and we will often have several activities in one day while in the islands. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity.
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, the beauty and intricacies of the natural world are unveiled here 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 and on the Nemo II we can accommodate up to 12. Both itineraries are 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, as well as kayaking on the Nemo II itinerary. Both trips include an optional stay at our deluxe camp in the highlands of Santa Cruz, outfitted with permanent safari-style tents and "tree houses," with shared bathhouse facilities. Some families may prefer to charter their own vessel—please call us for details: 1-800-543-8917.
Age Limit on Family Galapagos Trips
Aboard the Letty:
We welcome children ages seven and older on our scheduled Letty 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 to you call our office to speak with an Adventure Specialist 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.

Aboard the Nemo II:
Our more active itinerary aboard the Nemo II is most appropriate for children ages 12 and up. However, we believe that you, as a parent or guardian, are best qualified to determine whether your child would enjoy and be well suited for this particular trip. While 12 is our recommended minimum age, we encourage you to make the judgment on whether your child can comfortably handle this experience without compromising the comfort of others. The Nemo II is a sailing catamaran with compact quarters, limited deck space, and an open stern. The itinerary features more physical activity, with multiple kayaking excursions and more hiking, than our Letty trips. We think it's a perfect option for adventurous families, but it may not be appropriate for all children. We strongly encourage to you call our office to speak with an Adventure Specialist about the specific requirements of the trip.

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.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: You are free to arrive in Quito anytime on Day 1.
2014 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito anytime on Day 11.
2015 Departure: You are free to depart from Quito after 9 pm on Day 10 for trips on the Letty and after 7 pm on Day 10 for trips on the Nemo II.

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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