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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
06/20/2014 06/20/2014 06/30/2014 Aboard the M/Y Letty
06/27/2014 06/27/2014 07/07/2014 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
07/18/2014 07/18/2014 07/28/2014 Aboard the M/Y Letty
08/08/2014 08/08/2014 08/18/2014 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
06/19/2015 06/19/2015 06/29/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
06/26/2015 06/26/2015 07/06/2015 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
07/17/2015 07/17/2015 07/27/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
07/24/2015 07/24/2015 08/03/2015 Aboard the S/V Nemo II
07/31/2015 07/31/2015 08/10/2015 Aboard the M/Y Letty
Additional dates are available. Please see Independent Departures section below.

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
Iguana (Category 1): $5,695
Booby (Category 2): $5,995
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,295

Single Supplement
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).

2014 Internal Flights
(subject to change)
Adults: $540
Children 11 & under: $340


2014 Nemo II Fees
$4,995

Cabins 1 & 2: $200 surcharge (these two cabins are larger than other cabins on board)

Single Supplement in Ecuador: $210
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 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.

2014 Internal Flights (subject to change)
Adults: $540
Children 11 & under: $340


2015 Letty Fees
Iguana (Category 1): $5,995
Booby (Category 2): $6,295
Dolphin (Category 3): $6,595

Single Supplement
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, TBD for 2015).

2015 Internal Flights (subject to change)
Adults: $550
Children 11 & under: $350


2015 Nemo II Fees
$5,495 

Cabins 1 & 2: $200 surcharge (these two cabins are larger than other cabins on board)

Single Supplement in Ecuador: TBD
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. 
 
2015 Internal Flights (subject to change)
Adults: $550
Children 11 & under: $350 


Galapagos Park Entrance Fee & Transit Card

Adults: $110
Children 11 & under: $60

Deposit: $500 (nonrefundable) 

Fine Print:
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. 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. In some cases a minimum number of travelers may be required to maintain exclusivity of our scheduled departures. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. Future dates and fees may change slightly.
Location of Adventure
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Group Size Limit
Approximately 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.
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Included
Accommodations, meals from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 11 (except lunch 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 this trip. 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
Easy to Moderate / Flexible
On the Letty:
The activities on this trip consist of easy mainland and island hiking, swimming and snorkeling. Trails can be rough and uneven, and walking over slippery rocks is sometimes necessary when coming ashore. Guests must be able to walk at least one mile to participate in this trip, 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 guided excursions offered nearly every (no experience required; instruction provided). All activities are optional.

On the Nemo II:
Activities include mainland and island hiking, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. 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 will be from one to one-and-a-half miles long. When weather and conditions permit, our trip will include five opportunities for sea kayaking, each outing from one to two hours in length (no experience required; instruction provided). Most activities on this trip will range in length from one to three hours, and we will often have several activities in one day while in the islands. All activities are optional.
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.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrival: We recommend arriving to Quito before 8:00pm on Day 1 of your itinerary.
Departure: You are free to depart from Quito anytime on Day 11 of your itinerary.

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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