There’s something so relaxing about a trip to the Galapagos. Between its remote vibes and endless animal species, it’s an unbelievable place for families to visit together.
Worried a trip to the Galapagos is a little too adventurous for you or your little ones? Don’t be. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to add a little Galapagos Islands vacation luxury to your family getaway. Here are four of our favorite experiences in the Galapagos, all centered around serene Santa Cruz Island and all of which can be tailored to you:
The perfect “home base” for families, this camp sits on 135 acres of Santa Cruz Island, all of which can be explored. You’ll go “glamping” here, and be guided on daily excursions around the island, whether that means bird watching local species, handpicking local fruit, harvesting cacao, making your way through lava tunnels or seeing the Galapagos’ famed giant tortoises roaming in a nearby national tortoise reserve.
Santa Cruz Island is home to an organic coffee plantation where families can learn about responsible, small-scale farming on the islands, and depending on the time of the year, even pick coffee beans themselves.
There’s nothing like seeing the islands on a bike. Ride downhill on Santa Cruz Island to Garrapatero Beach and see its lush green mangroves, dried black lava, white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Speaking of the water, when you get there, you’ll be able to see flocks of pink flamingos, colorful marine iguanas, Blue-footed boobies, shorebirds and more, and all from a kayak, if you wish.
Santa Cruz Island may be your base, but go island hopping! (Why wouldn’t you?!) Head to the uninhabited islands of North Seymour or Bartolomé, and spend your day taking in the amazing wildlife or snorkeling through their sparkling-clear waters.
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