Land of the Incas - Peru Family Adventure
Peru, Family, 12 days - from £1,895 (land only) - from €2,655 (land only) - from $3,060 (land only)
If you would like to book additional nights before or after your holiday please contact the office.
With a long haul destination such as Latin America it is well worth extending your visit if you have the time. There is much to see and do in Peru and no one itinerary can include all of its wonders. Through our ready-made holiday extensions it is possible to ensure that you see everything you wish to when you are in Peru. This may be a day trip to Machu Picchu, a few days spent exploring the Amazon rain forest or a journey further afield to Lake Titicaca or La Paz in Bolivia. Since extensions may affect your international flight schedule you should consider booking these at the same time as your main holiday. We can assist with any arrangements such as extra hotel nights, transfers or internal flights that you may require. All extensions can be reserved during the online booking process.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are said to be the crown jewels of the natural world. These paradise islands have a mythological status with their unique wildlife and stories and theories from Charles Darwin in 1835. Blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, albatross, giant tortoises, swimming with seals and turtles, dinosaurs like marine... More
The Galapagos Islands are said to be the crown jewels of the natural world. These paradise islands have a mythological status with their unique wildlife and stories and theories from Charles Darwin in 1835. Blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, albatross, giant tortoises, swimming with seals and turtles, dinosaurs like marine and land iguanas are just a few of the species you will encounter. Part of the magic of the Galapagos is getting up close to the wildlife who have lost their fear of man. The islands can be visited at any time of year and absolutely the best way to see them is onboard a boat.
Galapagos Islands Cruise
There are a variety of boat styles from sailing ships to catamarans and you can choose from three levels of on-board comfort - Tourist Class, First Class or Luxury Class. You can also choose how long you want to cruise the islands. We can arrange any length of cruise and we recommend between 4 and 8 days as the optimum length for this tour. During your cruise you will visit several of the islands and there will be the opportunity to land and walk among the wildlife. Sometimes these will be `dry` landings where you step onto a pier and at others you will make `wet` landings where you reach the island by small inflatable boats and step directly onto the beach. Every boat has a slightly different itinerary but all are focused on seeing as much of the amazing Galapagos wildlife as possible. All itineraries will enable you to visit several of the islands and see most of the important wildlife species and all itineraries will include a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Centre to see the relatives of Lonesome George. There is also plenty of time for relaxation and for swimming and snorkelling from the boats. As an example, in the information below we have described a typical 5-day cruise on a Tourist Class boat. We also can include any extra nights you require in Quito to tie in with your international flights. Please contact the office for your personalised quote. These extensions begin and end in Quito.
Available 'All Year' between
Airport transfers on arrival and departure, internal flights to/from Baltra and associated airport transfers, 4 nights double or twin berth cabin on full board basis, 5 day cruise on a Tourist Class boat, Galapagos guide.
What's Not Included
Entrance fee Galapagos $100.00 pp & transit control card $10.00 pp (must be paid locally in cash), miscellaneous expenses - tips, drinks, souvenirs
Fly from Quito to Baltra Airport in the Galapagos Islands. On arrival we transfer (10 minutes) to the pier and board our boat. After settling in, we visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre on Santa Cruz and the relatives of Lonesome George at the giant tortoise breeding program.
Today we visit the volcano Island of Rabida, exploring the lagoons and birdlife. After a wet landing at Chinese Hat we encounter sea lions before spending around an hour hiking, arriving at the top we enjoy the stunning views of the surround islands. There is ample opportunity to see the marina iguanas, the red frigate birds and blue-footed boobies. Second night onboard.
Our destination today is Genovesa Island, considered one of the wildest and untouched islands within the national park. We go ashore and climb the stone-carved 'Prince Philip´s Steps' to a wide plateau which is the nesting site for several species of birds including red and blue-footed boobies, nazca boobies, great frigate birds, red-billed tropic birds and bahama ducks.
Arriving at Bartolome Island we ascend to a look out point, and admire the views of Sullivan Bay and the famous needle shaped Pinnacle Rock. The beaches here boast great snorkelling points, allowing exploration of the underwater world. In the afternoon you visit the Black Turtle Cove, a nesting site for marine turtles. Third night onboard.
After a dry landing, we have a short walk along the coast of the northernmost island of Seymour with it's prolific birdlife. We transfer to Baltra Airport for the flight to Quito.