I admit I may be a bit biased, but I believe the Galapagos Islands may be one of the best destinations on Earth for family travel. They offer the perfect combination of education and fun activities - hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and now even stand-up paddle-boarding on some vessels! We work with yachts offering a range of family-friendly cabin configurations, and naturalist guides who are experts at not only imparting great information but also bringing all the kids onboard together in activities, promoting connections and friendships. What are other differences in Family Departures that set them apart from regular Galapagos voyages?
The yachts with designated Family Departures will accept younger kids on those special dates. For example, the Eric or Letty normally set a cut-off age of 12 years on regular sailings, but if you choose a Family Departure, the minimum age can drop to 5 years.
Another favorite Family Departure...
This active family of four just returned from a custom Hikers Patagonia Adventure in Patagonia and share some of their incredible experiences:
“First of all, we enjoyed all the hiking- it was wonderful!!
Second, we loved all of our guides! Lorena in Santiago took care of us well. Chris in Patagonia Camp was good and entertaining. Ismail, Frederico in Calafate were great. Andres in El Chalten was especially good. Had a nice pace for hiking and just an easy guy to be around for 9-10 hours. His knowledge of geology was great and interesting to us.
Patagonia Camp yurts were fun, unique, warm, cozy, and loved that they were separated. El Puma, in El Chalten, was very comfortable and well situated. Loved Alta Vista in El Calafate because I wouldn't have wanted to be in town. I loved hiking from the house and riding the horses was special. Alta Vista’s...
When the Kaplan family traveled to Tanzania on our Serengeti Family Safari in June they knew that they were in for some great wildlife. What was unexpected was the people that they met and the cultures that they experienced along the way.
"The entire trip was fabulous. The highlight was actually the cultural encounters that we had. I expected the animal part of the safari but our visit with the Bushman was beyond anything I could imagine and my kids loved playing soccer, volleyball, and frisbee with the locals.
Our guide Dominic was unbelievable. He was incredibly knowledgeable but was also a truly amazing person. He kept everyone engaged and let things be spontaneous, making time to add to our itinerary where beneficial. We LOVED him!
My favorite experience was hunting with the Bushman and learning about their culture. We also had a great interaction with some women in the...
Susan and her family just returned from our Sacred Lands of the Incas Adventure and was amazed by Machu Picchu, Cusco and the people they met while in Peru.
“I appreciated all the information that you sent and found it very helpful. We were able to get a good background from this information and the books you suggested.
Machu Picchu was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It was truly fascinating and I am inspired to research and read more about these people and their way of life. We also found the time in and around Cusco to be fascinating. Walking through some of the villages and seeing how the people live and go about their daily activities was eye-opening. I watched one woman trudge up a hill to a village outside Cusco. She was wearing typical garb with a hat and brightly colored skirt. Her...
This family for four just got back from our Best of Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon adventure and had a blast with their guides!
“Hi-we had a great trip! Such a great experience and wonderful people!
Yuri -our guide in Cusco and MP was just SO wonderful to us (and we did torture him a bit!). Max, our driver, was also a very sweet guy! Nick was funny and cool--also gave us a great business idea: b-day parties for dogs as his friend in Lima does. It was so nice to have someone guiding us through the transportation system there (often subject to change we learned!)... printing the boarding passes was priceless!!
Jesus at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica was great-amazing English and such a nice guy!
Besides brief altitude and stomach illness experienced- things were very good and I thank you!
Thank you so much for everything!
Your friendly Peru...