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Ecuador Galapagos & Amazon Family Adventure Tour

Wildlife Wonders, Tropical Rainforest & Enchanted Isles


See two of the most incredible and iconic wildlife destinations in the world - the Amazon Rainforest and the Galápagos Islands - on this family trip featuring activities suited for ages 6 and up. From your Ecuadorian Amazon base at Sacha Lodge, look for monkeys, caimans, and three-toed sloths, as well as hundreds of species of birds and blue morpho butterflies in the middle of a 5,000-acre nature preserve. Then, cruise for four nights in the Galápagos, where you'll meet 3-foot-long iguanas and 100-year-old tortoises, and snorkel alongside beautiful white-sand beaches under the watchful eye of sea lions. This is a family adventure you'll never forget!

Explore further on our range of exciting pre- or post-trip extensions in Ecuador.

To learn more about the Galapagos Islands and what you can expect from MT Sobek boats and adventures, check out our Galapagos Islands Visitors Guide.

12 Days

From: $7,495

$300 Discount for Children 17 & Under

See two of the most incredible and iconic wildlife destinations in the world - the Amazon Rainforest and the Galápagos Islands - on this family trip featuring activities suited for ages 6 and up. From your Ecuadorian Amazon base at Sacha Lodge, look for monkeys, caimans, and three-toed sloths, as well as hundreds of species of birds and blue morpho butterflies in the middle of a 5,000-acre nature preserve. Then, cruise for four nights in the Galápagos, where you'll meet 3-foot-long iguanas and 100-year-old tortoises, and snorkel alongside beautiful white-sand beaches under the watchful eye of sea lions. This is a family adventure you'll never forget!

Explore further on our range of exciting pre- or post-trip extensions in Ecuador.

To learn more about the Galapagos Islands and what you can expect from MT Sobek boats and adventures, check out our Galapagos Islands Visitors Guide.

Highlights


  • Delight in the wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, including toucans, monkeys, caimans, and sloths

  • Sail the enchanted Galápagos Islands for four nights aboard the comfortable 16-passenger EcoGalaxy catamaran

  • Snorkel among brilliantly colored tropical fish and discover a world of sea lions, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises with your dedicated expert guide

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Ecuador Galapagos Island Family Adventure Cruise

Start: Quito, Ecuador  End: Quito, Ecuador

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Quito

    Day 1

    Welcome to the historic city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. An MT Sobek representative will meet you outside customs at the airport and escort you to your hotel. After settling in at the hotel, the rest of the evening is free unwind and take advantage of the pool and onsite restaurant. Dinner is on your own tonight.

    Accommodation: Swissotel Quito

    Transportation: 45 minutes - 1 hour by private van from airport to hotel

  • Tour Mindo & Learn How Chocolate is Made

    Day 2

    After breakfast, depart for a full-day tour to Mindo, a village in the Andean Mountains that's known for its many bird and butterfly species. Visit a cacao farm and factory and learn how chocolate is made, from harvesting the plants to the final product. Enjoy a welcome lunch surrounded by an incredible diversity of hummingbirds. Return to Quito in the afternoon for an introductory talk and orientation about your trip. In the evening, explore Quito and have dinner on your own.

    Accommodation: Swissotel Quito

    Transportation: 4-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Journey to Sacha Lodge

    Day 3

    After breakfast, transfer to Quito airport for a short flight to Coca airport, located on the Amazon side of the Andes. From there, take a two-hour motorized boat ride along the Napo River to Sacha Lodge reserve. From the drop-off along the riverside, take a 25-minute jungle walk along a wooden boardwalk to look for monkeys, sloths, and other wildlife. Finally, board a dugout canoe for a 40-minute ride through a jungle canal to get to Sacha Lodge, your home for the next few days.

    Accommodation: Sacha Lodge

    Activity: 25-minute jungle walk & 40-minute easy canoe ride

    Transportation: 30-minute flight transfer & 2-hour boat ride

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore the Amazon Rainforest at Sacha Lodge

    Day 4

    Spend the day exploring the 5,000 acres of pristine rainforest at Sacha Lodge reserve, home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Watch for roving bands of monkeys, hundreds of species of birds, and the occasional anteater, three-toed sloth, or ocelot. Go for a ride in a dugout canoe, fish for piranhas, and birdwatch from the top of a canopy tower. You can also go on a night walk to look for frogs, spiders, and other nocturnal critters.

    Accommodation: Sacha Lodge

    Activity: Rainforest walks & canoe rides

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Visit a Native Community

    Day 5

    Enjoy another full day of activities around Sacha Lodge. Visit the Shipati Warmi project - an initiative run by and benefiting the women of the Providencia community of Yasuní - to learn about how they live, the food they eat, and their culture. In the afternoon, climb the canopy-walk tower to experience the rainforest from atop the trees. In the evening, you can go on a night canoe ride to look for caimans, snakes, and other nocturnal wildlife.

    Accommodation: Sacha Lodge

    Activity: Rainforest walks & canoe rides

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Return to Quito

    Day 6

    After breakfast, depart Sacha Lodge and take a return boat ride to Coca. Then, board your flight back to Quito and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax at the swimming pool or visit the Old Town on your own.

    Accommodation: Swissotel Quito

    Activity: 40-minute canoe ride & 25-minute jungle walk

    Transportation: 2-hour boat ride & 30-minute flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Fly to San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos

    Day 7

    After breakfast, fly from Quito to San Cristóbal in the Galápagos Islands. On arrival your guide will escort you to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where you will board the deluxe EcoGalaxy. Enjoy lunch before cruising to nearby Isla Lobos - separated from San Cristóbal by a narrow channel, providing opportunities to snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles, and tropical fish. There is also a short trail great for viewing blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, sea lions, and the picturesque León Dormido - a huge volcanic monolith located offshore.

    Accommodation: EcoGalaxy

    Activity: 3 hours walking, swimming and snorkeling

    Transportation: 2-hour flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Visit Santa Fé & South Plaza Islands

    Day 8

    Wake to explore the beautiful bay and turquoise waters of Santa Fé Island. After landing on a white beach usually covered with sea lions, walk into a giant Opuntia cactus grove in search of endemic land iguanas and possibly Galápagos Hawks. Afterwards, you can snorkel and/or kayak in the turquoise waters of the bay, full of sea lions, sea turtles, rays, urchins, eels, and very colorful fish, including large schools of surgeonfish and parrotfish.

    Next it's on to South Plaza Island for an afternoon walk. Both North and South Plazas were formed by geological uplift and tilt to the north, with cliffs on their southern coasts. On small islands like this, terrestrial and marine species interact more than on the larger islands, and the occasional hybrid iguana (land and marine) with its "zebra-like" stripes can often be observed. The south facing cliffs swarm with a myriad of bird species, including tropicbirds, pelicans, boobies, Galápagos shearwaters, and swallow-tailed gulls. Bachelor sea lions climb steep cliffs in the late afternoon to spend nights away from the larger dominant bulls. Look for endemic land iguanas under the prickly-pear cactus.

    Accommodation: EcoGalaxy

    Activity: AM wet landing, 1-hour walk (0.5 miles) and option to snorkel or kayak; PM 2-hour walk (0.8 miles)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • North Seymour Island and Mosquera Islet

    Day 9

    North Seymour is home to an incredible diversity of species, including dense breeding colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds. Walk North Seymour's loop trail and keep an eye out for Swallow tailed gulls, blue-footed boobies, and colonies of both Magnificent and Great frigatebirds. The island is rich in sea birds, but look also for marine iguanas, huge land iguanas, sea lions and other smaller birds such as Darwin finches and mockingbirds. After the walk, get ready to snorkel in one of the sites with the highest diversity of fish you'll find on your trip.

    This afternoon, call at Mosquera Islet, located between Baltra Island and North Seymour, and home to the largest sea lion colony in the archipelago. It's also possible to observe several species of birds here.

    Accommodation: EcoGalaxy

    Activity: 2-3 hours hiking, 1 hour swimming and snorkeling

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Discover Rich Birdlife of Genovesa Island

    Day 10


    Genovesa Island is known as Bird Island and is one of the most interesting for visitors! Hike along Darwin Beach on the north side of Darwin Bay, formed by the rim of a sunken crater. Red mangroves along the trail provide habitat for yellow warblers, yellow-crowned night herons, and pintail ducks. The highlight of this site is the incredible abundance of Red-footed Boobies, Great Frigatebirds and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Despite being the most abundant species of booby in the islands, the red-footed is rarely seen unless you visit Genovesa. The bay also offers several places to snorkel; from deep waters along the cliffs across the bay, to shallow waters by the beach. In either case, there are many fish to see and great chances of seeing sharks, rays and sea lions.

    After lunch, explore the cliffs by Zodiac before climbing Prince Phillip's Steps to the island's plateau. The landing sport is a rock fall that forms a natural staircase up the cliffs but the rest of the trail is quite easy and leveled. Walk through massive colonies of Red-footed and Nazca Boobies and an extraordinary Palo Santo forest on the way to a lava ridge where thousands of storm petrels dart about while Short-eared owls stalk them for prey. This is one of the trails in the entire Galápagos with the most abundance of fauna. Snorkelers can explore the cliffs, where there are many fish and great chances of seeing sharks, rays and sea lions.

    Back on the boat tonight, enjoy a festive farewell cocktail hour and a group dinner with the captain.

    Accommodation: EcoGalaxy

    Activity: AM wet landing, 2-hour (0.6 miles) walk and snorkeling; PM dry landing, 3-hour (2 miles) hike and snorkeling

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • See Tortoises in the Highlands & Return to Quito

    Day 11

    After an early breakfast, disembark the EcoGalaxy and transfer to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a special opportunity to see Galápagos giant tortoises in the wild. Then head to the Baltra airport for your return flight to Quito. An MT Sobek representative will greet you at Quito airport and provide assistance to your nearby hotel. Lunch and dinner are on your own today.

    Accommodation: Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel-Quito

    Activity: 1 hour walking and observing wildlife

    Transportation: 45-minute private vehicle transfer and 2-hour flight transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Depart from Quito

    Day 12

    After breakfast, use the complimentary shuttle to transfer to the airport in time for your outbound flight, or opt to stay on in Quito to join us for one of our extensions in Ecuador or Peru!

    Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


  • 2022
  • 2023
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2022

Scheduled Dates


The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

  • Dec 14 - 25, 2022
    $8,995 price per person dbl occ
    +$900 internal airfare+$700 single supplement (hotels only)+$20 transit control card
    Check for AvailabilityConfirmed

2023

Scheduled Dates


The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

  • Jun 28 - Jul 09, 2023
    $7,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 internal airfare+$700 single supplement (hotels only)+$20 transit control card
    AvailableConfirmed
  • Jul 26 - Aug 06, 2023
    $7,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 internal airfare+$700 single supplement (hotels only)+$20 transit control card
    Fully Booked - Private DepartureConfirmed
  • Aug 09 - 20, 2023
    $7,495 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 internal airfare+$700 single supplement (hotels only)+$20 transit control card
    Available

Go Private

Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Call or email us to get the ball rolling.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Private Trip Pricing:


2023 Pricing

16 guests from $6,395 per person double occupancy

15 guests from $6,595 per person double occupancy

14 guests from $6,895 per person double occupancy

13 guests from $7,195 per person double occupancy

12 guests from $7,395 per person double occupancy

11 guests from $7,795 per person double occupancy

10 guests from $7,995 per person double occupancy

9 guests from $8,395 per person double occupancy

8 guests from $8,995 per person double occupancy

Additional Costs:


Internal Airfare: $900

Transit Control Card: $20

Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Make Your Own Dates in These Months


  • January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure


Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • Wetsuit rental
  • Galápagos National Park fee, collected upon arrival (Age 12 and older: $100 / Age 11 and younger: $50)
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card
  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and yacht crew
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Luis Die

Luis Die

Luis was born in Seville, Spain, and graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid with a degree in Environmental Biology. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and French and has guided in Galapagos since 1999. In addition to being a professional nature photographer, Luis has a Master's Degree in Geographic Ecology and is active with conservation groups. A born teacher, he enthusiastically shares his knowledge of Galapagos with people of all ages. He lives in Quito with his wife, twin sons, and daughter and is MT Sobek's head naturalist guide. 

Fernando Ortiz

Fernando Ortiz

Fernando is an Ecuadorian marine biologist who has worked and lived in Galapagos for over 25 years. An accomplished diver, he has enjoyed more than 5,000 dives in the Galapagos, Ecuador, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Baja California, Palau, Malaysia, and Costa Rica. He joined Conservation International in 2005 after working for the Galapagos National Park as Head of the Department of Control and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems. Fernando returned to guiding to re-encounter the environment that he is so passionate about and loves inspiring MT Sobek travelers on their adventures in the Galapagos.

Patricia Stucki

Patricia Stucki

Patricia has been guiding diving trips in Galapagos since 1999. A native of Switzerland and originally a journalist for the Swiss News Agency, Patricia started her career in guiding as a divemaster in Honduras in 1995 and as a naturalist guide in Costa Rica. She is fascinated by wildlife, is a passionate teacher, and an active conservationist in the islands. As a resident of Galapagos, she will be able to give you an insider's viewpoint of life in the islands. Patricia is fluent in English, German, and French.

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After an early breakfast, disembark the EcoGalaxy and transfer to the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a special opportunity to see Galápagos giant tortoises in the wild. Then head to the Baltra airport for your return flight to Quito. An MT Sobek representative will greet you at Quito airport and provide assistance to your nearby hotel. Lunch and dinner are on your own today.

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After breakfast, use the complimentary shuttle to transfer to the airport in time for your outbound flight, or opt to stay on in Quito to join us for one of our extensions in Ecuador or Peru!

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 1. 7 full days of nature walks, easy canoeing, snorkeling, and touring, sleeping in eco-lodges and aboard the deluxe catamaran EcoGalaxy.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 3

25-minute jungle walk & 40-minute easy canoe ride

Day 4

Rainforest walks & canoe rides

Day 5

Rainforest walks & canoe rides

Day 6

40-minute canoe ride & 25-minute jungle walk

Day 7

3 hours walking, swimming and snorkeling

Day 8

AM wet landing, 1-hour walk (0.5 miles) and option to snorkel or kayak; PM 2-hour walk (0.8 miles)

Day 9

2-3 hours hiking, 1 hour swimming and snorkeling

Day 10

AM wet landing, 2-hour (0.6 miles) walk and snorkeling; PM dry landing, 3-hour (2 miles) hike and snorkeling

Day 11

1 hour walking and observing wildlife

Accommodations


An eco-lodge set in the midst of a 5,000-acre preserve and a deluxe modern catamaran. Plus comfortable and convenient hotels in Quito.

EcoGalaxy
EcoGalaxy

Discover the Enchanted Islands in relaxed comfort onboard the EcoGalaxy, an 88-foot deluxe catamaran. Its eight staterooms, with a capacity for 16 adventurers, are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, including full-size shower, and A/C. Guests can also relax in the dining room, bar and lounge, and open sundeck, and enjoy the inflatable pangas, kayaks, and snorkeling gear. Designed to minimize environment impact, the EcoGalaxy operates on low fuel consumption with state-of-the-art water filters, LED illumination, tin-free exterior paint, and solar panels. See more images, deck plans and more, here.

Sacha Lodge
Sacha Lodge

Located within a pristine ecological reserve, Sacha Lodge enjoys a remote rainforest location with thatch-roofed buildings that blend harmoniously into their surroundings. The 26 comfortable rooms have spacious private bathrooms, some of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows for an immersive jungle experience. The property is a destination within itself, with thousands of acres of rainforest to explore.

Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel-Quito
Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel-Quito

The Wyndham Quito Airport is a convenient and comfortable stopover after your journey back from the Galápagos chosen for its location right next to the airport. Both international and Ecuadorian food options are available at the onsite restaurant and for room service. Rooms have large TVs and free WiFi. There is a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle.

Swissotel Quito
Swissotel Quito

One of the city's top five-star luxury hotels, Swissotel Quito is conveniently located in the Floresta neighborhood of Quito - both a commercial and residential area only 45 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Each of its 232 elegant guest rooms is air-conditioned and features modern design.

Weather


December is considered the start of the warm season in Galápagos with temperatures generally in the 80's°F and water temperatures of 70-75°F. In the Amazon, expect 76-84°F with some rain likely.

 
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70
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78
72
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68
78
66
84
70
Quito 
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Quito
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FAQs


When and where should I arrive?

Arrive in Quito any time on Day 1. An MT Sobek representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Most flights from the US arrive late at night.

What makes this a family adventure?

This trip includes plenty of wildlife and adventure, but with shorter days than our usual MT Sobek trips. Family trip leaders have plenty of experience guiding families with children.

Do I need a wetsuit for snorkeling in the Galápagos?

With cooler water temperatures, most people prefer using a wetsuit. This way, you will enjoy snorkeling longer. Wetsuits rentals are available for $45-55 pp for the week. Your guide will assist you.

Are insects a problem in the Amazon?

Insects are present in the jungle and we recommend bringing insect repellant. Mosquitoes are around at dawn and dusk.

Are there sharks in the Galapagos?

It is rare to see sharks while snorkeling, and when you do, it is likely to see white-tipped reef sharks that sleep on the ocean floor and in rocky caves. They feed on small fish at night and are not interested in people.

When is the best time to go to the Galapagos?

The Galapagos Islands are a year-round destination, with something to see and do every month. The water is choppiest in September. Late spring brings the mating season for frigate birds and blue-footed boobies!

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Guest Reviews


"MT Sobek provided the perfect Galápagos experience for a multi-generational family trip. The participants could just savor the experience while experts coordinated the entire trip. Thank you!"

Kim O.
MT Sobek Guest

"Having visited the places that Darwin visited for his evolution theory makes you appreciate all we have in this world!"

Laura C.
MT Sobek Guest