Atrip to the Galapagos Islands is a once in a lifetime experience, unless of course you’re Sir David Attenborough. Taking the kids or grandkids makes for an even better experience – possibly negating Sir Dave envy in the first place! Afterall, you’ll be on a Galapagos family holiday, he’s only ever there ‘on-the-job’.
Kids surely do love animals, and this is wildlife on steroids. The Galapagos is all about close-up encounters with countless opportunities to connect with many types of animals. Tell the locals you’re here for a limited time and they’ll go out of their way to show you the best on offer – sea lions, land and marine iguanas, Galapagos tortoise, Darwin’s finches, penguins, Waved Albatross, sea turtles, heron, flamingo and bottlenose dolphins just to name a few.
School of Life
Take the class out of the classroom. It’s amazing how much knowledge is actually retained when it’s taught in context. Suddenly, the kids will be pumped to return to school for show and tell. The latest PS4 has got nothing on the sights, sounds and smells of the Galapagos.
It’s a place populated by extraordinary and beautiful creatures, some of which are found nowhere else on the planet – Attenborough
There are activities for all ages in the Galapagos. The kids will delight in an active family holiday with snorkelling, kayaking and swimming at beaches like those on San Cristobal Island. Kind of like home, but maybe better.
Love for the Environment
Perhaps a budding Attenborough in the making, being surrounded by such biodiversity, the kids will have a new interest in the marine world and a love for the environment. And not just the little kids, but hopefully the big kids too.
Photo: Chris Floyd
TripADeal travels to the Galapagos Islands and Peru here.