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Galapagos with kids: swimming pool


In recent years we have seen an increase in the number of multigenerational families staying with us at Galapagos Safari Camp. Families seeking active, authentic and educational experiences that create stronger bonds with their loved ones, as well as lasting memories.

But as anyone who has traveled with both their children and their children’s grandparents can tell you, it’s not always easy to keep everyone happy on vacation, especially in a destination like the Galapagos where so many itineraries are set in stone or so rigorous that the only family member who can keep up is the 19-year-old Ironman triathlete.


Tailormade Galapagos tours for multigenerational families

Tailormade Galapagos Tours for Multigenerational Families


At Galapagos Safari Camp, however, our Family Safaris can be fully customized to meet the needs and interests of all family members – from babies, toddlers and small children, to tweens and teens, to couples, parents and grandparents – we have everyone’s interests covered!

Moreover, our safaris can be either fullyprivate or semi-private, such as joining other guests on a boat trip. It’s entirely up to you. Depending on the size of your group, and the options you choose, it may also be more cost-effective to travel in a large family pack.


Family Safari activities

Family Safari activities in the Galapagos for multigenerational families


We offer a wide range of activities and experiences on our Family Safaris, from snorkelling, kayaking, surfing lessons and fishing trips to exploring uninhabited islands, biking and hiking up volcanoes and across lava fields.

Naturally the wildlife takes centre stage in almost everything we do, and all our Safaris are designed to see as many of the Galapagos flagship species as possible. As with any wildlife experience, it is impossible for us to guarantee sightings of any particular species, but if there is any animal that you, or a member of your family would like to see, we will certainly do all we can to incorporate the best possible viewing sites into your Safari.


Galapagos with kids and grandparents, Multi generational Family Vacation


Depending on the age range in your family, it is also important to include some downtime, particularly for the younger and older members of your party. Maybe Grandpa would like to relax in a hammock with The Origin of Species, while Grandma takes a dip in the pool with our resident finches? And maybe little Joe wants to unleash his creativity in our Kids’ Club, while Mum and Dad have a siesta. This can all be arranged.


Galapagos with kids, Multi generational Family Vacation


Special occasions and milestone celebrations

Multi generational Family Vacation Celebration


Many multigenerational families come to the Galapagos to celebrate a special occasion, such as a golden wedding anniversary, 50th birthday or college graduation. Celebrating the event with people you love the most is probably the most memorable gift you can give to your family, and a responsibility we do not take lightly. We have a number of ideas that we would be happy to discuss with you, from surprise tea parties in lava tunnels to formal birthday dinners. We fully understand that every moment with your family counts and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our guests.


Glamping & Gramping

Luxury Safari Tents, Galapagos for families with grandparents


Modelled after the classic African safari camps, Galapagos Safari Camp was designed with Appropriate Luxury in mind, and with all age groups in mind. Our nine spacious Safari Tents are equipped with kingsize or twin beds, polished teak floors and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Raised balconies look out over the Galapagos National Park and Pacific Ocean beyond.


Family Suite, Family Vacation Galapagos


In addition to our tents we have one Family Suite that sleeps six. The suite includes a large deck in which families can snuggle together in the evening for a spot of stargazing.


First-hand experience

Galapagos with kids, Multi generational Family Vacation


Owners and founders, Michael Mesdag and Stephanie Bonham-Carter, raised their own children at Galapagos Safari Camp; and their extended family often come out to visit them. The evolution of the camp into a multigenerational vacation destination has been something of an organic journey for them; and after years of experience in crafting bespoke safaris for families of varying ages, sizes and interests, it is safe to say that your family is in excellent hands!


How to plan your Grand Galapagos Family Safari

How to plan your Grand Galapagos Family Safari


Step 1: Take a look at our sample Family Safari for ideas. Remember it can be fully customised according to the needs and interests of your family.

Step 2: Contact one of our Safari Designers for expert advice and further suggestions on how to customize your family safari. 

Step 3: We will guide you through the rest, making it as easy and stress-free as possible!


Galapagos With Kids Guide

For more information on traveling to the Galapagos With Kids, see Our Ultimate Guide to The Galapagos With Kids