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Beyond the Beach: Embark on a Galápagos Odyssey this Spring Break

While some choose to seek out sandy beaches for Spring Break...

Here at Expedition Trips, we would like to suggest something a little more adventurous, a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Small ship travel is perfect for family adventures, allowing everyone to enjoy a break while exploring, learning, and connecting and few places are as perfect as Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. We’ve been helping curious families visit the Galapagos for 25 years and it remains one of our favorite destinations. In addition to the wildlife-rich islands, Ecuador also has several hidden gems—Mashpi Lodge in the cloud forest or Napo Wildlife Center in the Amazon rainforest—or how about visiting neighboring Peru and the mythical ruins of Machu Picchu, creating one of the world’s greatest cultural and natural history adventures.  Our expert travel designers are ready to help you plan every detail of your cruise throughout the Galapagos Islands and provide insight and advice to extend your trip if you would like.  

But why Spring Break? Essentially, the weather is optimal, balancing pleasant temperatures with fewer crowds compared to the summer months, making it the best time to explore both land and sea.  Spring in the Galápagos adds another layer of magic—this is the season when the wildlife is at its most active and the marine world invites you for intimate encounters. Imagine snorkeling with playful sea lions, observing the intricate courtship dances of the Blue-footed Boobies, or simply marveling at the richness of life below the waterline. 

But why stop at the Galápagos? You have the option to explore two of Ecuador’s hidden paradises. At Mashpi Lodge, enveloped in the Andean cloud forest, the richness of solitude and purity of nature blend into a luxurious harmony. Activities here aren’t just sightseeing; they’re transcendental experiences like sky biking over the lush forest canopy.

Alternatively, you can opt for Napo Wildlife Center in the Amazon rainforest. The expedition begins with a canoe ride, which in itself is a sacred ritual that connects you to the roots of the Amazon. Indigenous guides share their profound, generational wisdom, immersing you in the biodiversity of their homeland.

And then, for those seeking to elevate their journey to the realm of legends, extend your trip to visit Peru’s Machu Picchu. A citadel of clouds and dreams, Machu Picchu isn’t just another tourist spot; it’s a spiritual heritage site that whispers ancient secrets through its misty peaks. Spring is the end of the rainy season in Peru, which means that you can enjoy the lush green landscape and the blooming flowers of the Andes.

So, this Spring Break, let us help you plan an unforgettable adventure the whole family will enjoy. Instead of cliché destinations, consider something that’s not just fun, but life changing. Contact us for more information.