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For the majority of our trips, the minimum age is 12. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. Our Overland Adventures have a minimum age of 18. Younger children can join us on our Family trips in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, but check each trip for its minimum age. Most of our trips don’t have a maximum age limit, but a Self-Assessment Form is required for all passengers 70 years and over.

Galapagos for Families with children.

Galapagos Cruises: Usually, cruises allowed children from 6 years old. If you want to go, you should choose a Cruise with additional safety, with no balconies on the rooms. It is not very recommendable as the tour is very active with early wake-ups, lots of walking and swimming.
The Island Hopping Tour: Is an excellent option for families with children to go to Galapagos. In these tours, you stay in hotels with pools suitable for kids and comfortable properties on the land. Staying in the islands and sharing with the islanders is a great experience also in these tours you can do a lot of snorkeling and tours that kids can do with beautiful places to visit and close nature encounters.

On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip’s overview page on our website.

No special skills are required for most adventures, just a sense of adventure and a curiosity about the world. Even on our camping adventures, no previous experience is needed; our trips adapt to your interests, from first-time campers to experienced adventurers.

Our trips can adapt to families with kids from 5 years old to older people up to 80 years old depending on your preferences.

Nephews visiting Ecuador


Want to lie in a hammock and not move until cocktail hour? We’ve got a trip for that. Want to power up the side of a mountain at high altitude? We’ve also got a trip for that. To determine what type of trip suits you best, each of our trips comes with a Physical Rating to let you know how physically demanding it is… or isn’t.


Levels of Activity:

Relaxed:  These trips are a relaxing break. You don’t have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.

Easy:  Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.

Moderate:  This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.

Prepared:  Be prepared for some physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

Challenging:  Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You’ll be required to be seriously fit or have previous experience for this trip as difficult activities are included.

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Our styles of travel – Budget, Young, Active, Classic, Family, and Comfort – cover a whole gamut of travel experiences. To find out which one is best for you depends on several factors,  depends if you are traveling for example in a couple or in a group, for a big group we need a bigger hotel with more services to give all the comfort possible to guests so they can rest for the next day tour, also if there are children  or a family usually we choose hotels with pool so the child can spend all their energies in the pool, instead if there is a couple we will choose more intimate private hotels or boutique hotels more romantic style.

Hotel with pool

Depends on your budget, we can adapt to your budget without losing any part of the trip, we have also budget hotels family-owned with very good service clean and secure.

Another type of trip is the Active adventure trip were during the trip you stay in campings, tents or mountain lodges into the wild.

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Our trip leaders are national tour guides with a passion for travel and adventure, Spanish and English speakers that will lead your way to fantastic destinations, they are experts in each area and will make sure you are safe and have fun during our trips.

Local guides are in some destinations where we join shared tours with local guides to explore the area.

Drivers & Transportation, In our tours you travel in private transport with an English speaking guide and professional driver. Our drivers are very experienced in tourism and know most of the roads and places to visit.

Barefoot specialize in a wide wide range of Family Tours & Adventures in Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands, Usually, we prepare Tailor-made trips for families and couples with shared day tours, we can adapt the tour to the ages of the children. The minimum age (for Family trips) varies depending on destination and activities, Barefoot has set minimum ages to ensure that the included activities suit each age range. Additionally, for the more adventurous destinations have a higher minimum age.

Family Trekking El Cajas National Park

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We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.