Monthly Archives: September 2015

Introduce your family to the wonders of the Galapagos

We can help if you wish to embark on the educational adventure of a lifetime with your family. How so? Well, here at Wildfoot Travel, we specialise in the very finest family friendly tours to the Galapagos.

That may seem to be a contradiction in terms – bringing your entire family to one of the remotest regions on Earth – but rest assured that with the Galapagos Islands steadily becoming more accessible than ever before, the leading operators are also able to provide travellers with all of the comfort and amenities that enable them to bring their entire family with them for the ride.

Indeed, we firmly believe here at Wildfoot Travel that the Galapagos region is the ideal destination if you are keen to educate your kids about the wonders of nature and the relationship between human beings and the natural world.

Our Galapagos tours are incredibly varied and allow you to not only get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating species from the natural world, but also engage in all sorts of activities including cycling, snorkelling, walking and surfing. You can even use our tours to unwind on the beach in an idyllic location – just the kind of thing that you would expect on a ‘normal’ holiday!

Our team possesses an exceptional knowledge of the Galapagos and their history and is here to help you to make the most of your tour. Kids are more than welcome on the cruise boats and will get many opportunities to partake in activities like kayaking and snorkelling.

Our eight-day itinerary is designed with families in mind and is perfectly suited to kids aged six and over. Popular things for families to do while on a tour to the Galapagos include taking a snorkelling trip to Isla Lobos to witness marine life like sea turtles and sea lions.

You will benefit from seven nights of B&B hotel accommodation when taking advantage of our Galapagos family holiday package, as well as a visit to the Interpretation Centre. Also part of the itinerary is a visit to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, a Tortuga Bay walk, a trip to the Charles Darwin Research Centre and snorkelling and swimming at Loberia. If all of this sounds good to you, why not drop us a line today to chat about your trip with a member of our expert team.

Wildfoot Travel is associated with Arctic Bound and Antarctica Bound, which were established more than 25 years ago. We help people to see the most spectacular regions of the world with their own eyes, so talk to us today if you are keen to embark on an out-of-the-ordinary travel experience that you and your family will never forget. Why wait any longer to get in touch?

Why should you book your Antarctic holiday with our specialists in polar travel?

With the increasing accessibility of the Antarctic region to ‘ordinary’ travellers is coming an attendant rise in the number of companies offering holidays to this previously largely unchartered corner of the world. With many of these businesses claiming to offer it all in an Antarctic break, why should you specifically target the services and packages of specialists in polar travel like WILDFOOT?

Some of the reasons to do so are less obvious than others. Perhaps the most obvious is our in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience of this most specialised of regions. Quite simply, we feel that a remarkable continent demands remarkable treatment, which is precisely what we have sought to provide here at WILDFOOT – with spectacular results in the form of our consistently glowing customer feedback.

Such customers realise that choosing a great Antarctic holiday provider is about more than opting for the lowest price, or even the company that can boast the broadest range of expedition packages. What is arguably most important of all, is choosing a provider that truly understands Antarctica and has tailored its offerings to suit – the kind of company that allows you to experience almost everything that one of the planet’s remotest regions could conceivably serve up.

Where other providers may focus on slashing the price to the lowest level possible, we channel our energies into giving our customers a genuinely ground-up Antarctic holiday experience. People booking with us can climb aboard the best well-equipped expedition ships and learn about every detail of this most special of regions, via lectures given by seasoned experts in geology, oceanography, glaciology and history, all upon a stunning polar backdrop.

Alternatively, those embarking on such an incredible journey with us may throw themselves into such enthralling optional activities as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking, skiing or snowshoeing – or they may prefer the slightly sedater activity of wildlife spotting, discovering many more new and wonderful species in a few hours than they would encounter in many years at home.

Some travellers on board our cruises are even lucky enough to be able to board a helicopter for ice landings inside the continent – the perfect opportunity to keep their eyes peeled for the elusive Emperor Penguin. Add to all of these experiences the option of an especially luxurious Antarctic cruise encompassing 5* service and on-board cuisine, as well as our memberships of such organisations as ABTA, ATOL, IAATO and ATTA, and in WILDFOOT, you really do have the complete reputable polar travel provider.

Could now be the time for you to embark on the Antarctic journey of a lifetime? If the answer to that question is “yes”, make sure that it really is memorable for all of the right reasons by keeping our leading specialists in polar travel firmly by your side.

Follow in impressive footsteps on our Arctic excursions

The polar regions will always be irrevocably associated with many of civilisation’s greatest explorers, and while we by no means expect you to repeat their feats on your own excursions in the Arctic here at WILDFOOT, your visit will nonetheless almost certainly give you a taste for the spirit of exploration that inspired these greats. For evidence of that, one only needs to look to the vast range of exciting Arctic activities that we make possible.

Even the most conservative of our itineraries will take you to places that you have never before experienced, but some of our travellers wish to especially capitalise on that, through one of our more adventurous packages. With our sailings offering an average of three shore landings per day while in the Arctic and not ‘at sea’, there is opportunity to indulge in all manner of optional activities. Even those who remain on board can be thrilled by our comprehensive education programme, delivered by our leading Arctic experts.

But let’s imagine that you would rather hop off the ship every now and then – in which case, your excursions in the Arctic really will be like none other that you have ever experienced. It’s enthralling enough to witness the compelling polar wildlife at close quarters, from walrus and polar bears to whales and seals. But what about indulging your physical side by going hiking, skiing, climbing or dogsledding in the remarkable Spitsbergen, or discovering the Arctic’s magical underwater world, scuba diving and snorkelling with one of our seasoned Arctic Dive Masters by your side?

If you would like a more intimate experience of Arctic waters but fear that donning the snorkel and flippers may be a little too extreme for you, never fear – on some of our expedition voyages, you also have the option of kayaking. Just imagine drifting through majestic, isolated icebergs or just stopping in the middle of the water, miles from land, revelling in the solitude of one of the most remote spots on Earth. Many others choose shore excursions in the Arctic that give them an entirely different, but no less spectacular view of the region’s icescapes, land and wildlife.

There really is no experience quite like one of our famed excursions in the Arctic, and whether you take advantage of every possible excursion before you or instead concentrate on just the one or two that most excite you, with the intimate assistance of our guides, you can rest assured of a trip to be remembered for a lifetime.