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Galapagos

Galapagos Cruise aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

At a glance

Duration: 10 Days

Coverage: Roundtrip Guayaquil, Ecuador

From: $6,960

Season: January - December

Activities: Birding, Hiking, Natural history, Photography, Sightseeing, Snorkeling, Zodiac cruises

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Lindblad Expeditions in Partnership with National Geographic

Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on an expedition is an unrivaled experience. And our 360º approach is your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. The 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II is fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:

  • See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats
  • Have up close encounters with incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea, too
  • Benefit from Lindblad's 50 years of experience and relationships in Galápagos to see all you came for and more.

Encounter abundant wildlife

Blue-footed boobies. Flightless cormorants. Darwin’s finches. Pink flamingos. Sea lions on beaches or gamboling underwater. Giant tortoises grazing in the highlands. The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its uniqueness and lack of fear, allowing you the rare experience of being treated as an equal in the wild world. Each island contains endemic species, and you’ll have the opportunity to see a panoply of Galápagos’ creatures in their native habitats—on land and in the sea.

Every day is active and engaging

You’ll be able to snorkel nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s the adventure of Endeavour II's glass bottom Zodiac. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, kayak, paddleboard or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups.

Travel in excellent company

Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, four handpicked naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for the islands is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Each week of exploring is crafted to offer you a panoramic experience of the archipelago. Within hours of arriving in Galápagos, you’ll experience an abundance of wildlife. And each day will deliver a new island to discover and explore. And while flexibility is a hallmark of our expedition style, the following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board.

Day 1 — U.S./Guayaquil, Ecuador

Depart U.S. and arrive Guayaquil by late evening; it’s a short drive to Hotel Hilton Colón, where we spend the night.

Day 2 — Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark

After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight to the Galápagos, we’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)

Day 3-8 — Galapagos Islands

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

Bartolomé
This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago
Santiago offers close encounters with Galápagos fur seals along with an opportunity to study the inhabitants of the island’s countless tide pools.

Santa Cruz
Home to the Charles Darwin Research station; learn about the science done here and visit the neighboring captive breeding program for endangered species of Galápagos giant tortoises, run by their partners in conservation, the Galápagos National Park Service.

Isabela
A small black sand beach offers wonderful morning swimming. Enjoy a more challenging hike over rugged shoreline and a shorter walk within an iguana colony. Kayaking and deep water snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Fernandina
This is the youngest island in the Galápagos and one of the most pristine tropical islands left on earth. Look forward to hikes over relatively recent lava flows, and spot marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Floreana
Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. We may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Española
The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful marine iguanas, Española is also a paradise for Darwin’s finches, sea lions galore, and the famous blue-footed boobies. Snorkel and stroll along the island’s lovely beaches.
(B,L,D Daily)

Day 9 — Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón. (B)

Day 10 — Guayaquil / Home

This morning fly home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Dates & Rates

Sailing Dates 1 2 3 4 AS BS CS 2 Single 3 Single
Sep 22, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Sep 29, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 6, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 13, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 20, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 27, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 3, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 10, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 17, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 8, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 15, 2017 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 22, 2017 $7,780 $8,880 $9,780 $10,720 $12,810 $13,760 $14,530 $11,120 $12,240
Dec 29, 2017 $7,780 $8,880 $9,780 $10,720 $12,810 $13,760 $14,530 $11,120 $12,240
Jan 5, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jan 12, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jan 19, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jan 26, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Feb 2, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Feb 9, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Feb 16, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Feb 23, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Mar 2, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Mar 9, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Mar 16, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Mar 23, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Mar 30, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Apr 6, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Apr 13, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Apr 20, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Apr 27, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
May 4, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
May 11, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
May 18, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
May 25, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jun 1, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jun 8, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jun 15, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jun 22, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jun 29, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jul 6, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jul 13, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jul 20, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Jul 27, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Aug 3, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Aug 10, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Aug 17, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 5, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 12, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 19, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Oct 26, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 2, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 9, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 16, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 23, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Nov 30, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 7, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 14, 2018 $6,960 $7,940 $8,740 $9,590 $11,440 $12,280 $12,980 $9,930 $10,930
Dec 21, 2018 $7,780 $8,880 $9,780 $10,720 $12,810 $13,760 $14,530 $11,120 $12,240
Dec 28, 2018 $7,780 $8,880 $9,780 $10,720 $12,810 $13,760 $14,530 $11,120 $12,240

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National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour IINational Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship that first sailed in 2005. After a complete refit, she will redeploy to Galápagos. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform. View ship details...

 

 

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