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Galapagos Cruise aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Book by Oct. 31, 2018 for free round-trip air from Miami on select 2018 Galápagos departures through Dec. 2018. With free air for combinations with Land of the Inca and Upper Amazon too on these same departures. Upgrade to Business Class for $500 on Miami/Guayaquil flights on select departures. Subject to availability and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Call for dates and details.

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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)

Galapagos Itinerary Map

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

Dates & Rates

Book by Oct. 31, 2018 for free round-trip air from Miami on select 2018 Galápagos departures through Dec. 2018. With free air for combinations with Land of the Inca and Upper Amazon too on these same departures. Upgrade to Business Class for $500 on Miami/Guayaquil flights on select departures. Subject to availability and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Call for dates and details.

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Sailing Dates 1 2 3 4 AS BS CS 2 Single 3 Single
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
Jan 4, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jan 11, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jan 18, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jan 25, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Feb 1, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Feb 8, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Feb 15, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Feb 22, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Mar 1, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Mar 8, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Mar 15, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Mar 22, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Mar 29, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Apr 5, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Apr 12, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Apr 19, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Apr 26, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
May 3, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
May 10, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
May 17, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
May 24, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
May 31, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jun 7, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jun 14, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jun 21, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jun 28, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jul 5, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jul 12, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jul 19, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Jul 26, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Aug 2, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Aug 9, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Aug 16, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Aug 23, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Aug 30, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Sep 27, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Oct 4, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Oct 11, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Oct 18, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Oct 25, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Nov 1, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Nov 8, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Nov 15, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Nov 22, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Nov 29, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Dec 6, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Dec 13, 2019 $7,190 $8,450 $9,450 $10,590 $12,690 $13,690 $14,490 $10,690 $11,880
Dec 20, 2019 $8,270 $9,720 $10,870 $12,180 $14,600 $15,750 $16,670 $12,300 $13,670
Dec 27, 2019 $8,270 $9,720 $10,870 $12,180 $14,600 $15,750 $16,670 $12,300 $13,670

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National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour IIThe 96-guest National 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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