EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Galápagos (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Guayaquil, Ecuador to Guayaquil, Ecuador
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Air travel
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, Ecuador
Air travel
Baltra Island, Ecuador

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
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week onboard: 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 4
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
DAY 5
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
DAY 6
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
DAY 7
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
DAY 8
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
DAY 9
Baltra Island, Ecuador
Air travel
Guayaquil, Ecuador

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

DAY 10
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Air travel

This morning fly home. (B)

Galápagos map

About the Ship

Antarctica
National Geographic Endeavour II

National Geographic Endeavour II is a purpose-built expedition ship and has a complete refit. 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 twin Zodiac loading platform.

What's Included

Included

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar.

  • All meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship.

  • Meals on land where indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions.

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of taxes and service charges, services of our expedition staff.

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Cost Includes:

All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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