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Wild Galapagos Escape

Galapagos Cruise Information

  • National Geographic Islander
  • Expedition Ship
  • 48 Capacity
  • 7 Days
  • 2018, 2019 View Departure>
    • 2018
    • Nov 24 Sat Offer
    • Nov 29 Thu Offer
    • 2019
    • Apr 27 Sat Offer
    • May 2 Thu Offer
    • May 11 Sat Offer
    • May 16 Thu Offer
    • Aug 31 Sat Offer
    • Sep 5 Thu Offer
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Summary : The Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most spectacular and pristine National Parks in the world. Visitors delight in the abundant, unusual, and surprisingly approachable wildlife—from Galapagos giant tortoises to playful sea lions to the fascinating blue-footed boobies. With multiple adventures each day on land and undersea—including options for walks and hikes, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and snorkeling—you’ll be assured of the full Galapagos experience, but in less time, on these shorter expeditions.

All departures will have a certified photo instructor onboard.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkeling, Triple/Quad Cabins


Just-Released Offer Free Galapagos Airfare from Ecuador

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NEW National Geographic Global Explorers kids and teen program

Receive a FREE DVD chronicle of your trip, compliments of ExpeditionTrips!

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$5,450 to $9,060

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Day 1
U.S. / Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in Guayaquil and transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque, a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens set in a lovingly restored 19th-century building.

Day 2 – 6
Guayaquil / Baltra, Galapagos / Embark Ship

Fly this morning to Galapagos. Meet your naturalist staff and start exploring the islands.

Day 7
Galapagos / Disembark / Guayaquil / Depart

This morning fly to Guayaquil and check-in at Hotel del Parque, with time to explore before a late flight tonight—or elect to fly home on Day 8 at no additional cost.


This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Special Guest: Sylvia Earle (11/24/2018, 11/29/2018)
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet," Sylvia has pioneered research on marine ecosystems, with a special focus on exploration, conservation, and the development of new technologies for effectively accessing the deep sea and other remote environments. She is former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and founder of SEAlliance, which partnered with National Geographic on Mission Blue to further global initiatives aimed at restoring health and productivity to the ocean. Earle has led more than a hundred expeditions, logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications.

National Geographic Global Explorers:
Kids and teens will develop the mindset of an explorer through a range of cool activities: recording wildlife, plant, and undersea sightings in their Field Notebook, using photos, video, drawing and more to tell a story about the wonders they'll encounter, snorkeling with sea lions, and earning their Zodiac "driver's license!" Plus, National Geographic certified field educators—a brand-new addition to our expedition team—will help optimize Galápagos' daily learning opportunities.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera— point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

One pre-cruise hotel night in Guayaquil; transfers between Guayaquil airport/Hotel de Parque; transfers to/from ship; Galapagos National Park entry fee; Galapagos Transit Card; shipboard accommodations; certified photo instructor; kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding; one hour of free Wi-Fi per person/per day (2019 trips only); gear on loan (snorkeling gear, wetsuit); video chronicle of your trip; all meals onboard the ship; soft drinks; most alcoholic beverages (2019 trips only); gratuities (excludes ship's crew); services of Expedition Leader, Naturalist staff, and expert guides; port charges and service taxes. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; meals not indicated as included; optional extensions; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry; alcoholic beverages (2018 trips only); Internet/Wi-Fi (2018 trips only); gratuities to ship's crew; fuel surcharge may apply.  

Airfare between Guayaquil and the Galapagos Islands:
The flights between mainland Ecuador (Guayaquil) and the Galapagos Islands are an additional cost. For your cruise security, ExpeditionTrips must reserve these flights for you at the time of cruise booking. Approximate cost (including service fee): $500-$700 per adult; $350-$450 per child under 12 (copy of passport required).

Photo Credit: © Sven-Olof Lindblad (Rays); © Michael S. Nolan (Iguanas, Tortoise, Sea Lions, Red-footed Booby, Kayak); © Ralph Lee Hopkins (Crab); © Lindblad Expeditions (Frigatebird, Blue-footed Booby)

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