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Galapagos, The Enchanted Isles

October 22, 2021 - October 31,2021

Join Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care and Lindblad on our upcoming Galápagos cruise tour aboard the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II. We will be snorkeling, hiking, paddleboarding, and cruising by Zodiac. You'll encounter animals unafraid of you in these magical mysterious islands. 

Unique, immersive style of travel 
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 our 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.

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Per Person Pricing (Based on Double Occupancy)

Roommate matching available!
*A portion of the proceeds from this trip will benefit Wild Care, Inc. and will be tax-deductible.

Trip Details

Airfare is included from Miami, additional cost from other gateways will be advised approximately 10 months prior to departure date.

To reserve your place, a deposit of $750.00 per person is required.  Receipt of your initial payment indicates your acceptance of our complete Terms and Conditions.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE FOR ALL CABINS IS May 22, 2021

A minimum of 12 guests must be reached for this trip to be fully escorted by Wild Care. 

 

Costs Include

All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, alcoholic beverages aboard National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Endeavour II, National Geographic Islander, Sea Cloud, Jahan, and Lord of the Glens (except: certain super premium brands not included), meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship’s crew with the exception of Explorer,Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan, Lord of the Glens, and Oberoi Philae, where we do include gratuities for ship crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff. Unused services or items included in our programs are non-refundable.

 

Not Included

Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), flightseeing (where available and except where shown as indicated), meals not indicated, travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages (except aboard Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Endeavour II, Islander, Jahan, and Lord of the Glens; certain super premium brands not included), internet access (except aboard Endeavour II and Islander, where up to one hour of Wi-Fi a day per person is included, and Lord of the Glens), and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew are at your discretion with the exception of Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan, Lord of the Glens, and Oberoi Philae, where we do include gratuities for ship crew. Certain items not typically included may be included on specific departures in accordance with special promotional offers. Confirmation of such promotional items is reflected on reservation invoices.

We require written notice at the time of reservation for any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention.

 

 
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Itinerary

  • DAY 1: U.S./Guayaquil, Ecuador. Air from Miami is included.

    Upon arrival in Guayaquil, transfer to our hotel.

  • DAY 2: Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark

    This morning, fly to the Galápagos Islands and board National Geographic Endeavour II. After lunch, we begin our exploration of the islands and their remarkable wildlife. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3-8: Galápagos Islands

    Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit during our expedition.* (B,L,D Daily)

    North Seymour: Follow coastal trails past playful Galápagos sea lions on this wildlife-rich central island. Continue inland through a silvery forest of endemic palo santo trees, where frigatebirds nest, blue-footed boobies dance, and where we may also encounter prehistoric-looking land iguanas feeding on cactus.

    Isabela: Cross the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela’s six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins, sea turtles and the elusive ocean sunfish. Over two days, land in the footsteps of Darwin and Melville, and look for wildlife along the wildly eroded volcanic shore.

    Fernandina: One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, Fernandina is the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant, Galápagos penguins and the largest marine iguanas. Hikes ashore lead across impressive recent lava flows.

    Española: See swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and, seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at this birdy paradise, also home to vividly colored marine iguanas. Watch sea lions on the wide sand beach, and snorkel offshore, at Gardner Bay.

    Floreana: Follow a trail past a rose pink-tinted lagoon frequented by flamingos. Snorkel among sea lions and abundant fish, or cruise along Champion Islet by Zodiac. Visit the famous barrel at Post Office Bay.

    Santa Cruz: Visit Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. See the monument to Lonesome George, and tour the giant tortoise breeding corrals. See the giant tortoises roaming in the wild in the lush, green highlands.

    Bartolomé: Climb the steps to the summit of this 300-foot volcanic wonderland for stunning views. Explore, swim and snorkel from the beach. You might even see Galápagos penguins, one of world’s rarest.

    Santiago: Explore tide pools and look for fur seals sheltered in quiet grottos of black basalt. Swim, snorkel, kayak and paddleboard along Santiago’s spectacular coast, and explore an enchanting coastal forest where Charles Darwin once walked.

    Genovesa: Sail across the Equator to the remote northern realm of the Galápagos, surrounded by warmer tropical waters.

    San Cristobal: Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island, and dig your toes into the powdery white sand at a gorgeous beach fronted by iconic Kicker Rock. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.

  • DAY 9: Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil

    Return this morning to Guayaquil, where we transfer to our hotel. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city.  (B)

  • DAY 10: Guayaquil / Home

    Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)

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