Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader, a team of eight naturalists, an undersea specialist, a National Geographic photographer plus a Linblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor.  Together, they will provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation for this exceptional place. 

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See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats

Have up close encounters with incredible wildlife, including the amazing undersea world

Benefit from our 40+ years of experience and relationships in Galápagos to see all you came for and more

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The Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

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Day 1

Guayaquil

On arrival, transfer to your hotel. 

Day 2

Guayaquil - Galapagos

Fly to Galapagos Island and 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

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board:

  • Bartolome, an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.
  • 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 neighbouring 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 snorkelling opportunities are on offer.
  • Fernandina, 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.
  • 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 favourite nesting site for sea turtles.
  • Española, the exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colourful 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 

Day 4

Galapagos Islands

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Day 5

Galapagos Islands

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Day 6

Galapagos Islands

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Day 7

Galapagos Islands

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Day 8

Galapagos Islands

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Day 9

Galapagos Islands - 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

This morning fly home. (B)

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