Why travel with Lindblad Expeditions


EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has more experience than any other operator in Galápagos, and more experience in the expedition travel business. In 1967, Lars Eric Lindblad led the first non-scientific expedition to the Galápagos. We’ve been travelling there in one form or another ever since.

THE MOST KNOWLEDGABLE AND EXPERIENCED NATURALISTS

A core group of naturalists work exclusively for Lindblad-National Geographic, providing in-depth knowledge. We also provide one of the best naturalists-to-guest ratios in Galápagos.

CHOICE

Guests are never “herded”, they are offered options at every opportunity. Ingrained in our expedition DNA, this flexible, choice-based approach to experiencing the islands is uniquely ours. Swim, snorkel, walk, hike and kayak almost every day. Take advantage of our onboard certified photo instructor and Zodiac cruise the islands’ fascinating shorelines.
 

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CONSERVATION COMMITMENT

Since 1997, Lindblad-National Geographic has worked with its guests to raise funds for local conservation projects. More than $5.5 million has been raised for projects such as fostering the restoration of native plants throughout the islands and tracking giant tortoises. We work closely with the Galápagos National Park and/or the Charles Darwin Research Station on all conservation initiatives.

WE OWN AND OPERATE OUR TWO SHIPS

We are the only U.S. company to own and operate two ships in Galápagos, National Geographic Islander and National Geographic Endeavour II, giving us oversight and control that many others just don’t have.
 

 
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YEAR-ROUND DEPARTURES

Our ships operate year-round, each offering full-week itineraries, with National Geographic Endeavour II departing every Friday, and National Geographic Islander departing every Saturday.

TOOLS FOR EXPLORATION

No other company can match our range of technological tools for exploration: video microscopes, plasma screens, undersea specialists, hydrophones, video chroniclers, splash cams and daily expedition reports. All of these tools make exploring Galápagos with us a uniquely 360º experience.
 

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THE UNDERSEA, ILLUMINATED


Both our ships carry complete snorkelling gear, yours for the duration of the voyage. An undersea specialist further brings underwater Galápagos to life through onboard video presentations. National Geographic Endeavour II is equipped with both an ROV for deeper ocean views, and a glass-bottom Zodiac for dry undersea exploring.
 

IDEAL FOR GROUPS & FAMILIES


All departures include staff members who are specially trained and skilled in organising activities for, and inspiring curiosity in, young people.
 

WELLNESS


Our comprehensive wellness program features nature-inspired spa treatments, daily stretching under the guidance of an instructor, well-equipped air-conditioned gyms, exquisite cuisine, guest internet service, and seamless handling throughout your journey.
 

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LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

A Lindblad-National Geographic expedition is arguably the most exhilarating adventure travel experience a person can have. Nothing else comes close to approximating its authenticity and all-five-senses engagement.

Lindblad Expeditions offer you the world’s ultimate, authentic expedition experience: Discover the planet’s most remarkable places, accompanied by experts able to illuminate all you see, and with cool tools  to use to explore up close and personally.


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Terms & Conditions: Prices shown are per person and subject to availability. Flight offer is only valid for new bookings made between 15 Jan 2018 and 30 June 2018 on selected departure dates on board National Geographic Endeavour II only as follows: 31-Aug-18;  7-Sep-18;  14-Sep-18;  26-Oct-18;  2-Nov-18;  9-Nov-18;  16-Nov-18;  23-Nov-18;  30-Nov-18;  7-Dec-18;  14-Dec-18; and on board National Geographic Islander only  as follows: 25Aug18; 01Sep18; 08Sep18; 15Sep18; 22Sep18; 29Sep18; 17Nov18; 8Dec18; 15Dec18; Airfares are based on LATAM  flights and are per person return economy fares that must be purchased in conjunction with one of the specified Lindblad Galapagos Expedition departures. Bookings must be made by phone and cannot be made online. Offer based on return flights, SYD or MEL to Galapagos (GPS). For flights from Brisbane, supplements apply.  Stopover’s are permitted, a surcharge and flight restrictions apply. All air bookings are to be created and owned by Adventure World, in economy (N, & M Class) with LATAM and are subject to availability and are non-refundable. A surcharge may apply if booking class is not available and higher booking class is required. Full air payment date  (incl. taxes)  to be  advised  at time of booking. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees apply. Any change after ticketing is charged at $300 per person, per change + TTC Amendment Fees + Any Additional Fare Collection . Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or brochure discounts. Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time.