Galápagos Expeditions

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September 27, 2022

North Seymour Island

-0.395° S -90.288° E

Jonathan Aguas, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

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Best Cruise Line in the Galápagos (Expedition Category)

Sail the iconic archipelago with the pioneers of modern expedition travel

Lindblad Expeditions pioneered expedition travel to the remarkable Galápagos Islands more than 50 years ago. Today, we lead expeditions year-round to this magical archipelago famed for its vibrant wildlife. Encounter giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, playful penguins, and charismatic sea lions in their natural habitats, unfazed by your presence. Enjoy multiple adventures each day on land and undersea, including walks and hikes, kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling, in the company of local expert guides.

In Galápagos, one thing is certain: expect the unexpected! Surrounded by wildlife on land and at sea, you never know what might happen. And that’s been the draw since Darwin landed in 1835.

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A new ship for the Galápagos

Lindblad Expeditions is delighted to welcome the newest member to our Galápagos fleet. National Geographic Islander II, a best-in-class expedition ship, is expertly refitted to facilitate the active exploration at the heart of the Lindblad experience. Guests will enjoy more space and amenities while exploring the Galápagos Islands.

 

National Geographic Global Explorers Program

One of the most rewarding sights on expedition is witnessing the gleam of discovery in a child’s eyes, whether they’re walking alongside a grazing giant tortoise or watching blue-footed boobies perform an elaborate courtship dance. Moments like these are abundant in the Galápagos—and they’re especially meaningful when complemented with the learning opportunities offered through our exclusive National Geographic Global Explorers Program.

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(5) Galápagos Itineraries

Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

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Duration

10 days
Year Round

From

$7,940

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Duration

10 days
Year Round

From

$7,940

Top Highlights

  • Benefit from our 50+ years of experience in Galápagos and deep knowledge of the archipelago to see all you came for and more
  • See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats
  • Have up-close encounters with incredible wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea, too

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FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR ON SELECT DATES

Galápagos

Peru

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

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Duration

16 days
Year Round

From

$14,140

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Peru

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

Duration

16 days
Year Round

From

$14,140

Top Highlights

  • Have up-close encounters with Galápagos wildlife and explore the undersea, too
  • Benefit from 50+ years of experience and relationships in Galápagos to see all you came for and more
  • Explore fabled Machu Picchu, royal sanctuary of Inca Pachacuti, over two days
  • Discover Cusco’s array of cultural influences and explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca
  • Explore the massive Inca stone fortress of Ollantaytambo

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FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR ON SELECT DATES

Galápagos

Peru

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

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Duration

11 days
Year Round

From

$10,790

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Peru

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Duration

11 days
Year Round

From

$10,790

Top Highlights

  • Remain into the late afternoon at fabled Machu Picchu, introduced to the world by Hiram Bingham in the April 1913 issue of National Geographic magazine
  • Soak in the scenery and culture of the Sacred Valley of the Inca
  • Journey between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu by Inca Rail
  • Voyage aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander II with a team of naturalists
  • Maximize your time in Galápagos with options to hike, Zodiac cruise, and snorkel every day

Special Offers

  • FREE AIR IN 2023
  • FREE AIR IN 2024

Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape

Special Offers

Duration

8 days
Year Round

From

$9,790

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Wild Galápagos Escape

Duration

8 days
Year Round

From

$9,790

Top Highlights

  • Experience all Galápagos offers in just over one week, with departures on Saturday and Thursday
  • Add a two-night post-expedition extension in Quito, Ecuador
  • Snorkel and kayak in rich waters among shimmering fish, sea turtles, penguins, and playful sea lions
  • Walk among colonies of wildlife and seabirds unfazed by your presence
  • Maximize your time in the islands with options for exploration every day including hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and more

Special Offers

  • FREE AIR IN 2023
  • FREE AIR IN 2024

Expedition Highlights

Dive in and experience Galápagos with all your senses. Choose how you want to explore—hike, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel, or arrange to dive (on select departures). Take a long hike or just relax on the beach. Our generous staff-to-guest ratio means you can always find a naturalist whose interests and approach you share whether you want to focus on birding, human history, photography, the undersea, or more. Since the first international tourist expedition cruise to the Galápagos Islands in July 1967 with Lars-Eric Lindblad, we’ve introduced generations of guests to these strange and wonderful islands, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage site.  

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Discover Galápagos

The Galapagos Islands are a spectacular archipelago, but not all islands are the same; each one has its unique character. This was what inspired the great naturalist Charles Darwin when he was visiting the islands in 1835.

Anahi Concari, Naturalist, January 23, 2022

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FAQs and Key Information

From climate conditions, to water temperature, to packing the right footwear. Find answers to the questions our Expedition Specialists get most often.

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This is the best trip we have ever taken. We have been all over the world and nothing else compares.

Barry Z.

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It will never leave you if you go to the Galápagos islands. You will have stories for the rest of your life—I can promise you.

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