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Galápagos is open & the vibe is ‘welcome’

We’ve been back in Galápagos since June 2021, with two ships exploring the islands weekly. The vibe is warm and welcoming and reports coming in from the field are a joy to read.

 

Blue-footed boobies nesting on the hiking trails, staring quizzically as you walk past. Mockingbirds landing on camera lenses and peering at their reflections. Sea lions hopping off rocks as you hop out of your Zodiac, eager to look at you, or swim with you. Galápagos is a rare and magical place and the most welcoming place to be after the year our species has had. We know—we’ve been leading expeditions here for more than 50 years.

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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(4) Galápagos Itineraries

Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

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Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$7,710

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Galápagos

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$7,710

Top Highlights

  • 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 in Galápagos and deep knowledge of the archipelago to see all you came for and more

Special Offers

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR ON SELECT DATES
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

Galápagos

Peru

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

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Length

16 days

  1. Year Round

From

$13,910

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Peru

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

Length

16 days

  1. Year Round

From

$13,910

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

Special Offers

  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR ON SELECT DATES

Galápagos

Peru

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

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Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$7,330

Prices are per person

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Galápagos

Peru

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$7,330

Top Highlights

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

Special Offers

  • GET THE GROUP ON BOARD! SAVE 10%
  • FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Galápagos

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos Escape

Special Offers

Length

7 days

  1. Year Round

From

$6,020

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Galápagos

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos Escape

Length

7 days

  1. Year Round

From

$6,020

Top Highlights

  • Experience all Galápagos offers in just 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

  • GET THE GROUP ON BOARD! SAVE 10%
  • EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS
  • FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

Discover

Discover Galápagos

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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Within hours today, we have traveled in time, from the oldest islands inhabited by giant tortoises to the very beginning, to the origin [of the islands]. Isn’t this what comes to mind when you think about the Galápagos? Giant tortoises and active volcanoes.

Paula Tagle, Expedition Leader, Jan. 11, 2022 (photo by Adrian Vazquez)

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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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