Islander, Galapagos ex Guayaquil Return

7 Night Cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard National Geographic Islander. Hotel stay pre and post cruise in Guayaquil.

Departure date: 12 September 2020
Embark port: Guayaquil, Equador
Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions
Ship: National Geographic Islander

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
12/09/20 Guayaquil, Equador Hotel
13/09/20 Guayaquil, Equador Charter flight to Galapagos
13/09/20 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Embark
14/09/20 Bartolome Island, Santiago
15/09/20 Isla Santiago, Galapagos Islands
16/09/20 Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
17/09/20 Isla Isabela, Galapagos Island
18/09/20 Isla Fernandina, Galapagos Island
19/09/20 Isla Floreana, Galapoagos Is
19/09/20 Espanola Island (Punta Suarez), Galapagos Islands
20/09/20 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Disembark Charter flight to Guayaquil
20/09/20 Guayaquil, Equador Hotel
21/09/20 Guayaquil, Equador
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise of the Galapagos Islands aboard National Geographic Islander. Hotel stay pre and post cruise in Guayaquil.

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 48-guest National Geographic Islander 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 40+ 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.

Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to snorkel nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s the service of our undersea specialist, who’ll share undersea video footage with you during the cocktail hour. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups. See more of what you’ll do.

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, three handpicked naturalists, including a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for the islands is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Each week aboard National Geographic Islander is crafted to offer you a panoramic experience of the archipelago. Within hours of arriving in Galápagos, you’ll experience an abundance of wildlife. And each day will deliver a new island to discover and explore. And while our exact routing among the islands is always subject to change (flexibility is the hallmark of our expedition style), the following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board.

DAY 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Make your way to the Hotel del Parque.

DAY 2: Guayaquil / Galápagos / Embark
After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight to the Galápagos, we’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.(B, L, D)

DAY 3-8: Galápagos Islands
Galápagos Islands
The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

Bartolome
This is an enchanting landscape where lava, mangroves and golden sand converge. Great walks and views abound, with a chance to snorkel with Galápagos penguins.

Santiago
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
Look for blue-footed boobies, pelicans, sea lions and more. Enjoy walks in the highlands and encounter giant tortoises in the wild.

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 snorkeling opportunities are on offer.

Fernandina
This 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.

Floreana
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 favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

Española
The exclusive home to waved albatross (seasonal) and particularly colorful 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
(B,L,D daily)

DAY 9: Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil
Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel del Parque. (B)

DAY 10: Guayaquil
Your tour finishes here today.

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