A new expedition ship with just 26 suites sets sail August 2022

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Galápagos is open & the vibe is ‘welcome’

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 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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We offer four distinct itineraries: spend a week or 10 days exploring the islands’ lush highlands and pristine beaches or combine Galápagos with Machu Picchu and Peru’s Sacred Valley for an adventure that blends the beauty and wonder of the natural world with a discovery of one of the world’s greatest civilizations. 

A new ship for the Galápagos

This August, Lindblad Expeditions will welcome a new member to our Galápagos fleet: an all-suite vessel with just 26 suites and a 1:1 guest-to-crew ratio. The National Geographic Islander II will replace the National Geographic Islander, elevating the guest experience in the Galápagos Islands. The 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 than ever before while exploring the Galápagos Islands.

(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

  • 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

Special Offers

Length

16 days

  1. Year Round

From

$13,910

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

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

FREE ROUND-TRIP AIR ON SELECT DATES

Galápagos

Peru

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Special Offers

Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$10,450

Prices are per person

Special Offers (1)
Highlights

Galápagos

Peru

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Length

10 days

  1. Year Round

From

$10,450

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 or 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 2022

Galápagos

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos Escape

Special Offers

Length

7 days

  1. Year Round

From

$9,390

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

Galápagos

Wild Escapes

Wild Galápagos Escape

Length

7 days

  1. Year Round

From

$9,390

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

  • FREE AIR IN 2022
  • SOLO TRAVELER SAVINGS
  • 4TH GUEST TRAVELS FREE

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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