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Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Endeavour
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Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have the chance to really immerse yourself in the magnificent wonder of these islands and enjoy a plethora of awesome activities including kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and wandering the trails of this magnificent archipelago.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Day 2 : Fly to the Galapagos | Embark
Days 3-8 : Explore the Galapagos Islands
Day 9 : Disembark in the Galapagos | Fly to Guayaquil
Day 10 : Guayaquil | Return Home


  • Discover the scenic coastlines and endemic wildlife of Galápagos
  • See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea, too
  • Have up close encounters with endemic wildlife, like the Galápagos tortoise



Places Visited


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

A Giant Tortoise munches on some local foliage. Sea lion on a dingy Darwin Finch Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos Floreana Island

Day 1 Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive in Guayaquil by late evening. Meet your fellow travelers at your hotel, the Hilton Colon.

Day 2 Fly to the Galapagos | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, fly from Guayaquil to Baltra, in the Galapagos. After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight, immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, your exact routing depends on the National Park Service.

Day 3-8 Explore the Galapagos Islands

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
The following is a representative sample of the islands you may visit during your week on board:

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 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.

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.

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.

Snorkel among sea lions in the clear waters off Champion Islet. You may also find flamingos, pintail ducks and various shorebirds. Hike to a pristine white-sand beach, a favorite nesting site for sea turtles.

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.

Day 9 Disembark in the Galapagos | Fly to Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón.

Day 10 Guayaquil | Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for flights homeward.


Guayaquil - Hotels

Per person starting at
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 1
Main Deck Main Deck #202, 204, 221, 224 - Cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and two portholes.
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 1 Single
Main Deck # 219, 222; A Dec #309-312, 314-316, 318 - Sole Occupancy cabins have at least one lower single bed, a writing desk and a porthole.
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 2
Upper Deck #122, 125: Main Deck #201, 203, 206, 208, 210-212, 214-218, 220 - Cabins have two lower single beds and a writing desk. Upper Deck cabins have large windows and Main Deck cabins have two portholes.
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 2 Single
Upper Deck #124, 126, 127; Main Deck #205 - Sole Occupancy cabins have one lower single bed and at least one porthole.
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 3
Main Deck #209; A Deck #300, 350, 351 - Spacious cabins accommodating two or three, with two lower beds, sitting chair, writing desk, and two portholes.
Endeavour's Twin Cabin Category 1-4.
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Cat 4
Upper Deck #102, 104-112, 114-116, 118, 120, 121, 123 - Conveniently located cabins feature two lower single beds and a writing desk.
Endeavour's Suite.
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Cat 5
Upper Deck #117, 129. Finest accommodations on board, with separate sleeping and sitting areas, large view windows and a convertible sofa to accommodate a third person.


-Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender for the Category 1 and 2 cabins. Even if a cabinmate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
-50% off standard double rate for third traveler in Category 3 cabins
-Kids under age 18 save $500 per person
- FUEL SURCHARGE of $10/day

Please Note:
This itinerary consists of 2 hotel nights in Guayaquil, with an 8-night Galapagos cruise aboard the Endeavour. Rates include hotel nights as listed.

The exact routing of the Galapagos portion of your tour is dependent upon the National Park Service. The above is a sample itinerary only.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50


  • Accommodations on board Endeavour based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wetsuit
  • Sea Kayaking


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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