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A close up look of the Sally Lightfoot Crab.
Highlights
  • See more of the archipelago’s varied islands and habitats
  • Have up close encounters with incredible and abundant wildlife
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea through snorkeling and video footage
  • Walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise alongside naturalists
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Arrive Guayaquil by late evening. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, it’s a short drive to the Hotel del Parque.

Day 2: Guayaquil | Galápagos | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After the 1 1⁄2-hour flight to the Galápagos, you’ll immediately board the ship. Over the course of the week, our exact routing depends on the National Park Service.

Day 3-8: Galápagos Islands

  • Ship
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: 
 
Bartolomé
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
Home to the Charles Darwin Research station; learn about the science done here and visit the neighboring captive breeding program for endangered species of Galápagos giant tortoises, run by their partners in conservation, the Galápagos National Park Service.
 
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.

Day 9: Galápagos | Disembark | Guayaquil

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at Hotel del Parque.

Day 10: Guayaquil | Home

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

Photo Gallery

Warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago A close up look of the Sally Lightfoot Crab. A Giant Tortoise munches on some local foliage. Snorkel on the Endeavour with the sea lions. The Frigatebird puffs up its bright red chest.

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Enjoy a cool drink and the company of your fellow passengers

Guayaquil - Hotels

Dates & Prices

Deals

Complimentary Bar Tab & Wi Fi
Complimentary Bar tab and Wi Fi up to one hour a day per person included on this voyage. Contact us for details.
Valid on all departures.

Per person starting at
$5,900
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Category 1
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
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Category 1 Single
Main Deck #201, 202. Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
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Category 2
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
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Category 2 Single
Main Deck #203-210 (*Sole Occupancy: All). Centrally located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window.
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Category 3
Bridge Deck #303-306 (*Sole Occupancy: #301, 302). Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, and a window. Note: #305 & 306 can accommodate a third person.
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Category 4
Upper Deck #403-408. Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed-in terraces with seating. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 & 404 convert to double beds
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Category 5
Upper Deck #401, 402. These are the largest cabins onboard. They feature two lower single beds which can convert ot a queen bed, and wrap-around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed-in terraces with seating.

Notes

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

Rates are capacity-controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Child Discount

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Snorkeling equipment, wetsuits, and kayaks are all included in the cruise cost and are available for you use on board.
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Shore Excursions, Swimming and Snorkeling 
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • One hour of Wifi per person per day 
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Nonalcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages (except premium brands).
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • (Except National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, National Geographic Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan, Lord of the Glens, and Oberoi Philae, where we do include gratuities for ship crew)

    Gratuities are not included in the cost of your trip for the crew aboard your ship. If you wish to tip, a guideline is $12-$14 per traveler per day. All tips are divided equally among the crew members on board. Staff and the ship’s officers do not expect to receive tips. For convenience, in addition to cash, gratuities can also be given using travelers checks, a personal check (only if issued by a U.S. bank), or American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard.

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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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