Zodiac to pristine beaches, kayak or stand-up paddleboard along volcanic shores, explore wildlife on land or under the sea. Experience the Galápagos aboard an elegant and nimble ship, well-equipped for up-close exploration. Because the undersea is just as important as life on land, you’ll have opportunities to snorkel, kayak and paddleboard almost every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s the adventure of National Geographic Endeavour II’s glass-bottom boat. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose. Encounter abundant wildlife—blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, pink flamingos, giant tortoises and more. The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for being without fear in the presence of humans and it is a perfect destination for couples, families, and solo travelers. WATCH VIDEO BELOW! 

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart U.S./Canada; Arrive Guayaquil, Ecuador
    Day 2. Guayaquil/Galápagos/Embark
    Day 3-8. Exploring the Galápagos Islands, including:

    • San Cristobal
    • Española
    • Floreana
    • Santa Cruz
    • Bartolomé
    • Genovesa
    • Baltra
    • *itinerary subject to Galápagos National Park regulations

    Day 9. Disembark/Guayaquil
    Day 10. Guayaquil/ Depart for U.S./Canada

  • Trip Highlights

    • Travel aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, carrying only 96 guests.
    • Enjoy expedition equipment that brings you closer to nature, including glass-bottom boat, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear including wetsuits for adult and children, video microscope, and underwater video camera.
    • Global Explorers family program.
    • Certified photo instructor onboard.
    • Snorkel among sea lions and abundant fish.
    • Encounter nesting red- and blue-footed boobies, lava lizards, prehistoric- looking land iguanas, mockingbirds and much more.
    • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz and enjoy lunch in the highlands and then search for wild Galápagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
    • Walk to the top of Bartolomé's volcanic cone for a stunning view of Pinnacle Rock and surrounding beaches.