Pricing Per person
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages*
Your bar tab and all crew gratuities are included in the voyage price on all National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion voyages. Please call for details.
Your bar tab and WiFi** are included in the voyage price on all 2019 National Geographic Islander or National Geographic Endeavour II voyages. Please call for details.
Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand (soda not included on Lord of the Glens)
Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
The guidance and company of our expedition staff
The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary
Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
Sightseeing & entrance fees
Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
Transfers to and from group flights
The expertise of our expedition staff
Zodiac & kayak explorations
Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge
A very special inclusion to expedition cruising is an Open Bridge
Learn about our ship's navigation tools and chat with our officers on the bridge
You’re welcome to join the officers on the bridge. Rather than restricting access as on most cruise ships, our officers invite you to learn about navigation. Many guests spend several hours a day on the bridge—often coming up at first light with their morning coffee, and checking on the ship’s progress before retiring for the evening.
Valid: 14 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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9 Night Cruise of the Galapagos Islands onboard National Geographic Endeavour II. Hotel stay pre and post cruise in Guayaquil.
Each week aboard National Geographic Endeavour 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 flexibility is a 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
Arrive in Guayaquil; it’s a short drive to Hotel Hilton Colón, where we spend the night.
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
The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)
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.
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.
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. We 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: Galápagos / Disembark / Guayaquil
Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Hilton Colón. (B)
DAY 10: Guayaquil / Home
Terms & Conditions
Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or bank transfer. Itinerary changes may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.