FLY FREE – GALAPAGOS GREATS – 23rd Aug 2019

Cruise Line
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship
National Geograhic Endeavour II
Package Departs
23 Aug 2019
Package Duration
11 Nights
Embark Ship
Guayaquil, Equador
Disembark Ship
Guayaquil, Equador
Oceanview Suite
AU $9,120
per person
AU $16,120
per person

9 nights FLY, CRUISE & STAY
Package departs 23rd Aug 2019
Cruise departs 24th Aug 2019
Back in Australia by 3rd Sep 2019

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PRICES in AUD per person from*
Twin Cat 1 Ocean View Upper Deck: $9,120*pp
Twin Cat 3 Ocean View Lounge Deck: $11,990*pp
Twin Cat 4 Ocean View Bridge Deck: $13,450*pp
Twin Cat AS Suite on Lounge Deck: $16,120*pp
Single 2S Ocean View Upper Deck: $13,620*
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FLY FREE – GALAPAGOS GREATS Fly, Expedition Cruise & Stay package includes:
– FREE* return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Guayaquil (Ecuador) inc tax
– 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Guayaquil at the Hotel Hilton Colon with breakfast
– Transfer from Guayaquil hotel to airport
– Charter flight from Guayaquil to the Galapagos
– Transfer from Galapagos airport to port
– 7 night expedition cruise aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II ship to the Galapagos Islands
– All shipboard meals and non-alcoholic beverages
– Your bar tab and WiFi** are included in the voyage price (note: certain super-premium brands are not included)
– Onboard ship cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
– Hors d`oeuvres & snacks during recap onboard ship
– The guidance and company of the Lindblad expedition staff
– Sightseeing & entrance fees along with special access permits, park fees, port taxes
– All shore excursions, zodiac & kayak explorations
– Snorkeling (including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkels)
– Lectures and presentations onboard ship
– Transfer from port to airport, Galapagos
– Charter flight from Galapagos to Guayaquil
– Transfer from Guayaquil airport to hotel
– 1 night post-cruise accommodation in Guayaquil at the Hotel Hilton Colon with breakfast

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (18Feb19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees 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. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Free airfare based on a set budget and once flight costs exceed budget, a surcharge may apply. Transfer from international flights to Guayaquil hotel is operated as a complimentary airport shuttle service by hotel and is guests responsibility to book with hotel prior to departure. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer ends 31Jul19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory, but not included.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 18 Feb 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Aug 2019 Fly FREE Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Guayaquil
23 Aug 2019 Arrive Guayaquil, own way to hotel*

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Aug 2019
Guayaquil, Equador
Hotel
24 Aug 2019
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Embark
25 Aug 2019
Bartolome Island, Santiago
26 Aug 2019
Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
27 Aug 2019
Isla Isabela, Galapagos Island
28 Aug 2019
Isla Fernandina, Galapagos Island
29 Aug 2019
Floreana Island, Ecuador
30 Aug 2019
Espanola Island (Punta Suarez), Galapagos Islands
31 Aug 2019
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Disembark
31 Aug 2019
Guayaquil, Equador
Hotel
01 Sep 2019
Guayaquil, Equador

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
01 Sep 2019 Own way to airport*, Fly FREE Guayaquil to Australia
03 Sep 2019 Arrive Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Oceanview
   
Suite
   

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

Galápagos Islands
The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week on board: (B,L,D)

Bartolome
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

(B,L,D daily)

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
(B)

Purpose built in 2005 for expedition cruising in the waters of Tierra del Fuego, the National Geographic Endeavour II underwent a major refit for Galápagos service in 2016 with an all new forward lounge, library, gym & spa along with new fixtures and furniture in cabins, new suites and other amenities throughout. Sophisticated and energy efficient lighting, air-conditioning, water-making and other technical features were also installed or replaced for year-round operation in equatorial waters. The ship, which previously carried 136 passengers, accommodates 96 guests in 52 thoughtfully appointed cabins. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, an expansive open-air observation deck, large windows in cabins and suites, and state-of-the-art tools for exploration.

Galápagos with the luxury of choice
Accommodating 96 guests in 52 cabins and suites, National Geographic Endeavour II caters to a sociable mix of families, friends, couples and solo travelers. The Galápagos cruise ship offers the choice of suites on two decks, double cabins with beds that can be configured as two twins or a queen, seven sets of connecting cabins for families and friends, triple cabins, and dedicated solo cabins, which are equal in size and amenities to the doubles. All have a large window or windows.

Her dining room easily accommodates our entire expedition community for a single seating, and unassigned table settings make for a gregarious experience for solo travelers and groups. The brand new forward lounge features a redesigned presentation space that offers all aboard chance to participate in evening Recaps or special guest events. Life aboard is casual in every respect. There is no need for formal clothing, although you are welcome to bring casually festive attire for the fun of it. And you’ll find shipboard services like laundry make packing and traveling more convenient.

Equipped for active exploration
Endeavour II is equipped with cool tools for exploration (snorkelling gear, wetsuits, zodiacs, kayaks, glass-bottomed zodiac, under-water camera & video microscope) that help you experience the full range of wildness on a Galápagos island trip.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Maiden Voyage: 2005
  • Refurbished: 2016
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 96

Ship Amenities

  • Climate Controls
  • Hairdryer
  • Robes

Ship Facilities

  • Wi Fi Access
  • Photo Kiosks
  • Laundry
  • Onboard Doctor
  • Gym & Spa
  • Sun Deck
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Beverage Station

For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.

Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.

We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.

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