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9-night Exploring Galápagos: One Week Sailing The Islands Cruise/Land Package

Roundtrip Guayaquil
9-night Exploring Galápagos: One Week Sailing The Islands Cruise/Land Package
December 6, 2024
Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Endeavour II
Roundtrip Guayaquil
Vacation Offer ID 1500963
Reference this number when contacting our travel specialist.
Exclusive Offer
  • $200 per Couple Shipboard Credit
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Cruise Inclusions

  • 7-night cruise
  • All meals aboard ship and more
  • 2-night hotel accommodations

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional pre or post cruise nights
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Guayaquil

Guayaquil 12/06/2024

Arrive in Guayaquil; it's a short drive to Hilton Colon hotel, where we spend the night.,

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ride Like a Local - 4 hours
One of the best ways to truly get to know a city is by using its public transportation systems. Be it buses, trains, subways or airways, they all give a real taste of what it really is to live in a specific city.  Today you are welcome to be part of the experience of the locals and admire Guayaquil from above onboard the recently inaugurated Guayaquil Airway, an environmentally friendly project that seeks to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide into the air. 
 
You will be picked up from the port and driven onboard the coach towards Parque Centenario Station where you will take the airway and, along with your guide board one of the cabins and go all the way through the Guayas River in a 20 minutes ride towards the station of Daule, where we will disembark and take the ride back to Guayaquil where you will debark at Four Mosqueteros station.
 
Adding the final touch to this exciting half-day visit the Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil (MAAC) that has an area of more than 9000 square feet. The museum is a pleasant surprise, not only because of its display of modern art, but because of the size and extent of its archeological collection. The MAAC is a great way to see more of Ecuador’s culture and history – and spend some time out of the sun.
 
At the end, board the bus and drive back to the quayside.

DURATION
4 Hours
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy (Limited Walking – under 500 meters over flat terrain with some steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • Airway entrance fee (roundtrip)
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail - 4.5 hours
Introducing the "Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail" - a tour of the largest and best-preserved dry forest in Ecuador. Explore the protected forest, located in the extreme Southwest of the Chongón Colonche mountain range, just outside the city. This adventure departs early in the morning and takes you on a 1.2 km trail, showcasing the breathtaking biodiversity of the area, the trail is called “Canoa”
 
The Cerro Blanco Protected Forest boasts an impressive number of endemic vascular plants, which protect approximately 100 of the 500 species registered in the tropical dry forest region. If we are lucky, you'll discover the magnificent range of wildlife that includes 54 species of mammals, such as monkeys, peccaries, agouti, 6 species of wild cats, including the majestic Jaguar, and 34 species of bats. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to spot a few of the 221 species of birds registered in the area that includes the endangered Great Green Macaw (Papagayo), which is the symbol of Cerro Blanco. Not to mention the 8 species of amphibians and 12 species of reptiles. It is important to note wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
 
During your walk along the trail, you will experience a variety of landscapes, including the forest and mangrove. The route is divided into two sections. The first section is a mountainous terrain, where you will find small slopes, rocky paths, and a native vegetation of the dry forest. This part of the trail offers the perfect vantage points to take in the stunning scenery. The second section is a second-growth forest, where you can appreciate the beauty of the forest and its natural regrowth.
 
After returning from the hike, a delicious picnic will be waiting for us to refresh and recover energy before heading back to the pier.

SUGGESTED TOUR TIMINGS
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00:00 – 00:45 Depart the quayside and drive to Cerro Blanco Paved This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues, however, they must be able to board the coach on their own
00:45 – 02:45 Walk around the Canoa Trail Uneven, slippery, muddy
02:45 – 03:45 Deluxe Picnic Flat
03:45 – 04:30 Drive back to the pier for embarkation Paved  

DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 ½ Hours
MIN 10 guests per departure
MAX 90 guests per departure
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Picnin
  • 1 ship’s escort free of charge per vehicle
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
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Guayaquil

Guayaquil 12/07/2024

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),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ride Like a Local - 4 hours
One of the best ways to truly get to know a city is by using its public transportation systems. Be it buses, trains, subways or airways, they all give a real taste of what it really is to live in a specific city.  Today you are welcome to be part of the experience of the locals and admire Guayaquil from above onboard the recently inaugurated Guayaquil Airway, an environmentally friendly project that seeks to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide into the air. 
 
You will be picked up from the port and driven onboard the coach towards Parque Centenario Station where you will take the airway and, along with your guide board one of the cabins and go all the way through the Guayas River in a 20 minutes ride towards the station of Daule, where we will disembark and take the ride back to Guayaquil where you will debark at Four Mosqueteros station.
 
Adding the final touch to this exciting half-day visit the Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil (MAAC) that has an area of more than 9000 square feet. The museum is a pleasant surprise, not only because of its display of modern art, but because of the size and extent of its archeological collection. The MAAC is a great way to see more of Ecuador’s culture and history – and spend some time out of the sun.
 
At the end, board the bus and drive back to the quayside.

DURATION
4 Hours
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy (Limited Walking – under 500 meters over flat terrain with some steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • Airway entrance fee (roundtrip)
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail - 4.5 hours
Introducing the "Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail" - a tour of the largest and best-preserved dry forest in Ecuador. Explore the protected forest, located in the extreme Southwest of the Chongón Colonche mountain range, just outside the city. This adventure departs early in the morning and takes you on a 1.2 km trail, showcasing the breathtaking biodiversity of the area, the trail is called “Canoa”
 
The Cerro Blanco Protected Forest boasts an impressive number of endemic vascular plants, which protect approximately 100 of the 500 species registered in the tropical dry forest region. If we are lucky, you'll discover the magnificent range of wildlife that includes 54 species of mammals, such as monkeys, peccaries, agouti, 6 species of wild cats, including the majestic Jaguar, and 34 species of bats. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to spot a few of the 221 species of birds registered in the area that includes the endangered Great Green Macaw (Papagayo), which is the symbol of Cerro Blanco. Not to mention the 8 species of amphibians and 12 species of reptiles. It is important to note wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
 
During your walk along the trail, you will experience a variety of landscapes, including the forest and mangrove. The route is divided into two sections. The first section is a mountainous terrain, where you will find small slopes, rocky paths, and a native vegetation of the dry forest. This part of the trail offers the perfect vantage points to take in the stunning scenery. The second section is a second-growth forest, where you can appreciate the beauty of the forest and its natural regrowth.
 
After returning from the hike, a delicious picnic will be waiting for us to refresh and recover energy before heading back to the pier.

SUGGESTED TOUR TIMINGS
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00:00 – 00:45 Depart the quayside and drive to Cerro Blanco Paved This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues, however, they must be able to board the coach on their own
00:45 – 02:45 Walk around the Canoa Trail Uneven, slippery, muddy
02:45 – 03:45 Deluxe Picnic Flat
03:45 – 04:30 Drive back to the pier for embarkation Paved  

DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 ½ Hours
MIN 10 guests per departure
MAX 90 guests per departure
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Picnin
  • 1 ship’s escort free of charge per vehicle
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
12/07/2024 12/07/2024
Air Travel

Air Travel 12/07/2024

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),
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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 12/07/2024

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),
12/07/2024 12/07/2024
Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands 12/08/2024

The following is a representative sample of the islands we may visit during your week onboard: 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. (B,L,D Daily),
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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands 12/13/2024

Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit during our expedition. All ship itineraries are subject to Galápagos National Park regulations. (B,L,D Daily); North Seymour: Follow coastal trails past playful Galápagos sea lions on this wildlife-rich central island. Continue inland through a silvery forest of endemic palo santo trees, where frigatebirds nest, blue-footed boobies dance, and where we may also encounter prehistoric-looking land iguanas feeding on cactus. Isabela: Cross the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela's six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins, sea turtles, and the elusive ocean sunfish. Over two days, land in the footsteps of Darwin and Melville, and look for wildlife along the wildly eroded volcanic shore. Fernandina: One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, Fernandina is the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant, Galápagos penguins, and the largest marine iguanas. Hikes ashore lead across impressive recent lava flows. Española: See swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and, seasonally, the world's only population of waved albatross at this birdy paradise, also home to vividly colored marine iguanas. Watch sea lions on the wide sand beach, and snorkel offshore, at Gardner Bay. Floreana: Follow a trail past a rose pink-tinted lagoon frequented by flamingos. Snorkel among sea lions and abundant fish, or cruise along Champion Islet by Zodiac. Visit the famous barrel at Post Office Bay. Santa Cruz: Visit Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. See the monument to Lonesome George, and tour the giant tortoise breeding corrals. See the giant tortoises roaming in the wild in the lush, green highlands. Bartolomé: Climb the steps to the summit of this 300-foot volcanic wonderland for stunning views. Explore, swim, and snorkel from the beach. You might even see Galápagos penguins, one of world's rarest. Santiago: Explore tide pools and look for fur seals sheltered in quiet grottos of black basalt. Swim, snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard along Santiago's spectacular coast, and explore an enchanting coastal forest where Charles Darwin once walked. Genovesa: Sail across the Equator to the remote northern realm of the Galápagos, surrounded by warmer tropical waters. San Cristóbal: Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island, and dig your toes into the powdery white sand at a gorgeous beach fronted by iconic Kicker Rock. Explore Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.,
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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands 12/14/2024

Return this morning to Guayaquil, where we transfer to our hotel. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at the Hotel Oro Verde. Ask your expedition specialist about Peru, Quito, and other post-voyage options. (B), Return this morning to Guayaquil, where we transfer to our hotel. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at the Hotel Oro Verde. Ask your expedition specialist about Peru, Quito, and other post-voyage options. (B),
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Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 12/14/2024

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at the Hotel Hilton Colón. (B),
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Air Travel

Air Travel 12/14/2024

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at the Hotel Hilton Colón. (B),
12/14/2024 12/14/2024
Guayaquil

Guayaquil 12/14/2024

Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. The late afternoon and evening are free to explore the city. Overnight at the Hotel Hilton Colón. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ride Like a Local - 4 hours
One of the best ways to truly get to know a city is by using its public transportation systems. Be it buses, trains, subways or airways, they all give a real taste of what it really is to live in a specific city.  Today you are welcome to be part of the experience of the locals and admire Guayaquil from above onboard the recently inaugurated Guayaquil Airway, an environmentally friendly project that seeks to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide into the air. 
 
You will be picked up from the port and driven onboard the coach towards Parque Centenario Station where you will take the airway and, along with your guide board one of the cabins and go all the way through the Guayas River in a 20 minutes ride towards the station of Daule, where we will disembark and take the ride back to Guayaquil where you will debark at Four Mosqueteros station.
 
Adding the final touch to this exciting half-day visit the Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil (MAAC) that has an area of more than 9000 square feet. The museum is a pleasant surprise, not only because of its display of modern art, but because of the size and extent of its archeological collection. The MAAC is a great way to see more of Ecuador’s culture and history – and spend some time out of the sun.
 
At the end, board the bus and drive back to the quayside.

DURATION
4 Hours
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy (Limited Walking – under 500 meters over flat terrain with some steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • Airway entrance fee (roundtrip)
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail - 4.5 hours
Introducing the "Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail" - a tour of the largest and best-preserved dry forest in Ecuador. Explore the protected forest, located in the extreme Southwest of the Chongón Colonche mountain range, just outside the city. This adventure departs early in the morning and takes you on a 1.2 km trail, showcasing the breathtaking biodiversity of the area, the trail is called “Canoa”
 
The Cerro Blanco Protected Forest boasts an impressive number of endemic vascular plants, which protect approximately 100 of the 500 species registered in the tropical dry forest region. If we are lucky, you'll discover the magnificent range of wildlife that includes 54 species of mammals, such as monkeys, peccaries, agouti, 6 species of wild cats, including the majestic Jaguar, and 34 species of bats. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to spot a few of the 221 species of birds registered in the area that includes the endangered Great Green Macaw (Papagayo), which is the symbol of Cerro Blanco. Not to mention the 8 species of amphibians and 12 species of reptiles. It is important to note wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
 
During your walk along the trail, you will experience a variety of landscapes, including the forest and mangrove. The route is divided into two sections. The first section is a mountainous terrain, where you will find small slopes, rocky paths, and a native vegetation of the dry forest. This part of the trail offers the perfect vantage points to take in the stunning scenery. The second section is a second-growth forest, where you can appreciate the beauty of the forest and its natural regrowth.
 
After returning from the hike, a delicious picnic will be waiting for us to refresh and recover energy before heading back to the pier.

SUGGESTED TOUR TIMINGS
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00:00 – 00:45 Depart the quayside and drive to Cerro Blanco Paved This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues, however, they must be able to board the coach on their own
00:45 – 02:45 Walk around the Canoa Trail Uneven, slippery, muddy
02:45 – 03:45 Deluxe Picnic Flat
03:45 – 04:30 Drive back to the pier for embarkation Paved  

DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 ½ Hours
MIN 10 guests per departure
MAX 90 guests per departure
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Picnin
  • 1 ship’s escort free of charge per vehicle
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
12/14/2024 12/14/2024
Guayaquil

Guayaquil 12/15/2024

This morning fly home. (B),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ride Like a Local - 4 hours
One of the best ways to truly get to know a city is by using its public transportation systems. Be it buses, trains, subways or airways, they all give a real taste of what it really is to live in a specific city.  Today you are welcome to be part of the experience of the locals and admire Guayaquil from above onboard the recently inaugurated Guayaquil Airway, an environmentally friendly project that seeks to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide into the air. 
 
You will be picked up from the port and driven onboard the coach towards Parque Centenario Station where you will take the airway and, along with your guide board one of the cabins and go all the way through the Guayas River in a 20 minutes ride towards the station of Daule, where we will disembark and take the ride back to Guayaquil where you will debark at Four Mosqueteros station.
 
Adding the final touch to this exciting half-day visit the Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil (MAAC) that has an area of more than 9000 square feet. The museum is a pleasant surprise, not only because of its display of modern art, but because of the size and extent of its archeological collection. The MAAC is a great way to see more of Ecuador’s culture and history – and spend some time out of the sun.
 
At the end, board the bus and drive back to the quayside.

DURATION
4 Hours
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy (Limited Walking – under 500 meters over flat terrain with some steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • Airway entrance fee (roundtrip)
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail - 4.5 hours
Introducing the "Cerro Blanco Wildlife and Forest Trail" - a tour of the largest and best-preserved dry forest in Ecuador. Explore the protected forest, located in the extreme Southwest of the Chongón Colonche mountain range, just outside the city. This adventure departs early in the morning and takes you on a 1.2 km trail, showcasing the breathtaking biodiversity of the area, the trail is called “Canoa”
 
The Cerro Blanco Protected Forest boasts an impressive number of endemic vascular plants, which protect approximately 100 of the 500 species registered in the tropical dry forest region. If we are lucky, you'll discover the magnificent range of wildlife that includes 54 species of mammals, such as monkeys, peccaries, agouti, 6 species of wild cats, including the majestic Jaguar, and 34 species of bats. Bird lovers will have the opportunity to spot a few of the 221 species of birds registered in the area that includes the endangered Great Green Macaw (Papagayo), which is the symbol of Cerro Blanco. Not to mention the 8 species of amphibians and 12 species of reptiles. It is important to note wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
 
During your walk along the trail, you will experience a variety of landscapes, including the forest and mangrove. The route is divided into two sections. The first section is a mountainous terrain, where you will find small slopes, rocky paths, and a native vegetation of the dry forest. This part of the trail offers the perfect vantage points to take in the stunning scenery. The second section is a second-growth forest, where you can appreciate the beauty of the forest and its natural regrowth.
 
After returning from the hike, a delicious picnic will be waiting for us to refresh and recover energy before heading back to the pier.

SUGGESTED TOUR TIMINGS
 
TIMING ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST TERRAIN W/C FRIENDLY
00:00 – 00:45 Depart the quayside and drive to Cerro Blanco Paved This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs; and those with mobility issues, however, they must be able to board the coach on their own
00:45 – 02:45 Walk around the Canoa Trail Uneven, slippery, muddy
02:45 – 03:45 Deluxe Picnic Flat
03:45 – 04:30 Drive back to the pier for embarkation Paved  

DURATION / MIN/MAX NO. OF PAX
4 ½ Hours
MIN 10 guests per departure
MAX 90 guests per departure
 
ACTIVITY LEVEL
Strenuous (walking over 1 km over uneven terrain with many steps)
 
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
  • Touring in luxury private vehicles with A/C & PA-system
  • 1 Bottle of water per person
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Picnin
  • 1 ship’s escort free of charge per vehicle
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
  • Any other services not mentioned above.
IMPORTANT NOTES, OBSERVATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
  • This tour is NOT suitable for guests in wheelchairs or those with mobility issues.
  • Few vendors accept credit cards; we recommend that guests bring cash (USD) if they wish to purchase anything.  In Ecuador $50 or $100 notes are not easily accepted, so guests should try to bring small change. Travelers’ checks are not accepted.
  • All timings are approximate and subject to change. 
  • It is recommended guests wear lightweight clothing, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, along with sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent (it is a must) and flat, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.
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Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Endeavour II
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. National Geographic Endeavour II replaced the much loved National Geographic Endeavour in December 2016.
Ship Highlights
  • All cabins facing outside with a large window or windows
  • Expansive public spaces for gathering and relaxing
  • Sip up the cocktail in the lounge which is the heart of the expedition community
  • Amenities such as Library, Wellness, Fitness Center etc
Ship Statistics
Maiden Voyage
2005
Last Refurbished
2016
Registry
Panama
Gross Tonnage
2716
Passenger Capacity
96

Dining

Restaurant
Meals are served in the dining room or sometimes outdoors, in a single, unassigned seating with a sociable, informal atmosphere with Ecuadorian flair.

Bars & Lounges

Bars & Lounges
The newly renovated lounge’s panoramic windows ensure stunning Galápagos landscape views.

Onboard Activities

Onboard Activities
The library, easily the finest library in the islands, is located on the bridge deck. It includes a wide range of novels, puzzles, reference, and illustrated books.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities
You are invited to the ship’s bridge to see the calm business of navigation unfold. Ask the watch officer questions about sailing the Galápagos Islands. Or help yourself to the ever-ready binoculars to scan the horizon.

Wellness

Wellness
Wellness.
Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library
Stateroom Amenities
  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Hair Dryer
  • Luxury Bedding
  • Private Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Suites
  • Wi-Fi
Entertainment
  • Internet Access
    Each cabin has Wi-Fi access as do all the ships public spaces. Connecting to the satellite Internet comes at an additional cost, and due to the remote nature of exploring the Galápagos bandwidth restrictions make uploading high-resolution photos or videos impossible.
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
Dining
  • Dining Style: Open Seating
  • All Non-Alcoholic Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Single Seating Meals
Other Facilities
  • Infirmary / Medical Center
    A doctor is aboard Endeavour II and available 24 hours a day free of charge.
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)
    At an additional charge, the ship’s staff will handle personal laundry and pressing. There are no facilities for dry cleaning on board.
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Oceanview

Outside Cabin (01) $8,435
Outside Cabin
  • Category: 01
Located on Upper Deck, Forward Cabin# 201, 202— All cabins are outside with a large window, two lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed, and furniture including armchair and desk, nightstands and closet.
Outside Cabin (02) $9,960
Outside Cabin
  • Category: 02
Locate on upper Deck Cabin#211, 213-219, 221-222, 224-229—All cabins feature two lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed, armchair, and a large window. Cabins 224 & 225 can accommodate a third person in an upper fold-down murphy bed. Cabins 226/228 and 227/227 are interlocking with a connecting door.
Outside Cabin (03) $11,112
Outside Cabin
  • Category: 03
Located on lounge Deck cabin#311, 313-319, 321, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330 — All cabins are outside with a large window, two lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed, and furniture including armchair and desk, nightstands and closet. Cabins 326 & 328 can accommodate a third person in an upper fold-down murphy bed. Cabins 315/317, 316/318, and 320/322 are interlocking with a connecting door.
Outside Cabin (04) $12,374
Outside Cabin
  • Category: 04
Located on bridge Deck: Cabin#409, 416, 418—All cabins are outside with a large window, two lower single beds that can convert to a queen bed, and furniture including armchair and desk, nightstands and closet. Cabins 411/413 and 416/418 are interlocking with a connecting door.
Solo Cabin (3S) Call for pricing
Solo Cabin
  • Category: 3S
Located on lounge Deck: cabin#325, 327. All cabins are outside with a large window, a queen bed, and furniture including armchair and desk, nightstands and closet. Equal in size and amenities to other Category 3 cabins.
Outside Cabin Solo (2S) Call for pricing
Outside Cabin Solo
  • Category: 2S
Cat. 2 Solo:Upper Deck: #203-209—All cabins are outside with a large window, a queen bed, and furniture including armchair and desk, nightstands and closet. Equal in size and amenities to other Category 2 cabins.

Suite

Suite A (AS) $14,879
Suite A
  • Category: AS
Located on Lounge Deck at Mid-Ship cabin#320 with two windows, larger bath, arm chair. Connecting door to #322.
Suite B (BS) $16,041
Suite B
  • Category: BS
Located on Bridge Deck at Mid-Ship cabin#420, 422—Featuring two floor-to-ceiling windows and a sofa that converts to a single bed. Suites all have twin beds convertible to a queen, extra closet space, writing desk and chair, and larger bathroom.
Suite C (CS) $16,879
Suite C
  • Category: CS
Located on Bridge Deck at Mid-Ship cabin#415 — The largest cabin on the ship featuring two windows, separate sitting area, armchairs and sofa that can be converted into a single bed. Suites all have twin beds convertible to a queen, extra closet space, writing desk and chair, and larger bathroom.
Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, laundry. Gratuities to ship’s crew at your discretion.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Observation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite A (AS)
  • Suite B (BS)
  • Suite C (CS)
  • Outside Cabin Solo (2S)
  • Solo Cabin (3S)
  • Outside Cabin (01)
  • Outside Cabin (02)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Outside Cabin (04)
Bridge Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite A (AS)
  • Suite B (BS)
  • Suite C (CS)
  • Outside Cabin Solo (2S)
  • Solo Cabin (3S)
  • Outside Cabin (01)
  • Outside Cabin (02)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Outside Cabin (04)
Expedition Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite A (AS)
  • Suite B (BS)
  • Suite C (CS)
  • Outside Cabin Solo (2S)
  • Solo Cabin (3S)
  • Outside Cabin (01)
  • Outside Cabin (02)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Outside Cabin (04)
Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite A (AS)
  • Suite B (BS)
  • Suite C (CS)
  • Outside Cabin Solo (2S)
  • Solo Cabin (3S)
  • Outside Cabin (01)
  • Outside Cabin (02)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Outside Cabin (04)
Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite A (AS)
  • Suite B (BS)
  • Suite C (CS)
  • Outside Cabin Solo (2S)
  • Solo Cabin (3S)
  • Outside Cabin (01)
  • Outside Cabin (02)
  • Outside Cabin (03)
  • Outside Cabin (04)