Lindblad Expeditions has introduced new shorter itineraries for explorers of the fabulous Galápagos – a first for Lindblad in 50+ years of bringing citizen adventurers there.
The new Wild Galápagos Escape packs a ton of activities into one exhilarating week to discover the wonders and wildlife of this magical place, with departures on Saturday and Thursday. Set aboard the newly refurbished 48-guest National Geographic Islander, the expedition features five days in the archipelago exploring the islands, with one night pre-voyage in Guayaquil, and the option of another night post voyage at no additional charge.
With multiple adventures each day on land and undersea—including options for walks and hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkelling—guests will enjoy the full Lindblad-National Geographic Galápagos cruise experience on these shorter expeditions, with five days exploring the archipelago.
Dr. Sylvia Earle, marine biologist and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, will join the first two Wild Galápagos Escape voyages as special guest speaker. Named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet,” Sylvia is former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and founder of SEAlliance, which partnered with National Geographic on Mission Blue to further global initiatives aimed at restoring health and productivity to the ocean. She will join the November 24 and 29, 2018 voyages.
Other departures for Wild Galápagos Escape include April 27; May 2, 11, 16; August 31; September 5, 14, 19, and October 31, 2019. Rates begin at $6,820 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabins.
Guests can also experience the best of Galápagos and Machu Picchu in nine action-packed days on Lindblad’s new Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape. Starting in Lima on a Saturday night, stay two nights in the Sacred Valley, enjoy fabled Machu Picchu and see Cusco, imperial capital of the Inca. Journey to Galápagos for a five-day voyage aboard National Geographic Islander, with multiple adventures every day on land and undersea—returning home on Sunday. Departures are December 1, 2018; May 4 & 18, September 7 & 14, November 2, 2019. Rates begin at $7,820 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.
Agents can call the dedicated team on 1300 363 055 or order brochures here.
IMAGE:Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) with photographer Sarah Felker on Gardner beach on Santiago Island in the Galapagos Island Archipelago, Ecuador