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Wild Galápagos Escape

Unique, immersive style of travel
Pack a ton of adventure into one action-packed week on these select departures, available only aboard the 48-guest National Geographic Islander. With multiple adventures each day on land and undersea—including options for walks and hikes, kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling—you’ll be assured of the full National Geographic Galápagos experience, but in less time, on these shorter expeditions. As in the classic, 10-day expeditions, honed over the last 50 years, each voyage is crafted to offer you a diverse experience of the archipelago.

Encounter abundant wildlife
Blue-footed boobies. Flightless cormorants. Darwin’s finches. Pink flamingos. Sea lions on beaches or gamboling underwater. Giant tortoises grazing in the highlands. The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its uniqueness and lack of fear, allowing you the rare experience of being treated as an equal in the wild world. Each island contains endemic species, and you’ll have the opportunity to see a panoply of Galápagos’ creatures in their native habitats—on land and in the sea.

Every day is active and engaging
You’ll be able to snorkel nearly every day, sometimes twice a day. For those who prefer to stay dry, there’s the service of our undersea specialist, who’ll share undersea video footage with you during the cocktail hour. And each day you’ll have the option to walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise, and to join a different naturalist as you choose: there are no assigned groups.

Hotel del Parque - A guest exclusive
New for 2018! Set along the banks of the Río Daule, Hotel del Parque is housed in a lovingly restored 19th-century building nestled within the secluded haven of Parque Histórico’s lush botanical gardens. Intimate and welcoming with a gracious, golden-age aura, this elegant boutique hotel—the first in the city—makes a fitting bookend to your expedition aboard the yacht-scaled National Geographic Islander.

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of an expedition leader, three handpicked naturalists, including a National Geographic certified photo instructor and an undersea specialist, plus a wellness specialist. Their knowledge and passion for the islands is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

27 April, 2019 to 03 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 27 April, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
02 May, 2019 to 08 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 02 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
11 May, 2019 to 17 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 11 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
16 May, 2019 to 22 May, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 16 May, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
31 August, 2019 to 06 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 31 August, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
05 September, 2019 to 11 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 05 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
14 September, 2019 to 20 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 14 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
19 September, 2019 to 25 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 19 September, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
31 October, 2019 to 06 November, 2019 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 31 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
01 February, 2020 to 07 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 01 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
06 February, 2020 to 12 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 06 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
09 May, 2020 to 15 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 09 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
14 May, 2020 to 20 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 14 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
23 May, 2020 to 29 May, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 23 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
28 May, 2020 to 03 June, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 28 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
18 July, 2020 to 24 July, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 18 July, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
23 July, 2020 to 29 July, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 23 July, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
29 August, 2020 to 04 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 29 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
03 September, 2020 to 09 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 03 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
07 November, 2020 to 13 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 07 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
12 November, 2020 to 18 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 12 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
21 November, 2020 to 27 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 21 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
26 November, 2020 to 02 December, 2020 Make a booking request for Wild Galápagos Escape, departing on 26 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 4015 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 2 £ 4579 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 5059 GBP pp
Bridge Deck #303–306 - Conveniently located, cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window. Note: Cabins 305 and 306 can accommodate a third person.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5345 GBP pp
Upper Deck #403–408 - Spacious cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed or a double bed. All cabins feature a window and outside glassed in terraces with seating. There are large windows in the top half of the terrace doors. Note: The single beds in cabins 403 and 404 convert to double beds
view cabin photo
Category 1 Solo £ 5969 GBP pp
Main Deck #201-206 - Cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and a window.
view cabin photo
Category 5 £ 6459 GBP pp
Upper Deck #401, 402 - These are the largest cabins onboard. These cabins feature two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed and wrap around windows. Both have a desk, chairs, and table. They also feature outside glassed in terraces with seating.
view cabin photo
Category 2 Solo £ 6785 GBP pp
Main Deck #207-210; Bridge Deck #301-302 - Centrally located cabins feature a window and two lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed.
view cabin photo

Wild Galápagos Escape itinerary:

show reverse itinerary
DAY 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Arrive in Guayaquil and transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque, a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens set in a lovingly restored 19th-century building. Additional nights at the hotel are available on request and recommended.
DAY 2: Guayaquil / Baltra, Galápagos / Embark
Fly this morning to Galápagos. We are welcomed by our naturalist staff and start exploring the islands. (B,L,D)
DAY 3-6: Galápagos Islands
Here is a sampling of the diverse islands that we visit on our itineraries. Part of the magic of any Galápagos voyage is the varied nature of the terrain, wildlife and experiences that each island offers, with each departure offering a well-considered balance. (B,L,D Daily) NORTH SEYMOUR On this wildlife-rich small island, follow trails past coastal groups of Galápagos sea lions and marine iguanas inland through a silvery forest of Palo Santo to colonies of magnificent and great frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and other seabirds. See land iguanas clambering over rocks in search of cactus and other flowers. Look for swallow-tailed gulls, noddy terns, red-billed tropic birds and Galápagos fur seals on the rocky walls of this small island (like neighboring Baltra), created by not by lava flows geologic uplift. BARTOLOMÉ Climb to the summit of this 360-foot-high volcanic wonderland of spatter and scoria cones and tuff formations, well-worth the effort for the stunning view. Later, stroll the golden sand beach below, backed by a tangle of mangroves under famous Pinnacle Rock. Here lucky swimmers and snorkelers might encounter Galápagos penguins, one of world’s rarest and the only tropical penguin species. RÁBIDA Land on a red sand beach on this volcanically varied island, where we explore inland and may see migratory flamingos feeding in a brackish lagoon. Clownish brown pelicans entertain from their nests along the coast, where sea lions often play. Prepare for some magnificent sunsets. FERNANDINA In the remote western archipelago, walk among brightly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs, and the largest and most numerous population of marine iguanas anywhere. Hike over impressive lava past tide pools where young sea lions play and the strange flightless cormorant nests. One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, Fernandina is a privilege to visit: the youngest, and most pristine island in Galápagos. ISABELA Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador on Isabela, a towering island formed of six great shield volcanoes that make up 2/3 of the land area in Galápagos. Over two days, cruise, kayak and snorkel along wildly eroded formations of volcanic ash, hike along the uplifted coastline, land in the footsteps of Darwin and Melville for a hike at Tagus Cove. Fed by the upwelling of cool, nutrient-rich currents, this is a rich oceanic realm, once the haunt of whalers and pirates, and a good place to see whales, dolphins and other marine life. SANTIAGO Follow in the wake of Darwin and HMS Beagle at rugged Santiago, where we explore tide pools and look for fur seals sheltered in quiet grottos of black basalt at Puerto Egas. Swim, snorkel, kayak and paddleboard along the spectacular coast of Buccaneers Cove, a secluded atelier where pirates once careened their ships. Explore a dense coastal forest, home to Galápagos hawks and other land birds, at Playa Espumilla. SANTA CRUZ See wild tortoises roaming free in the green highlands of this central Island. Be greeted as a friend in Puerto Ayora, headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Tour the giant tortoise breeding corrals, a pioneering effort that has resulted in repopulation of Española and other islands. See Lonesome George, the last tortoise from Isla Pinta and a conservation icon, is at the center of the new Route of the Tortoises. The town of Puerto Ayora, lined with shops, hotels and restaurants, is connected by road across the island, and a short canal-crossing, to Baltra, the island on the north coast, home to a WWII-era U.S. Army air force base and still the primary airport. SAN CRISTOBAL Land on a small, sparkling beach at Punta Pitt for a hike up to a plateau where blue- and red-footed footed boobies nest and you may see endemic Cristóbal mockingbirds and lava lizards. On this easternmost island, also explore the celebrated expanse of powdery white sand at Cerro Brujo. One of four populated islands and the capital of the province, San Cristóbal has a rich agricultural zone in the highlands and a healthy tortoise population. The town is interestingly home to the largest sea lion colony in the archipelago. ESPAÑOLA See swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and, seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez, where we walk among vividly colored marine iguanas, and breeding colonies of sea lions. Optional trails lead inland across iron-laden pillow basalt to the blowhole and seabird cliffs. At Gardner Bay, explore the expanse of bright white sand and snorkel offshore islets. FLOREANA An island of rolling hills and fresh water springs, a favorite with pirates and whalers, scientists and settlers. Follow a trail along a rose-pink lagoon across Punta Cormorant. At Champion Islet, snorkel or cruise along the shore by Zodiac. Visit Post Office Bay, where you’re invited to join the 19th-century tradition of leaving and taking letters from the barrel for hand delivery. Paddleboard and kayak along the coast at Baroness Lookout, named after the early settler and eccentric Eloise Bosquet de Wagner. Floreana is an island rich in mystery.
DAY 7: Disembark / Baltra / Guyaquil / Depart
This morning fly to Guayaquil and check-in at Hotel del Parque, with time to explore before a late flight tonight—or continue to Quito for an optional two-night extension. Or elect to fly home on Day 8 at no additional cost. Ask your Expedition Specialist for details. (B)
Please Note:
All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

Wild Galápagos Escape reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.
This morning fly to Guayaquil and check-in at Hotel del Parque, with time to explore before a late flight tonight—or continue to Quito for an optional two-night extension. Or elect to fly home on Day 8 at no additional cost. Ask your Expedition Specialist for details. (B)
Here is a sampling of the diverse islands that we visit on our itineraries. Part of the magic of any Galápagos voyage is the varied nature of the terrain, wildlife and experiences that each island offers, with each departure offering a well-considered balance. (B,L,D Daily) NORTH SEYMOUR On this wildlife-rich small island, follow trails past coastal groups of Galápagos sea lions and marine iguanas inland through a silvery forest of Palo Santo to colonies of magnificent and great frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, and other seabirds. See land iguanas clambering over rocks in search of cactus and other flowers. Look for swallow-tailed gulls, noddy terns, red-billed tropic birds and Galápagos fur seals on the rocky walls of this small island (like neighboring Baltra), created by not by lava flows geologic uplift. BARTOLOMÉ Climb to the summit of this 360-foot-high volcanic wonderland of spatter and scoria cones and tuff formations, well-worth the effort for the stunning view. Later, stroll the golden sand beach below, backed by a tangle of mangroves under famous Pinnacle Rock. Here lucky swimmers and snorkelers might encounter Galápagos penguins, one of world’s rarest and the only tropical penguin species. RÁBIDA Land on a red sand beach on this volcanically varied island, where we explore inland and may see migratory flamingos feeding in a brackish lagoon. Clownish brown pelicans entertain from their nests along the coast, where sea lions often play. Prepare for some magnificent sunsets. FERNANDINA In the remote western archipelago, walk among brightly colored Sally Lightfoot crabs, and the largest and most numerous population of marine iguanas anywhere. Hike over impressive lava past tide pools where young sea lions play and the strange flightless cormorant nests. One of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, Fernandina is a privilege to visit: the youngest, and most pristine island in Galápagos. ISABELA Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador on Isabela, a towering island formed of six great shield volcanoes that make up 2/3 of the land area in Galápagos. Over two days, cruise, kayak and snorkel along wildly eroded formations of volcanic ash, hike along the uplifted coastline, land in the footsteps of Darwin and Melville for a hike at Tagus Cove. Fed by the upwelling of cool, nutrient-rich currents, this is a rich oceanic realm, once the haunt of whalers and pirates, and a good place to see whales, dolphins and other marine life. SANTIAGO Follow in the wake of Darwin and HMS Beagle at rugged Santiago, where we explore tide pools and look for fur seals sheltered in quiet grottos of black basalt at Puerto Egas. Swim, snorkel, kayak and paddleboard along the spectacular coast of Buccaneers Cove, a secluded atelier where pirates once careened their ships. Explore a dense coastal forest, home to Galápagos hawks and other land birds, at Playa Espumilla. SANTA CRUZ See wild tortoises roaming free in the green highlands of this central Island. Be greeted as a friend in Puerto Ayora, headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Tour the giant tortoise breeding corrals, a pioneering effort that has resulted in repopulation of Española and other islands. See Lonesome George, the last tortoise from Isla Pinta and a conservation icon, is at the center of the new Route of the Tortoises. The town of Puerto Ayora, lined with shops, hotels and restaurants, is connected by road across the island, and a short canal-crossing, to Baltra, the island on the north coast, home to a WWII-era U.S. Army air force base and still the primary airport. SAN CRISTOBAL Land on a small, sparkling beach at Punta Pitt for a hike up to a plateau where blue- and red-footed footed boobies nest and you may see endemic Cristóbal mockingbirds and lava lizards. On this easternmost island, also explore the celebrated expanse of powdery white sand at Cerro Brujo. One of four populated islands and the capital of the province, San Cristóbal has a rich agricultural zone in the highlands and a healthy tortoise population. The town is interestingly home to the largest sea lion colony in the archipelago. ESPAÑOLA See swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and, seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez, where we walk among vividly colored marine iguanas, and breeding colonies of sea lions. Optional trails lead inland across iron-laden pillow basalt to the blowhole and seabird cliffs. At Gardner Bay, explore the expanse of bright white sand and snorkel offshore islets. FLOREANA An island of rolling hills and fresh water springs, a favorite with pirates and whalers, scientists and settlers. Follow a trail along a rose-pink lagoon across Punta Cormorant. At Champion Islet, snorkel or cruise along the shore by Zodiac. Visit Post Office Bay, where you’re invited to join the 19th-century tradition of leaving and taking letters from the barrel for hand delivery. Paddleboard and kayak along the coast at Baroness Lookout, named after the early settler and eccentric Eloise Bosquet de Wagner. Floreana is an island rich in mystery.
Fly this morning to Galápagos. We are welcomed by our naturalist staff and start exploring the islands. (B,L,D)
Arrive in Guayaquil and transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque, a tranquil haven surrounded by lush gardens set in a lovingly restored 19th-century building. Additional nights at the hotel are available on request and recommended.
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Map for Wild Galápagos Escape
National Geographic Islander, the ship servicing Wild Galápagos Escape

National Geographic Islander

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 49 metres

Passenger Capacity: 48 guests (in 24 cabins)

Built: 1982

The National Geographic Islander is a versatile 164-foot twin-hulled vessel with 24 spacious cabins comfortably accommodating 48 guests. She is a sturdy expedition ship, designed for year-round discovery and active exploration of the Galápagos and can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size.

Accessibility means freedom. Our captains have decades of sailing experience in the regions we explore. They know when and where to navigate so that you feel the places we visit are all ours. Thanks to our sturdy fleet of Zodiacs and virtually untippable kayaks, you can be off the ship and out exploring within a moment’s notice.

During your time with us, our expedition staff likes nothing better than to surprise and delight you by directing the ship toward alluring coves or bow-riding dolphins. Our seasoned crew consists of expert Zodiac drivers and considerate service providers. Their energy, enthusiasm and local field expertise are sure to enhance your experience. This is what expedition travel is all about: not just seeing wildness, but being out there, in it.

 


Public Areas: Ship is fully air-conditioned. Covered deck with hammocks, chairs and tables; Doctor's Office; Fitness Center; Global Market; LEXspa; Library; Lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; and Sky Deck. Our Ecuadorian Captain and Officers welcome guests to the Bridge in accordance with our "Open Bridge" policy.

Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with an Ecuadorian flair.

Cabins: All cabins have a window with an outside view, private facilities, and climate controls.

Expedition Equipment: Hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, Splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits, and Zodiac landing craft.

Special Features: Guest internet access, laundry service, LEXmarket, and Wellness Program. A ship's doctor, Undersea Specialist, and Video Chronicler are also onboard.

Cabin layout for National Geographic Islander
• Experience all Galápagos offers in just one week, with departures on Saturday and Thursday.

• Add a two-night post-expedition extension in Quito, Ecuador.

• Snorkel and kayak in rich waters among shimmering fish, sea turtles, penguins, and playful sea lions.

• Walk among colonies of wildlife and seabirds unfazed by your presence.

• Maximize your time in the islands with options every day.
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