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Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

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Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

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Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

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Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

Credit: Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, And More

Luxury

Discover Antarctica, Alaska, Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, the Arctic, the scenic coastlines of Europe, the South Pacific, and many other incredible destinations on unparalleled vacation experiences from Lindblad Expeditions and Manifest.

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Lindblad Expeditions

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

With over 50 years of experience, Lindblad Expeditions is the world leader in small-ship, expedition cruise vacations. Their unforgettable eco-conscious getaways to over 40 amazing destinations around the world focus on sustainability, discovery, and the joys of experiential travel.

From the Arctic and Australia to the Amazon, Asia, Europe, and almost every place in between, their team of knowledgeable expedition leaders, captains, onboard naturalists, certified photo instructors, and history and cultural experts work together to show you the far corners of the world and provide one-of-a-kind travel experiences that combine onboard luxury and comfort, with unique adventures on land and sea.

Each perfectly curated voyage includes deluxe accommodations aboard one of Lindblad Expeditions’ premiere National Geographic ships, sustainable delicious meals, daily itineraries filled with activity options specific to the destination and guests’ interests, and plenty of time to have fun and explore at your own pace.

Whether you’re looking to visit wild and remote destinations, go adventuring in the Arctic or through the Galápagos Islands, or a voyage along the coast of Europe or Scandinavia, Lindblad’s first-class expeditions offer something for every interest and activity level.

highlights

Book your Lindblad Expeditions trip through Manifest for additional benefits: assistance with reserving pre- and post-trip hotels and transportation; personalized service and support from our experienced team and Manifest Members-only special pricing and onboard credit to use during your voyage. You must log into your Manifest profile or call a member of our team to learn more about the benefits available only to Manifest Members. 

  • Travel with a small group of like-minded adventurers and explore incredible destinations around the world
  • Small guest-to-crew ratio for each expedition
  • Experienced ship captains, crew members and knowledgeable, expedition leaders and naturalists on every voyage
  • On-board photography instructors are available on each voyage to help you get the perfect shots
  • Meet cultural specialists and local experts to learn more about the places and cultures you are exploring
  • Multiple activity options each and every day for all ages and abilities are included in the cost
  • Types of trips offered: couples, family-friendly, small groups, solo travelers
  • Lindblad Expeditions signature attention to detail for creating authentic cultural, historical and natural exploration
All Lindblad Expeditions'/Manifest trips are specially curated to provide an unforgettable adventure experience. With luxury ship and shore accommodations, incredible meals, exciting planned activities, and time to explore on your own, you can relax and enjoy your expedition cruise and leave the planning to us.


Below is an example of a Lindblad Expeditions vacation cruise to the Galápagos Islands. As a member of Manifest, you will have access to all destinations that Lindblad Expeditions travels to.

Highlights

Book your Lindblad Expeditions trip through Manifest for additional benefits: assistance with reserving pre- and post-trip hotels and transportation; personalized service and support from our experienced team and Manifest Members-only special pricing and onboard credit to use during your voyage. You must log into your Manifest profile or call a member of our team to learn more about the benefits available only to Manifest Members. 

  • Travel with a small group of like-minded adventurers and explore incredible destinations around the world
  • Small guest-to-crew ratio for each expedition
  • Experienced ship captains, crew members and knowledgeable, expedition leaders and naturalists on every voyage
  • On-board photography instructors are available on each voyage to help you get the perfect shots
  • Meet cultural specialists and local experts to learn more about the places and cultures you are exploring
  • Multiple activity options each and every day for all ages and abilities are included in the cost
  • Types of trips offered: couples, family-friendly, small groups, solo travelers
  • Lindblad Expeditions signature attention to detail for creating authentic cultural, historical and natural exploration
All Lindblad Expeditions'/Manifest trips are specially curated to provide an unforgettable adventure experience. With luxury ship and shore accommodations, incredible meals, exciting planned activities, and time to explore on your own, you can relax and enjoy your expedition cruise and leave the planning to us.


Below is an example of a Lindblad Expeditions vacation cruise to the Galápagos Islands. As a member of Manifest, you will have access to all destinations that Lindblad Expeditions travels to.
With over 50 years of experience, Lindblad Expeditions is the world leader in small-ship, expedition cruise vacations. Their unforgettable eco-conscious getaways to over 40 amazing destinations around the world focus on sustainability, discovery, and the joys of experiential travel.

From the Arctic and Australia to the Amazon, Asia, Europe, and almost every place in between, their team of knowledgeable expedition leaders, captains, onboard naturalists, certified photo instructors, and history and cultural experts work together to show you the far corners of the world and provide one-of-a-kind travel experiences that combine onboard luxury and comfort, with unique adventures on land and sea.

Each perfectly curated voyage includes deluxe accommodations aboard one of Lindblad Expeditions’ premiere National Geographic ships, sustainable delicious meals, daily itineraries filled with activity options specific to the destination and guests’ interests, and plenty of time to have fun and explore at your own pace.

Whether you’re looking to visit wild and remote destinations, go adventuring in the Arctic or through the Galápagos Islands, or a voyage along the coast of Europe or Scandinavia, Lindblad’s first-class expeditions offer something for every interest and activity level.

Trip details

Trip Type: Small Group

Comfort: Luxury

Travel Styles: Leisure

Starts: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Finishes: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Duration: 8 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Cappuccinos, lattes, tea, soda and filtered water
  • Your bar tab and Wi-Fi** are included in the voyage price on all National Geographic Islander II, or National Geographic Endeavour II voyages in the Galápagos
  • Starting in 2023, complimentary beer and wine and in 2024 complimentary bar on all National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Bird, and National Geographic Sea Lion voyages
  • Hors d'oeuvres and snacks during Recap
  • Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
  • Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
  • The guidance and company of our expedition staff
  • The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
  • Daily stretch class with wellness specialist
  • Access to navigational Bridge
  • Exciting activities and local experiences
Included Activities:
  • All excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Zodiac, stand-up paddleboard & and kayak explorations (where relevant)
  • Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & and snorkel (where relevant)
  • Educational presentations, daily Recaps and briefings in the lounge
  • Guest speakers (on certain itineraries)
  • Photo instruction from our skilled photographers onboard
Additional Inclusions, as indicated in itinerary:
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Meals on land
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Special access permits, fees and port taxes
  • Transfers to and from designated flights
  • The expertise of our expedition staff

ITINERARY

1Welcome to Ecuador

  • Upon arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador, you’ll transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque.
  • Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to enjoy dinner at the hotel or retire for the evening.
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Explore the hotel’s lush gardens.
  • Arrive earlier in the day and enjoy a local guided tour of the city.

2Welcome aboard the National Geographic Islander II

  • Today you will fly to Baltra, the heart of the Galapagos Islands, where you will board your luxury expedition ship.
  • Meet the naturalist staff, captain and crew aboard the National Geographic Islander II and partake in a safety briefing.
  • Spend the remainder of the day getting settled-in, having lunch and exploring the ship.
  • (B,L,D)
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Explore the intimate, expedition ship that feels like a yacht.
Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit each day during our expedition.

    3North Seymour & Santa Cruz

    • Encounter nesting frigate birds, plus land and marine iguanas, and enjoy a beautiful coastal walk.
    • Call at Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Head to the lush, green highlands to see giant tortoises roaming in the wild.
    • (B,L,D)

    4Isabela & Fernandina

    • Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela’s six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins as you ply these rich waters, once the haunt of whalers and pirates.
    • Fernandina has one of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, it’s the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant and the largest marine iguanas.
    • (B,L,D)

    5Floreana & Española

    • 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.
    • Home to swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez.
    • (B,L,D)

    6San Cristóbal

    • Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.
    • (B,L,D)

    7Disembark and travel back to Guayaquil

    • Enjoy your last morning in the Galápagos.
    • Check back into Hotel del Parque.
    • (B)
    Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
    • Stroll along the Malecón 2000, checking out the River Market and Miniature Museum while there.
    • Do some shopping in the exclusive Samborondón neighborhood.
    • Order in room service or try one of the nearby restaurants.

    8Depart for home

    • Check out of the hotel for your flight home.
    • Start dreaming of your next vacation.
    • (B)
    Welcome to Ecuador
    • Upon arrival in Guayaquil, Ecuador, you’ll transfer to the 44-room Hotel del Parque.
    • Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to enjoy dinner at the hotel or retire for the evening.
    Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
    • Explore the hotel’s lush gardens.
    • Arrive earlier in the day and enjoy a local guided tour of the city.
    Welcome aboard the National Geographic Islander II
    • Today you will fly to Baltra, the heart of the Galapagos Islands, where you will board your luxury expedition ship.
    • Meet the naturalist staff, captain and crew aboard the National Geographic Islander II and partake in a safety briefing.
    • Spend the remainder of the day getting settled-in, having lunch and exploring the ship.
    • (B,L,D)
    Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
    • Explore the intimate, expedition ship that feels like a yacht.
    Listed below is a sample of islands we may visit each day during our expedition.
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      North Seymour & Santa Cruz
      • Encounter nesting frigate birds, plus land and marine iguanas, and enjoy a beautiful coastal walk.
      • Call at Puerto Ayora, the largest town and headquarters of both the Galápagos National Park and Charles Darwin Research Station. Head to the lush, green highlands to see giant tortoises roaming in the wild.
      • (B,L,D)
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Isabela & Fernandina
      • Toast crossing the Equator at Volcán Ecuador, northernmost of Isabela’s six great shield volcanoes. Keep an eye open for whales and dolphins as you ply these rich waters, once the haunt of whalers and pirates.
      • Fernandina has one of the most active oceanic volcanoes in the world, it’s the youngest and most pristine island in Galápagos—and home to the strange flightless cormorant and the largest marine iguanas.
      • (B,L,D)
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Floreana & Española
      • 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.
      • Home to swallow-tailed gulls, Española mockingbirds, Nazca boobies and seasonally, the world’s only population of waved albatross at Punta Suarez.
      • (B,L,D)
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      San Cristóbal
      • Search for red-footed boobies and the endemic mockingbird and lava lizard—found only on this easternmost island. Explore Baquerizo Moreno, where sea lions thrive in the middle of town.
      • (B,L,D)
      Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      Disembark and travel back to Guayaquil
      • Enjoy your last morning in the Galápagos.
      • Check back into Hotel del Parque.
      • (B)
      Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
      • Stroll along the Malecón 2000, checking out the River Market and Miniature Museum while there.
      • Do some shopping in the exclusive Samborondón neighborhood.
      • Order in room service or try one of the nearby restaurants.
      Depart for home
      • Check out of the hotel for your flight home.
      • Start dreaming of your next vacation.
      • (B)
      Meals:Breakfast

      WHAT’S INCLUDED

      • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
      • Cappuccinos, lattes, tea, soda and filtered water
      • Your bar tab and Wi-Fi** are included in the voyage price on all National Geographic Islander II, or National Geographic Endeavour II voyages in the Galápagos
      • Starting in 2023, complimentary beer and wine and in 2024 complimentary bar on all National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Bird, and National Geographic Sea Lion voyages
      • Hors d'oeuvres and snacks during Recap
      • Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
      • Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
      • The guidance and company of our expedition staff
      • The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
      • Daily stretch class with wellness specialist
      • Access to navigational Bridge
      • Exciting activities and local experiences
      Included Activities:
      • All excursions as indicated in the itinerary
      • Zodiac, stand-up paddleboard & and kayak explorations (where relevant)
      • Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & and snorkel (where relevant)
      • Educational presentations, daily Recaps and briefings in the lounge
      • Guest speakers (on certain itineraries)
      • Photo instruction from our skilled photographers onboard
      Additional Inclusions, as indicated in itinerary:
      • Hotel accommodations
      • Meals on land
      • Sightseeing and entrance fees
      • Special access permits, fees and port taxes
      • Transfers to and from designated flights
      • The expertise of our expedition staff

      ACCOMMODATIONS

      Luxury accommodations aboard the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet.

      Click below for specific ship deck plans. Note the listing of where they travel to.

      National Geographic Endurance (Antarctica, Arctic, Canada, Patagonia, Atlantic Isles, Europe & British Isles, Iceland, Greenland)

      National Geographic Resolution (Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic, Canada, Patagonia, French Polynesia & Pacific Islands, Japan, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea, Europe & British Isles, Iceland, Greenland)

      National Geographic Orion (Antarctica, Australia & New Zealand, French Polynesia & Pacific Islands, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea)

      National Geographic Quest (Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia, Pacific Northwest, Belize & Guatemala, California Coast)

      National Geographic Venture (Alaska, Baja California, Pacific Northwest, California Coast)


      National Geographic Endeavor II (Galápagos & Peru)

      National Geographic Explorer (South American East Coast, Antarctica, Arctic, Canada, Patagonia, Atlantic Isles, Europe & British Isles, Iceland, Greenland)

      PAYMENT TERMS

      • A deposit and final payment are required, please contact Manifest for more information.
      • Travel Protection Plan: Travel protection and medical insurance are available at extra cost and are recommended. Ask about the comprehensive guest travel protection plan for a worry-free expedition. Travel Protection "Plus" Plan.
      • Responsibility and Other Terms & Conditions: Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions’ and the National Geographic Society’s liability for loss of property, injury, illness or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ship’s ticket sent prior to departure, and are also available where within this site or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions.

      CANCELLATION TERMS

      Cancellation details vary per ship, contact Manifest for more information.

      Partner Details

      Lindblad Expeditions

      In Business Since 1966

      For over 50 years Lindblad Expeditions has been introducing travelers to a unique and exhilarating way of seeing the world. In 1966, Lars-Eric Lindblad successfully led a group of 56 intrepid guests to Antarctica, where only explorers and scientists had ever gone. In 1967 he did it again in Galápagos; effectively inventing expedition travel. Since then, his son Sven Lindblad has created an unmatched expedition style, taking curious people to the world’s wild, remote places for up-close encounters with beauty, wildness, and the seldom seen. Guests get to share their experience with like-minded others and veteran expedition teams and return home with a priceless stock of memories, some of the best photos of their life, and a deeper appreciation of the most remote, pristine places on the planet. Lindblad Expeditions travels to over 40 geographies on all 7 continents. Their fleet is comprised of 15 nimble and intimately scaled expedition ships with passenger capacities from just 28 to 148. Small ships allow captains to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot, providing guests with authentic, up-close encounters in the world’s most remote, wild, and pristine places. The quality and experience of Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff is a driving factor behind their reputation as a global leader in overseas adventure. Guests traveling on their voyages are guided by skilled and passionate captains and Expedition Leaders, as well as an expert team of naturalists, marine biologists, geologists, historians, undersea specialists, experts and photographers. Lindblad Expeditions’ staff-to-guest ratio (no more than 1-to-16) fosters a genuine exchange of knowledge/information on natural surroundings, history, and culture of the places they explore. Lindblad is committed to sustainability and considered the travel industry’s leader in responsible travel, which includes protecting nature, preserving culture, supporting local communities, and operating green business practices. In October, Lindblad Expeditions was awarded the #1 small-ship cruise line by the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.

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