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The Galapagos Islands

Wild Galapagos Escape

Trip Dates
May 25- June 4, 2025
Trip Tags
Cruise Program
South America
Activity Level
Countries Visited

Feat. Reginald DesRoches, President, Rice University

Amazing, enchanting, and wonderfully wild, no other corner of the world delivers the kind of exhilarating encounters Galápagos can. And now you can experience all the magic of the archipelago in one action packed week aboard the sleek and elegant National Geographic Islander II, with only 26 staterooms and suites, she feels like your own personal yacht. You’ll walk up-close among lively colonies of wildlife, all legendary for their lack of fear—see marine iguanas, frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, the famous giant tortoises, and more. Plus, explore the dazzling undersea as you paddle board, kayak, Zodiac cruise, and snorkel in rich waters teeming with fish, sea turtles, penguins, and curious sea lions. And discover the islands’ array of interesting habitats—from lush green highlands and stark volcanic landscapes to pristine beaches and mangrove thickets.

You’ll share the adventure with an exceptional local expedition team whose knowledge and passion for the islands is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. They’ll go above and beyond to ensure you see, do, and learn more. A certified photo instructor helps you capture all the unforgettable moments at the heart of your voyage; while an undersea specialist provides video footage from their dives to further illuminate the fascinating underwater world. Kids and teens are invited to join our exclusive National Geographic Global Explorers’ program. With multiple options to choose from each day, this thrilling itinerary is crafted to offer you a diverse experience of the islands.

Please contact Lindblad Expeditions at 888-773-9007 or groups@expeditions.com to reserve today!

From $10,988
Tour Operator

Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.