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11-day adventure beginning in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, including a 7-night luxury cruise in the Galapagos, ending back on the mainland, in Ecuador’s largest city Guayaquil.

Brand g Vacations is pleased to introduce our 2025 Ecuador and the Galapagos Expedition. We have chartered the National Geographic Endeavour II, equipped for comfort as well as in-depth exploration. With a capacity of only 96 guests, this adventure offers all aspects of the Galapagos: intimate contact with wildlife, active volcanoes, a vast Marine Reserve, camaraderie, comfort and safety.​

Your all-lgbt+ adventure begins with a full day tour in Quito, home to the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 9,350 feet. From Quito, fly to Baltra Island where you will board a ferry to Santa Cruz Island, the most populous in the archipelago. Explore the highlands of the islands with their lush vegetation before venturing down to the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station to meet giant tortoises face to face.

Sail to a stunning anchorage at Santa Fe Island for a visit to this sandy white beach with many sea lion harems, a wonderful spot for our first snorkel, kayak or ride aboard our glass-bottom boat. Disembark amid the waters of South Plaza Island, with its yellow-gray land iguanas munching cactus fruits and coastline where we find sea lion colonies and dozens of sea birds.

A visit to North Seymour Island starts with a walk along the coast and the interior of this island, observing numerous bird colonies as well as sea lions and marine iguanas. Enjoy the north shore of Santa Cruz Island and its beautiful white beaches, great for a swim or snorkel. Bartolomé Island provides an unbeatable volcanic viewpoint, golden-sandy beach and excellent wildlife exploration for snorkelers. Following the cruise, fly back to the mainland for an overnight in Guayaquil. This tropical city is the financial and commercial center of the country, on the banks of the Guayas River.​

Activity Level: Low to Moderate       
Guest Count: 95

Highlights

  • Explore Quito a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – that boasts the largest and least-altered downtown in Latin America.
  • Travel aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II, equipped with kayaks, paddleboards and Zodiacs, allowing for up-close exploration.
  • Up-close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and giant tortoises.
  • Join naturalists on interpretive island walks to learn about Galápagos wildlife, and witness incredible interactions between animals in their natural habitat.

Accommodations

There are currently no extensions for this cruise.

Inclusions

  • FROM THE TIME YOU LAND UNTIL YOU LEAVE, NEARLY EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED.
  • Guaranteed all-LGBT+ charter
  • Transfers from the airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Quito including daily buffet breakfast
  • Welcome reception in Quito
  • Full day touring in Quito
  • Internal flights from mainland to Galápagos Islands
  • Seven nights on board the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Alcoholic beverages (excluding some premium brands)
  • Dining: all meals included during your cruise
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Wi-Fi up to one hour per day per person on the Galápagos portion of the trip
  • One post night stay in Guayaquil
  • Farewell dinner in Guayaquil

Bookings for 2025 Galapagos Expedition Cruise ranges from $20,799 to $12,299. Please contact us directly at alan@conciergetravel.cc or +17132530041 for real-time availability of staterooms and for reservations. You can now book directly for any Brand g trip via this link.

Travel the Globe We can’t say enough great things about Concierge Travel. We’ve traveled the globe with you every year (sometimes 2x a year) for the past 10 years. Your attention to detail from the 1st phone call to gather trip info all the way to debarkation is superb. The Boyz of Concierge Travel are always friendly and accommodating in every situation. We look forward to booking our next trip with you.

Mike Annis and John Hall

Mike Annis and John Hall