This journey has been postponed and will now take place on January 15-21, 2022. Learn more
“A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—happen like nowhere else on earth.
Begin the journey in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, then fly some 600 miles off the coast to the Galápagos Islands. From here, climb aboard the 48–berth National Geographic Islander, a true expedition ship. Animal life varies from island to island, but likely encounters include sea lions, fur seals, marine iguanas, sea turtles, and the Giant Tortoise, as well as a wealth of bird life such as penguins, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies, Galápagos hawks, Darwin’s finches, Nazca boobies, storm petrels and short-eared owls. Our intimate Princeton group will have the opportunity to explore many islands in the archipelago, with daily stops for hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, or just sitting on the beach and watching the teeming wildlife. If the Galápagos Islands have been on your “must see” list, there is no better time than now to make it happen!