Lind­blad Ex­pe­di­tions

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ITIN­ER­ARY: This 10-day ex­pe­di­tion cruise ex­plores all the ma­jor is­lands in the Galá­pa­gos and in­cludes a visit to the Charles Dar­win Re­search Sta­tion, which is cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of breed­ing gi­ant tor­toises for repa­tri­a­tion. DATES: Lind­blad pro­vides year-round ex­pe­di­tions in the Galá­pa­gos. FARES: From NZ$7,294 per per­son twin share. SHIP: The Na­tional Ge­o­graphic En­deav­our caters for 96 guests in 56 out­side cab­ins, each with pri­vate fa­cil­i­ties and cli­mate con­trols. It boasts a fit­ness cen­tre, spa, global gallery, li­brary/lounge with full-ser­vice bar, a swimming pool and sun­deck. There is also an un­der­wa­ter video cam­era, video mi­cro­scope, Zo­di­acs and wet­suits for guests’ use. WHAT’S SPE­CIAL: Guests will be able to walk, hike, kayak or Zo­diac cruise ev­ery day, snorkel most days and join a nat­u­ral­ist of their choice for ex­cur­sions; there are no as­signed groups. Those who pre­fer to stay dry can en­joy the ad­ven­ture from a glass-bot­tom boat. Af­ter the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties, guests can in­dulge in a mas­sage in the ship’s pri­vate float­ing mas­sage pav­il­ion. WHY GO: Lind­blad Ex­pe­di­tions-na­tional Ge­o­graphic’s pro­found knowl­edge of the des­ti­na­tion pro­vides guests with a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and a life-chang­ing ad­ven­ture with a top team of nat­u­ral­ists, as well as a cer­ti­fied photo in­struc­tor and an un­der­sea spe­cial­ist. Snorkel with sea lions and sea tur­tles, and walk among gi­ant tor­toises and sea and land igua­nas. CON­TACT: Phone 0800 444 462 or www.au.ex­pe­di­tions.com

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