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Finch Bay Hotel Island Escape

4 Days
From USD 2,133

Trip Code: GATSFIE

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 - Easy

DestinationDestination

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

DestinationDeparture Date

Friday to Monday

TransportAccommodation

Deluxe



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OVERVIEW

Experience the Galapagos of your dreams in this in-depth Galapagos Adventure that puts you in close contact with the natural world, while enjoying a relaxing stay at the Finch Bay Hotel on Santa Cruz Island. Whether your interests lie in observing the natural wildlife of the Galapagos, enjoying world-class diving, mountain biking, exploring lava fields, relaxing on the beach, or a bit of everything, your stay at the Finch Bay Hotel offers you the freedom to select the activities of your choice: Hike to Tortuga Bay, Swim, Snorkel, Enjoy the sun at the beach or the pool side,  Photograph and observe the wildlife, Stroll around the village of Puerto Ayora, Enjoy day cruises to nearby islands, Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, World-class scuba diving , Adventure mountain biking, Stargazing and much more.

ITINERARY

Upon arrival at Baltra airport, meet your guide to transfer to Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

Finch Bay has created a program so you can enjoy as much of the local area as you want. You have the opportunity to board the hotel’s yacht for Bartolomé or North Seymour Island. The volcanic Bartolomé hosts the famous Pinnacle Rock, home to Galapagos penguins, the only species of penguin found north of the equator While on North Seymour you will find the largest frigate bird nesting site and a green sea turtle nesting area on the white sands of Bachas Beach, great for snorkelling. This island is teaming with life! You might have to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana; blue-footed booby nests sit beside the trail where mating pairs perform their courtship dance.

Finch Bay has created a program so you can enjoy as much of the local area as you want. On Santa Cruz Island, you can visit the Highlands for spectacular views and study the endemic flora as well as an abundance of fauna; see giant tortoises in their natural habitat and at the Manzanillo Tortoise Reserve; and visit Tortuga Bay which is perhaps Ecuador’s most beautiful beach or visit Cerro Mesa and Garrapatero Cove. After taking a vehivle for 5 kms you will get to Cerro Mesa, a private preserve is a great combination of native and endemic forest, a splendid birding area, a natural path of migrating giant tortoises and impressive volcanic formations. Later we will walk towards Garrapatero Cove and beach, regarded as having the finest sand in all Galápagos! We enjoy a soothing dip in the waters; take a small trip on a tandem, sit-on-top kayak; lie on the beach; or walk a short distance to a brackish lagoon, home of stilts, plovers, pintails and flamingoes.Our staff from the hotel meet guests here. A previously-ordered box lunch is served under the shade of the halophyte trees. After

After breakfast, depart the Finch Bay Hotel and visit Los Gemelos, the Twin Pit Craters, great geological depressions of volcanic material formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground. Then, transfer overland to the airport for the flight back to mainland Ecuador.

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customised to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • You will experience the immense natural wonders of the Galapagos, filled with bio-diverse experiences and wildlife the likes of which you won't find anywhere else in the world. 

  • This itinerary can be easily amended to include a luxury cruise around the islands, taking you to incredible sights, each one different from the last. 

  • This itinerary is perfect for adding on experience is mainland Ecuador, perhaps exploring the quaint sights of Quito, the worlds first UNESCO world heritage site. 

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date


Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Important Info

  • Private airport transfers 
    Accommodation with breakfast daily 
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in itinerary 
    Other meals where stated
    Yacht excursion 1 day aboard hotels own Yacht Sea Lion 
    Optional activites (kayaking, mountain biking) 

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    Visa & reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Beverages 
    Personal expenses 
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Galapagos transit control card (USD$20 per person subject to change) 
    Galapagos Park Entrance Fee (USD$100 per person subject to change) 

  • Available upon request, contact us for more details

  • - Transfers in/out between Baltra Airport and Finch Bay Hotel are included for programs only.
    - Vessels available: M/Y Yacht Sea Finch or M/Y Sea Lion.
    - The island visited during the day tour depends on the approved itinerary for each vessel by the Galapagos National Park Service
    - Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions, logistical reasons, guests´ safety or Galápagos National Park Regulations.
     

    Schedules for yacht excursions are as follows, but guests should always check these with hotel staff:
    06:30 Breakfast is ready
    07:45 Departure from the Finch Bay Eco Hotel
    16:30 Arrival back at Municipal dock
     

    Schedules for days of land activities on Santa Cruz are more relaxed, but guests should always check these with hotel staff:
    06:30 Breakfast is ready
    09:00 Departure from the Finch Bay Eco Hotel
    Return with plenty of time to enjoy the hotel facilities or your own activities

  • Season and availability