Finch Bay Eco Hotel - 4 days

From Santa Cruz Island
  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Custom
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

A Galapagos trip ideal for those keen to visit the archipelago but not on a boat, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers you the chance to explore the Galapagos returning each day to the comfort of this private seaside resort. With daily yacht excursions, you can experience all the natural wonders of a Galapagos cruise such as incredible scenery and intimate wildlife encounters. This tour takes you to Santa Cruz Island, where the resort is located, and where you can see giant tortoises in their natural habitat. You will sail to North Seymour Island to see blue-footed boobies and sea lions up close, witness incredible wildlife on Plaza Island and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation in the Galapagos National Park. 

The charming Finch Bay, named after the famous Darwin's finches abundant in the area, lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location between mangroves. Here guests cherish the privacy, swimming pool, natural surroundings and superb services offered by the Finch Bay.  The Galapagos Islands are a diving paradise and scuba diving packages are also available.

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Nearby Island excursions everyday

Visit Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the Galapagos tortoises

Blue-footed boobies, magnificent frigate birds, sea lions, land iguanas and more

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Santa Cruz Island

Arrival to Galápagos by plane, to the airport at Baltra Island, and then cross the Itabaca Channel, which separates it from Santa Cruz Island. On the other side, a bus will take guests to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat, a unique experience! A stop is made at the Twin Pit Craters, great depressions of volcanic material, formed by a long process of slow sinking of the ground, where exceptional Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses and orchids can be seen. Box lunch is provided and then on to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel to enjoy its multiple attractions: pool, the white coral beach in front of the hotel or rest in your hammock. In the evening, dinner includes the flavours of local and international gastronomy, one more attraction of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

Day excursions by yacht to nearby islands.
Before departure, a bountiful buffet breakfast is served, including a variety of fruit, cereals, eggs, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit juices, breads and more. For the excursions, please take solar protection, a cap or hat, bathing suit, long-sleeved shirt, snorkelling gear, cameras and appropriate shoes for wet landings and hikes on lava terrain (sneakers or similar) with thick soles. Lunch is served on board. Upon return, there will be time to relax in the hotel before dinner.

Islands visited depend on the approved itinerary of the yacht being used.

Day 2
North Seymour Island

Yacht excursion
A stroll on flat terrain allows the observation of palo santo trees and colonies of blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and magnificent frigate birds. Towards the other side of the island, the ocean crashes against the rocks and sea lions surf in the waves.

Day 3
Plaza Island

This small island is full of fascinating wildlife, by the sea side and along the cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colours with the seasons.

Day 4
Santa Cruz Island Depart

Leave the hotel early in the morning for a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, home to famous "Lonesome George" and many other giant tortoises. Then, an overland transfer to the airport in Baltra to take the flight back to the continent.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Transfer In & Out
  • Included Copy 20 Highlands Tour
  • Included Copy 20 2 full-day excursions
  • Included Copy 20 Guided visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Included Copy 20 Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Included Copy 20 Facilities: Pool, Beach-front access
  • Included Copy 20 Multisport Activities available
  • Included Copy 20 Taxes Included
  • Included Copy 7 Galapagos Islands National Park Entrance Fee USD$100 (Payable locally)
  • Included Copy 7 Ingala Tourist Card USD$20 (Payable locally)
  • Included Copy 7 Return flights Quito / Galapagos Islands / Quito approx. USD$550
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$2,025 USD

Per person, twin share

Daily departures
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