Finch Bay is among the few Galapagos hotels with a beachfront. In fact, this fact puts it in a class by itself, as it’s the only hotel on Santa Cruz Island with a beach right outside its front door. Named after the abundant finches discovered in the area by Charles Darwin, the hotel is situated in a privileged location between mangroves. In addition to having the beach just steps away, guests can take pleasure in the hotel's attentive service, the privacy, the natural surroundings, and a swimming pool (where herons and wild ducks constantly visit for a plunge). Consequently, the charming retreat has been recognized as one of the most unique hotels in Galapagos due to its eco-friendly practices and its ability to immerse guests into the authentic Santa Cruz experience. The eco-friendly lodge accommodates up to 54 guests with 6 suites and 21 rooms. Its layout and construction were carefully planned for a minimal impact on its site. As a matter of fact, you will see how the wildlife has integrated into the complex to the point where marine iguanas sun themselves right next to the main entrance. Indeed, we might say that the hotel is more than merely surrounded by nature – it's part of it.

From

US$ 903

Highlights

Galapagos Tours, Excursion, explore the archipelagos, Las Grietas

Itinerary Details

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck Relaxing & Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full Day at Your Leisure

AM: Sometimes we want an active vacation, while other times, the best vacation is one in which we just lie back and enjoy the best of what our surroundings have to offer. Or we can choose to combine both. Today is a full day at your own leisure at Finch Bay, where the hotel offers many opportunities to explore the archipelagos the land and sea wonders on daily yacht or land excursions. Alternatively, you might prefer to just take it easy, relaxing in the pool lounge or digging our bare toes into the sand just steps away from your room. However you decide to spend your day, in the evening you can sip a cocktail at the bar or indulge with fine dining at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, and end your day with a massage or watch as the stars illuminate the night sky with constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres.

PM:

Full Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today will be another full day at your leisure to enjoy the Galapagos as you choose. The hotel’s central location means you can enjoy a walk on the beach or a short stroll to Las Grietas. Then too, you can always explore the town of Puerto Ayora. In this village, you’re sure to find a little something to entertain you, as it’s home to a number of small cafes, boutiques and nightclubs. Looking for even more contact with the locals? You can check out everyday life at the farmer’s market on Saturdays or visit the fisherman’s wharf any day of the week. Plus, you can watch the sea lions, who are always around the dock looking to sample the day’s catch. You can even opt to cruise to another island on board the hotel's very own Sea Lion Yacht!

PM:

Los Gemelos excursion – Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We can leave the hotel early in the morning excursion to the twin Los Gemelo crater sinkholes in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 1810

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 903

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 2259

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1224

Included in the price

  • Ground transfers to/from the airport in the Galapagos (shared service)
  • 3-nights accommodations, including breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from or in the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Bottled drinks and alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities, at an additional cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not indicated in the itinerary

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck Relaxing & Gourmet Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full Day of Yacht Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on a full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht OR spending the day exploring and/or relaxing on Santa Cruz Island. Should you choose to go on a day-cruise, you will take a yacht excursion to a nearby island (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza or Santa Fe Island). Should you choose to visit Bartolome Island, once you land you can enjoy the spectacular Galapagos views as you ascend the hillsides of this unique island. On Bartolome, you will also find fascinating lava formations and tuff cones, in addition to sunning sea lions and penguins swimming in the vicinity of emblematic Pinnacle Rock. You can also enjoy snorkeling or swimming from the beach. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visit a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters just off the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds.

PM:

Yacht Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today, you will again have the option of a full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht (if you haven’t yet gone on your cruise) OR spending the day exploring and/or relaxing on Santa Cruz Island. Should you choose to go on a full-day cruise today, a Santa Fe Island yacht excursion is one of your options. Once disembarking onto this island, you’ll find that a short trek leads you through woods of Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo trees, where Land iguanas (endemic to Santa Fe), lava lizards and colonies of sea lions can be observed. On Santa Fe, you will also have a chance to swim and snorkel. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities and/or land excursions.

PM:

Los Gemelos Excursion – Shared Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We can leave the hotel for an early morning excursion to the twin Los Gemelos craters in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 2184

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1383

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 2757

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1671

Included in the price

  • Airport assistance in Guayaquil/Quito (available only for flights that are packaged with these programs and for tickets issued by Metropolitan Touring)
  • Ground transfers in/out of the Galapagos (shared service)
  • 3-nights accommodations, including breakfast
  • 1 full-day island exploring by yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe or Bartolome; islands will be confirmed upon booking on board the hotel-owned yacht: the Sea Lion, or similar craft)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities at extra costs: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck Relaxing & Gourmet Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full Day of Land Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on a full-day land-based exploration excursion OR spending the day near the hotel relaxing and/or engaged in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a full-day exploring excursion, we will leave out from the hotel headed to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to a site called “El Manzanillo,” at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path the enormous creatures take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The area is teeming with life, including woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules. On our return to the town of Puerto Ayora, we can visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Alternatively, you may choose to stay closer to the hotel to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visiting a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters behind the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sharks, sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds.

PM:

Full Day of Land Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today you will again have your choice of going on a full-day land-based exploration excursion (if you didn’t do so on Day 2) OR spending the day near the hotel relaxing and/or engaged in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a full-day exploring excursion today, we can head for Tortuga Bay, located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two-kilometer path that is excellent bird-watching, as you can find plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds here. Arriving at Tortuga Bay, you will see that this is a great place to kayak, snorkel and surf! The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side here on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is also an interpretation center open to the public, and you can also visit the tortoise rearing program (those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here). For those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Center will expand your knowledge of this unique, iconic Galapagos creature. Alternatively, you may choose to stay closer to the hotel to simply relax on the sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities.

PM:

Morning Excursion – Shared Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We will leave the hotel early in the morning on an excursion to the twin Los Gemelos craters in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be driven to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 2116

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1315

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 2689

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1603

Included in the price

  • Airport assistance in Guayaquil/Quito (available only for flights that are packaged with these programs and for tickets issued by Metropolitan Touring)
  • Ground transfers in/out of the Galapagos (shared service)
  • 3-nights accommodations, including breakfast
  • 1 full-day of land exploring, with lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities at extra costs: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck Relaxing & Gourmet Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full-day Land Excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Full-day of Exploring by Yacht OR Relaxing Closer to the Hotel

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on a full-day cruise, or a full-day land-based exploration excursion, or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a full-day land exploring excursion, we will leave out from the hotel headed to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to a site called “El Manzanillo,” at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path the enormous creatures take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The area is teeming with life, including woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules. On our return to the town of Puerto Ayora, we can visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Alternatively, you may choose to take a cruise to a nearby island (either wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, wild and rugged South Plaza, or to the beautiful Santa Fe Island). Or, you might choose to simply stay on Santa Cruz Island to relax on the hotel’s sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visiting a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters behind the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sharks, sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds.

PM:

Full-day Land Excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Full-day of Exploring by Yacht OR Relaxing Closer to the Hotel

AM: Today, you will again have your choice of going on a full-day cruise, a full-day land-based exploration excursion, or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a full-day cruise, a Santa Fe Island yacht excursion can be one of your options. Once disembarking on this island, you will find that a short trek leads through woods of Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo trees, where land iguanas (endemic to Santa Fe), lava lizards and colonies of sea lions can be observed. On Santa Fe, you will also have a chance to swim and snorkel. Alternatively, you may choose to go on a full-day land-based exploration excursion OR stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities and/or land excursions.

PM:

Los Gemelos Craters Excursion – Shared Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We will leave the hotel early on an early morning excursion to the twin Los Gemelos craters in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 2985

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 2204

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 3543

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 2484

Included in the price

  • Airport assistance in Guayaquil/Quito (available only for flights that are packaged with these programs and for tickets issued by Metropolitan Touring)
  • Ground transfers in/out of the Galapagos (shared service)
  • All meals (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 3-nights accommodations in a selected room
  • 1 full day of island exploring by yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe or Bartolome; islands will be confirmed upon booking aboard the hotel’s own yacht, the Sea Lion or similar craft)
  • 1 full day of land exploring, with lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands, and airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services, and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities at extra costs: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck & Gourmet Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full Day at Your Leisure

AM: Sometimes we want an active vacation, while other times, the best vacation is one in which we just lie back and enjoy the best of what our surroundings have to offer. Or we can choose to combine both. Today is a full day at your own leisure at Finch Bay, where the hotel offers many opportunities to explore the archipelagos the land and sea wonders on daily yacht or land excursions. Alternatively, you might prefer to just take it easy, relaxing in the pool lounge or digging our bare toes into the sand just steps away from your room. However you decide to spend your day, in the evening you can sip a cocktail at the bar or indulge with fine dining at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, and end your day with a massage or watch as the stars illuminate the night sky with constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres.

PM:

Full Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today will be another full day at your leisure to enjoy the Galapagos as you choose. The hotel’s central location means you can enjoy a walk on the beach or a short stroll to Las Grietas. Then too, you can always explore the town of Puerto Ayora. In this village, you’re sure to find a little something to entertain you, as it’s home to a number of small cafes, boutiques and nightclubs. Looking for even more contact with the locals? You can check out everyday life at the farmer’s market on Saturdays or visit the fisherman’s wharf any day of the week. Plus, you can watch the sea lions, who are always around the dock looking to sample the day’s catch. Today will be another full day to enjoy the Galapagos as you choose. The hotel’s central location means you can enjoy a walk on the beach or a short stroll to Las Grietas. Then too, you can always explore the town of Puerto Ayora. In this village, you’re sure to find a little something to entertain you, as it’s home to a number of small cafes, boutiques and nightclubs. Looking for even more contact with the locals? You can check out everyday life at the farmer’s market on Saturdays or visit the fisherman’s wharf any day of the week. Plus, you can watch the sea lions, who are always around the dock looking to sample the day’s catch.

PM:

Full Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today, you may choose to simply relax close to the hotel on its sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visit a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters just off the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds. The choice is up to you!

PM:

Los Gemelos excursion – Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We can leave the hotel early in the morning excursion to the twin Los Gemelo crater sinkholes in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 2376

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1308

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 3140

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1692

Included in the price

  • Ground transfers to/from Galapagos Islands airport (shared service)
  • 4-nights accommodations, including breakfast
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands, and airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services, and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities at extra costs: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck Relaxing OR Giant Tortoise Viewing and Coffee Plantation Visit

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full Day of Yacht Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on a full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht OR spending the day exploring and/or relaxing on Santa Cruz Island. Should you choose to go on a day-cruise, you will take a yacht excursion to a nearby island (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza or Santa Fe Island). Should you choose to visit Bartolome Island, once you land you can enjoy the spectacular Galapagos views as you ascend the hillsides of this unique island. On Bartolome, you will also find fascinating lava formations and tuff cones, in addition to sunning sea lions and penguins swimming in the vicinity of emblematic Pinnacle Rock. You can also enjoy snorkeling or swimming from the beach. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visit a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters just off the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds.

PM:

Yacht Exploring OR Day at Your Leisure

AM: Today, you will again have the option of a full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht (if you haven’t yet gone on your cruise) OR spending the day exploring and/or relaxing on Santa Cruz Island. Should you choose to go on a full-day cruise today, a Santa Fe Island yacht excursion is one of your options. Once disembarking onto this island, you’ll find that a short trek leads you through woods of Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo trees, where Land iguanas (endemic to Santa Fe), lava lizards and colonies of sea lions can be observed. On Santa Fe, you will also have a chance to swim and snorkel. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities and/or land excursions.

PM:

Full-day of exploring by yacht OR Full-day land-based exploration excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Day of Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on your single full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht, or going on a full-day land-based exploration excursion or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on your second of two full-day cruises, you will take a yacht excursion to a nearby island (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza or Santa Fe Island). Should you choose to visit Bartolome Island, once you land you can enjoy the spectacular Galapagos views as you ascend the hillsides of this unique island. On Bartolome, you will also find fascinating lava formations and tuff cones, in addition to sunning sea lions and penguins swimming in the vicinity of emblematic Pinnacle Rock. You can also enjoy snorkeling or swimming from the beach. Should you choose to go on a full-day land exploring excursion today, we will head for Tortuga Bay, located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two-kilometer path that is excellent bird-watching, as you can find plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds here. Arriving at Tortuga Bay, you will see that this is a great place to kayak, snorkel and surf! The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side here on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is also an interpretation center open to the public, and you can also visit the tortoise rearing program (those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here). For those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Center will expand your knowledge of this unique, iconic Galapagos creature. Alternatively, you may choose to stay closer to the hotel to simply relax on the sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities.

PM:

Los Gemelos Excursion – Shared Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We can leave the hotel for an early morning excursion to the twin Los Gemelos craters in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

PM:

Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 3056

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 1988

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 3820

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 2372

Included in the price

  • Airport assistance in Guayaquil/Quito (available only for flights that are packaged with these programs and for tickets issued by Metropolitan Touring)
  • Ground transfers in/out of the Galapagos (shared service)
  • 4-nights accommodations, including breakfast
  • 1 full-day island exploring by yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe or Bartolome; islands will be confirmed upon booking aboard the hotel’s own yacht, the Sea Lion or similar craft)
  • 1 full day of land exploring, with lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands, and airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services, and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities for extra cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

Flight from the Mainland Ecuador to the Galapagos (Baltra Island Airport) – Transfer to the Finch Bay Hotel – Pool Deck & Gourmet Dining

AM: In the morning, you will fly from Quito or Guayaquil (on the Ecuadorian mainland) to Baltra Island, the main point of entrance to this natural paradise and situated in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to pay the national park entry fee, which goes to protecting both the Galapagos National Park and Marine Reserve. A member of the Finch Bay/Surtrek team will then welcome you and accompany you to the Finch Bay Hotel.

PM: After checking in and unpacking, you will find that the stunning pool deck and hammocks throughout the property are especially great places to relax and unwind before enjoying your Cordon Bleu dinner.

Full-day of exploring by yacht OR Full-day land-based exploration excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Day of Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on a full-day cruise, or a full-day land-based exploration excursion, or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a cruise to a nearby island (either wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, wild and rugged South Plaza, or to the beautiful Santa Fe Island). Alternatively, you may choose to go on a full-day land exploring excursion, we will leave out from the hotel headed to the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to a site called “El Manzanillo,” at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path the enormous creatures take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations or when they descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The area is teeming with life, including woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules. On our return to the town of Puerto Ayora, we can visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Or, you might choose to simply stay on Santa Cruz Island to relax on the hotel’s sun deck, go snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, or visiting a nearby Giant tortoise nature reserve. If you choose to go kayaking in the waters behind the hotel, you'll get a close-up look at sharks, sea turtles, rays, and a variety of birds.

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Full-day of exploring by yacht OR Full-day land-based exploration excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Day of Leisure

AM: Today, you will again have your choice of going on a full-day cruise, or a full-day land-based exploration excursion, or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on a full-day cruise, a Santa Fe Island yacht excursion can be one of your options. Once disembarking on this island, you will find that a short trek leads through woods of Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo trees, where land iguanas (endemic to Santa Fe), lava lizards and colonies of sea lions can be observed. On Santa Fe, you will also have a chance to swim and snorkel. Alternatively, you may choose to go on a full-day land-based exploring excursion or stay on Santa Cruz Island to simply relax on the hotel’s sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities and/or land excursions.

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Full-day of exploring by yacht OR Full-day land-based exploration excursion on Santa Cruz Island OR Day of Leisure

AM: Today you will have your choice of going on your single full-day cruise on board the hotel's Sea Lion yacht, or going on a full-day land-based exploration excursion or spending the day near the hotel relaxing and engaging in outdoor sporting activities. Should you choose to go on your second of two full-day cruises, you will take a yacht excursion to a nearby island (North Seymour, Bartolome, South Plaza or Santa Fe Island). Should you choose to visit Bartolome Island, once you land you can enjoy the spectacular Galapagos views as you ascend the hillsides of this unique island. On Bartolome, you will also find fascinating lava formations and tuff cones, in addition to sunning sea lions and penguins swimming in the vicinity of emblematic Pinnacle Rock. You can also enjoy snorkeling or swimming from the beach. Should you choose to go on a full-day land exploring excursion today, we will head for Tortuga Bay, located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two-kilometer path that is excellent bird-watching, as you can find plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds here. Arriving at Tortuga Bay, you will see that this is a great place to kayak, snorkel and surf! The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side here on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is also an interpretation center open to the public, and you can also visit the tortoise rearing program (those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here). For those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Center will expand your knowledge of this unique, iconic Galapagos creature. Alternatively, you may choose to stay closer to the hotel to simply relax on the sun deck or participate in a number of outdoor sports activities.

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Los Gemelos Craters Excursion – Shared Transfer to Baltra Island Airport – Departure

AM: We will leave the hotel early in the morning for an excursion to the twin Los Gemelos craters in the highlands. Concluding this amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will then be transferred to the Baltra Island airport for your return flight to the Ecuadorian mainland. Enjoy your last look back at the “enchanted islands,” a unique paradise with inspiring natural wonders.

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Prices

Finch Bay Rooms (Single)

USD$ 3866

Finch Bay Rooms (Twin / Double)

USD$ 2846

Finch Bay Suite (Single)

USD$ 4596

Finch Bay Suite (Twin / Double)

USD$ 3213

Included in the price

  • Airport assistance in Guayaquil/Quito (available only for flights that are packaged with these programs and for tickets issued by Metropolitan Touring)
  • Ground transfers in/out of the Galapagos (shared service)
  • All meals (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 4 nights accommodations in a selected room
  • 2 full days of island exploring by yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe, or Bartolome islands; islands will be confirmed upon booking aboard the hotel’s own yacht, the Sea Lion or similar craft)
  • 1 full day of land exploring, with lunch
  • Arrival day visit with lunch
  • Use of snorkeling equipment

Not included in the price

  • Air transportation (international and domestic) to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee: US $100 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit Control Card: US $20 per person (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services and additional items
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities at extra costs: kayaking, mountain biking, diving and surfing
  • Any item not previously indicated

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star rating  Enriquecedora!  - Hace 5 años hicimos Galápagos y fue un espectáculo! Ahora en diciembre Repetimos con Surtrek. Hemos visitado Quito y Amazonia, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento a todos y cada uno de los chicos que nos han acompañado en esta Aventura porque no son unas vacaciones es una aventura de las que te llevas para siempre y la comodidad de ir siempre asesorado por los mejores no tiene precio.
No solo por el trato la paciencia y el cariño con el que te tratan sino por la capacidad de organización y experiencia que tienen la verdad que repetiría 1 y 1000 veces. Gracias y nos veremos pronto para mas Aventuras juntos!

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March 10, 2023

star rating  Maravillosa visita a Ecuador y Galápagos  - Hemos estado dos semanas viajando por Ecuador y Galápagos con la empresa Surtrek y realmente estamos muy contentos con el trabajo de esta empresa. Todo, todo ha sido perfecto, los guias en diferentes ciudades han sido muy amables y competentes, se nota que aman su trabajo y lo más importante, transmiten su amor por su país.

Ha sido un placer conoceros!! Volveremos!!

avatar thumb Rosa M
September 1, 2022

star rating  Todo solucionado. Gran servicio.  - Muy buen servicio, muy personalizado, atendiendo todos los detalles de nuestras necesidades, tanto programadas como las que aparecían sobre la marcha. Gran amabilidad de todos los representantes de la organización con quien tuvimos contacto. Definitivamente muy recomendable.

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April 5, 2023

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