Galapagos Itinerary for the adventure seeker and the nature lover looking for a beautiful place to relax.
Finch Bay Hotel in the Galapagos Islands offers an incredible combined 8 Days and 7 Nights land and sea tour in this Archipelago.
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(Sunday or Wednesday Departures)
Arrival to Galapagos by plane from Ecuador 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 Reserve 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 in the surroundings.
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 flavors of local and international gastronomy.
North Seymour Island (Yacht Excursion)
A walk 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.
Plaza Island (Yacht Excursion)
In this Galapagos itinerary we include this small Island because it is full of fascinating wildlife, at sea side and along the cliffs, watch: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors with the seasons.
See a Gallery of Beautiful Galapagos Island Pictures
Stay at Santa Cruz Island and enjoy the activities of your choice. Hike to Las Grietas, snorkeling, birdwatching (without extra cost) or you can have guided excursions at extra cost such as cruise of the bay, mountain bike in the highlands of Santa Cruz and Scuba Diving.
Santa Fe Island (Barrington) Yacht Excursion
You will make a short trek that leads through woods of Opuntia cacti and Palo Santo trees. Land iguanas (endemic to Santa Fe), lava lizards and colonies of sea lions can be observed. There is opportunity to swim and snorkel.
Hike to Tortuga Bay in the Morning
It is considered the nicest spot of the archipelago, a peaceful corner for the nature lover.
Tortuga Bay's name comes from the sea turtles that go there to lay their eggs.
Excellent spots for birdwatching can be found along the way and at the Bay. Snack is included.
You will have free time in the afternoon to relax by the pool or on the beach, enjoy the Jacuzzi or visit Puerto Ayora.
Bartolome Island (Yacht Excursion)
On this Island the trail is a fairly steep climb on wooden steps to the summit, worth the effort, as there is a spectacular view of the Galapagos scenery from above.
Interesting lava formations and tuff cones can be observed. Sea lions and penguins swim in the vicinity of Pinnacle Rock. Enjoy snorkeling or swimming from the beach.
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. This Galapagos itinerary comes to and end and you will be taken to the airport in Baltra to take the flight back to Ecuador.