Galapagos Tour Itinerary in a hotel where all the facilities as well as the activities are totally oriented to a concept of true ecotourism.
Finch Bay Hotel in the Galapagos Islands offers an incredible land tour package of 5 Days and 4 Nights with yacht outings included.
It is ideal for those who like adventure, for those who love nature
Arrival to Galapagos 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 of th Island, a bus will take you 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, with 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.
A 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.
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Before departure, a bountiful buffet breakfast is served, including a variety of fruit, cereals, eggs, Ecuadorian Tamales, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit juices, breads and more.
For the hiking and trekking excursions, please take solar protection, cap or hat, bathing suit, long-sleeved shirt, snorkeling gear, cameras and appropriate shoes for wet landing and hikes on lava terrain (sneakers or similar) with thick soles. Lunch will be served on board Sea Finch Yacht.
Upon return, there will be time to relax in the hotel's surroundings before dinner.
Santa Fe Island (Barrington)
A short trek will lead you 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.
This is a small island which is full of fascinating wildlife, at sea side and along the cliffs you can observe: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors with the seasons.
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This Galapagos tour itinerary is perfect for those who love to climb. There's a trail with wooden steps that will take you to the summit of the Island, it is 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 on the beach of this Island.
You will 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 Galapagos Tortoises
An overland transfer to the airport in Baltra to take the flight back to the continent is included in this Galapagos tour itinerary.
With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading!
There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.
Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers.
Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!
Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in.
Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!
If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier.
But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you.
Small, well-priced, and reliable!
The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table.
This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!