Galapagos land tour itinerary for visitors who like the adrenaline of adventure and the beauty of nature.
Finch Bay Hotel in the Galapagos Islands offers a combined 4 Days and 3 Nights land and sea tour with yacht excursions to the nearby Islands.
This tour is also perfect for those who love the beauty of nature.
Fly from Ecuador to the airport located at Baltra Island in Galapagos, 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, 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.
You will be given a box lunch 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 delicious local and international food.
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North Seymour Island (Yacht Excursion)
A relaxed hike on flat terrain allows the observation of Palo Santo trees and colonies of blue footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls and magnificent frigate birds.
On the other side of the Island, you will se how the ocean crashes against the rocks and sea lions surf in the waves.
Plaza Island (Yacht Excursion)
This small but beautiful Island is full of fascinating Galapagos wildlife. At the sea side and along the cliffs you will be able to observe: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and the lush vegetation that changes colors with the seasons.
You will leave Finch Bay hotel early in the morning for a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is home to famous tortoise named "Lonesome George" and many other giant tortoises.
This Galapagos land tour itinerary includes private transportation to the airport in Baltra Island to take the flight back to the continent.
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