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Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Island highlands, Twin Pit Craters
Galapagos Islands Finch Bay
Land-Based Itineraries
Rates - The Eco Hotel - The Yacht
4 DAYS = SUN/WED
or 5 DAYS = WED/SUN
PM Afternoon at leisure at Finch Bay Eco-Hotel, white coral beach
MON AM
North Seymour Island Yacht Excursion
PM
TUE AM
Plaza Island Yacht Excursion
PM

WED

AM
Charles Darwin Research Station, Baltra Island
PM Balta Airport to Ecuador Mainland or Santa Cruz Island highlands
THU AM
Santa Fe Island (Barrington) Yacht Excursion
PM
FRI AM
Plaza Island Yacht Excursion
PM
SAT AM
Bartolome Island Yacht Excursion, Pinnacle Rock
PM
SUN AM
Charles Darwin Research Station, Baltra Island
PM
Balta Airport to Ecuador Mainland


Finch Bay Detailed Itineraries - 4 & 5 Day Packages

4-Day Itinerary - Sunday-Wednesday

Finch Bay Eco-Hotel, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos IslandsDay 1, Sunday: Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra 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 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, 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, one more attraction of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. (L, D)

NOTE: Yacht excursions to nearby islands aboard M/Y Sea Finch:
Before departure every morning, 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 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. Lunches are served on board the yacht. Upon return each day, there will be time to relax in the hotel's surroundings before dinner.

Sea lion taking a break from surfing in the wavesDay 2, Monday: North Seymour 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. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Tuesday: Plaza Island Yacht Excursion
This small island is full of fascinating wildlife, at sea side and along the cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors with the seasons. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Wednesday: Baltra island to Ecuador Mainland
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, overland transfer to the airport in Baltra to take the flight back to the mainland. (B, L)

Included:
•Transfer In / Out
•3 nights accommodations
•All Meals
•2 full-day excursions
•Guided visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
•Facilities: Pool, Jacuzzi, Beach-front access
•Multisport activities available
•Taxes

Not included:
•Beverages & bar tab
•Gratuities
•Sea Kayaks
•Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet, etc.

Galapagos Penguins on the lookout for ecotourists


5-Day Itinerary - Wednesday-Sunday

Day 1, Wednesday: Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra 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 you to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to visit the Giant Tortoises Reserve in their natural habitat, a unique experience! Watch out for Blue-footed Boobie eggs - they are often laying unprotected right on the ground!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, one more attraction of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. (L, D)

NOTE: Yacht excursions to nearby islands:
Before departure every morning, 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 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. Lunches are served on board the yacht. Upon return each day, there will be time to relax in the hotel's surroundings before dinner.

Day 2, Thursday: Santa Fe Island (Barrington) Yacht Excursion
Enjoy kayaking along the white coral beach in front of the Finch Bay Eco-HotelA short trek 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. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Friday: Plaza Island Yacht Excursion
This small island is full of fascinating wildlife, at sea side and along the cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors with the seasons. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Saturday: Bartolome Island Yacht Excursion
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. (B, L, D)

Day 5, Sunday: Baltra Island to Ecuador Mainland
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, overland transfer to the airport in Baltra to take the flight back to the continent. (B, L)

Included:
•Transfer In / Out
•4 nights accommodations
•All Meals
•3 full-day excursions
•Guided visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
•Facilities: Pool, Jacuzzi, Beach-front access
•Multisport activities available
•Taxes

Not included:
•Beverages & bar tab
•Gratuities
•Sea Kayaks
•Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet, etc.
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Rates
Additional Costs Not Included In Cruise Rates:
Finch Bay Package Rates
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Additional Costs Not Included In Cruise Rates
Galapagos Airfares 2017 Adults Child**
Quito/Galapagos/Quito (round-trip) $540 417
Guayaquil/Galapagos/Guayaquil (round-trip) $529 405
Quito/Galapagos/Guayaquil (round-trip) $540 417
Guayaquil/Galapagos/Quito (round-trip) $529 405
Galapagos National Park Tax $100 + INGALA entry authorization fee $20
NOTE: This amount is made up of two parts. $20 has to be paid at Quito airport at INGALA (National Institute for Galapagos) to obtain entry authorization to the islands (CGG Migration Control Card). The actual National Park Tax of $100 must be paid in USD cash upon arrival at Baltra or San Cristobal airport. No credit cards or traveler cheques accepted.
$120
Airfares subject to change without notice - rates apply all year.
**The rate for children applies to minors between the ages of two and 11 years, 11 months and 29 days, who travel accompanied by an adult.

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