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Located on the Galapagos' Santa Cruz island, the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel is a great place to explore the wonders of the Galapagos. This tour allows you to set the pace of your adventure. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands, and spend your evenings relaxing in the comfort of your seaside hotel. Visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve and enjoy a yacht cruise to North Seymour Island, Plaza, Santa Fe, and Bartolome which allows you to experience the unique ecology of each island. Optional diving, mountain biking, and sea kayaking can also be arranged.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Quito
Day 2 : Arrive Galapagos and explore Santa Cruz
Days 3-8 : Galapagos Island visits
Day 9 : Back to Quito
Day 10 : Return Home


  • View Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel along shallow reefs with reef fish, sea lions, and more
  • Hike along the island and view sea lions, iguanas, & lizards
  • Choose from a menu of daily land and sea activities

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Trip Type

  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos Sea kayaking expedition in the Galapagos The snorkel man will get you! Nap time With our favorite tortoise in the Galapagos Galapagos Sally Lightfoot Crab Swiming with the Green Sea Turtles

Day 1 Arrive Quito


Day 2 Arrive Galapagos and explore Santa Cruz

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Fly into Baltra Island, and then cross the Itabaca Channel, which separates this island from Santa Cruz. On the other side, a bus will take you to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to visit the Giant Tortoises Reserve. View these reptiles in their natural habitat, a unique experience! A stop is made at the Twin Pit Craters, which is a great depression of volcanic material. Scalesia trees, ferns, mosses and orchids provide an exotic backdrop. A box lunch is provided and then it is on to the Finch Bay Eco Hotel to enjoy its multiple attractions: pool, sea kayaks, the white coral beach in front of the hotel, or a nap in your hammock. In the evening, dinner includes the flavors of local and international gastronomy, one more attraction of the Finch Bay Eco Hotel.

Day 3-8 Galapagos Island visits

  • Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
While staying at Finch Bay you may choose optional yacht excursions to the islands of North Seymour, Plaza, Sante Fe, and Bartolome aboard the new Sea Finch Yacht. This is the fastest vessel in the Galapagos with an air-conditioned lounge, bar, and dining area; cruise the archipelago in style! Water activities abound with sea kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving trips offered daily. Finch Bay offers various land excursions including multisport activities, while still offering plenty of free time to swim in the pool, explore the beach, or to just relax in the Jacuzzi.

Click Finch Bay Excursions for more information about the yacht and land excursions offered at the Finch Bay.

Day 9 Back to Quito

Leave the hotel early in the morning for a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, home to tortoises from all over the islands. Then it is time for your overland transfer to the airport in Baltra to take your flight back to the continent.

Day 10 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Return home or continue exploring South America by adding on an additional tour or Quito extension.

Finch Bay Hotel

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Based on garden view rooms

Please note: For departures between December 15 - January 5, internal flights must be paid at the time of booking.


  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    • 9 Nights Hotel
  • 7 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Gear Rental
    • Snorkeling and sea kayaking gear
  • INGALA Transit Control Card


  • Internal Flights
    • $590 Quito-Galapagos-Quito
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $60 Meals not Included
  • $55 Airport Departure Tax
  • $110 Park Entrance Fee
    • $100 Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee, $10 Galapagos Park Tax
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.

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