THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.

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Combine a boat and hotel combination in the Galapagos

La Pinta & Finch Bay Eco Hotel Adventure

Explore Galapagos by sea and by land on this exciting new trip that combines a 4 or 5 day cruise on board La Pinta with a several day stay at Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Begin the trip with two nights in Quito at the city’s top boutique hotel – Casa Gangotena – overlooking Plaza San Francisco in the historic colonial district of the city. Then fly to the Galapagos Islands to begin your cruise on the exclusive La Pinta yacht. With space for just 48 guests, La Pinta is the perfect midsized yacht for exploring the Galapagos. You’ll travel in style, with spacious cabins with large windows, a dining salon featuring Ecuadorian & international cuisine, comfortable lounge & bar, library, fitness center, al fresco dining area & Jacuzzi; there are sea kayaks & snorkel equipment free of charge for guests, and wetsuits are available for rent. Guides are some of the best in the Galapagos, and service on board is excellent.

La Pinta yacht.
La Pinta offers two Galapagos cruise itineraries – a 4 day/3 night and 5 day/4 night option. The 4 day cruise takes guests to highlights of the Eastern Islands, like Española & San Cristóbal Islands. The 5 day cruise visits Northern Islands, like Genovesa, Santiago & Bartolomé.

Finch Bay Eco Hotel
After the cruise, disembark and begin the next phase of the adventure – a three night stay at Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Outside the busy town of Puerto Ayora, the hotel offers guests a peaceful retreat for relaxing after a busy cruise. The hotel has a pool and beach, and offers a variety of multisport activities. Finch Bay has six ocean view suites, as well as Garden View Rooms; book early to guarantee a suite. Guests on the 5 day/4 night La Pinta cruise would enjoy a visit to Tortuga Bay, a popular sea turtle nesting site and fantastic spot for snorkeling, while at Finch Bay. Guests on the 4 day/3 night La Pinta cruise would enjoy a day trip to nearby South Plazas Island on one of Finch Bay’s new day trip yachts.


Ideal For: Families, couples or older travelers.

Ideas for extending your trip: Several days exploring the Amazon from a jungle lodge base; drive through the majestic Andes & stay at traditional haciendas; continue on to Peru and the legendary Machu Picchu.

4 day/3 night cruise, Finch Bay & mainland services – From: US$ 5,995 per person, based on double accommodations; excludes domestic & international airfare, and Galapagos National Park fees.

5 day/4 night cruise, Finch Bay & mainland services – From: US$ 6,515 per person, based on double accommodations; excludes domestic & international airfare, and Galapagos National Park fees.

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