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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.
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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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Finch Bay

Finch Bay Hotel Packages

Finch Bay, GalapagosThe Finch Bay Eco Hotel, located on Santa Cruz Island, has received worldwide recognition due to their multiple attractions and services. The hotel was built using natural, environmentally friendly materials; it has direct access to the beach, a great pool and exterior Jacuzzi. It takes advantage of the natural light with large windows, uses solar panels for energy and has an efficient ecological system for waste disposal. The hotel has its own desalinization plant for a permanent supply of pure water.

Its fabulous location allows for a variety of activities like diving, bird watching, sea kayaking, hikes, mountain bike rides, tours of the bay, yacht outings to nearby islands and more. Its outstanding service is provided by carefully trained staff, all of whom are inhabitants of the island.
Finch Bay Eco Hotel offers three-, four- and seven-night packages starting Sunday and Wednesday, year round.

The charming Finch Bay – named after the famous Darwin’s Finches abundant in the surroundings – is just steps from the beach on a private seaside location, surrounded by mangroves. Here guests can cherish the privacy, natural surroundings and superb service offered by the Finch Bay.

Located on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from the town of Puerto Ayora, it is situated in a quiet location, with only pedestrian and bicycle circulation – there are no cars in the neighborhood.

Finch Bay accommodates offers guests the option of 21 garden view rooms, or six ocean view suites, each with private facilities, air conditioning and unlimited water supply.

Finch Bay is only used for 3, 4 & 7 night packages:

4 Day/3 Night Adventure – Sunday to Wednesday

This program starts at US$ 2,087 per person, including round trip flights from the Galapagos, Galapagos National Park fees, and all-inclusive program.

Days Activities
Sunday Arrival to Baltra Airport, and transfer to Finch Bay Eco Hotel. This afternoon visit the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll see giant tortoises in the wild, and explore giant lava tunnels. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Monday North Seymour Island excursion, where you’ll see blue-footed boobies doing their mating dances & nesting; magnificent and great frigatebirds with their colorful red throat pouches; land iguanas; and sea lions. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Tuesday Today you’ll explore South Plazas Island, which 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. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Wednesday Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts in the islands, and to see Lonesome George, the last surviving tortoise of his kind. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

5 Day/4 Night Adventure – Wednesday to Sunday

This program starts at US$ 2,632 per person, including round trip flights from the Galapagos, Galapagos National Park fees, and all-inclusive program.

Days Activities
Wednesday Arrival to Baltra Airport, and transfer to Finch Bay Eco Hotel. This afternoon visit the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, where you’ll see giant tortoises in the wild, and explore giant lava tunnels. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Thursday A short trek on Santa Fe Island 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. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Friday Today you’ll explore South Plazas Island, which 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. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Saturday Today you’ll visit Bartolome Island. 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. Overnight Finch Bay Eco Hotel.
Sunday Morning visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about conservation efforts in the islands, and to see Lonesome George, the last surviving tortoise of his kind. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the mainland.

8 Day/7 Night Adventure – Wednesday to Wednesday or Sunday to Sunday

This is one of the most comprehensive land-based programs offered at Finch Bay, with trips to South Plazas, Santa Fe, North Seymour & Bartolome Islands. Guests will also visit the Highlands and Charles Darwin Station, hike at Tortuga Bay, and have a free day to arrange activities like hiking, SCUBA, kayaking, more snorkeling, or relaxation. This program starts at US$ 3,753 per person, including round trip flights from the Galapagos, Galapagos National Park fees, and all-inclusive program.

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.

*Promotion: Special winter packages are being offered at Finch Bay this December and January for the following dates: December 22-29 and January 1-5. Contact us today for more information about these exciting packages!