Finch Bay Eco-Hotel
• Luxury Eco-Hotel • Island yacht excursions • Wildlife viewing • Santa Cruz Island highlands tour
Whether your interests lie in observing the natural wildlife of the Galapagos, enjoying world-class diving, exploring lava fields, relaxing on the beach or just a bit of everything, why not consider staying in this multi-award winning Eco-hotel. Located a 5 minute water taxi ride from the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, it is the ideal spot to relax at either end of a cruise or if you prefer to be land based and take day excursions to nearby islands. Relaxed style and great accommodation along with wonderful food and some superb day excursions are what make this hotel, considered one of the best in the Galapagos, so popular.
At the 2016 World Travel Awards,the Finch Bay Eco Hotel was named for the fifth consecutive year as 'South America's Leading Green Hotel'. At the same event it also won the highly prestigious award as the 'Worlds Leading Green Hotel' in recognition of its constant striving to innovate in sustainable practices, as well as its warm service ethos ' product of a remarkable team of people ' updated infrastructure and facilities, and the recognised culinary creations of its chefs.
Snorkelling Excursions Beginners and experienced snorkelers alike will quickly fall in love with snorkelling in Galapagos. The Marine Reserve offers opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, showcasing numerous unusual coloured fish species, enormous sea turtles, and harmless sharks. And sharing the water with playful sea lions is, of course, an unforgettable experience.
Giant Tortoises in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Depart the hotel towards the Highlands of Santa Cruz. From there a short drive across the farming area will lead us to El Manzanillo at the northern edge of the Giant Tortoise Reserve. El Manzanillo is located on the natural path tortoises take every year as they either migrate to higher moist locations during the garua season (June-September), or descend to the warmer lowlands during the wet season. The Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra) is the largest living tortoise species, weighing up to 250 kg. It plays an important biological role as the top grazer in its habitat. In the wild, these gentle giants slowly barrel their way through the plant cover. The shape of their carapaces varies from island to island. On Santa Cruz, year round, tortoises can be seen grazing on the surrounding vegetation, or wallowing in muddy banks or in a small red-coloured pond.
3 Night Package • Accommodation in a Standard Finch Bay Room with breakfast included (upgrade to Suite Rooms available on request) • INGALA Migration Control Card • Return airport transfers in the Galapagos • Full day excursion to nearby islands with snorkelling equipment and lunch included
4 Night Package •Accommodation in a Standard Finch Bay Room with breakfast included (upgrade to Suite Rooms available on request) • INGALA Migration Control Card • Return airport transfers in the Galapagos • Full day Santa Cruz Island Highlands Tour (visiting tortoises) with lunch included • Full day excursion to nearby islands with snorkelling equipment and lunch included
Note: There are other programmes available for those interested in diving. Contact World Journeys for details.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Airfares to the Galapagos Islands from the mainland are additional as are the Galapagos National Park fee of US$100 which is payable locally.
Airfares to the Galapagos Islands from the mainland are additional as are the Galapagos National Park fee of US$100 which is payable locally.