Ecuador and the Galapagos - Finch Bay Lodge

8 Nights exploring the cities of Ecuador and the Amazing Wildlife of The Galapagos.

This program includes the main attractions of two of the most important cities in Ecuador: its capital city, Quito, and its main port, Guayaquil, in combination with the Galápagos Islands, a UNESCO-declared Natural Heritage Site. At the Finch Bay Eco Hotel guests experience the enchanted Galapagos Islands at their pace, mixing exploration with relaxation.

Tour highlights

    • Visit the two principal cities of Ecuador, Quito & Guayaquil.
    • Explore the national park on board the Finch Bay’s own Yacht.
    • Enjoy time at the Charles Darwin Research Centre.  


Day 1 - Saturday

Arrival in Ecuador, Transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Guayaquil and Ecuador! At the airport you will be greeted by a member of our staff who will escort you all the way to your hotel, giving you a short briefing on Guayaquil and the country in general with valuable information you need to know at first hand. Private Service with guide and driver, baggage handling of two pieces of luggage per person at hotel and at airport.
Hotel Oro Verde for two nights: Our 236 rooms and suites, recently refurbished, have all the services you can expect from a world class hotel. High speed WIFI Internet, 300 thread sheets, mini bar with complimentary soft drinks, coffee maker and electric kettle in your room are some of the amenities we have for you.

Day 2 Sunday

Half day City Tour

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s natural port, and its largest city with a population of three million. It is also the country’s financial and commercial center. This tropical city lies on the banks of the Guayas River, thirty miles inland from the Gulf of Guayaquil. The people of Guayaquil are outgoing and open, they enjoy their city and are fiercely proud of their heritage.
This visit includes the main attractions of the Port of Guayaquil: Centennial Plaza, 9th of October Boulevard, the Plaza of the Administration and the striking Government and Municipal Buildings, the famous Moorish Clock Tower and Bolívar Park, with an equestrian statue of South America's liberator, Simón Bolívar, Malecon 2000, the Crystal Palace, the Integration Square, the Plaza of the Flags the Plaza Olmedo, La Rotonda, and the oldest neighborhoods of Guayaquil, Barrio Las Peñas.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Days 3 - 7

Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to The Galapagos

Finch Bay Package, 5 day/4 nights, Garden View Twin/Double Room.
The award-winning Finch Bay Eco Hotel lies just steps from the beach in a secluded location, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. Guests cherish the hotel’s privacy, natural surroundings, swimming pool, fine dining and superb service.
The Finch Bay, Galapagos Hotel, offers an alternative way of experiencing the Galapagos Islands to taking an expedition cruise. Our 5 day/4 night all-inclusive package combine exploring visitor sites within the National Park, aboard the hotel’s own yacht, with days full of learning and relaxation closer to the hotel on Santa Cruz Island.
Finch Bay infrastructure and activities are entirely orientated to a concept of true ecotourism – it has won numerous awards for its conservation efforts.
Delicious, healthy international and Galápagos-inspired dishes are prepared daily by The hotel’s qualified Executive Chef , using the freshest ingredients – including many from its organic vegetable garden.
Guests experience these remarkable islands at their own pace, exploring both land and sea wonders: Enriching, relaxing, life-changing. The Galápagos, the Finch Bay way.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Depart Finch Bay - Flight back to Quito

Welcome to Quito!. At the airport you will be greeted by a member of our organization, we will escort you all the way to your hotel, giving you a short briefing about Quito and the country in general with valuable information you need to know. Private transportation and guide, handling of two pieces of luggage per person at the airport and the hotel. Note: Quito airport is located about one and half hours from Quito depending on traffic conditions, please make sure you do not leave anything behind.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Scenic tour of Quito

Quito’s colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of South America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will stroll at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. We will visit the temple of *La Compañía de Jesús and its awesome gilded interior. We will continue on to the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium that lead to its Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. The tour ends at a lookout point with a great view of Quito.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9

Transfer to the Airport for your international flight.

Private transfer from your hotel to Quito Airport for your outbound flight.

Why not combine this trip with one of our other South America destinations,Peru or Colombia are a perfect combination. Look at the You may also like options below for more ideas.   

INCLUDES : Breakfast



Shared Tour 1st January 2016 - 31st March 2017

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