Overview & Highlights
From Andean capital Quito split your time in the Galápagos between stylish Finch Bay Hotel and unique Scalesia Lodge tented camp, with a choice of activities by land and sea.
- Colonial Quito walking tour
- Guided excursions and activities in the Galápagos Islands Some activities are included, others are charged extra locally
Hop between islands on this innovative lodge-based holiday with guided explorations by motor yacht and by hiking, snorkelling and kayaking to observe wildlife and wild volcanic landscapes.
For a while now you could visit the Galápagos by expedition cruise, or base yourself at a lodge or hotel on one of the islands. Now you can combine the experience with a few days staying at top quality lodges on two contrasting islands, but also make day visits to other sites by motor yacht.
This way you get the best of both worlds. Based at your lodges, you venture forth to explore an active volcano, and visit many other sites within the National Park and Marine Reserve in search of wildlife. These excursions offer you the opportunity for more active experiences (some included, others charged locally) such as snorkelling, paddling, kayaking, cycling and walking than you’d get on some cruise-only holidays.
Finch Bay Eco Hotel (Santa Cruz Island) is in a tranquil location close to the Galápagos principal town Puerto Ayora and a lovely beach, while Scalesia Lodge has you glamping in luxury fixed tents in the highlands of Isabela Island.
Arrive in Quito, capital of Ecuador.
Guided walking tour of colonial Quito
Fly to the Galapagos; light aircraft flight to Isabela Island.
Excursion to explore the vast crater of Sierra Negra volcano.
Wildlife watching and snorkelling in the National Park and Marine Reserve
Visit North Seymour and continue to Finch Bay on Santa Cruz Island.
Explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and spot giant tortoises.
Cruise to Santa Fé Island, snorkelling opportunities.
Visit Tortuga Bay, turtle beaches and snorkel or kayak off the shore.
Fly to Guayquil and connect with international flight.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "The first time a sea lion came up to have a good look at me when I was snorkeling in the Galapagos and played around me with such grace and freedom."LH, Hong Kong
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.
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