Honeymoon in Galapagos

A Honeymoon in a Wildlife Paradise

2020 rate: $3,267

boobies galapagos courtship display

Honeymooners are not just any guests at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. Here, love and romance are celebrated just as much as the natural surroundings, with service that sparkles with extra touches and attention to details – from a speedy check in to romantic candlelit dinners – that will surely put a smile on your faces.

Here in the Galapagos Islands, the natural world allows us to understand our place in the universe and invites us to wonder at every turn, be it at its snow-white beaches and vivid sunsets, its leaping dolphins swimming alongside the yacht, its finches that constantly hop over to investigate, its otherworldly lava fields or the soothing sound of the surf.

All of this and more form a part of the extraordinary days of exploration and adventure that are offered at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. All of it followed by luxurious and cozy nights at the hotel itself, where Le Cordon-Bleu cuisine and signature cocktails are followed by stargazing and listening to the lap of the waves out front.

Highlights

  • Romantic moments
  • Secluded beachfront hotel
  • Relaxation
  • Stunning views
  • Exotic destination
  • Unique wildlife
  • Romantic sunsets
  • All meals included and overseen by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained Gastronomic Director

Lunch pool Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

 

Full day activity options

Highlands giant tortoises with lunch (guided)
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 garúa season (June-September), or when they 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 (550 lb). 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-colored pond (impressively colored by surface red pond-weeds).
The area is teeming with life: chirping vegetarian-, small-tree, large-tree and woodpecker mockingbirds and flycatchers, as well as ducks, herons and gallinules, make this an exciting morning visit. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels, significant geological formations that take us back in time and allow us to remember how lava flows formed the islands. Lunch at El Manzanillo.
Tortuga Bay and Charles Darwin Research Station with lunch (guided)
Tortuga Bay is located to the southwest of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. Its name means “turtle”, and the island received this moniker because it is sea turtles favorite place to lay their eggs. The stunning white sand beach is considered by many the most beautiful in the Galapagos archipelago. The beach is reached via a marked and cobbled two-kilometer path that starts at the west end of Charles Binford Street; guests must sign in and out at the National Park control point at the beginning of the path– it is open from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM daily. There is excellent bird-watching along the path, with plenty of Darwin’s finches and other sea birds. And for active visitors, it is a great place to kayak, snorkel, and surf!
The headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and The Charles Darwin Research Station are located side by side on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora. There is an interpretation center open to the public and also one may view the tortoise rearing program. Those guests who do not have the opportunity to explore the highlands of Santa Cruz and see tortoises in their natural habitat will have the chance to see tortoises here. And for those who have already seen them in the wild, a visit to the Centre will expand their knowledge of this unique, iconic Galapagos animal.
Island yacht exploration options (guided)
North Seymour Island
Galapagos sea lion.
Land iguana.
North Seymour Island.
Blue-footed booby.
Magnificent frigatebird.
North Seymour Island.
Seymour Island.
North Seymour was lifted from the ocean floor by a seismic event, and its origins as a seabed give the island its low, flat profile. Cliffs only a few meters high form the shoreline, where swallow-tailed gulls sit among the ledges and rocks. A tiny forest of silver-grey Palo Santo trees stands just above the landing, usually without leaves, waiting for the rains to burst into bloom. This island is teaming with life!
Bartolome Island
Galapagos se lion.
Bartolome Island.
Galapagos hawk.
Bartolome Island.
Snorkeling in Bartolome Island.
Bartolome Island.
Bartolome Island, Galapagos.

Bartolome is famous for Pinnacle Rock, a towering spearheaded obelisk that rises from the ocean’s edge and is the best-known landmark in the islands. Galapagos penguins—the only species of penguin found north of the equator—walk precariously along narrow volcanic ledges at its base. Sea lions snooze on rocky platforms, ready to slide into the water to play with passing snorkelers.

South Plaza Island
Land Iguana.
South Plazas.
South Plazas Island.
South Plazas ISland.
Nazca Booby.
South Plaza Island.

South Plaza is a small island full of fascinating wildlife, both along its shore and along its dramatic, wind-swept cliffs: sea lions, land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, Opuntia cacti and vegetation that changes colors according to the season. South Plaza is one of Galapagos’ most impressive visiting sites.

Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Land iguana.
Galapagos Islands.
Santa Fe Island.
Santa Fe Island.
Santa Fe Island.
Galapagos sea lions.
Sea turttle in Galapagos.
Santa Fe offers one of the more beautiful and sheltered coves in the islands. Its turquoise lagoon is protected by a peninsula of tiny islets forming an ideal anchorage. The island lies to the southeast of Santa Cruz within sight of Puerto Ayora. Like North Seymour, Santa Fe has been uplifted seismically, and you can see underwater lava formations.

 

 

 

IncludedNot included
  • Galapagos airport transfer in/out
  • 4 nights of accommodation in a double room/suite with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • VIP Amenities
  • 2 special dinners
  • 1 relaxing massage per person
  • 2 full-day yacht tours
  • Guided highland tour of Santa Cruz Island with lunch included
  • Guided visit of Tortuga Bay (kayaks or surf lessons are optional) + Charles Darwin Research Station with lunch included
  • Use of the hotel facilities
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Hotel taxes
  • Airfare (international and domestic) to/from Galapagos and airport taxes (subject to change without prior notice)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 USD, subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transit control card fee ($20 USD, subject to change without prior notice)
  • Alcoholic beverages, gratuities/tips, laundry or valet services, and any additional items
  • Snacks, soft drinks or similar – other than the one included with the meals, special coffees from the machine (cappuccino, mochaccino, macchiato, espresso, etc.)
  • Optional activities with extra cost: kayaking, mountain biking, diving, and surfing
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Any item not mentioned previously