Two of South America’s most prized jewels, together in one package! An incredible journey awaits you with the best coupling ever: the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel will lead you through an expedition like no other in the Enchanted Isles. In Peru, you will be imbued with the captivating mystery of ancient civilizations as you voyage through Lima, Cuzco, and Sacred Valley on your way to its most famed Incan citadel. This is undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime!

What you get

  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights at Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito
  • scenic tour quitoHalf-day Quito's Old Town + Middle of the World Private Tour
  • Roundtrip Domestic Airfare (Quito-Galapagos-Guayaquil)
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • INGALA Transit Control Card
  • 4 nights at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel in the Galapagos Islands
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima
  • 1 night of accommodation in Cuzco
  • 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)

A Sneak Peek

Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel
Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel - Courtyard
Cuzco City
Cuzco Cathedral
Cuzco City - Cathedral
Lima City
Lima, Peru
Lima City
Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley Artisans
Sacred Valley - Peru
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
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A professionally guided tour of:


  • Quito’s Historic Quarter
  • Middle of the World Monument


  • Half-day Cultural Tour of Lima
  • Half-day Walking Tour of Cuzco
  • Full-day excursion of Machu Picchu
  • Tour of the Sacred Valley:
    • Pisac Market and Ruins
    • Awanacancha Textile Center
    • Chinchero
    • Maras Salt Pans
    • Ollantaytambo Fortress


The following at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel:

  • 4 nights of accommodations in a Finch Bay Double Room
  • All meals (We cater for all diets: vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-free, etc.)
  • 2 full-day Island Excursions aboard our Sea Lion Yacht (North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Fe, and/or Bartolome)
  • 1 full-day Land Exploration with lunch
  • Arrival day visit with lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Internet/Wi-Fi

National Geographic Unique Lodges of Ecuador

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrive in Quito / Transfer to Hotel

Historic Center in Quito

Welcome to Quito, Ecuador! At the airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. During the ride, you will receive a brief introduction of Quito and Ecuador along with valuable information regarding your stay in the country.

Day 2: Quito + Middle of the World Tour

Middle of the World Monument

Quito’s Historic Center – the largest and best-preserved Colonial Quarter in South America – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this day, we will take a stroll through the Independence Plaza, which itself is flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace.

After that, we will visit the La Compañia de Jesús Church and admire its gilded interior before continuing onwards to the San Francisco Church and Convent – one of the largest architectural structures within a historic center in the Americas. Its impressive façade and atrium lead into its equally impressive Baroque interior.

Afterward, you’ll head to the Middle of the World and get to place both feet on each side of our planet’s equator!

At the end of the tour you’ll be taken back to Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel. Overnight in Quito.

Day 3: Arrive in Galapagos / Highlands tour / Transfer to Finch Bay

Quito & Galapagos enchantments: South Plaza

On this day, you’ll take a transfer to Quito’s airport in time for you to catch your flight to the Galapagos.

Once you arrive in Baltra Airport, one of our representatives will take you across the Itabaca Channel for you to board our shared transfer. From here, you’ll be taken to Los Gemelos crater in Santa Cruz Island’s Highlands so you can get the first glimpse of Galapagos’ impressive volcanic setting. Afterwards, you’ll get to visit a Galapagos Giant Tortoise Sanctuary where you’ll enjoy a tasty lunch and get to spend some time with these majestic animals.

Once you’ve enjoyed your time in the highlands, you’ll be transferred to the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. Once there, you’ll get settled in, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, and enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 4: Sea Lion Yacht Excursion

Galapagos Islands tours: Bartolome island

Today, after an early buffet breakfast at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, you’ll embark on a great adventure aboard the hotel’s private yacht to a nearby island in the Galapagos National Park.

To see the options, please check the “Island Yacht Exploration Options” tab. Please note that options availability varies according to the day of your visit.

These excursions include a tasty lunch aboard our yacht and guided snorkeling activities with equipment included.

Once the adventure is over, we’ll take you back to the hotel so you can relax and enjoy a fantastic dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 5: Santa Cruz Island Land Excursion

Luxury on Land and at Sea: Charles Darwin Research Station

Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to explore! Today you’ll get to traverse some of Santa Cruz Island’s most renowned visitor sites. Your options range between exploring the wondrous Tortuga Bay Beach and the Charles Darwin Research Station or the magical Divine Bay and Los Perros Beach!

Please ask your destination expert about your options for this day.

Both lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 6: Sea Lion Yacht Excursion

Finch Bay Island 2 Island hopping: Full day explorations

Today, after an early buffet breakfast at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, you’ll embark on a great adventure aboard the hotel’s private yacht to a nearby island in the Galapagos National Park.

To see the options, please check the “Island Yacht Exploration Options” tab. Please note that options availability varies according to the day of your visit.

These excursions include a tasty lunch aboard our yacht and guided snorkeling activities with equipment included.

Once the adventure is over, we’ll take you back to the hotel so you can relax and enjoy a fantastic dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

Day 7: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Lima / Transfer to Hotel

The coastline of Lima, Peru

After a tasty breakfast, say goodbye to the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel! Hop on your shared transfer to the airport, from which you’ll take a flight back to the mainland.


Once you arrive in Guayaquil’s Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport, you’ll have a brief layover before catching your flight to Lima.


Upon arriving at Lima International Airport, our representative will meet you and you’ll take a transfer to your hotel*, where they will assist you with check-in and provide you with all the information and vouchers you will need for your time in Peru. Overnight in Lima.

*Double Tree El Pardo Hotel or similar.

Day 8: Lima City Tour

Cathedral in Lima, Peru

On this day, you’ll experience a half-day tour of Lima’s historic center: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, the Santo Domingo Convent, and the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, which displays various eras of Peruvian art.

The tour continues over at the Larco Herrera Museum and Hacienda, where you’ll get to admire one of the best collections of pre-Columbian art in the country. You’ll also get to walk around the hacienda itself, which was built over a sacred pre-Incan site that is located in the Pueblo Libre District. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at the museum’s café.

At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 9: Sacred Valley Tour

Textiles at Pisac Market, Peru

Our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and it’s off to the airport to catch your flight to Cuzco. Once you arrive in Cuzco, you’ll begin your tour of the Sacred Valley.

Today we visit an Andean textile center. Here, you’ll learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments that have been used for hundreds of years. Next, we’ll head to the Sacred Valley’s Pisac Market, where regional artisans gather to exchange, buy, and sell products. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and barter for all the typical handicrafts from this area.

Our last stop is Pablo Seminario’s Ceramic Workshop, where you can observe the ceramics process and perhaps meet artist Pablo Seminario, as this is his year-round studio.

Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari

Opens its doors in a unique and privileged place in the Sacred Valley, surrounded by green areas and beautiful gardens with vegetables, flowers, and trees. It has an admirable collection of Peruvian art, housed in different rooms according to era: pre-Incan, Incan, Viceregal, and Republican, which you will be able to appreciate before lunch.

After the tour we will go to the hotel.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley

Day 10: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu & Galapagos islands: Machu Picchu tour

We pick you up from your hotel in the morning and take you to the train station, where we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes. Along the way, we’ll enjoy the changing landscape as we travel from the Andean highlands to the beginning of the jungle before finally reaching the town of Aguas Calientes.

There, you’ll hop aboard a bus that will take you on a 20-minute ride to Machu Picchu (3,400masl/11,15ft), or Lost City of the Incas. Here, we take a guided tour of the Citadel, probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire, with its giant walls, terraces, and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Lunch Buffet at Tinkuy Restaurant – Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Experience a truly unique dining experience and spoil your senses in Tinkuy Restaurant located at the entrance of Machu Picchu.

After lunch, take the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes and arrive at the Ollantaytambo Train Station to board your return train. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be met by our representative and a private driver who will transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 11: Sacred Valley Tour

Maras Salt Pans in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Visit Ollantaytambo Fortress, Chinchero Village, Maras Saltpans & Moray Terraces (Private)

Today we will visit the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo. This site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. This fortress was believed to be constructed to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands.

Afterwards, we will visit the town of Chinchero Town, an authentic Andean village with lots of character, where we will find the colonial church that houses a large collection of painting from the Cusqueñan School of Art. Here, you’ll get to amaze yourself with the picturesque views that surround this authentic slice of the Andes Mountains. On weekends, the main plaza of the town becomes a hub for artisans to gather and sell their wares.

Following that, we’ll head to the Maras Salt Pans. This impressive site offers visitors breathtaking views that consist of countless terraces where salt (which is extracted from nearby springs) is produced. It takes about a month for the terraces to produce thick, crystalized salt that varies in color.

We continue our excursion to admire the Moray terraces. It is thought that Moray was used for plant adaptation to new climatic environments thanks to its circular terraces in immense cone-shaped depressions that resemble giant fingerprints. These create a series of microclimates at the different heights of the terraces, which enabled the Incas to experimentally improve a great variety of crops.

Lunch at Rancho Wayra with Peruvian Paso Horse Demonstration – Hotel Sol y Luna (set menu)

Lunch will be served at a local ranch that will include a Peruvian Paso Horse demonstration; with its elegance and noble spirit, the Peruvian Paso Horse symbolizes a centuries-old tradition of cultural and folkloric fusion that defines and enriches Peru. In this presentation, the Paso horses from the ranch’s stables demonstrate their fluid gait and elegant movement to the ‘la marinara’ rhythm.

After the experience, we will drive to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 12: Cuzco City Tour / Transfer to Airport / Farewell!

Koricancha in Cuzco, Peru

Cusco City tour, main surrounding ruins & San Blas Artisan Neighbourhood (Private Service) 

Today, we will visit Cusco City’s surrounding ruins. The Sacsayhuaman Fortress is a ceremonial compound and a magnificent example of Inca military power that boasts a panoramic view of the city. We also visit the Qenqo Amphitheatre, a ritualistic site with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze. Then, we continue to the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara and the Inca Baths of Tambomachay, consisting of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls running through the terraced rocks that seem frozen in time. 

Then, head to the city of Cusco, the Imperial City and archaeological capital of South America, where we will be able to admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city’s most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: The Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, dedicated to worshiping the Sun God. From this point, we head to the district of San Blas, which has winding streets, whitewashed houses, and blue balconies. This bohemian neighborhood is full of artisan workshops where we can find everything from ceramics and sculptures to textiles. 

After the visit, we will return to the hotel or your preferred restaurant for lunch.

Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (Private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your next flight.  Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Safe travels!

Safe travels!

Island Yacht Exploration Options

Santa Fe's Land Iguana

Option 1 – North Seymour

Experience a live biology lesson with land and marine iguanas, Nazca- and blue-footed boobies, frigates, sea lions and fur seals.

Option 2 –Santa Fe

Walk along rocky terrain to find the island’s highlight: the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, patiently waiting under the enormous and giant cacti for falling fruits and pads.

Option 3 – Bartolome

Here, you will get to enjoy one of the Galapagos’ most famous views: the tilted Pinnacle Rock, the golden beach of Bartolome and the impressive lava fields of Santiago Island.

Option 4 – South Plaza

Admire the vast volume of dozens of frolicking sea lion pups, patrolling alpha male sea lions, basking marine and land iguanas, stunning red crabs and various Darwin finches.


  • Subject to availability
  • Published rates don’t apply on blackout dates (Dec. 23-Jan. 2), national and religious holidays, and Labor Day (May 1).
  • Blackout dates may have special rates. Please verify with your Destination Expert.
  • A minimal deposit of 15% per person is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees.
  • At the Finch Bay Hotel, children’s rates apply to kids under 12 years old sharing a room with 2 adults.
  • Galapagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, operational reasons, and Galapagos National Park restrictions (temporary or otherwise).
  • Restrictions may apply.
  • Does not apply to other promotions.
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included for hotels and Sea Lion Yacht.
  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Not Included

  • International airfare (From your country to Ecuador / From Ecuador to Peru / From Peru to your country)
  • Domestic flights in Peru (Lima-Cuzco)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
  • Fuel Surcharge*


*ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $70 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, ETICA Empresa Turistica Internacional C.A. will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the yacht fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day.


A lovely few days

We stayed at Finch Bay for 4 nights, having chosen to do one of the all-inclusive packages. I organized everything by email with Victor, who was extremely helpful, and everything went perfectly, including the rather complicated transfer process on arrival! We didn’t want to do a cruise and thought that the combination of land and sea activities that Finch Bay offered would work well for us.

Our guides were excellent.”

Our guides were excellent. Henrique met us at the airport and took us to the highlands to see the tortoises, and we had a very pleasant lunch with him. We went to North Seymour Island on the resort’s yacht with Soto. The day included snorkeling with turtles and small rays. The yacht crew were really good too […] Our other land day was to Tortuga Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Centre with Valentin, it was very relaxed and a good change of pace.

[…]Breakfast was great, dinners were very good – limited choices due to the package but we had no issue – and Sabrina who was our waitress on a couple of nights was exceptional.

Breakfast was great. Dinners were very good.”

We had a drink at the bar by the pool every evening – amazing passion fruit daiquiris, thank you Jorge! It is quiet at night, but it would be easy enough to go into Puerto Ayora if you chose. We were tired after the day’s activities, and happy to stay at the hotel.

The ladies at the front desk were so helpful, and we were very well prepared by them every night for the next day’s activities. For us, Finch Bay was a great way to get a taste of the Galapagos.

deb_k63 – Adelaide, Australia