Is it Possible to Get the Most Out of the Galapagos Without Breaking the Bank?22 Jun 2017, Posted by Galapagos Islands Blog in
When it comes to our wallets, Galapagos vacation tours come in a wide variety of shapes and prices, each of them different yet suitable in their own right. But sometimes, visitors have to ask themselves: if you’re going to go that far already, why not go that extra mile and get the most out of what the archipelago has to offer? While there are groups of people out there that manage to visit the Galapagos on a small budget (as is told in this article from the New York Times), said visits typically only end up being able to offer a small glimpse of the bigger, more extraordinary picture.
While we won’t disagree that Galapagos is viewable on a budget, experiencing the islands on a shoestring typically only manages to scratch the surface of what the archipelago truly has to offer. Consequently, in the Galapagos, the adage “you get what you pay for” is most definitely true.
This why it’s always worth going the extra mile here and it’s also the reason we do the Galapagos the way do. We know precisely what our guests have come all this way for and, as a result – we know exactly how to offer it to them in the best way possible. This is why we’ve managed to design one of the best and most comprehensive ways of seeing the islands, all from the comfort of a land-based hotel. Here at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, we have our own way of making your Galapagos dream vacation a complete and fulfilling reality.
The Archipelago is Your Oyster With Our Sea Lion Yacht Island-to-Island Hopping
Convenience is everything. And with the added option to do island-to-island hopping to major islands via plane (while still being able to sleep on land), this program makes for the perfect balance between exploration and comfort. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a boon for all our guests that plan on sampling as many of the islands as possible while still being able to enjoy the comfort of a land-based option.
Simply think of the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel as a central outpost for venturing out into the archipelago and exploring the huge variety of wildlife available! Why take a bumpy and long ride to the closest visitor site under the hot, hot sun? Why not take our smooth-sailing and comfortable Sea Lion yacht? Get pampered with gourmet food on your way to each nearby visitor site while the diverse and iconic species fly overhead! Speaking of which….
Have No Fear, Our BIG15 Group of Iconic Species is Here!
The biggest and most common item on everybody’s list when visiting the enchanted isles are the animals! After all, the archipelago is a living-laboratory of evolution and tends to feel like a cageless zoo with a near overabundance of endemic animals wandering around! With so much to see around every corner, visiting the islands might seem daunting at first given the plethora of wildlife that, quite literally, surrounds your very presence. This is why we’ve done you the favour of narrowing down the huge variety of wildlife into a manageable collection of must-see, emblematic creatures in the Galapagos.
Exploring the archipelago on your own often means there is no guarantee you’ll manage to see a nice and decent portion of the iconic species found in the Galapagos. Our BIG15 list is actually our own little checklist of animals (divided by visitor site/island) that serves as a guarantee of the animals you’ll most definitely get to see at each location in the archipelago.
This and much, much more is what you get if you go the extra mile! Again: If you’ve made it all the way here, you might as well go all-in for the full Galapagos experience!!