AM – Highlands Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz Island)
Dry landing. In the central highlands of Santa Cruz Island we have our best opportunity to interact at close quarters with totally wild, Galapagos giant tortoises. A short walk among these huge, 600lb reptiles will also offer the chance for more highland species, especially several species of the famed finches.
- Difficulty level: easy
- Type of terrain: flat & muddy (depending on season)
- Duration: 45-minute drive / 1 ½-hour walk
OR (for Extended Cruises only)
Pit Craters (Santa Cruz Island)
A visit to the collapsed, twin sink holes (Gemelos) puts us in a stunning forest of the endemic tree-forming Scalesia. Apart from the dramatic scenery this area is well known for its diversity of passerine
- Type of Terrain: Flat & muddy
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Duration: 45-minute drive / 1 ½-hour hike
Baltra Island Airport
After the visit, passengers will be transferred to the airport for their return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.