Santa Cruz Highlands Tour
The Santa Cruz highlands will surprise you with a very special flora and fauna. The ‘páramo’ is absolutely beautiful and pure green. Visit the twin craters “Los Gemelos” and the giant tortoises.
Details of the Santa Cruz Highlands Tour
After the pick up from your hotel, you will drive to the Santa Cruz Highlands with your Guide in a chartered vehicle.
First stop: Los Gemelos
These collapsed twin craters were formed when the island was still an active volcano. This area is one of the few where the endemic Scalesia forest is almost intact. Some Finch species and the Galapagos dove are here.
Second stop: Rancho Primicias or Butterfly Farm
There, we see the giant tortoise in their natural habitat, the highlands of the island. Tortoises wander around the farms bordering on the National Park Tortoise Reserve. We also see occasionally the endemic Pintail Duck and Gallinules.
Third stop: Lava tunnels
Experience a moment of total darkness. Lava tunnels form at the heart of giant lava flows and show us the violence of the magma as if frozen in time.