SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
Begin your day early this morning to take a speedboat to Santa Cruz Island, roughly 2-2.5 hours away. Then transfer to your beautiful luxurious hotel in the middle of the highlands on Santa Cruz Island where the weather is clear and the air is pure.
This is where we find ourselves in the first encounter with the history of Evolution. Your expedition is going to an actual sanctuary in the wild to see one of the largest reptiles in the world, the famous Galapagos Giant Tortoise. We believe this will be one of the several memorable experiences in Galápagos to enjoy not just learning from our Guru of these islands, Naturalist Master Samuel Quiroz.
Bring your photography skills since you’ll be so close to these giant creatures which are over 100 years old and average 475 pounds. If you’re worried about your photography skills, we include in your expedition a Master photographer as an optional choice to add for every trip every day. We want to offer this service to decorate your experience of once in a life time
After a beautiful buffet in the Mountains we can hike on Galápagos volcanic lava tunnels to check the geology of the Island of Santa Cruz. To finish our day, you will explore the endemic Galápagos Sun Flower Giant Trees this Escalesia Forest is also home for the unique Darwin Finches, Galápagos Ground Doves and the Short-eared Owl.