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Highlands Excursion

Hotel Galápagos

solymar-web02An excursion to the Highlands is a special treat so that you may enjoy seeing tortoises in the wild while taking in the natural beauty of the island. After a 25 minute ride to the Highlands, walk thru the vegetation to find Giant Tortoises relaxing in a pond or munching on papayas that have fallen from the tree. After seeing the real tortoises, climb into one of the fossilized tortoise shells left behind from tortoises of yesteryear and take an original picture to show your friends. While in the Highlands you will have the option to visit geological formations like a natural lava tunnel or twin pit craters "The Gemelos" or both, depending on your energy level! The "Gemelos" or Twin Pit Craters, located in the Scalezia zone of the island, are a great place for bird watching. Look out for Darwin Finches, Galapagos Doves and Cattle egret.

  • Essential items: closed toed shoes, sunscreen, hat and a camera..
  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours.

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