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SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS

highlands

 

The island of Santa Cruz has a maximum altitude of 2,835 ft (854 meters). The higher elevation areas are also known as the “parte alta”. Due to the altitude and precipitation, the highlands provide a cool respite from the equatorial sun and the perfect habitat for the Giant Galapagos Tortoise and other land animals and plants. The Giant Tortoise was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century. Today, extensive conservation efforts continue to salvage these populations. The highlands are also ideal for bird watching, as almost every bird in the Galapagos has been spotted on Santa Cruz. In addition to the flora and fauna, there are some fascinating volcanic features in the highlands as well. Los Gemelos is a formation where a subterranean lava tunnel has collapsed creating two gigantic almost identical craters. There are also a number of large lava tunnels that can be accessed from various points on the island.

OUR BEST GALAPAGOS LAST MINUTE DEALS FOR JANUARY and FEBRUARY

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ALYA CATAMARAN (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 25 - 30 / 6 DAYS / IT. B - $2023**

LA PINTA YACHT (DELUXE CRUISE)

JANUARY 28 - 01 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. EAST - $1675

ECOGALAXY II (FIRST CLASS)

JANUARY 28 - 02 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. C - $2023**

FRAGATA (TOURIST SUPERIOR)

JANUARY 29 - 02 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $1533

GOLONDRINA (TOURIST CLASS)

JANUARY 29 - 02 FEB / 5 DAYS / IT. B - $1316

SAMBA (TOURIST SUPERIOR)

JANUARY 26 - 02 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. SE - $1625

MILLENNIUM (FIRST CLASS)

JANUARY 27 - 01 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. D - $2700

MARY ANNE (FIRST CLASS)

​MARCH 06 - 13 / 8 DAYS / IT. WEST - $3450

EVOLUTION (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 30 - 06 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. PIRATES & DARWIN - $3730**

EDEN (TOURIST SUPERIOR CLASS)

JANUARY 28 - 02 FEB / 6 DAYS / IT. 1B+2A - $1530

CATAMARAN SEAMAN (FIRST CLASS)

JANUARY 29 - 01 FEB / 4 DAYS / IT. A - $20.800 ONLY CHARTER

GRACE (LUXURY CLASS)

JANUARY 26 - 02 FEB / 8 DAYS / IT. DARWIN'S TRAIL - $4930**

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Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 104 
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