Giant Tortoise Reserve + Lava Tube | 8AM

Your guide will pick you up from our meeting point | OMG Coffee Roasters Galapagos in Puerto Ayora for an epicurean exploration in Santa Cruz Highlands. 

During the bus ride leaded by an experienced Galapagos Naturalist Guide learn about history, geology and ecosystems in the islands !   After a 30 minute drive stop at Los Gemelos and start hiking in a 1-mile loop trail to observe this amazing volcanic formations - Sink holes.   Many chances to observe some of the iconic species of Darwin's finches.   

Back into the bus, continue to the Giant Tortoise Reserve to see in the nature the most iconic Galapagos organism - Giant Tortoises !   Explore the area with you guide that will carefully explain about their habits and ecology ... while you have the chance to take incredible pictures in this natural environment. 

Be ready for the last stop and your underground discovery - Get in to a Lava Tube where the Galapagos inside shows to let you understand what Charles Darwin came to see - unique lava flows that carved the rock building up amazing structures and shapes! 

  • Los Gemelos and hike in the Cloud forest - Sink holes 
  • Giant Tortoise Reserve - Animals wandering all around a semi pristine ecosystem 
  • Underground Lava Tube walk

Two departures are available everyday... In the morning 8 AM and 2 PM in the afternoon.

Additional Information

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The Morning Schedule:
  • Departure from Puerto Ayora | 8 AM
  • Bus ride to Los Gemelos | Hike | 8:45 AM
  • Bus ride to El Chato | Visit Giant Tortoise Reserve + Lava Tubes | Hike 10:00 AM

The Afternoon Schedule:

  • Departure from Puerto Ayora | 2 PM
  • Bus ride to Los Gemelos | Hike | 2:45 PM
  • Bus ride to El Chato | Visit Giant Tortoise Reserve + Lava Tubes | Hike 04:00 PM



In Santa Cruz Highlands visit Los Gemelos - amazing volcanic sink holes for an ecosystem introduction.   Then stop at our private Giant Tortoise Reserve for un unique close wildlife encounter.   Finish with an underground walk through a Lava Tube and explore Galapagos from the inside ! 
A 3 - hour tour starting in Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz Is where you visit the most interesting attractions leaded by a certified Galapagos Naturalist Guide
  • Spectacular views over Los Gemelos - Sink Holes and Lava Tubes
  • Giant Tortoise Wildlife Reserve - Natural encounters guaranteed!
  • Learn about History, Geology and Ecology of the Galapagos Archipelago
  • Enjoy engaging and informative narration by our guides
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience


  1. Puerto Ayora
  2. El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve