Galapagos Giant Turtles Tour + Transfer to Baltra’s Airport from Puerto Ayora

Enjoy at maximum till the last day in the enchanted islands and visit the Galapagos Highlands on Santa Cruz Island. See the worldwide famous Galapagos giant turtles but also book your private transfer out to Baltra’s airport.


3 hour



Half Day


Naturalist Guide



Group Size


Key Features

  • Meet the Galapagos Giant Tortoise

  • Discover the volcanic lava tunnels

  • See The Twins or “Los Gemelos”

  • Professional transfer

From $ 90 / per person


Santa Cruz Island has very diverse climatic floors, the temperature can be hot at sea level and cool in the highlands with different super green flora. With this tour, you will see part of the annual giant tortoise journey that starts from the coast up to the highlands, passing through one of the ranches in the highlands. Also, you will visit “Los Gemelos” and some amazing lava tunnels. In the end, through our professional transfer service, you will be on time at Baltra’s airport.

Galapagos Giant Tortoise

This endemic species of the Galapagos Islands is the largest species of tortoise that exists on Earth. It can weigh up to 300 kg and is believed to live around 100 years. They feed on cactus fruits, herbs, leaves, and lichens. They have no natural predators, but their eggs and hatchlings are preyed upon by introduced species such as pigs, rats, and dogs; one of the reasons why they are currently in danger of extinction.

The Twins (“Los Gemelos”)

They are two large depressions of volcanic material, on the Puerto Ayora-Canal de Itabaca highway. It’s the only place on the island where is the Scalesia Tree Forest. Mosses, ferns and orchids also abound in this place, as well as certain species of Galapagos finches and the witch bird, the most prominent bird in the upper parts of the islands.

Lava Tunnels

These tunnels are common in the Galapagos Islands. While the volcano is erupting the lava that flows from it forms rivers that spread around. The surface of these rivers cools faster than the inner flow that rushes down the hill fast. When there is no more lava coming out of the volcano an empty tube is left behind with a very solid outside crust.

The Best Transfer

Using this private transfer, you will enjoy the comfort and friendliness of our services. Your transfer and transportation fees will be taken care of by our professional staff. And our professional drivers will get you safe and fast to Baltra’s airport.

Tortoise visit + Transfer

  • Personalized Service
  • Santa Cruz Island Highlands
  • Comfortable Ride
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You will be picked up at your hotel. First, we will visit a ranch to see the giant tortoises also you will be free to walk among them. Then we will explore the lava tunnels, we will continue our ride to stop at “Los Gemelos” to enjoy the view of these great lava depressions and to appreciate the wonderful Scalesia Tree Forest.

Finally, you will be with time at Baltra’s airport and without worries. Your transfer and transportation fees will be taken care of by our professional staff. Our driver and his exclusive service will take care of your safe transfer.

Travel Tip

Don’t forget to bring a rain jacket, remember that you will be visiting the coldest spots of the island. Of course, don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, trail snacks and a camera.

Also, please check and have at hand your papers (passport, visa, others) in advance of your trip departure date.


Tour details.

Hotel pick up.
Departure Time
  • 7:00 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 9:00 am
Return Time
  • Naturalist Guide

  • Private Transportation

  • Driver

  • Baltra Bus Ticket

  • Ferry Fee

Not Included
  • Tips

  • Lunch

  • Other activities that aren't detailed in the itinerary

Meeting point

Hotel pick up.

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