Disembark Sea Star
Follow a trail from Bellavista, up into the highlands of Santa Cruz. Unlike the arid terrain that covers much of the archipelago, this area is rich with lush green vegetation. Scalesia trees dot a landscape of rolling hills and extinct volcanic cones. Afterwards, transfer to the airport.
Travel from Baltra to Galapagos Safari Camp
Meet the guide and take a five minute drive to the channel between Baltra and Santa Cruz Island, then a five minute boat ride across. Continue by road crossing Santa Cruz Island, a journey of 40 minutes.
Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos with the majority of the population living mainly in Puerto Ayora. This lively town has a selection of hotels, restaurants, gift shops and is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station.
Aside from humans, the island is home to giant tortoise, sea lions, flamingos, marine iguana, lava heron, boobies and land iguanas. By heading up to the highlands which is surrounded by Scalesia trees, cacti and ferns you will have the opportunity to see the giant tortoise thriving in this lush green scenery. Further north, towards Las Bachas you will find white sandy beaches and if you take a closer look, you’ll see marine iguana and turtle trails on the beach. You may also see the iconic blue footed boobies that tend to stand on the rock edge keeping a look out. Travelling west you will come to Cerro Dragon - one of the only spots in the Galapagos where you will be able to see land iguanas.
You will be staying at Galapagos Safari Camp, Bed & Breakfast