This tour takes you to the Highlands of Santa Cruz where a local farm is trying to give a shelter to the Giant Turtoises. The lovely owners of the place take you on a tour through the natural habitat of these tortoises. Strong criollo horses bring you into the forest and if you are luck you can find tortoises over 130 years close the El Chapo lagoon. After the tour you can order a good lunch there and try their own produced coffee.
(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time)
|09:30||Pick-up at hotel in Puerto Ayora|
|10:00||Horseback ride in direction to the Chato lake|
|13:30||Walk in the Lava tunnels (600m)|
|16:00||Drive back to Puerto Ayora|
Professional and bilingual guide
Transportation from and to Puerto Ayora
Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
Use of wellington/rubber boots
Tips for guide
Food and drinks
$195,- USD p.p. (2 – 15 persons)
$280,- USD p.p. (1 person)
* Since we will ride in the mountains where the trails could be steep and where there is less oxygen lead us to put a maximum on rider weights of 200 pounds. Slight exceptions can be made on the one-day-rides.
* Important things to bring: waterproof clothing, comfortable shoes (no flipflops or other type of open shoes), water, sun block, mosquito repellent, sunglasses and your passport.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances.
‘An amazing experience’
‘My daughter and I went for a 6 day visit to the Galapagos. We experienced a lot of magic , the nature and its animals, but one thing impressed me the most !! The last day of our visit at Santa Cruz we went for a horseride at a wonderful rancho, clean and green with a lot of possibilities, like marvelous lunch ( almuerzo in Spanish ) and a great souvenirshop. The most delicious coffee ever ! We went together with a friendly guide and quiet healthy horses into the woods where we saw the biggest tortoises ever. I have been to many zoos in the world, but this was so amazing in the wild. Hope to experience it once again in my life !’ — Saskya Muysson (49) Holland
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