Things to do in Santa Cruz

Our recommended experiences and activities

Walk with giant tortoises
Santa Cruz

Walk with giant tortoises

The endangered giant tortoise is making a comeback on the Galapagos thanks to a concerted conservation effort. Head to the highlands of Santa Cruz to see these gentle giants shuffling around the hills.

Get the inside story on Galapagos conservation
Santa Cruz

Get the inside story on Galapagos conservation

The Charles Darwin Research Station is the Galapagos Islands’ conservation headquarters, where giant tortoises, iguanas and other endangered species are bred for reintroduction into the wild. Although the exhibits are a little dry, the Station is a great starting point for your journey into Galapagos wildlife.

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