Highlands, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND - The Galapagos Islands

The highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 meters. On a journey , Reached by bus from Puerto Ayora into the higher elevations of Santa Cruz you will experience all seven different vegetation zones. In the Highlands, the dominant and abundant vegetation is the forest of Scalesia trees creating the lush green color and the weather moist...

The Galapagos Islands


About Highlands


  • Activities: Hike (1.5 miles/ 2 ½ km)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Type of Landing: Dry landing
  • Highlights & Animals: Vegetation, Scalesia Forest, giant cactus, lava lizards, giant tortoises, land birds: tree finches, warblers, flycatchers. woodpecker finches