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Twin Craters - Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands


The Twin Craters, locally known as Los Gemelos, are two wide pits on the Santa Cruz Island. They were formed through magma chambers collapsing following a volcanic uprising, lava hardened on the outside, but on the inside it kept flowing. You can walk on an enjoyable trail through a gorgeous Scalesia Forest up to the rim of the craters. At the top you'll be met by an extraordinary view of the lush green forest scenery. You can spot birds everywhere, like Darwin's finches, vermilion flycatchers, Galapagos doves and short-eared owls.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Twin Craters

  • Birdwatching
  • Scalesia Forest
  • Pit Craters


Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Barn Owl, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Short-eared Owl, Vermilion Flycatcher

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Bird Photography Tour: Ecuador Andean Choco & East Slope

Scheduled Group Departure 2023

Max group: 6 photographers!

Price: $3,600 USD

per person sharing double room
* Single supplement: $720


Tour details:

Length: 12 Days
Start / End city: Quito
Pace: Easy
Physical difficulty: Easy
Focus: Bird photography
Max group size: 6 photographers