Santa Cruz Island

Sep 08, 2017 - National Geographic Islander


Today our guests explored Santa Cruz Island. After a delicious breakfast we landed in Puerto Ayora, which is the home port of most of the tour boat operations in the Galapagos.This town is also where the headquarters of the Galapagos National Park and of the Charles Darwin Research Station are located. Today our guests learned about the iconic giant tortoise restoration project and hiked into giant tortoise territory.

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Salvador Cazar

Naturalist

Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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