Santiago Island

Mar 21, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


After a long navigation last night, this morning we arrived to the west coast of Santiago Island. Today we explored this island by many different means—we went hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and on outings in the glass-bottom boat.

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Gilda Gonzalez

Naturalist

Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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