Apr 19, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we encountered civilization for the first time in many days. It is great to learn about the conservation efforts in place to preserve this unique archipelago, and the best example is my home island, Santa Cruz. We visited the giant tortoise breeding center in the morning. Our guests enjoyed seeing the baby giant tortoises from different islands. Afterwards there was time to wander around the cozy town of Puerto Ayora. We boarded buses at the meeting point and headed towards the highlands. An amazing visit to a local farm was included, where we observed the cultivation and processing of brown sugar, coffee and sugar cane alcohol. The afternoon was spent at a giant tortoise natural reserve. It is amazing to walk among the emblematic animals of the archipelago, which gave the name to the islands—Galapagos means tortoise.
There is magic in every single visit, Galapagos is an unforgettable experience!
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