May 09, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
This morning we woke up at Academy Bay, Santa Cruz Island. We visited in the morning the famous giant tortoise-breeding center and learned about the big conservation efforts to preserve this unique Archipelago. Our guests walked through Puerto Ayora town and bought souvenirs and stop by the busy fishermen’s market; here you get to observe the interaction between the locals, pelicans, frigates and sea lions! The afternoon was spent at the highlands; we walked inside a lava tube, drank a shot of a local moonshine, visited a local school and wandered around the emblematic animals of the Islands, the giant tortoises. After dinner, our lounge changed its setting for the performance of a local group of musicians. We ended a perfect day listening to the sounds of Andean flutes, charango, drums and guitar for the delight of everyone.
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