Santa Cruz Island

Aug 23, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we arrived to the second largest island in the archipelago, Santa Cruz. Here for the first time on our expedition, our guests witnessed a human settlement in the Galapagos. It was a busy and exciting day, we visited places like the Charles Darwin Research Station, El Trapiche coffee farm and a giant tortoise reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

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Enrique Silva

Naturalist

Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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