Apr 29, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
We began in the early morning on Bartolome Island with an early hike to the top of the island. Here we saw pioneer plants busy establishing themselves in arid spaces where most other plant species cannot. Around also were lava lizards, and during the last portion of our hike, back at Bartolome’s beach, five little penguins came to see us before we disembarked. Guests took this as an omen of heightened marine life to be present during the water activities we had planned for the afternoon—and it was! Sharks, sea stars, schools of colorful fish and paddling penguins were all in abundance.
For lunch we had a traditional Ecuadorian buffet and a well-deserved nap afterward meant we were ready for an afternoon of Snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking along Rábida Island.
For ending the day, we were to have a relaxing sunset walk along a Red Sandy Beach in Rábida Island.
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