Santa Cruz Highlands & Las Bachas
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 02 Nov 2021

Santa Cruz Highlands & Las Bachas, 11/2/2021, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Early in the morning we reached Santa Cruz Island, which is not only the second biggest island in the Galapagos but also the most populated, with something like 20,000 inhabitants. Some own farms, and today we visited Manzanillo Ranch, where giant tortoises move freely in the highland territory. Surrounded by green vegetation, this area is the perfect spot for these gigantic reptiles. They enjoy roaming, resting, and taking muddy baths unbothered by the presence of humans.

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