We started our day with beautiful views of Academy Bay. We disembarked after breakfast, and buses took us to our very own cloud forest in the highlands of Santa Cruz. We started exploring the pit craters, and the landscape was just magnificent. Curious finches surrounded us, which made for excellent photo opportunities. We moved downhill to visit El Manzanillo Ranch. We put on our rubber boots and went to see the Galapagos giant tortoises. This was a very special day, as we saw countless iconic animals!

We had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch at El Manzanillo Ranch, followed by a little downtime. Soon it was time to board our buses back to Puerto Ayora, where we visited the National Park Breeding Center. We were delighted to learn more about the important tortoise restoration program.