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Journey to the second largest island of the Galapagos, Santa Cruz, and prepare to meet the most famous residents of the Galapagos; the Giant Tortoise! You’ll watch these amazing creatures wander in the wild before you visit the Charles Darwin station and breeding centre.
Then it’s off to Tortuga Bay Beach to see if you can spot marine turtles, white tipped reef sharks or manta rays. Finish your week in Pto Ayora where you will take part in conservation volunteer work, this may vary according to the needs of the project at the time but you’ll be guaranteed a memorable outdoors experience!
Hop over to San Cristobel where you’ll join environmental, community and social volunteer projects at the Biological station. Activities will differ depending on where help is needed most and may include reforestation, restoring native forests and endemic plants, and educating the local community about planting vegetation. The rest of your week will be yours to spend exploring San Cristobel!
Home to more wild tortoises than any other island, Isabela is teeming with animal, bird and marine life – a haven for animal lovers! Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre, glimpse penguins, sharks, blue-legged piqueros, pelicans, iguanas and sea lions on the Tintoreras Islet Tour and marvel at the landscapes and lava formations of Volcan Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico. Your last day is free to chill out on the beach, spot wildlife or book extra tours.
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