Galapagos 2012- d1, d8 (both on San Cristobel) and general
d1: Upon arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island, your crew is waiting at the airport to escort you to your anchored yacht. After the welcome briefing, buffet lunch and safety drill, travel by bus into the interior of San Cristóbal to visit La Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, where the National Park has established a breeding program for the tortoises and set up an information center for visitors. Along the trail, find the San Cristóbal (Chatham) mockingbird and Calandrinia plant, both endemic to this island. Here, you will see the terrestrial tortoises living in their natural habitat and learn about their origin, evolution and threats by introduced animals.
Visit the Interpretation Center opened on San Cristóbal Island in 1999. Gain a more complete understanding of the natural and human history of the Islands. Afterwards, spend some time in port before heading to the airport for the flight back to the mainland.
Feb 20, 2012