In the afternoon, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the unique history of the islands and to interact with the giant tortoises who reside in its corrals.
In the afternoon, sail for Santa Fe to view its Opuntia cactus forest. Snorkel in the picturesque turquoise lagoon and play with sea lions in the shallows.
After lunch, travel to Bachas Beach to go swimming. View the floating pier which was left after the end of World War II. View the flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels which make Bachas Beach their home.
In the afternoon, take the wooden staircase up Prince Phillip’s Step (El Barranco) for panoramic views of the island.
Eat lunch and then sail for Dragon Hill to see flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Take a short walk to the lagoon behind the beach.
Travel to Rabida to view several colonies of birds which claim refuge along its cliffs and rocky face.
Visit the Tortoise Breeding Center to learn about tortoise conservation in the Galapagos Islands.
Giant tortoise eggs are collected and brought to the center to be hatched and taken care of for five years before being released into the wild.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.