Take a tour of the Fausto Llerena breeding center to see Galapagos giant tortoises and land iguanas with Ecology Project International (EPI) students conducting research. Ecology Project International is a nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to inspire science education and conservation efforts worldwide through field-based student-scientist partnerships. They empower youth to take an active role in conservation.
Day 1 : Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center
Tour the Fausto Llerena tortoise breeding center
Meet local high school students working with the National Park
Get up close with Galapagos giant tortoises and land iguanas
Take a tour of the Fausto Llerena breeding center to see Galapagos giant tortoises and land iguanas. A group of local high school students have been assisting the National Park’s program and will be your guides at the National Park Visitor Center in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. They will share information on the ecology of the islands, tortoise biology, and plans to meet the challenges of conservation in Galapagos from their insider’s perspective.
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.