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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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.