Jul 04, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we visited my home island: Santa Cruz. The morning started with a visit to the giant tortoise-breeding center. Here our guests learned about the hard work and dedication of scientists and park rangers, who through the decades have worked to restore the numbers of the emblematic animals of the Galapagos. Here our guests can wander around town, buy souvenirs, and take pictures of local life. The afternoon was dedicated to exploring the highlands, where big lava tubes are found, so we visited one. There was also an optional visit to a local school, a local farm, and the best part of the day—visiting the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. What a great day in paradise! Galapagos is one of the best-managed national parks in the world.
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