Isabela Island

Nov 13, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

We spent the whole day at Isabela Island. In the morning, we visited Urbina bay. There was a long hike and I was very fortunate to join the short nature walk. We observed Alcedo giant tortoises and Galapagos land iguanas along the trail, it was fantastic! The day was overcast, perfect conditions for our outings and photography! National Geographic Islander was repositioned towards Tagus Cove, where our guests enjoyed kayaking, deep water snorkeling, a spectacular Zodiac ride, and an invigorating hike! A day full of activities came to an end, and the last day in the western part of the Galapagos Archipelago.

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Vanessa Gallo


Vanessa Gallo’s grandparents arrived in the Galápagos Islands in 1936, making her the third generation of her family to live and work in this magical archipelago. She left the islands for the capital city of Quito for high school, where she discovered that learning foreign languages was one of her main interests. Coming from a family of naturalist guides, it was not a surprise that she also became one at the age of 17. Vanessa left the islands once again for Switzerland, where she earned a diploma in tourism and strengthened her language skills and knowledge of the travel industry. She has also travelled extensively to destinations including as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Canada, the Canary Islands, Mauritius, and many European countries.

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