We start our adventure with a visit to El Junco, the only permanent fresh water lake in the islands. It is located at 615 meter above sea level and has an amazing 360 degrees view of the island. The frigate birds from the coast take baths on this lake to clean the salt on their feathers while you hike around enjoying the unique Miconia tree that grows in the area.
After another short drive we stop at “Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado”, a free range tortoise breeding center. We´ll walk the grounds in search of wild Giant Tortoises and learn about the efforts this center does to support their conservation.
We stop at a local agricultural enterprise called Hacienda Tranquila for lunch. We walk the interpretative trails of the Hacienda and learn about the local agricultural practices in the Galapagos highlands. We´ll have a chance to try exotic fruits like oranges, passion fruit, guabas, pomarosa, ovos, guayabas and more.
That same afternoon we drive back to town and head for the beautiful beach of Loberia, where you can swim and snorkel with sea lions and sea turtles until sunset. (B, L)
Optional: If you feel energetic and curious to explore, you can hike to Las Negritas Cliff to spot marine birds and amazing views of the coastal line.