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San Cristobal Island tour


On the northwestern side of the island is South James Bay (Puerto Egas). The landing is on a black beach with eroded rock formations in the background. The trail crosses the dry interior, where the remains of a salt-mining enterprise can still be seen and then continues along the coast.

Galapagos Islands, sea lion

Punta Pitt: Situated on the north eastern tip of the island there is a wet landing onto the beach. The trail is a steep climb up a cliff path and starts through a narrow ravine. A number of different birds can be seen here, in particular all three species of boobies.

Galapagos giant tortoise

The road goes through the small farming settlement of El Progreso. The lake itself is the caldera of an extinct volcano and is about 300 metres wide.The name El Junco is Spanish for sedge, which is present along the banks of the lake.

La Galapaguera: This is a 4-6 hour fairly strenuous hike, but the reward is an excellent opportunity to get a look at a large number of giant tortoises in the wild.

Cerro Brujo: An onshore version of nearby Kicker Rocks, Cerro Brujo is a very striking, eroded tuff cone. The area has a bit of history attached to it as well as this was one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin.

Kicker Rock: Located about an hour and half to the northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Kicker Rock is remnant of a vertical tuff conformation, abruptly rising almost 500 ft from the ocean.

Erosion has split the rock and given it its characteristic shape, which some see as shoe, the origin of the name Kicker Rock.

Galapagos Archipelago, Espanola Island
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