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Day 4: More Waters Await!
Today is filled with more water adventures off of the Santa Fe and Santa Cruz Islands. A boat ride takes us first to Santa Fe where we’ll snorkel the island’s surrounding crystal waters rich with sea lions, fish, rays and turtles.

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Santa Fe has one of the most beautiful coves in the region - a turquoise lagoon protected by a peninsula of rocks and small islands that extends from the shore. If we’re lucky, we may spot a Santa Fe Iguana lounging onshore. These rare reptiles are only found on the same-name island. Our boat ride continues onto Santa Cruz, where we pick up our kayaks for paddling around Divine Bay and Punta Estrada.

Galapagos vermilion flycatcher
Weave your way though channels as sharks and rays swim in the waters beneath. Along the way, keep an eye out for wildlife perched on the jagged cliffs above. This evening we overnight in the Galapagos’s largest city, Puerto Ayora.

Day 5: Highlands Hike and Bike
Our exploration continues into the Highlands of Santa Cruz. This morning we’ll transfer to El Chato reserve. As we hike through the area we’ll look for pintail ducks, egrets, finches, frigate birds and – with great luck – the rare giant Galapagos tortoise. Our trail takes us through lava caves, tunnels, the collapsed crater Media Luna, and into the Miconia forest. The forest is a major breeding location for the Dark-rumped Petrel. Our return trip is done by mountain bike.

We’ll coast through farmland and small villages until we reach ElGarrapatero beach where we are greeted by a variety of unique shore birds. Finish the day with a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, a must-stop for every Galapagos traveler. Here, visitors can observe tortoise research and breeding programs. Don't forget to say hello to the tortoise Lonesome George – the last of his species.

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