Puerto ayora galapagosMarch 11 in Ecuador
Day 1 on the Galápagos Islands is complete. The day began leaving our hotel in Quito at 4:30 am to catch our flight to the island of Baltra.
Once we landed in Baltra I immediately noticed how desert like it looked. We took a quick bus ride to the shore where we suddenly have an incredible view of the turquoise seas (actual turquoise seas not my favourite calgon body spray). From there we took a quick boat ride to the port of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz. And then from there it was another bus ride to our campsite in the highlands of Santa Cruz.
We finally arrived at our campsite around 11:30 am. What’s awesome about this trip is that our tents are already set up for us. We had lunch and then headed out to go find giant tortoises.
And we found the giant tortoises! And hey we’re giant! And we also saw them mating. And learned a lurker but about the evolution of how they came to be. Land tortoises from Chile rode the currents up to the Galápagos Islands on branched and such and when they got here they had lots to eat and no predators so they were able to get big because they didnt need to hide from their predators.Read more