Puerto Villamil & Tintoreras
You can reach the fishing village of Puerto Villamil, located in the southern side of Isabela Island. With an area of 4.588 km ², it is more than half the land area of the Archipelago. Nevertheless, it is comparatively little visited because there is no airport and is 5 hours by boat from Santa Cruz. In the early morning you see on the barrier of the island tintoreras, sea lions and with some luck also white-tip sharks.
Wall of Tears & Wetlands
Then we continue to the Wall of Tears, a man-made monument. This long stone wall was built in the 1940s by convicts of the penal colony settled here once Ecuador took possession of the Islands. Our hike then leads through a wetland of brackish lagoons where flamingos are often seen.
In the afternoon, we have a visit to a Breeding Center of Galapagos tortoises. Here you will learn more about its intention to protect and safeguard the various species of giant tortoises that inhabit Isabela Island, in order that the population of giant tortoises not decreases.
Sierra Negra Volcano
On days with good weather, there will be an afternoon excursion to the crater of Sierra Negra.
Dinner and overnight on board.