Hotel Tortuga Bay
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... two ancient lava holding pits that now look like sink holes and giant tortoises. Overall we were caught off guard by the landscape - it was barren. Everything looked dead. When you think of the Galapagos you think of wildlife and extreme biodiversity. This looked worse that the burnt area of Torres del Paine. Only occasionally would you see a tree trunk whose branches looked grinch-green with the occasional small yellow flower (no leaves). ...
... which Island they came from. There were a few token land iguanas but these are no longer part of any breeding programme. The information centre was basic and could have been enhanced but a new centre is planned with Lonesome George hopefully returned from the States where he is being researched and embalmed. He was 130 odd years when he died sadly without any descendants despite attempts to mate him and clone his genes. We enjoyed a fruit juice- all juices freshly ...
... it had to be applied constantly since we were on the equator) we tried another round of snorkelling, this time with some timid sea turtles which were visible from shore. When snorkelling through some coral I noticed a bunch of sea urchins on the sea bed and thought to myself how painful it would be to stand on one. Five minutes later, while chatting to Claire in the water, she decided to test my theory and stood on one accidentally. The spikes pierced ...
... be accessed by a day tour, further to that, selected islands are completely out of bounds in order to protect the wildlife.
At the airport we were suprised to bump in to our friend Jordan (Israeli) for the 5th time since meeting him in north Colombia a month ago. There's clearly a well-defined backpacker's route in South America which means we're never too far from familiar faces along the way. Along with Jordan, we teamed up with Keegan and Mike ...
... to our next destination, Tagus Cove. As it was a short distance, we were able to dock overnight! As a result, the crew held a Galápagos 'nice' party, which was pretty fun. After dinner and a few drinks, our guide Johan, started teaching us all salsa dancing, amongst other styles. Chris awkwardly 'stepped' around the deck while others enthusiastically danced the night away. We managed to escape early and made the most of the reasonably motionless night! No sailing tonight. Day ...
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