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May 5

Day 4 (Thursday)
Santa Cruz Island
In the morning, you will visit Twin Craters located opposite to each other on both sides of the road leading from Puerto Ayora to Baltra. The name is only figurative; not real craters, these formations were created by the collapse of surface material in underground fissures and chambers. The view is breathtaking.
Twin Craters
Activities: Walking and land scape viewing, Difficulty: Easy, Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights & Animals: Pit Craters, Scalesia Forest
In the afternoon, you will visit “Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises are bred in captivity; this is home to tortoises ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long adults. Subspecies of the giant tortoises interact with one another, and many of the older tortoises are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years-old and strong enough to survive on their own.
“Fausto Llerena” Giant land tortoises breeding center
Activities: Walking, Difficulty: Easy, Type of Landing: Dry landing
Highlights: Giant land tortoises
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