7 of our 10 students arrived in Quito! We’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the rest of the crew.
Everyone has made it safely!
Students get acquainted with one another during Orientation Morning. A quick round of “Magnetic Feet” gets the group smiling as they have to make it to a certain point without letting their feet become disconnected! The afternoon was spent exploring the colonial district of Quito and learning a bit about the beautiful Andean city’s history.
– Alexa Wing:
Today was our first day going to work with the tortoises at Campo Duro Eco-lodge. After getting an orientation of the facility we began work in the enclosure by moving rocks, shoveling soil and rearranging the materials to create a lagoon for the tortoises.
After work we played soccer with our tour guide and then went on an afternoon bike ride.
We saw lots of wildlife and some amazing views! I think everyone had a really awesome first day on Isabela Island.
– Ben Winslow
To start off the day our GLA group worked extremely hard to finish the lagoon at the tortoise center. It looks amazing!
After our morning work our group got to experience the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos by snorkeling and kayaking. Overall it was a satisfying and breathtaking day!
– Olivia Muscella,
We had a very challenging day today, hiking 10 miles up a volcano. We also saw flamingos and visited a tortoise breeding center. Overall we had a very fun and challenging but rewarding day.
Today was a travel day from Isabela to Cristobal so we spent a fair amount of time on the water, mostly sleeping.
The last couple of days on Isabela have been filled with service work and fun activities like improv and charades.
Tomorrow starts the next chapter of the adventure!
Today was our last full day on Isabela island. We helped a school create a natural fence and played soccer with the students.
After we went to Campo Duro to make marmalade and bid our farewells.
We had at fun at the beach with another group of students from Wilderness Adventures.
We cooked dinner and prepared for the day.
– Ryan Wong
The “killer hill” we faced this morning wasn’t the biggest challenge of the day- the 3 hours we spent removing mora and guaranteed plants were even more exhausting.
After a delicious lunch back at the hacienda we went to Tijaretas to snorkel with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of fish.
When we were completely exhausted we checked out the Galapagos interpretation center to learn more about the islands’ history.
– Hannah Maluth