Today we explored Santa Cruz Island. We started the day by visiting the giant tortoise breeding center. After walking through the different corrals, we went to the very colorful town of Puerto Ayora for some shopping. Midmorning, we took local buses to a couple small farms. At both, we observed how the farmers live and manage their crops.

During the afternoon, we searched for giant tortoises in their natural environment. They are in the middle of their breeding season, and we saw tortoises of all sizes and ages.