Sunday – Sunday
Arrival to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in San Cristobal Island. Reception and Assistance at the airport by our members and transportation to the Elite.
Saturday PM: El Junco Lagoon, San Cristobal
Your afternoon begins in the lush highlands of San Cristobal Island. When settlers first colonized the Galapagos Islands, they needed to establish their homes near a reliable source of fresh water. The El Junco lagoon – the size of a large pond or small lake – is one of very few freshwater bodies of water in the Galapagos. Fed by cool, misty rains, the lagoon fills the crater of a long-extinct volcano.
El Junco lagoon boasts a unique ecosystem of water birds, and it’s possible to see ducks and herons that are rare elsewhere. The walk from the port to the lagoon takes visitors through small highland villages, offering a glimpse into the life of the locals, most of whom have lived here for generations.