Ecuadorian Cloud Forest & Galapagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands were Charles Darwin’s “Living Laboratory of Evolution,” named for the tortoises that roam the lush landscapes of the small archipelago. This active learning adventure is an opportunity to experience the islands’ highly specialized and endemic flora, fauna, and environments in a way that most visitors to the Galápagos seldom do—through fun activities like snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and biking. You’ll learn about the natural and human history of the islands during visits to Tortuga Bay, El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Tintoreras Islets, the Wall of Tears, the Charles Darwin Research Station, and a host of other highlights of the Enchanted Islands.

The escort for this tour is Clayton Tschudy, a botanist and horticulturalist with over 20 years of experience in sustainable landscape design in California. He began his career in environmental biology, and he is an expert in California native plant ecology. Mr. Tschudy was the Director of Horticulture at the Water Conservation Botanic Garden in San Diego until 2017. He currently runs the design firm CJT Ecologics.

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