After lunch, you continue your hike to another nearby reserve at Rancho Primicias. There is a visitor centre at Hacienda Primicias, and from here you can walk through the reserve and see Galapagos giant tortoises in a natural habitat showing their natural behaviours.
The tortoises often congregate in this area on their permanent migrations between coast and highlands, and they seem to particularly enjoy wallowing in the shallow ponds in the area - one of the reasons they come here again and again.
During your hike through the reserve you will also encounter many other species, include those found nowhere else but Galapagos. It's common to spot Darwin's Finches and Galapagos Mockingbirds as well as the stunning Vermilion Flycatcher.
Highlights at Hacienda Primicias Tortoise Reserve
- See Galapagos tortoises in the wild
- Unique bird species such as mockingbirds and Darwin's Finches