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Av. 12 de Febrero e Ignacio Hernández - San Cristobal, Galápagos.

PUNTA PITT - NATURAL GIANT TORTOISE RESERVE

" You should book this tour as it is an easy way to get to know several places of interest. Practice experiential fishing, walking."

PLACES TO VISIT

- Natural Giant Tortoise Rererve.

The walk from the beach to the (Media Luna) cone is approximately 5 km. It is important to keep in mind that the walk lasts at least 2 1/2 hours, round trip. The site is an excellent place to observe giant Galápagos tortoises in their natural environment.

The island of San Cristóbal has its own endemic species of land turtles, Geochelone chatamensis. The Semi-Natural Reserve of Giant Turtles is one of the places where you can visit this emblematic species. The island of San Cristóbal is populated by a large number of endemic animal species, among which are: the nightingale, the lava lizard a species of geckos.

All these species can be observed during your hike in the Reserve. The vegetation here is abundant during the rainy season, such as the milkweed, the trees of palo santo and palo santo, and the matazarno, as well as many species of grasses and herbaceous annuals.

- Punta Pitt.

Punta Pitt is located in the northeast corner of the island of San Cristóbal. The trail includes an Olympic beach of approximately 90 meters / 295 feet and a shipment that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill that crosses several natural viewpoints.

The walking path is 1,400 meters / almost a mile, with an estimated time of two hours round trip. Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate. The strong winds present themselves in a unique form of natural erosion.

This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and two species of frigates nesting in the same area. The reason that there are three species of boobies at Punta Pitt is due to the geographic location: there is enough food so there is no competition between them. The blue-footed boobies nest in the interior (rarely on the cliffs), red-footed boobies nest on bushes and masked boobies nest along the cliffs. Another added attraction is the presence of sea lions at the landing point, in the bay.

WHAT TO EXPECT

- Make a stop at: Natural Giant Tortoise Rererve.

- The activity to be done here is walking to (Media Luna) cone, observe giant Galápagos tortoises, lava lizard and vegetation.

- Duration: 2 1/2 hours.

- Make a stop at: Punta Pitt.

- The activity to be done here is observe species of boobies and frigates nesting.

- Duration: 2 hours.