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Isabela Wetlands

Take in History & Wildlife

Tortoises, Marine Iguanas and Flamingos. Take a scenic coastal ride through the wetlands and estuaries of Isabela to the site of the Mural de las Lagrimas (Wall of Tears) to learn about some of the human history of the Galapagos.

Aerial view from Isabela wetlands to shoreline.
Aerial view from Isabela wetlands to shoreline.

Next, visit a number of the secluded beaches and viewpoints scattered along the coastline before becoming intimately acquainted with giant (and not so giant) Galapagos tortoises at the Isabela Tortoise Breeding Center.

Breeding center dog pile. Isabela wetlands tour.
Breeding center dog pile. Isabela wetlands tour.

This preserve houses Galapagos tortoises in all sizes and stages of development where you can learn about the intensive efforts underway to help repopulate the islands with these majestic creatures.

Flamingo in the sun. Galapagos Islands.
Flamingo in the sun. Galapagos Islands.

A stop at a local waterhole may allow for the observation of Pink Flamingos feeding in the wild. You can also choose to walk back to town via a boardwalk through the estuaries, if you wish.

"We are so happy we decided to do a land based tour with Galapagos Alternative. It's the best way to go! They make the process of traveling to the islands simple and don't overcharge. Their use of local tour companies stimulates the local economy and gets you right in the middle of all the action on the islands."
- Sarah P.
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