After breakfast, we visit a neighbouring organic coffee plantation to learn about responsible small-scale farming in the Galapagos. The children have a chance to pick coffee beans, if the season allows.
We then drive to the enormous Cerro Mesa crater for a short walk in the wetlands, home to a wonderful variety of birds and the occasional bathing tortoise.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we jump on our bikes for a downhill ride to Garrapatero Beach, where the contrast of mangroves, black lava, white sand and turquoise water, along with its birdlife and flamingo lagoon, is magnificent. We can explore the bay in sea kayaks or go for a swim, accompanied by marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and countless shorebirds.
In the evening, back at the Camp, parents can relax while the children take a private art class with a local artist.