After breakfast board a chiva for your drive to the highlands. En-route your guide will point out the wildlife and relate intriguing stories of the Wittmers whose descendants still live on the island. Riddles still surround the stories of the Baroness, the pirates that visited the island, and the mysterious death of several islanders.
At Asilo de la Paz your hike begins. Explore this historic site and pirate caves. Expect to see giant
tortoises lumbering in the vegetation or even on the trail. Your hike continues through the countryside where the locals grow produce for their own use.
Back on the coast board the chiva and continue towards Las Palmas where the Island’s first permanent inhabitant, the eccentric Dr. Ritter, lived and is buried. Arriving in 1926, this German physician believed that with a combination of exercise and the right vegetarian diet he would live to be 150 years old. He didn’t, but his story is one of the many strange tales that still abound on the island.
In the afternoon, there is time for more marine exploration, snorkeling, kayaking and stand up paddling. (B,L,D)