Monday: Bartholomew Is. & Chinese Hat - THE VOLCANO EXPERIENCE
Bartholomew is a small Galapagos Island located 18 miles northwest from the Itabaca Channel. Arriving in Bartholomew you get a one of the most incredible landscapes. The summit trail begins with a dry landing, though sea-lions make the purpose-built dock more exciting. The trail is a dusty walk through volcanic ash. The only vegetation is the "pioneer Tiquilia plant"and greenish Chamaesyce. These are vital in binding the ash that fans down from the hill.