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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 (0)5 252 0497
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

very nice environment for the tortoises! interesting , nice set up for the babies and teenagers before they are released. nice plants and area for them and us to see and learn about too!

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After a very interesting 40 minute bus ride through rural San Cristobal we arrived at the tortoise breeding center. The path to the breeding center was under reconstruction and was very rough but otherwise manageable. It was certainly worth the walk to see the work being done to save the species from extinction. We saw many tortoises from nearly newborn... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

be ready to wear rubber shoes and get into the mud you will see the most incredibles turtles in the world

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited this place when they put the food out for the tortoises so we got to see many tortoises on our visit. This place was very clean and we could see all the effort they are putting into trying to restore the tortoises population. A must see visit!!!!

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Far North Coast, NSW
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Easy to stroll around the park and see many tortoises. It is well planned and there are many photo opportunities. Very informative. Clean amenities ......but take insect repellent!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The reserve is a healthy 45 minute drive outside San Cristobal. They have tortoises of all ages, from the very old (100+ years) to newcomers that are only a few months old.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It took 45 minutes on a bumpy road to arrive. It was another hike to get to the main site. You could see small tortoises up to very large ones. Something to do before our flight back to the mainland.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great little centre with lots of tortoises of all age ranges. Not too overbuilt, so the animals can free roam close to the path if they want to and you can get a really close look at them! The breeding sections is very interesting with animals young to old. Definately visit if you are interested in the wildlife.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is an extremely well maintained tortoise facility. I was a bit worried that it would feel like a zoo, but it is nothing like that. It's more like a walk through a cool forest along a nice path. We were the only visitors on the day we went, which was excellent as it was very peaceful. Along the way,... More

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Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Easy walk on a path where you can see San Cristobal tortoises. Taxi driver can take you there and show you around. No real need for a naturalist.

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