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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Address: Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 (0)5 252 0497
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Interesting turtle breeding centre.

It is an interesting breeding centre to visit. You learn all about the turtles from the various islands. The small baby turtles are very cute too watch. It is worth visiting, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Dajoma
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is an interesting breeding centre to visit. You learn all about the turtles from the various islands. The small baby turtles are very cute too watch. It is worth visiting, but not better than the turtles at the Charles Darwin research station.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Here you get up close to the turtles as they are not barricaded behind walls. Best to go at feeding time when they are all together and active. I worked here for a day and had the pleasure of feeding them on another day. This is the better reserve than the other islands, though they are not as large here... More 

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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Tortoises in quite a wild situation - compared with those on Isabela. We visited the centre as part of a tour we had negotiated with an English speaking taxi driver (quite rare!) There was an explanation of what it was all about and a marked walk around the area. Our taxi driving was doing a natural history/guiding degree at Guayaquil... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was nice seeing a different type of tortoise to that found in the Santa Cruz highlands, but it really is just like an open plan zoo ( with the adults moving freely within the compound and enclosures for the young) In terms of the breeding centre, you can get the same experience at the Charles Darwin research station (on... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is one of the few places where you can admire these big turtles. The best way to go is to negotiate with a taxi in San Cristobal, usually $60 per car with up to 4 people. The trip/tour includes Cerro Brujo and Playa Puerto Chino.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

San Cristobal was my first island and I learned everything about the giant tortoises at this breeding center. There are covered cages for the newbies, open penned areas for the next stage and walking trails among the older tortoises that are roaming free around the reserve so I could get up close to them. I went to the breeding center... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This tortoise reserve had the smallest babies we saw on all the islands but not so many large ones to see, prefer santa cruz reserve for viewing the adults.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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