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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 but prefer to see them in the wild

This place is doing great work breeding and reintroducing to the wild these majestic giant tortoises. However, it did feel a little zoo like with little in the way of education... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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153 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is doing great work breeding and reintroducing to the wild these majestic giant tortoises. However, it did feel a little zoo like with little in the way of education or information. Worth a visit if you have time, if nothing else to support a great cause.

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White Plains, New York
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On the last day of our cruising tour, they took us to here. It was 40min. bus ride from the port in San Cristobal. Since we have never met a land tortoise, we were very much excited. The staff were feeding them and it made us feeling very warm and fuzzy watching them nomming the leaves. They also showed us... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

There are better areas to see tortoises, but here you can see the babies in a series of cages, although you can't get good pictures of the babies because of the screens. There are quite a few larger tortoises, but the place has a bit of a zoo feeling as opposed to other more open wild like areas.

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Thank Blabbott
Boynton Beach, Florida
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place was fabulous, and, definitely worth a visit, especially if you love tortoises! It was approximately a 40 minute bus ride from where our cruise boat was anchored. Once we arrived, we all disembarked and followed our fabulous guide, Herman (with Klein Tours) through a narrow rocky path with trees on either side of us. Within just approximately forty-five... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place was GREAT! Way better than the Darwin Center on Santa Cruz because its a more natural environment and there are way fewer people, so you can take some time to really observe the tortoises. There are several age classes here. Sometimes you have to search a little to see them, but isn't that more fun anyway?! Good birding... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We were on a Galapagos cruise that didn't include a trip to see tortoises so we made one ourselves to this tortoise breeding centre. The tortoise at the interpretation centre downtown died so this is your only way to spot a tortoise when short on time. We hired a taxi driver to take us on the 1 hour round trip... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is definitely worth a visit. We visited the Darwin Center earlier in our trip and was very disappointed. This was totally different and the animals seemed so much happier and healthier.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We had a local guide come and walk us through this exhibit. Lots of history on plant and animal life was explained along the way. But the cookest thing is the whole thing is an exhibit - the adult tortoises are actually roaming around, sometimes in your way on the path. A great way to get up close and personal... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

No where else on earth can you find these animals, flora and landscapes. The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands is a must see.

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Thank Nello B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Having flown into San Christobel and dropped our luggage on the 16 berth yacht Gran Natalia our visit exploded in to life by visiting the giant tortoises.

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