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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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126 helpful votes 126 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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106 reviews 106 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
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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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Highland Village, Texas
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103 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you have been to Darwin Station in Puerto Ayora, then this attraction really does not provide much more interest. The main difference that I understood was a different type of large land tortoise, i.e., Cerro has saddle back and Darwin has dome but larger tortoises. I am sure to the purest there are more differences. Darwin had a few... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Everybody wants to see the famous giant tortoises when going to the Galapagos and this is where we went to see them! It was excellent! There are paths going through the reserve and you get to see tortoises in their natural habitat while learning the efforts being made to boost the tortoise population. You will get to see tortoises of... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado during our stay on San Cristobal, we done the tour through the hostel we stayed at, Casa Mabel, the tour was not with an operator but with a taxi driver, we had no problem doing this, it was $25 per person, we had been quoted $35 per person elsewhere, this day... More

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