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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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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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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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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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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is worth seeing. While nothing can compare to the wild experience on Santa Cruz (my fiancé and I got engaged there) La Galapaguera was fun. The semi-natural state offers an easy view of how tortoises act in the wild. The trails are quaint and non-taxing. It was our favorite breeding center! Combine this trip with el Junco and Puerto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

As a conservation volunteer I had the opportunity to visit here several times. We were able to feed the tortoises, both large and small. You can be walking along the path and see a huge tortoise blocking your way. It is a great place to see these giant creatures up close in an almost natural environment

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Far North Coast, NSW
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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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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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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went to this tortoise breeding center as well as the one on Santa Cruz. They were both good for different reasons. With this one, we loved how it was a semi-wild experience where you could get very close to the large tortoises as they weren't in pens per se. We got some amazing photos here. It was also great... More

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