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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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Nice experience with unique tortuoise experience

This center take care of the Galapagos Turtoise in a natural habitat. You can see these animals from 1 month birth to 90 years old. At the end of the facilites you will find the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This center take care of the Galapagos Turtoise in a natural habitat. You can see these animals from 1 month birth to 90 years old. At the end of the facilites you will find the new borns and up to five years where they are taken back to natural habitat to the north of the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A word of warning, wear insect repellent apparently there is blood-sucking flies as informed by our tour guide, luckily we didn't come across any. Had already been to a breeding centre but this was the first time we had seen little ones and plenty with the domed shell so they can lift their heads high. There was many enclosures with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is an awesome place. Our guide was so knowledgeable and explained to us many things about this place, a breeding ground for these turtles to reproduce. Their population had been threatened. At one time, there were about 500,000 of these turtles and now only about 25,000 left. Here, you will learn about the slow process of turtles breeding, their... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We saw this reserve on San Cristobal Island as part of our 5 day package. The reserve is doing a great job in breeding the giant domed tortoise but I would have loved to have seen them in the wild - but when you can't it's a great way to see them in as close to their natural habitat. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This can be done by taxi for USD60 with visits to three other locations. Good information from our taxi guide, great to see the different stages of turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A taxi tour which includes this visit is available for 60USD - good information about turtles is available. You see different stages of the turtles living here

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our trip included a visit to this center and also to the Charles Darwin center in Puerto Ayora. Yes we know that the tortoise program is famous and critical to the Galapagos. No, we wouldn't have visited both tortoise breeding centers. Seeing tortoises in the "wild" on Santa Cruz (Santa Rosa?) was a lot more interesting.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Seeing giant tortoises in the wild in the Galapagos is a hit or miss proposition. And seeing them in pens (even large pens) is not the same. The Galapaguere de Cerro Colorado rather splits the difference. This is a large, walk through center that has a number of giant tortoises that are not in pens, though not exactly in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I read about Cerro Colorado Galapagos in guide book. The fee of $100pp that you paid to enter the Galapagos on arrival covers entrance to this park and just about every other park. You will however pay the taxi driver or guide who needs to take you around. If you are coming from downtown - ask taxi driver to stop... More 

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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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