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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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

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An excellent facility to see tortoise in a natural environment

The centre is accessed by taxi as part of a half day visit to Laguna El Junco and the beach at Puerto Chino which can be organised independently with any taxi driver for $60... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
T-SGlobetrotters
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Preston, Lancashire
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Preston, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The centre is accessed by taxi as part of a half day visit to Laguna El Junco and the beach at Puerto Chino which can be organised independently with any taxi driver for $60 return including waiting time. There is a small interpretation centre but the highlight of the visit is a long trail through a natural landscape where Tortoise... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We did the highlandtour for $60. The taxi driver takes you to different places, also this one. We already have seen El Chato at Santa Cruz, so this is more of the same. Only here they have also the little very young tortoises.

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of the highland tour. It was nice to see all the small and jung ones at the breeduit station but i really prefereer to go to El Chato on the island Santa Cruz this is a much more beautifull place to watch these giants.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, most of the taxis will take you on a half-day excursion that goes to a park where you hike to a verdent crater lake with nice views, then takes you to the San Cristobal Galapaguera where you can see tortoises roaming around and the breeding center where they have the tiny ones.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A lovely walk through the reserve, with giant tortoises all around us. A great experience. This is breeding centre where the baby tortoises are kept safe from rats etc. to ensure the population of tortoises in the Galapagos survives. The path was a circular one, not too far, but some of it was rocky and therefore not suitable for people... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Tucked way up in the highlands is this giant tortoise breeding facility. They have tortoises from babies to 90 years old. The older ones are in the wild and just roam the area. very fascinating to see this amazing place.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Various Giant Tortoise species in the Galapagos Islands were nearly wiped out as early visitors to the islands loaded their ships with them as a source of food. The Galapagos National Park service are doing a wonderful job to restoring the population. This breeding center shows the visitor step by step what is involved in breeding these animals to bring... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We loved our morning here with our excellent guide Asucena! We learned so much about the tortoises and loved watching them interact with each other in a natural environment. We also loved seeing the little babies. It is amazing they start so small! The next day we went to the Darwin station on Santa Cruz and were very disappointed. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great tour of tortoise breeding center dedicated to saving the species! Toured on feeding day - extra special. The tortoises range from babies to great grandparents - good walk through natural terrain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was an excursion from the Silver Galapagos that was one of the highlights of the 7 day cruise. It was educational as well as the ability to see Tortoises in their natural settings. This was one of the least difficult excursions on the cruise; however, no one was disappointed.

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