Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Archie
Glenmoore, PA4,972 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This was our first giant tortoise interaction. We were blown away by them walking in front of us, their size, their long necks. We walked the path qnd enjoyed watching them eat, sit in their lagoon or walk around over rocks and wood. It was such a pleasure seeing the breeding center. Definitely a bucket list item.
Written January 1, 2022
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Alexandra L
8 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Such an humble experience. The entrance was free, and the park was kept very tidy and easily navigated. We saw lots of giant turtles in their natural habitat. Definitely recommended!!!!
Written November 23, 2021
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ChrysalisTravel
California219 contributions
Feb 2020
Galapagos tortoise breeding center that rescues and raises hatchlings and keeps them in a safe, protected environment for several years until they are old enough to release and have a much better chance at survival in the wild. Monday mornings is feeding day -- enjoy seeing many tortoises together as they come in for nutritious taro leaves.
Written February 20, 2020
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Bigmac9825
Madeira Beach, FL46 contributions
Feb 2020
This is one of the places that is a must see if you are going to the Galapagos Islands. Recommend that you go early in the day when it is cooler gets very hot in the afternoon there. There is a moderate walk through the bush on a volcanic gravel path.for viewing you should be aware of.
Written February 15, 2020
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BJB7775
Columbus, OH72 contributions
Feb 2020
I was pleasantly surprised by what I found here with a variety of small and very large tortoises. Great place to visit.
Written February 15, 2020
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Venture61583270789
4 contributions
Jan 2020
It has always been a dream of mine to go and visit the Islands. I did both San Christobal and Santa Cruz. Both on hikes and not from the sea. Start early to see more animal life. Boat between the islands is 30$ one way. Love the colony of Sea Lions in the middle of the city in San Christobal. Prices for dinner starts at 10$ and up. Local lunch at the rigth places 5$. Prices are higher on SC than on the more local Santa Cruz. Both are well worth a visit. You can comfortable do both islands on land in a week without rush.
Written February 2, 2020
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mfjaramillo
Quito, Ecuador153 contributions
Jul 2019
This is a really nice place because you can learn all about the Galapagos tortoises and you can see how they grow because they have different spots according to the tortoises age. This is where they grow until they are old enough to go back to their natural habitat on the other side of the island.
Written January 2, 2020
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Perry L
Kennesaw, GA438 contributions
Dec 2019
Went here twice. The first time we saw one tortoise up close and two or three mostly hidden. We toured the separate holding pens for tortoises of varying ages and sized and that was really cool. The larger "children" were in a larger enclosure, but were large enough they wouldn't get eaten. The second time we went back we went with food we had gathered from a farm, grown expressly for the purpose of feeding the tortoises here. On this trip we counted 14 giant tortoises that, literally, came out of the woodwork! They smelled the fresh food and came "running". We watched some of the tortoises argue and hiss over the food, play tug-of-war and one climb up over another and almost roll on is back in a attempt to get away with one large leaf. It was, simply, amazing. The tour we were on sponsored the feeding trip as part of the tour and it was wonderful.
Written December 27, 2019
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Jan01234
Seattle, WA226 contributions
Nov 2019
Yes, you will see the San Cristobal tortoises and, yes, they are fascinating. The setting is a very large enclosure with thick natural vegetation and well-marked paths. There is also a breeding center where you can see baby and adolescent tortoises. But the overall feeling we got was of a zoo or wild animal park rather than a wild natural park. We would rather have seen fewer (or even no) tortoises in a truly natural environment. But we understand the tourism imperatives and this is a site where you are guaranteed to see tortoises up close. We visited with our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren and they had a great time.
Written November 17, 2019
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Rachel D
Leicester, UK26 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Went to here as part of a day trip of the island with a taxi driver (cost $60 for both of us to see all the highlands) the entrance fee was free to go in to the tortoise sanctuary and they were there in abundance. They didn’t want to be near humans which became very evident as they tucked in to their shells when we walked past, but those who were far enough away and grazing were a spectacle to see! Good living conditions and plenty of freedom and space to see these wonderful creatures. Separate section for the babies and they were in size and age order which was lovely to see! A must do whilst on San Cristobal!
Written October 27, 2019
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