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Rancho Primicias

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El Chato Area, 200350, Ecuador
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See the tortoises in their natural state

The tortoises are amazing. This place is right next to a protected so the tortoises wander over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
axwtravels
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Seattle, Washington
Giant Tortoises in their Habitat

We visited the Tortoise Ranch after landing by panga from the Santa Cruz II, and taking the 40... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RebelVirginia
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Virginia
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El Chato Area, 200350, Ecuador
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"giant tortoises"
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"lava tunnels"
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"their natural habitat"
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"private reserve"
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"walk around"
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"galapagos tortoises"
in 4 reviews
"rain boots"
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"jurassic park"
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"great pics"
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"minutes walking"
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"great place to visit"
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"puerto ayora"
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"taxi driver"
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"los gemelos"
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"mud"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tortoises are amazing. This place is right next to a protected so the tortoises wander over the border to this ranch. The place had a restaurant and the food was quite good. You're able to walk around the main field and see the tortoises...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Tortoise Ranch after landing by panga from the Santa Cruz II, and taking the 40 minute bus ride up the hill into the fog and coolness, which was welcome after four days in the islands. The giant tortoises were fascinating to see,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked online our airport transfer from Puerto Ayora to Itabaca on book-ec.com, and added to this, a visit to this ranch. It was a great way to say good bye to the Galapagos. Walking nearby this huge ancient creatures you realize how short our...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Spent about an hour just walking around this ranch. Our hired taxi recommended this place over the nearby El Chapo (another tortoise farm). Saw plenty of very big tortoises around the place. Had a good time!

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Part of my Galapagos tour and def a fun outing! See their actual size, up close and personal! We saw two males exchange a shell crash and some grunts, took videos of them getting around (quite agile for their size), eating guavas that've fallen from...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

A relaxing and joyous time. You must see these tortoises to enjoy all that Galapagos has to offer. We just hired a taxi from Puerta Ayora for $40 and had such a wonderful time.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The Galapagos tortoises really look ancient! They're so slow. Got a funny video of one of them walking almost side by side with my husband. The lava tubes are great to scape the heat of the day.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

During this guided visit, had the chance to walk through the lava tunnels and after met many tortoises basking in the sun, foraging the grasses and shared with them just the slow pace of their day to day lives.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

When we looked over the ground, the grass and saw these giant heaps walking slowly around, we felt like being in Jurassic Park! these tortoises are huge! Some of them are up to 150 years old. We took a cab from town up here. The...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a private ranch where you can see the giant Galápagos Tortoises roaming freely throughout the ranch. The admission is $5 per person. We spent about 45 minutes walking around the ranch and enjoying watching the Tortoises walk around and swim several small ponds....More

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