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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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

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A nice part of a taxi day tour on San Cristobal

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... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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.

2 Thank Rschagrin
Naples, Florida
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698 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 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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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 11 July 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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Orem, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is a tortoise breeding center so you won't find too many huge tortoises, as most are released into the wild once they are 5 years old. We did see several big ones. The babies and young ones are super cute though. It's a hot winding trail in a semi-natural setting but it's free. There's a small info center on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We love turtles and tortoises and always fret when we read the news about poaching. It was great to visit a place that is trying to increase the population of giant land tortoises. We came a bit late in the day, so I think most of the tortoises were under cover. We did see several large guys (gals?) and tiny... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We caught a Taxi to this Park, and we are so glad we did! Efrain was our Guide - a Super enthusiastic person who obviously loves what he does! The Giant Tortoise all seemed to know and like him. We thought the park/breeding centre was well worth the visit and reassured us that these magnificent creatures have a future.

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