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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

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Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497
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The tortoises at La Galapaguera live in semi-natural conditions and visitors are allowed to follow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia
Very educational

We did this excursion on the last leg of our trip back to the airport in San Christobal, with Go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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“giant tortoises” (13 reviews)
“the reserve” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tortoises at La Galapaguera live in semi-natural conditions and visitors are allowed to follow interpretive trails through the reserve and see the young tortoises in the breeding pens. While not completely free, it is the next best thing and keeps the tortoises safe.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this excursion on the last leg of our trip back to the airport in San Christobal, with Go Galapagos (Klein tours). This was one of the highlights of our trip! The sheer size of tortoises is impressive and the park is nicely maintained...More

Thank JennyGonsalves
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It is interesting to see the baby turtles and it is not rare to come across big adult turtles. It is for free.

Thank Rafaella P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We almost skipped this place, as we thought it would be like a zoo. But it turned out to be one of our favorite places on San Cristobal. The cab ride to get here was $15, but there was no admission fee. When we arrived,...More

1  Thank Jim and Julie M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is one of a number of Giant Tortoise breeding centers located throughout the Galapagos Islands. It is more basic than the one on Santa Cruz but still interesting as the tortoises here are of a different species and have a slightly different shell shape....More

Thank juanofthejungle
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Once again, I come to this place. Once you enter this turtle sanctuary, be prepared with your camera rolling. We were immediately greeted by two large turtles by the gate walking along the trail path. Oh, please close the door behind you so they won’t...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great place to see large tortoises, but it's a breeding center. Nice trails and natural habitats. Exhibits left something to be desired, so it was good we were with a group and a guide.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went, and we were the only ones there that morning. The tortoises had just started moving, which means we got to see them lumbering around, with only us to watch, for hours. It was wonderful. We did this as part of a combo tour...More

Thank smrbrowne
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We cruised the Galápagos Islands for 8 days / 7 nights. We chose the Galaven, 24 passengers , 11 crew. The reason we chose this boat was its itinerary from San Cristabel to Baltra, one of the best itineraries it the Galápagos . Yes the...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great highlight of our trip! The tortoises are very impressive and the park is nicely made. There is a nice walkway (takes ca 45min to complete including watching and taking photos of the animals). The walk is therefore always partly shaded and you are not...More

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7 November 2016|
Response from Jason M | Reviewed this property |
I spent 3 days on San Cristobal and never saw or heard of a bus. It's all taxis. What you want to do is hail a taxi in town and for $30-40 the taxi will take you anywhere you want to go for 3-4 hours. That's enough to do the... More