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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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Tortoises see how they are trying to save the species

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
gene s
Washington, DC

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

If you haven't seen tortoises on the other islands, like me, as yet, this is a great setting and sighting for these amazing creatures. Lots of info, and tortoises ranging in age and size, up to really big. My guide was Spanish-speaking, but helpful in understanding more about this site. Wear good shoes as the trail is rocky in places... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

A knowledgeable and passionate guide who genuinely appreciates the tortoise! He spent an hour with us, answering questions, offering insights, and appreciated our willingness to learn.

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was a great way to learn more about the tortoises in an instructional setting, seeing them from a few weeks to a few years old, to seeing them throughout the conservancy decades old. Great photo opportunities.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Efrain has been with the Galapaguera since it opened fifteen years ago; he is the best guide and he loves this place with his heart and soul. We learned so much and enjoyed spying the tortoises among the thick vegetation. They are fed 3x a week so try to make it there on a Monday, Wednesday or friday for most... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This was one of the excursions from our cruise around the islands, about a 40 minute drive by bus across the highlands. Our bus was not air conditioned but since he drive with doors open it was fine! The tortoise place is where they breed the island tortoises and then introduce them into the wild when they are big enough... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I wanted to like this place so much more than we did. Yes, the tortoises are free to roam about but they mainly congregate around their watering and feeding holes which are protected. Maybe they roam about but not on the day I was there. The baby tortoises were adorable. Wish there was a little more interaction with them.

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