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Address: Galapagos Islands | Charles Darwin Avenue, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
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+593 5-252-6146
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Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research...

Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.

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Nice afternoon

We went here one afternoon and really enjoyed reading all the information and seeing the tortoises and iguanas. You can also see 'Solitary George' behind the glass. About 10... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
MegSchki
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Fremantle, Australia
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

so much to do on this island ,,,,,one of them is a national park with great animals and a history of Charles Darwin long nice walk very well maintain

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We checked this place out our first afternoon on Santa Cruz Island. We learned a lot about the giant tortoises. It took us about 2 hours to see most of the sights.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had two visits to this place during my stay in the Galapagos. It is wonderful to know about the breeding program they have to ensure the survival of the remaining species. The process and getting the information was a bit spotty. It really depends on your guide. If you are their alone, I am not sure what you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Galapagos is Darwin. We loved this place and can't understand any of the bad reviews. We visited this place on our first day to give us a good overview of the islands. We did not have a tour guide and did not feel we needed one. (Workers are readily available to answer questions) I feel the foliage of Galapagos is... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here one afternoon and really enjoyed reading all the information and seeing the tortoises and iguanas. You can also see 'Solitary George' behind the glass. About 10 minutes walk from town and free to enter, this is a well set up place worth a visit for an hour or two.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a short walk from town for kids or adults- best with a local guide to explain the center and the history of why there is a Charles Darwin Center.You can do by yourself, but a guide explains so many things and answers all questions, what a great place to visit and also the locals are so proud of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wasn't what I expected but coming from America I guess I always think places like this will have movie videos for explanations. The paths are crushed volcanic rock with basic info boards. Having a guide is a better way to go if you really want good info on all the birds, turtles & iguanas. They do have lonesome George... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy walk from Puerto Ayora. Learn about the discovery of the Galapagos Islands and the wildlife especially the giant turtles. There is a turtle breeding centre. The Galapagos most famous turtle - old George - has also just been installed for visitors to view.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so I'm on Galapagos and at the Charles Darwin centre so must be good. Well kind of not. Extremely poor directionally and if you see an opening then go for it as you might find the best bits. Was disappointed with the sheltered spots that give you simplistic paint by numbers information. I'd recommend to go around with a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like an obligatory stop on any trip to Galapagos. Tour groups bring you here automatically. Not something I'd do ever again. Feel sorry for the tortoises in their primitive mud holes. Almost captivity, which can;t be fun, and makes for lame photos.

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