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Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora

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Get up close to the Galapagos wildlife as you hike through Reserva El Chato. For bio-protection and your own comfort, the reserve will issue you boots before you head out onto the trails, so you don't track in foreign substances. The reserve has two areas, Caseta and Chato; while trail difficulty ranges from easy to medium, expect a more challenging route through Caseta. During dry season, you can see the fascinating Galapagos turtles in the wild. Other animals such as the short-eared owl, Darwin's finches, and yellow warblers also reside here. Don't miss the opportunity to walk through the island's lava tube. If not up to hiking the whole island, you can arrange to ride horses on the reserve as well. Using our custom trip planner, Puerto Ayora attractions like Reserva El Chato can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Bring your camera, your selfie sticks and your smile...this is the perfect place to get a good picture with free roaming Galapagos tortoises. Explore the lava tubes and walk around viewing the magnifi...  more »
  • A nice way to get up and close with a large number of the gigantic Galapagos Turtles, we also thought the hike through the nearby lava tube to be very cool. It was a great experience for all, the kids...  more »
  • The place is a very good place to take photos and enjoy of the nature in State pure while observe them turtles move is slowly. It is forbidden to touch the giant tortoises or approaching one meter. You can also visit the lava tunnels and an organic coffee produced in Galapagos. What more can ask for?
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