Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora

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#1 of 192 in Wildlife in Ecuador
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. You can plan Puerto Ayora trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This place is great to observe turtles in their natural habitat. You can see turtles at Charles darwin station too but it's not the same experience. Here it is like Easter egg hubt, you walk in the gr...  more »
  • Only place where I saw giant land turtles without feeling like in a zoo. Don't go to the Darwin research center but here, instead.  more »
  • Private Ranch, where lots of giant tortoises abound. The animals can move freely and leave the terrain in the surrounding forests. Good opportunity for good photos! Restaurant offers good food.
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