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Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora
(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There are two reservations El Chato and I went on 2, that is private and you pay $3 to enter. It was very nice to walk through the Woods and see several huge turtles eating, in the lagoon, sleeping, anyway in their natural habitat.
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  • Is a place where you surround yourself of turtles, the more great that saw in the Islands. There are many and they are all making their life freely,
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  • This is a nice walk through meadows to see magnificent tortoises. You also have the choice of walking through a lava tunnel at this venue. You end with some tea or coffee. We did have a driver who als...  more »