Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, Puerto Villamil

4.1
#2 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ecuador
Zoo / Aquarium
Get close to the majestic giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. With the last remaining Cerro Palomo tortoises--four male and two female--in its care, the breeding center dedicates itself to increasing and stabilizing the population of this endangered species. The center also cares for more than 300 other giant tortoises, which you can see on your visit. Take the scenic, flat boardwalk from Puerto Villamil to the breeding center, admiring the surrounding wetlands as you walk. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and many more Puerto Villamil attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Puerto Villamil trip itinerary builder.
map
Create an itinerary including Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
372 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is true that this is a center where turtles are locked up but it's a visit to. We see turtles at any age. A little more explanation would not too.
    View original
  • It is really fun to see the tortoises at different ages, especially the little ones. There is a quite good museum where you can learn more about the tortoises. And they are open for volunteers if you ...  more »
  • the Center in general is quite rustic, has as many pens with different shapes and sizes of turtles. the tour is cute, I expected a little more
    View original

Plan your trip to Puerto Villamil

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Puerto Villamil

As the largest town on the island and a jumping-off point for Galapagos explorations, Puerto Villamil offers plenty of places to stay. The main coastal road has the greatest concentration, including a nice selection of boutique hotels with swimming pools, spas, and excursion booking desks. Meanwhile, a pleasant set of simpler hotels and guesthouses still offers good views along the coast. Move a bit inland to find a scattering of hotels and bed and breakfasts, offering either resort-style luxuriousness or a budget-friendly simplicity.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Puerto Villamil by other users

32 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM BULGARIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM BULGARIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Peru & Ecuador BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM BONAIRE, SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in Colombia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM GREECE November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Florianopolis, Ecuador & Neuquen BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in South America BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans