Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, Puerto Villamil

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and other Puerto Villamil attractions using our handy Puerto Villamil vacation maker tool .
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  • This is a quiet place for turtles to live and enjoy their life. Full of trees and turtles, from 1-year-old little cuties to giant 100-years-old ones. Those old ones would stare at us with smile on the...  more »
  • You can get there walking or by bike. Only if you walk it you can go through the salinas where you can see flamingos and other birds on your way. Once in the certer is really easy to follow the path a...  more »
  • Downtown housing and protection of giant tortoises, definitely an interesting visit.
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  • Loved it here! Loved the breeding center and the trail that leads from it to iguana crossing both on level ground and the elevated boardwalk. Great way to see tortoises, flamingoes, lizards, marine iguanas, common gallinules, galapagos carpenter bees, and more!
  • Nice to see the work they are doing to save the giant tortoises. Several pens of tortoises with different species. There is a cafe and bathrooms there and the stroll is quite shirt and easy around the center. Good for all ages.
  • Interesting Giant Tortoise breeding centre ! Get a guided visit to observe wildlife !
  • Walkabout with giant Tortoises. A truly great experience!
  • You can see tortugas very close and all sizes. Also it's very close of Flamingo Lagoon
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