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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  • 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.
  • Taxi dropped us off and we had a nice relaxing time walking around the tortoise breeding centre. Friendly staff and good souvenirs. Walking back through the bush track topped off a great day - nice and sheltered, opening out into the mangroves with flamingos, then onto the beach at low tide as the marine iguanas are heading out.
  • We rented a bike for half day and came here to see the turtle. We already did Darwin Centre on Santa Cruz and saw a lot of turtle. Yes there is a lot of turtle of different species but no much information about them. There is a small museum which explain why they are in extinction taking away the eggs. The most impressive is to see them in the wild on the wall of tear track.
  • More than 6-800 turtles at this turtle zoo. Nice indoor air conditioned exhibit about the turtles. Many of them mating or attempting to.
  • Cool to see tortusus

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