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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  • What a good breeding and breeding center of turtles, they looked happy, we arrived at the time that they fed them, with which you want to eat the leaves and stems of the plants that were given to them by those responsible for feeding them. The very clean center and excellent tourist information, reflects the concern for the conservation of the species that are protected there, round and flat shell. You walk from the center of Isabela, passing through the lagoon with flamingos, a path with beautiful vegetation and friendly iguanas. Definitely a must- and free for the tourist.
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  • These big "centenarians" always strike and excite: this, however, is a center where turtles are visible in large fences delimited by stone walls. They are specimens saved in the archipelago or born here in captivity. You get there by climbing a paved road that starts from the west side of Puerto Villamil
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  • This institution is dedicated to the conservation of various turtle species. Thanks to their work, these lovely animals once again have a chance to survive. Here at the Centro you can inform yourself and see animals of all ages in the enclosures around the main building! Great-keep it up!!
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  • Amazing place! It can be reached by an easy walk along boardwalk and trails (all conveniently marked). We saw flamingos and many other birds on our walk there. When we arrived, tortoises were mating and drawing quite a crowd! Lots of tortoises of varying sizes who seem very happy. Free entrance.
  • Fantastic reserve and well done for saving those wonderful tortoise. An easy walk from town, or take a taxi and walk back along the boardwalk and maybe see some flamingo’s. One of the best things to do in Puerto Villamil and it is free! Don’t forget to walk up the road 250 m to see some more flamingo’s
  • Once in a lifetime experience. A must of you're on the island
  • Very cool creatures to watch. Definitely take the walking path to get here, not the road. Flamingos and other wildlife are easy to see along the walk.
  • A wonderful place but there's very hot.
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