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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  • October 1, 2017
    Near the square, a few blocks away he began a path that leads to this breeding centre. The best plan is to go by bike and continue to see the flamingos ;)
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  • September 28, 2017
    Together with the Centre Charles Darwin de Santa Cruz is a place where you can see the conservation work in the Galapagos Islands. Breeding of giant tortoise enclosures and explanations of reptiles at different ages. If you like animals is an amazing place that visit, one of many in these islands
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  • September 23, 2017
    Great sign up 100 of them are bred from a small sign. Turtle growth phase to measure the length and weight, has been bred in the box! Panels describing the turtle growing to near the exit that is interesting.
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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.
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