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. 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.
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  • Our host recommended we walk to see the flamingos and turtles. We had no idea it was such and lovely walk through the interesting landscape, including a lagoon. We saw tons of flamingos - so bright! T...  more »
  • We took a cab from town and walked to boardwalk back to our hotel. The information is presented in and interesting way. We were able to see tortoises at every stage. Amazing it takes 100 years to reac...  more »
  • This poor cousin of the Darwin Center on Santa Cruz is not/not a substitute for a visit to Darwin Center. Many of the smaller tortoises are kept in pens that are about impossible to see into, nevermin...  more »