Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal

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Take a closer look at giant tortoises by paying a visit to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to raising and caring for this species suffering from a dwindling population. Observe baby tortoises in cages and older ones roaming around, and drop by the visitors center for an in-depth look at the painstaking efforts put forth to help save this endangered animal. Using our international travel planner, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno attractions like Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The centre is accessed by taxi as part of a half day visit to Laguna El Junco and the beach at Puerto Chino which can be organised independently with any taxi driver for $60 return including waiting t...  more »
  • So closely meet these giant tortoises, some with around 100 years old is perhaps one of the main reasons to go to the Galapagos. While in some other places you can see them released (in Santa Cruz, for example, has time even free near the road), in this Galapaguera time of all sizes, including the of 2 months of age that are the most beautiful offspring that may exist.
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  • It is a very good place! The turtles are in their habitat and see them closely. You can take good pictures. There are quebir in truck from the city, but it is usually with rush, Galapaguera and port Chinese taxi tour. Bring comfortable shoes and water!
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  • Giant tortoises are incredible creatures. Here, at Galapaguera, you can see them at all ages and sizes. The babies and young ones are sheltered and protected. The older ones roam freely; to be able to see them out-and-about in their natural habitat truly is a privilege.
  • Great place to see giant land turtles and how the National Park tries to up their numbers. They even have a turtle egg you can hold (it's dead though).
  • Awww amazing
  • This galapaguera serves semi-wild refuge for the study and preservation of the endemic species of giant tortoises of San Cristobal Island. Coming here is the opportunity to have a close encounter with galapagos in their habitat, walking along the trail allowed visitors. I arrived early in the morning, and after being with the turtles of Cerro Colorado, went walking along the road to the beach of port Chinese. An unforgettable ride.
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  • Turtles breeding station
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