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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  • We went, and we were the only ones there that morning. The tortoises had just started moving, which means we got to see them lumbering around, with only us to watch, for hours. It was wonderful. We di...  more »
  • We cruised the Galápagos Islands for 8 days / 7 nights. We chose the Galaven, 24 passengers , 11 crew. The reason we chose this boat was its itinerary from San Cristabel to Baltra, one of the best iti...  more »
  • Great highlight of our trip! The tortoises are very impressive and the park is nicely made. There is a nice walkway (takes ca 45min to complete including watching and taking photos of the animals). Th...  more »
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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.
  • OMG tortoises i went at feeding at was awesome.
  • If you're already visiting Galapagos, there's zero reason to miss this. It's not like a zoo of any kind, there are enclosures for the young tortoises, but the big fellas roam free and you get to see them in the open. No, you cannot ride them(or touch, or get too close) As with everything else in Galapagos, it's look but leave alone. They are huge, and the one thing you can touch and get into which really shows off their size, is an empty shell of a long since deceased tortoise.
  • The guide was good and you get to see the tortoises.
  • 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).