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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  • July 20, 2017
    This is one of a number of Giant Tortoise breeding centers located throughout the Galapagos Islands. It is more basic than the one on Santa Cruz but still interesting as the tortoises here are of a di...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Once again, I come to this place. Once you enter this turtle sanctuary, be prepared with your camera rolling. We were immediately greeted by two large turtles by the gate walking along the trail path....  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Great place to see large tortoises, but it's a breeding center. Nice trails and natural habitats. Exhibits left something to be desired, so it was good we were with a group and a guide.  more »
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  • October 18, 2016
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    OMG tortoises i went at feeding at was awesome.
  • February 8, 2017
    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.
  • December 30, 2016
    The guide was good and you get to see the tortoises.
  • June 25, 2016
    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).

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