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Rancho Primicias, Santa Cruz
(4.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Admire the gentle giants of the Galapagos at Rancho Primicias. Explore the ranch lush with fruit trees and populated by cattle, goats, and giant tortoises. The tortoises are calm and relaxed and will not be frightened if you walk up near them, so the site provides the chance for some great photo ops. Observe the creatures as they roam around the ranch munching on greens and playing in the water. There is also a souvenir shop and a cafe restaurant (known for fresh passion fruit juice). Put Rancho Primicias at the forefront of your travel plans using our Puerto Ayora tour planner.
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  • A place to enjoy nature, and the Galapagos tortoises, which held them since they are as a species in danger of extinction.
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  • We visited Rancho Primicias toward the end of a seven day Galapagos Cruise, and it was a great experience. You will see dozens of giant tortoises in their natural habitats. There is also a very nice d...  more »
  • A small donation only is asked on arrival. To be able to wander around this huge ranch and to see the wonderful tortoises - mostly having luxurious mud baths - 30 at a time - is priceless. An absolute...  more »