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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

#5 of 25 things to do in San Cristobal Features Animals
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497
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Interesting

This is one of a number of Giant Tortoise breeding centers located throughout the Galapagos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
juanofthejungle
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Culburra Beach, Australia
Educational!

Once again, I come to this place. Once you enter this turtle sanctuary, be prepared with your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Indiana_Jonesse
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San Francisco, California
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 different species and have a slightly different shell shape....More

Thank juanofthejungle
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. Oh, please close the door behind you so they won’t...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 did this as part of a combo tour...More

Thank smrbrowne
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 itineraries it the Galápagos . Yes the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

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). The walk is therefore always partly shaded and you are not...More

Thank goldfish0708
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I hired a taxi driver to take me to Cerro Colorado. The cost was $20 each way. I didn't care about the typical additions of stopping at beaches, I only wanted to go see the habitat. Driver waited for me while I followed the circuitous...More

2  Thank danoinec
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Walk on the boardwalk here. Lovely selection of baby and older tortoises. Not a long walk around but well worth it. Found it hard to get a return if didnt want to walk and did not have anything prebooked..

Thank awaywiththefae
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was the only place in the Galapagos where we got to see young turtles. Enclosures with small ones ages 1-5. Plus, of course, big ones roaming the grounds. Lots of birds around, and easy to photograph. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We got to see lots of tortoises and a wide variety of birds. Nice easy walk through the preserve. This was free. It is remote but the taxi fare was $20 and stayed with us and showed us three different sites.

Thank Marye M
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Response from Jason M | Reviewed this property |
I spent 3 days on San Cristobal and never saw or heard of a bus. It's all taxis. What you want to do is hail a taxi in town and for $30-40 the taxi will take you anywhere you want to go for 3-4 hours. That's enough to do the... More
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