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Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado

#5 of 26 things to do in San Cristobal Features Animals
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497
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Great but don't touch the plants.

This was amazingly cool. Lots of huge Galapagos tortoises wandering around freely. However there's... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Miami, Florida
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Worth the drive!

To see the giant tortoises, we drove 45 minutes inland to this national park where the tortoises... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Greg B
United States
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was amazingly cool. Lots of huge Galapagos tortoises wandering around freely. However there's tons of those poisonous trees w those little green round fruits they eat that are toxic to humans. If you go w kids make sure they don't grab and eat or...More

1  Thank C M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

To see the giant tortoises, we drove 45 minutes inland to this national park where the tortoises are allowed to roam wild but are protected from poachers. It's amazing to see the size of these animals - they have no fear of humans.

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It is a preservation place but so big it doesn't feel like one, very natural, lots of giant turtles. We had a great time, our taxi driver vas very knowledgeable.

1  Thank TravelerOana
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 time. There is a small interpretation centre but...More

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We did the highlandtour for $60. The taxi driver takes you to different places, also this one. We already have seen El Chato at Santa Cruz, so this is more of the same. Only here they have also the little very young tortoises.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went here as part of the highland tour. It was nice to see all the small and jung ones at the breeduit station but i really prefereer to go to El Chato on the island Santa Cruz this is a much more beautifull place...More

1  Thank 83-Stefan-83
Reviewed 18 December 2016

In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, most of the taxis will take you on a half-day excursion that goes to a park where you hike to a verdent crater lake with nice views, then takes you to the San Cristobal Galapaguera where you...More

1  Thank redcaw
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A lovely walk through the reserve, with giant tortoises all around us. A great experience. This is breeding centre where the baby tortoises are kept safe from rats etc. to ensure the population of tortoises in the Galapagos survives. The path was a circular one,...More

1  Thank Touristin100
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Tucked way up in the highlands is this giant tortoise breeding facility. They have tortoises from babies to 90 years old. The older ones are in the wild and just roam the area. very fascinating to see this amazing place.

2  Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Various Giant Tortoise species in the Galapagos Islands were nearly wiped out as early visitors to the islands loaded their ships with them as a source of food. The Galapagos National Park service are doing a wonderful job to restoring the population. This breeding center...More

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8 November 2016|
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