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Skip the Line:El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island,Galapagos provided by Nature Galapagos & Ecuador

Skip the Line:El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island,Galapagos

Skip the Line:El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island,Galapagos
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Get your entry Tickets to El Chato 2 Tortoise Reserve in Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora to observe giant tortoises in their natural state. You will also be able to observe many of the Galapagos Bird Species. Take a self-guide walk inside the famous lava Tunnels. Note: No guide is required, but it is recommended to visit this spot with a guide, as it is easy to get lost in the area.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19569P38
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Rubber Boots
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to El Chato
Duration
2–5 hours
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is and Entry Fee ONLY. This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you during the visit.
  • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to el Chato and back are NOT included.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Rubber Boots
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to El Chato
Duration
2–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is and Entry Fee ONLY. This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you during the visit.
  • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to el Chato and back are NOT included.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Julie L
Cuenca, Ecuador7 contributions
Tortoises in the Highlands
Feb. 2020 • Family
Self guided nicely maintained trails to discover tortoises along the way in various habitats. Also some hidden lava tubes! Great place to spend a couple hours. Enjoyed a nice cup of gratis coffee after hike.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nikolay Mancheno
Dear julielF9692JB, The ranch in highlands is one of passengers' favourite attractions and it's a must-to-go place for every single tourist as in this site tortoises live in their natural environment. We love you have enjoyed your tour and discovered how fascinant they are. Best Regards, NATURE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR TEAM
Written 31 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,517 contributions
Good location
Nov. 2019
Here tortoises roam freely. Many tortoises can be seen. The terrain makes them easy to spot. But since they are not captive this cannot be absolutely guaranteed.

This reserve covers quite an area but is readily explored. Boots are available if the ground is wet.

The restaurant occupies a covered area with a bar and offer simple but fresh, tasty food. Lovely coconut icecream. There is a small souvenir shop on-site
Written 8 December 2019
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Nikolay Mancheno
Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your review. Ranches at highlands of Santa Cruz is a must-to-be-visited attraction if you go to Galapagos as in this place Galapagos tortoises live. To complement a great visit, you can have a tasty meal spotting these giant friends. We are glad you have enjoyed this tour with us! Best Regards, NATURE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR TEAM
Written 31 January 2020
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Jeff_Morris1300
Birmingham, AL32 contributions
Up close and personal
Jul. 2019
With a beautiful tree-lined entrance to the park, you will be amazed to find dozens of 120 year old, wild tortoises there to great you. You are able to see them crush guava in a single bite or take a bath. There are also some interesting lava tunnels and an excellent restaurant. Must do on Santa Cruz. There are other areas to see tortoises, but these are wild and abundant.
Written 7 August 2019
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NikolayMancheno
Dear Jeff_Morris1300, Clearly, you have set a great description of what you can find at the rach El Chato 2 which is a great supplier we are working with. Despite of knowing that nature sometimes is predictable, our passengers will have higher chances to spot the emblematic animal that is the Tortoise. We hope you have enjoyed the rest of your itinerary. Warmest Regards, NATURE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR TEAM
Written 24 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fiona P
3 contributions
Brilliant place to stop on the way from the airport
Dec. 2018
Lovely, very relaxed place with loads of giant tortoises in natural settings, we had lunch here too which was included in our package & was fantastic, exceptionally so. Very nice couple of hours wandering about.
Written 22 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nikolay Mancheno
Dear Fiona, We are so happy you have enjoyed your visit to Highlands of Santa Cruz. We do work with one of the best ranches in there that is El Chato 2 and where a lot of tortoises like to stay. Definitely this will be very usefull for further clients we might have. Best Regards, Nature Galapagos & Ecuador team.
Written 14 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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