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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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An excellent facility to see tortoise in a natural environment

The centre is accessed by taxi as part of a half day visit to Laguna El Junco and the beach at... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Preston, Lancashire
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Just another place with tortoises

We did the highlandtour for $60. The taxi driver takes you to different places, also this one. We... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Elvin A
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
+593 5-252-0497

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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

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Reviewed 29 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.

Thank Elvin A
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

Thank skyhoosier
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We loved our morning here with our excellent guide Asucena! We learned so much about the tortoises and loved watching them interact with each other in a natural environment. We also loved seeing the little babies. It is amazing they start so small! The next...More

1  Thank Marci F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great tour of tortoise breeding center dedicated to saving the species! Toured on feeding day - extra special. The tortoises range from babies to great grandparents - good walk through natural terrain.

Thank Tanya Q
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was an excursion from the Silver Galapagos that was one of the highlights of the 7 day cruise. It was educational as well as the ability to see Tortoises in their natural settings. This was one of the least difficult excursions on the cruise;...More

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When does the bus from the main port town on San cristobal leave to the highlands in the morning? Does it go as far as the Galapagos? I heard 7am? And where do you catch it and how much does it cost? Anyone know? Thanks
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