Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal

4.6
Take a closer look at giant tortoises by paying a visit to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, dedicated to raising and caring for this species suffering from a dwindling population. Observe baby tortoises in cages and older ones roaming around, and drop by the visitors center for an in-depth look at the painstaking efforts put forth to help save this endangered animal. Make Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado a centerpiece of your San Cristobal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Cristobal online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Seeing the tortoise up close was magnificent. It was a dream come true. This is a self guided tour unless you happen to have a guide with you. We teamed up with a tour guide who was there, and it was ...  more »
  • This is the place to see giant tortoises on San Cristobal. They move freely in the large park. Some park right on the footpath. Other massive tortoises can be seen in openings just off the path.  more »
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  • Great viewing of this gentle giant - much nicer experience than the Charles Darwin Research Centre - this feels more natural and kind to the inhabitants. They both do great work to preserve the endangered Tortoise, but this feels like a better way to see them.
  • Tortoise propagation center for San Cristobal Tortoises. Has small visitors center then trail that includes nursery (through age 5 years when released into wild areas). Saw several wild Tortoises along their 1.5 km (or so) trail. Would describe trail as moderate with some small inclines and unsure footing. Would highly recommend visiting. Best access is with a taxi ($60) including stops at Tree House, El Juncal, la galapaguera, and China Beach. Total trip about 4-5 hours.
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