Rancho Primicias, Santa Cruz

#14 of 78 in Things to do in Santa Cruz
Ranch · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Admire the gentle giants of the Galapagos at Rancho Primicias. Explore the ranch lush with fruit trees and populated by cattle, goats, and giant tortoises. The tortoises are calm and relaxed and will not be frightened if you walk up near them, so the site provides the chance for some great photo ops. Observe the creatures as they roam around the ranch munching on greens and playing in the water. There is also a souvenir shop and a cafe restaurant (known for fresh passion fruit juice). To visit Rancho Primicias and get the most from your holiday in Puerto Ayora, create itinerary details personal to you using our Puerto Ayora sightseeing planner.
Create an itinerary including Rancho Primicias
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Rancho Primicias reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
215 reviews
  • Giant tortoises seem to welcome you as you drive down the road to the finca. Some of the paths are a little overgrown, but that adds to the adventure of finding the tortoises in their natural habitat....  more »
  • As I have written already in previous review for El Chato 2, Rancho Primicias is a natural reserve where you can meet and walk amount giant tortoises. Mostly, it doesn’t have designed paths as El...  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance