Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, Puerto Villamil

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Get close to the majestic giant tortoises of the Galápagos Islands at Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan. With the last remaining Cerro Palomo tortoises--four male and two female--in its care, the breeding center dedicates itself to increasing and stabilizing the population of this endangered species. The center also cares for more than 300 other giant tortoises, which you can see on your visit. Take the scenic, flat boardwalk from Puerto Villamil to the breeding center, admiring the surrounding wetlands as you walk. Work out when and for how long to visit Centro de Crianza Tortugas Gigantes Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan and other Puerto Villamil attractions using our handy Puerto Villamil vacation maker tool .
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  • It was wonderful to see so many tortoises and know they are being well cared for so they can be released someday to live in the wild again. Without the help of this center many eggs and young tortoise...  more »
  • You walk through a lagoon on a jetty and you see many ducks and also flamingos. One walks through mangrove forests and later through a lava field to the breeding center. The Breeding Center is really incredible. They have several different species of the turtle. Conservation efforts are important for the population of tortoises.
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  • Amazing place! It can be reached by an easy walk along boardwalk and trails (all conveniently marked). We saw flamingos and many other birds on our walk there. When we arrived, tortoises were mating and drawing quite a crowd! Lots of tortoises of varying sizes who seem very happy. Free entrance.
  • Fantastic reserve and well done for saving those wonderful tortoise. An easy walk from town, or take a taxi and walk back along the boardwalk and maybe see some flamingo’s. One of the best things to do in Puerto Villamil and it is free! Don’t forget to walk up the road 250 m to see some more flamingo’s
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