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Get up close to the Galapagos wildlife as you hike through El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve. For bio-protection and your own comfort, the reserve will issue you boots before you head out onto the trails, so you don't track in foreign substances. The reserve has two areas, Caseta and Chato; while trail difficulty ranges from easy to medium, expect a more challenging route through Caseta. During dry season, you can see the fascinating Galapagos turtles in the wild. Other animals such as the short-eared owl, Darwin's finches, and yellow warblers also reside here. Don't miss the opportunity to walk through the island's lava tube. If not up to hiking the whole island, you can arrange to ride horses on the reserve as well. You can plan Puerto Ayora trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Tours to El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
5 Day Galápagos Islands Land-based Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,469
Duration: 5 days
THE BEST OF ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS ACTIVE EXCURSION 11 DAYS BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $3,038
Duration: 11 days
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Duration: 7 days
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve Reviews
ver las enermes tortugas en su habitat natural ,no tiene precio Hay que ir a verlasestan sueltas ,moviendose tranquilas tomando y sol y alimnetandose more »see the turtle enermes in their natural habitat,it's priceless You have to go see themare loose, moving quietly sunbathing and sunbathing and squealing
A highlight of Santa Cruz and the Galapagos. Walk among Galapagos Tortoises that are over one hundred years old in their natural habitat and set up a meal at their excellent restaurant. You also have ... more »
Amazing to see dozens of tortoises roaming free. Check out the multiple mud baths and other attractions were tortoises congregate. Also really interesting lava tubes to explore.
Walking with a local guide that was very knowledgeable of land and animals was so wonderful. The tortoises are so gentle and HUGE! I loved the openness of the land and animals seemed to really like the free range. There is a little café that serves drinks and ice cream and the bathrooms are large and clean!
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