Trip Planner: South America / Ecuador / Galapagos Islands / San Cristobal / Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado
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 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno online trip itinerary planner.
Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado reviews
Galapagos tortoise breeding center that rescues and raises hatchlings and keeps them in a safe, protected environment for several years until they are old enough to release and have a much better... more »
This is one of the places that is a must see if you are going to the Galapagos Islands. Recommend that you go early in the day when it is cooler gets very hot in the afternoon there. There is a... more »
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.
Plan your trip to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Side trips from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Hidden gems in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Trips to Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado by other users
60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Puerto Ayora Santiago 7 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Puerto Ayora Baltra 11 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Puerto Ayora Baltra 30 days in South America BY A USER FROM INDIA Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Puerto Ayora Puerto Villamil 53 days in South America BY A USER FROM CROATIA Fernando de Noronha Rio de Janeiro Paraty 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM SWEDEN Fernando de Noronha Rio de Janeiro Ilha Grande