Rancho Primicias, Puerto Ayora

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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.
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  • Wonderful chance to see these rare and unique Giant tortoises while free to roam. You wear the rubber boots which are provided to walk around the property where there are hundreds of giant tortoises.....  more
    Wonderful chance to see these rare and unique Giant tortoises while free to roam. You wear the rubber boots which are provided to walk around the property where there are hundreds of giant tortoises.....  more »
  • 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
    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 »

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