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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  • Came here as part of the trip we were on. The guide was really knowledgeable and really enjoyed the walk around through the lava caves and seeing so many tortoises. It was quite wet but they provide....  more
    Came here as part of the trip we were on. The guide was really knowledgeable and really enjoyed the walk around through the lava caves and seeing so many tortoises. It was quite wet but they provide....  more »
  • We visited here while staying in Puerto Ayora. It was an easy taxi ride and since we were early (it opens at 9) our driver dropped us at the lava tunnel first. That is well worth visiting but be... 
    We visited here while staying in Puerto Ayora. It was an easy taxi ride and since we were early (it opens at 9) our driver dropped us at the lava tunnel first. That is well worth visiting but be...  more »

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