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Galapagos Islands

El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Reserva El Chato, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador

    Here you can observe giant tortoises in their natural state. This spot is open for a self-guided walk, as a National Park Guide is not required to visit this spot. The reserve has thousands of square meters of high pastures and Scalesia forests, an endemic and plants of the Galapagos. These green highlands are also populated by many bird species like short-eared owls, Darwin finches or vermillion flycatchers.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Reserva El Chato
    Departure Time
    1/23/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Rubber Boots
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Reserva El Chato
    • Guide
    • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to El Chato
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is and Entry Fee ONLY. This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you during the visit.
    • Transportation from Puerto Ayora to el Chato and back are NOT included.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Here tortoises roam freely. Many tortoises can be seen. The terrain makes them easy to spot. But since they are not captive this cannot be absolutely guaranteed. This reserve covers quite an area but is readily explored. Boots are available if the ground is wet. The
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    With a beautiful tree-lined entrance to the park, you will be amazed to find dozens of 120 year old, wild tortoises there to great you. You are able to see them crush guava in a single bite or take a bath. There are also some interesting lava tunnels and an excellent
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    Response from NikolayMancheno, Owner at El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
    Responded 23 Sep 2019
    Dear Jeff_Morris1300, Clearly, you have set a great description of what you can find at the rach El Chato 2 which is a great supplier we are working with. Despite of knowing that nature sometimes is predictable, our passengers will have higher chances to spot the emblematic animal that is the Tortoise. We hope you have enjoyed the rest of your itinerary. Warmest Regards, NATURE GALAPAGOS & ECUADOR TEAM
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    Lovely, very relaxed place with loads of giant tortoises in natural settings, we had lunch here too which was included in our package & was fantastic, exceptionally so. Very nice couple of hours wandering about.
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    Response from NikolayMancheno, Gerente at El Chato 2 Reserve Admission Ticket in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
    Responded 13 Mar 2019
    Dear Fiona, We are so happy you have enjoyed your visit to Highlands of Santa Cruz. We do work with one of the best ranches in there that is El Chato 2 and where a lot of tortoises like to stay. Definitely this will be very usefull for further clients we might have. Best Regards, Nature Galapagos & Ecuador team.
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