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Our introduction to all the Islands wildlife started here at the ranch! Amazing to see dozens and dozens (lucky day) of tortoises in a natural environment. You can also have lunch here too. Going to and from the north port to Puerto Ayora, you can...More
Our guide, which we hired through our resort, was Duncan. He had encyclopedic knowledge about the tortoises and their behavior. He was also expert in the geology of the area so he expertly guided us through the lava tunnels and explained their formation. But you...More
This is the prime place to experience Galapagos giant tortoises and they are majestic animals. You can take a tour around the Rancho and see a lot of them, from big to huge, while they slowly wander around eating. The Rancho is on the way...More
This is an incredible area where many tortoises roam freely within the boundaries of the ranch. They have plenty of space to roam and there is a wide variety of sizes. These giant creatures are absolutely remarkable. We also had a very nice lunch here.
The tortoises are amazing. This place is right next to a protected so the tortoises wander over the border to this ranch. The place had a restaurant and the food was quite good. You're able to walk around the main field and see the tortoises...More
We visited the Tortoise Ranch after landing by panga from the Santa Cruz II, and taking the 40 minute bus ride up the hill into the fog and coolness, which was welcome after four days in the islands. The giant tortoises were fascinating to see,...More
We booked online our airport transfer from Puerto Ayora to Itabaca on book-ec.com, and added to this, a visit to this ranch. It was a great way to say good bye to the Galapagos. Walking nearby this huge ancient creatures you realize how short our...More
Spent about an hour just walking around this ranch. Our hired taxi recommended this place over the nearby El Chapo (another tortoise farm). Saw plenty of very big tortoises around the place. Had a good time!
Part of my Galapagos tour and def a fun outing! See their actual size, up close and personal! We saw two males exchange a shell crash and some grunts, took videos of them getting around (quite agile for their size), eating guavas that've fallen from...More