El Chato Ranch
"Tortuga Crossing" Ecological Reserve The Giant Tortuise is the symbol of the Galapagos Islands. This 12 hectar ranch was part of the much larger farm which was dedcated to livestock farming. The Arias Family who own the "El Chato" ranch have dedicated over 20 years to promoting tourism in this area of Santa Cruz. They have worked to turn the environment from farm land to a natural habitat that favors to Giant Tortoises.
up to 365 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 365 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
What to Bring
It is recommended to wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, Also it is recommended to have a camera to take pictures and a bottle with water to drink (it will be provided by the driver). Please just drink bottled water.
Transfer, entrance tickets and assitance. Also includes the visit to the craters "Los Gemelos" and lava tube.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Their vegetarian lunch was delicious. It was really nice of them to make a cake for one of our group members whose birthday it was. We loved El Chato.
Nuria was our guide and she very enthusiastic and eager to answer any questions. She took the time to find out what our specific interests were and tailored the tours in that regard. She went over and above what we expected in a tour guide.