"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.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
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We had a great time at the El Chato ranch. We explored the Los Gemelos pit craters on way to El Chato and also explored the small Lava Tube on their premises. Our guide was Paula and she was wonderful. The ranch was a great introduction to Galapagos giant turtles. The ranch also had a good restaurant on-site and the food was great.
Karla made it a fun learning experience, stopping first at the craters, then the lava tubes and ranch. The food at the ranch was delicious
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.