Galapagos Tour: Tortoise Breeding Station Arnaldo Tupiza

Tour/Activity in Isabela Island, Ecuador

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Visit Isabela Island's breeding staton for various species of giant Galapagos tortoises

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Tortoise Breeding Station - Arnaldo Tupiza

Galapagos PRO recommendation: This excursion should not be missing in your Galapagos experience. The entrance fee is $10 per person.

Only one and a half kilometers from the small town of Puerto Villamil, you will find the Breeding Station Arnaldo Tupiza. The station dedicated to the protection and repopulation of the endangered giant tortoise subspecies of Isabela Island. The most threatened species at the station are the Cinco Cerros and Cerro Paloma, however guests will also see Cazuela, Roca UniĆ³n, San Pedro, and Tablas.

After the eruption of the volcano Cerro Azul in September 1998, rescued Cinco Cerros tortoises were brought to safety with the help of the Ecuadorean Army. Thanks to the breeding program, there are now 17 Cinco Cerros living in the station today.

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