Reserva El Chato, Puerto Ayora

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Get up close to the Galapagos wildlife as you hike through Reserva El Chato. For bio-protection and your own comfort, the reserve will issue you boots before you head out onto the trails, so you don't track in foreign substances. The reserve has two areas, Caseta and Chato; while trail difficulty ranges from easy to medium, expect a more challenging route through Caseta. During dry season, you can see the fascinating Galapagos turtles in the wild. Other animals such as the short-eared owl, Darwin's finches, and yellow warblers also reside here. Don't miss the opportunity to walk through the island's lava tube. If not up to hiking the whole island, you can arrange to ride horses on the reserve as well. You can plan Puerto Ayora trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Fun day trip to see giant craters and lots of old tortoises. We took a guided tour here and enjoyed the history as well as the education. Amazing to walk right near these huge animals and see how they...  more »
  • You'll see plenty of mature Tortoises, i didn't see any young ones :(. Also the drive to the reserve is beautiful. And a lava cave/tunnel is near by which is a good interesting 10 minute walk through.  more »
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