El Chato Tortoise Reserve – Galapagos

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El Chato Tortoise Reserve - Galapagos - Santa Cruz Island – Galapagos

El Chato Highlights

El Chato in summary is a great location to find giant tortoises out in the wild in the midst of green forest in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The reserve consists of 2 areas (La Caseta & Cerro Chato), starting off from Santa Rosa, following the road 1 kilometer ahead of La Caseta lies a pool of water where giant tortoises congregate in rainy seasons, immersing themselves in water & mud. A good location for birdwatching as well.

Main Features:Giant Tortoises, Finches, Vermilion Flycatcher
Interaction In Site:Hiking, Horseback riding, Bird watching
Type of Landing:Dry Landing - Accessible on foot
Fitness:Low/Medium