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Breeding Center David Rodriguez - San Cristóbal

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Breeding Center David Rodriguez is located on the south-eastern side of San Cristobal Island. With a total area of 1415 m2, the purpose of this center is to increase the population of giant tortoises, more specifically the Chelonoidis chatamensis, an endemic species. They are bred in conditions similar to their natural environment. By walking on the center's trails, you can admire here tortoises in different stages of growth, from hatchlings to 120 days old. At this point, they are taken back to their habitat, when they'll be able to survive on their own.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Breeding Center David Rodriguez

  • Giant Tortoises


Blue-Footed Booby, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Sea Lion

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Bird Photography Tour: Ecuador Andean Choco & East Slope

Scheduled Group Departure 2023

Max group: 6 photographers!

Price: $3,600 USD

per person sharing double room
* Single supplement: $720


Tour details:

Length: 12 Days
Start / End city: Quito
Pace: Easy
Physical difficulty: Easy
Focus: Bird photography
Max group size: 6 photographers