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Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands


The Fausto Llerena Breeding Center, located on Santa Cruz Island, near the Charles Darwin Foundation, was started in 1965. Its purpose is to preserve the tortoise population of various Galapagos species. The center collects tortoise eggs and hatchlings, and after approximately 4 years they will release them on the islands of their origin, when they are sure they can survive on their own. You can walk on the 1.4km trail through the park and see not only turtle pens, but land iguanas as well, as they are also bred here.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Walking

Highlights at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

  • Giant Tortoises


Galapagos Giant Tortoise

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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