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Hacienda Primicias Tortoise Reserve - Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands


Hacienda Primicias Tortoise Reserve is located on Santa Cruz Island and here you can walk among Galapagos giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Having a private owner, you can explore this wonder by yourself. You don't have to be accompanied by a guide. You can marvel at these magnificent creatures roaming around the area. It is an amazing experience watching creatures that are sometimes 150 years old. By taking a hike through the preserve, you will also be able to see bird species like Darwin finches, mockingbirds, cattle egrets and vermilion flycatchers.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking

Highlights at Hacienda Primicias Tortoise Reserve

  • Birdwatching
  • Giant Tortoises


Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Barn Owl, Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Rail, Galapagos Red Bat, Galapagos Short-eared Owl, Vermilion Flycatcher, White-cheeked Pintail

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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