BREEDING CENTRE of Giant Tortoises 

  • Main Activities: Walking
  • Intensity: Easy
  • Length of Tour: 2-3 hours
  • Entrance fee: $10 per person

Breeding Center of Giant Tortoises is located just a mile away from Puerto Villamil and can be accessed either by foot or by vehicle. If you prefer to walk, then you should start your trip from the hotel "Iguana Crossing". Just past the hotel, take a right turn and walk down the wooden walkway. You will see Marine Iguanas and many lagoons with Shorbirds, Yellow Chicks Ducks, and Flamingos.

It will take you around 30 min to get to the breeding centre – Centre De Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza. There you can see Giant Tortoises at various stages of the life cycle. It is fun to see them both as tiny babies and 100+ years old guys.

Usual feeding time is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7-9 am.

This is the time when the tortoises are most active.

Be aware of little green poison apples. Some people can get a bad allergy reaction even from touching them.