Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora

3.8
#2 of 252 in Wildlife in Ecuador
Charles Darwin Research Station allows visitors to learn about natural history and wildlife conservation in the Galapagos. Conducting scientific research and providing environmental education since 1959, the center remains best known for its breeding program for giant tortoises. Visitors can view baby tortoises in incubators, which are raised here until age four and then released into the wild. Explanations in both English and Spanish shed a light on the center's projects and the global goals of conservation efforts. Put Charles Darwin Research Station on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site.
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  • A bit of a walk out of Puerto Ayora but even that gives an interesting introduction to the environment in which these amazing almost prehistoric creatures live. There are several enclosures each...  more »
  • Allocation 2 to 3 morning hours for a detailed tour of the station and a look behind the scenes without risking a heat stroke was a wise decision( thank you guide Miguel). We were a little taken...  more »
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  • The MUST place to visit in this island. Small museum insides to your discovery in historical details of the foundation and the island. Also, come to meet the oldest Galapagos’s tortoise and its descendant. A lot if land iguanas and the sea ones. Be careful on your step. Excellent place.
  • It's free but they really push you down to pay 10$ for guider. It's not ok if you pay 100$ just for entry to Galapagos and 20$ fee for...i don't know? They charge money on every side and even here- you can't enter for free because they make you feel bad that you re not support animals. Museum- Not very much to see. 3 stars only for historical side of this place and work that they put for turtle's.
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