Observe giant tortoises in their natural state.
Observe many of the Galapagos Bird Species.
Take a self-guide walk inside the famous lava Tunnels.
Home to various natural lava tunnels
No guide is required to visit this reserve!
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Transportation from Puerto Ayora to El Chato 2
Know Before You Book
Not wheelchair accessible.
This is an Entry Fee ONLY. This is a self-guided tour. No guide will accompany you during the visit.
Transportation from Puerto Ayora to el Chato 2 and back are NOT included.
What you can expect
El Chato 2 Tortoise Reserve is located at the South of Santa Rosa in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. Here you can observe giant tortoises in their natural state. This spot is open for a self-guided walk, as a National Park Guide is not required to visit this spot. The reserve has thousands of square meters of high pastures and Scalesia forests, an endemic and plants of the Galapagos. These green highlands are also populated by many bird species like short-eared owls, Darwin finches or vermillion flycatchers.
Note: No guide is required, but it is recommended to visit this spot with a guide, as it is easy to get lost in the area.