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Sierra Negra

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Long trek, incredible views

I did this hike with 3 family members in a tour group as part of a prearranged package deal. The 17km hike was challenging due to the hot weather but the views were incredible. At... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this hike with 3 family members in a tour group as part of a prearranged package deal. The 17km hike was challenging due to the hot weather but the views were incredible. At the top, you can spot a variety of birds and sample fresh guava and passion fruit. The weather was quite unpredictable. We left at 7am... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the volcano on a half day tour from Puerto Villamil and enjoyed to tour. It cost US$35 each and left at 8.00am returning just before 2.00pm. You go by car to the ranger station and then it's a walk to the volcano. It's a long walk but not difficult, only slight grades. You first visit Volcano Negro which... More 

Thank Alek C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice two hour hike to get there, the crater is amazing and the evidence of recent volcanic activity is really interesting.

Thank scrizzle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Last night we cruised for about 17 hours and this morning we awakened to Isabela. This is the largest of the Galaoagos Islands and was formed when six volcanoes flowed together. Five of the volcanoes are still active . By panga we cruise along the rocky coast and spot .We are especially excited to sea the Galapagos penguin . This... More 

Thank easterntreker
Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a very informative and challenging 16 km hike. The scenery was beautiful and there was a huge feeling of accomplishment once we were done. It felt as if we were walking through the clouds during a portion of the hike due to the overcast. That was somewhat deceitful due to the sunburn we all received during the hike.... More 

Thank terriwillis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We hiked up and half way around the rim. Any easy but long hike, but well worth it for the scenery. Bring sun block even on a cloudy day!

Thank 226jeannel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Beautiful hike. We had good weather. Foggy at the outset made us think it would not be good scenery. But as we got to the crater and beyond the views were great. We hiked at a leisurely pace stopped for lunch and breaks and it was a nice hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Volcan Sierra Negra is one of five volcanos on Isla Isabela. It boasts the second largest volcanic caldera in the world (behind Yellowstone National Park). This 16km walk runs alongside the rim of the six-mile-wide crater. Volcan Sierra Negra is an active volcano with the last eruption in 2005. During our exhausting walk, we came across cattle and other wildlife.... More 

Thank David R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

meant to be the second largest active volcano crater in the world i could not comment the walk mainly up hill is 2 hours ti here and then a further 40 minutes to the black volcanic terrain which looks like mars for the unfit the last hour is difficult both because of the unevenness of surface and a small amount... More 

Thank jeremy h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Galapagos is more then just animals and snorkeling or diving. Isla isabella is the perfekt Island to discover the activ vulcano Sierra Negra and learn about more of the formation. It was a nice treck for a Day Tour. Its 3h hours up and 2h down. Its the second most largest Krater of an activ vulcano in the world. The... More 

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