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A nice treck for a Day

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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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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Virum, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a 5-6 hours walk (up and down). If if are going to this vulcano, choose a day which is not cloudy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a fantastic half day hike. All in all you hike about 12km. It was rainy and cold for half of the day when I did it. But that made for a really dramatic setting. When we reached the top of the volcano there was nothing to see, so we carried on down the other side which was basking... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although Sierra Negra was quite impressive, our naturalist guide ditched us. He was rude and insisted on speaking English only, when we were promised a bilingual guide. His English quite poor and the information he gave was not accurate. The good thing is that after he ditched us, we were able to hike to the crater on our own, take... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I cannot recommend the out-and-back 10 mile hike to view the Sierra Negra volcano. A full 9.5 mile of the hike is on a gently sloping dirt road bordered by 8 - 10 foot guava trees and ferns which completely block your view so they are all you see. Upon arriving at the crater you can enjoy the view unless,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

After a 10 km drive on dirt roads it is another 40 min uphill walk, but well worth the view , on the way up the scenery changes from flat barren lava fields to lush forest, the top is above the clouds and the view is spectacular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bring comfortable shoes as the rocks are quite sharp and can dig into your feet if the soles are thin. Lots of horse poop on the trail so watch out. The trail is very dusty so be prepared to wash your jeans afterwards as it will be covered in dirt dust. It takes about 5 hours return to walk to... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Worth the journey. Bring lots of water and your rain gear for the misty parts of the hike! Fabian, our guide, was great. Hiking shoes not needed but don't wear sandals - the lava stones are sharp and the path to the lava rocks is very very dusty.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We did this with a Rosedelco guide as a day tour, where they pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the "trail head". It's a nice, steady and easy climb to the edge of the caldera, where you can look across the wide floor which is one of the biggest in the world. Plenty of plants, flowers... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The easy, albeit long-ish (16km), hike along the rim of this volcano was a highlight of our trip to the Galapagos. Interesting terrain, great views and fascinating geology make this well worth a half-day investment.

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