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Near Rancha Primicias, 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt research this before we went. Definitely need closed in shoes or trainers for climbing over the rocks. Definitely didn't know about the small crawl area being a bit of a larger guy was a bit concerned about fitting... it had been raining so ground...More

Thank Aussiepair65
Reviewed 13 August 2018

How much you enjoy this visit depends very much if you've ever seen a lava tunnel before. Well it's a tunnel, it just happens to have been created by molten lava moving under solidified lava above it but it is just a tunnel. If you...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It was on our way from the airport to the hotel in Santa Cruz. There’s no entry fee and there’s not much information; however it was interesting and we researched more info online.

Thank Newport35
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Many years ago, these tunnels were formed from flowing lava, and now e have the opportunity to go inside them much as we would visit a cave in the US. You will not, however, views many of the formations found in caves formed by water....More

Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
Reviewed 22 July 2018

After visiting the Rancho primicias you can get to the nearby lava tunnel. It's fun and intresting to explore but be mindful that without some hiking shoes it could get a bit tricky to navigate. There is also a part where you have to crawl....More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 5 July 2018

There are two lava tunnels and we chose the larger one. Our guide told us right before we started hiking that one section was 20cm high and we'd need to crawl through it. Thankfully I was dressed for hiking, had sturdy shoes on and wasn't...More

2  Thank 13AnnD13
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is an easy add on for the turtles, as it shares the same property. The story of the formation of the lava tubes are always fun to think about. This one is particularly interesting as it was formed with a tube inside a tube....More

Thank Sondra W
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Took about 10-15minutes to walk through this tunnel. It started off pretty normal, but the further you go in, the more you feel like this attraction is not the safest place because it looks like the whole thing is about to collapse on you. It...More

Thank stephjac711
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Its a long 150 m walk in the tunnel ... not really perfect for pictures and honestly was a bit dangerous with my sport shoes.

Thank Sven L
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Climbing down stairs into the cool darkness of a naturally made lava cave. You really need a guide on the Galapagos to explain how, what and why and this added a lot to our trip especially in the lava caves. Underground it is quiet and...More

Thank Andrew B
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Patricia H
20 March 2018|
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Response from OK2122 |
Ive not taken a snorkeling tour in the Galapagos, but I will tell you that in the many other organized snorkeling tours I’ve booked the have to offer people safety jackets. They have always made it a point to tell the group... More
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Francina183
6 September 2017|
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Response from michaelfitzg | Reviewed this property |
No there is no entrance fee to the tunnel. It you do need to get a taxi there and that is about 25 USD. The taxi will wait at the far end for you to take you back. If you are going to the tunnel, it is worth it to go to... More
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