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Lava Tunnel

Near Rancha Primicias, 200350, Ecuador
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Very Interesting well worth a visit.

There are not many places where you can walk into a lava tunnel so its worth a visit. There are... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Helensburgh, United Kingdom

Hadn't planned to go there but as it was right next to the Tortoise Ranch it seemed rude not to... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Near Rancha Primicias, 200350, Ecuador

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

There are not many places where you can walk into a lava tunnel so its worth a visit. There are number of steps to get to & from the tunnel some of which are uneven so if you have difficulty walking think twice about trying...More

Thank JAMS51
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Hadn't planned to go there but as it was right next to the Tortoise Ranch it seemed rude not to! Glad we went though - just to walk through the lava tunnel and to look up it was quite extraordinary.

Thank jandaveb2016
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you can walk on rocks and crawl for 5 feet you can do this walk. It takes 10-15 minutes total. Enough said.

Thank Stevechssc
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of my friends recommended we see the lava tunnels and the tortoises on our way from the airport to Puerto Ayora and that's exactly what we did! Just ask your taxi driver to stop at those locations, and at the dormant volcanoes too. It's...More

Thank CSGary
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place on the way to Reservas el chato. You can go there by taxi and then reach the Reservas. It is located a few minutes away from el chato.

Thank Alejandra M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

About a half hour drive from Puerta Ayora are the highlands of Santa Cruz. In the highlands is a good place to spend for a few hour from Puerto Ayora: visit El Chato Reserve for Giant Tortoise and the Lava Tunnel, you can either join...More

1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was cool to do, but YOU WILL HAVE TO CRAWL. If you are a bigger person, you may not make it through. We are all average+ to petite and we almost had to slither under the low hanging portion. It is neat to see...More

Thank Gwendalyn A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

the lava tunnels are worth the visit and the time to walk through some of them as they are really interesting to see

Thank dave w
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This was part of a longer tour of the Surrounding area. The history as explained by the naturalist guide made the significance of the tunnel stand out. You need good walking shoes and I found a walking stick helpful. Photography without flash is difficult.

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This tunnel is located quite near the El Chato tortoise farm and well woth dropping by! Somewhat steep access but not excessively dangerous. The most challenging part is a shallow section requiring squirming with barely enough room overhead. The ground is a bit muddy, despite...More

1  Thank Bernard C
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