Sierra Negra, Isabela

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#2 of 12 in Nature in Isabela
See the aftermath of recent lava flows at Sierra Negra, where the caldera ranks as the largest volcano on the Galápagos Islands. Since its last eruption in 2005, the shield volcano has continued to release heat and gases, without any major events. Take a guided tour to the volcano to learn about the geological phenomena that created it. If you put your hands over a hole in the mountainside, you'll feel the geothermal heat radiating from beneath the surface. Wear boots for the journey, as you might have to trek through deep mud on the way up. Plan your Sierra Negra visit and explore what else you can see and do in Puerto Villamil using our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary tool .
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  • Very long hike when combined with Vulcan Chico, but worth it if you're in pretty good shape. I think both hikes were about 9-10 miles when combined. Beautiful landscape, but very rocky, so where good ...  more »
  • To hike to see this crater (about 6km, usually smooth trail), you need a National Park guide. These guides are awesome, and make (or could break) your experience. We had a wonderful woman who helped u...  more »
  • Not all visitors arrive to this place, its location and ease of access. But nevertheless I believe that it is the best place to visit trekking or cycling or finally renting a van that takes you to where there via and then you walk. You won't never forget the adventure
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  • Great hike when the weather isn't foggy.
  • Cool hike
  • Great hike. Holy cow caldara view at the top
  • A hot hike, but worth it
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