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Sierra Negra

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a hike but worth all the way!! Gotta contact a local agency and join a grup to go there, you can not do it by ur self.

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike is long (16 km) but not steep or difficult. The views from the top of the crater are spectacular. Make sure to go on a clear day when you can see all 6 volcanoes on Isabela. The landscape at the top is all...More

Thank Asummer7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a "short" hike up to the top of the first caldera. Quite an amazing view in all directions. Aside from the views we saw plenty of birds and butterfly's. be carecal as you walk as there are numeroustree roots etc that you can...More

Thank joeyrm7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Warning: this is an intense 16km tour taking between 4 and 5 hours! But the experience is quite unique: Sierra Negra crater is one if the largest volcano craters on earth (10 kilometers in diameter), and the view from the rim into the crater is...More

Thank Serge O
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Climbing to the top of this volcano was one of the highlights of our visit to the Galapagos. A good gentle workout, and gorgeous vistas. If you are adventurous you can go completely around the rim - a much longer trek, but enjoyable.

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Pretty challenging hike for some. Wear good shoes and lots of sun block. Views of caldera are spectacular, especially after a rain when the "steam" is rising up through the vents.

Thank Byron S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We hike to the second crater, 11 miles. The fog lifted at the first crater and we had beautiful views. Lots of flowers on the hike. This was a highlight. The first part of the hike to the picnic area and first crater is easy....More

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very impressive to see this magnificent caldera and the lava flow. Fairly short but often steep hike to the top, and can be made into a 5-mile loop. It was intensely sunny and hot the day we went there, so be prepared with sunblock and...More

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was with a naturalist and a small group who took a ten mile hike to the top of Sierra Nega volcano. At the summit, you have an awe-inspiring view of a huge caldera. The volcano was active as recently ten years, and steam is...More

Thank Greg J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We did the 24 km hike to the Sulphur Mines on Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela. The views at the Sulphur mines were incredible and worth the hike. The hike is too difficult if you are not in very good shape. I hiked with my...More

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Sarah W
how long a walk is it from Scalesia Lodge to Sierra Negra on the morning tour?
19 March 2017|
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Hi Alek, where did you buy your tour? Being only a haft day tour I assume it is less arduous than the full day tour? Is that why you chose it?
3 March 2017|
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Hello, my husband and I will be visiting the Galapagos in May. We are wondering if anyone knows how to book or has contact info to book a tour ahead of time directly with a good certified guide that can take us to Sierra Negra and Volcan Chica while staying on Isabela. We’d prefer to get there a little earlier than the rest of the tours in the morning, but not a deal breaker. We just don’t want to feel rushed like some have written about … people needing to catch a boat at the dock. We’ve been quoted $200 per person for a private tour already. Does that sound right? Any and all help or words of wisdom would be much appreciated!
23 February 2016|
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