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Sierra Negra, Isabela
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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. Put Sierra Negra on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Puerto Villamil trip generator.
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  • I did a walk to get to the top of the Sierra Negra volcano... they are several hours by it is advisable to carry water and sunscreen... lots of vegetation and beautiful views... impressive dimension of the crater of the volcano. Ideal for photographing. View other minor volcanoes...
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  • The walk is hard but worth an incredible view, is a must-see place unique in the world, 100% recommended, should bring water and a raincoat.
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  • Isabela is the largest and youngest of the Galapagos Islands. The only island in the archipelago, crossed the equator. In total there are 5 active volcanoes, which were previously separate islands. Sierra Negra has the second largest crater in the world with a diameter of 11 km. Height above sea level-1124 pm last eruption happened in October 2005 year. It then fills the crater lake new fresh black lava.
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