Trip Planner:   South America  /  Ecuador  /  Galapagos Islands  /  Isabela  /  Nature  /  Sierra Negra

Sierra Negra, Isabela

(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Puerto Villamil itinerary

(Puerto Villamil is the nearest city to Sierra Negra)

map

Plan your trip to Puerto Villamil

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Isabela by other users

10 days in Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Mexico, Ecuador & Sao Paulo BY A USER FROM DENMARK November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Bolivia, Peru & Galapagos Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Nice two hour hike to get there, the crater is amazing and the evidence of recent volcanic activity is really interesting. 
  • Makes ten days we did this trip with some friends. That's great! The journey of the volcano saw black-volcano Chico is of demand media, and of nature peculiar, what it returns entertaining. The Sierra Negra volcano is a huge crater of several kilometres radius in which ae observed the corresponding to different eruptions remains of lava (it is an active volcano). Subsequently the tour the Chico Volcano (belongs actually to the former volcano) carries a "Martian" landscape (reddish, arid, inhospitable space) which are falls and "waves" of lava, traces several eruptions, fumaroles and an extraordinary panoramic. The strangeness of the landscape and the rewarding of the walk is a necessary trip to the lovers of the trekking.
    View original
  • Beautiful but tiring excursion if you do all the way through the volcano sierra negra to the chico volcano, there the view is unbeatable! It is a distance of 17 km round-trip and the guide who accompanied us ran with the times so not had time to appreciate the landscape or take pictures.
    View original