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Los Gemelos, Santa Cruz

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Following a short hike at Los Gemelos, you'll have the opportunity to gaze upon the beauty of two ancient lava craters. The trail, which also has a side path, continues for up to 723 m (2,372 ft). It takes you through lush green vegetation, which fills the craters today. Watch for an abundance of tortoises crawling in the craters. Because the path crosses a variety of terrain, be sure to wear good shoes. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Puerto Ayora holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Los Gemelos and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Los Gemelos - the twins - has more to offer than just the two craters. I have to mention that the craters themselves are not particularly impressive, but what is outstanding is what is around them. Go...  more »
  • It can be one-way return from Puerto Ayora to the airport, since they are on the edge of the road and does not carry more than one time to see them, unless it is a fan of bird watching. Nice ride, wild, path runs through the forest Scalesia.
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  • We visited Los Gemelos during a self guided tour of the highlands and it was well worth the visit. The opportunity to see two caldera so close to each other was quite amazing. The kids have never seen...  more »

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Where to stay in Puerto Ayora

As a popular jumping-off point for Galapagos visitors, Puerto Ayora receives loads of tourists, and therefore features many of the accommodation options you might expect from a major destination. Though there are types of lodging to suit all kinds of budgets, prices in general tend to be higher in Puerto Ayora than in mainland Ecuador. The more upscale hotels catering to wealthier visitors lie along the waterfront in the vicinity of Avenida Charles Darwin, and offer excellent access to the sea, port, and restaurant scene. Consider renting out a private apartment room or staying in a smaller-scale hotel a few blocks back from the ocean in order to cut down on costs, as the city itself is easily walkable.
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