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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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  • This visit occupies only a while and is a view beautiful, is located in the route of the airport by what can pass when going road to the village.
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  • Los Gemelos is a very interesting spot to see. The name means "twins", because there are two lava sinkholes to visit, one at each side of the road. You go to one of them, and then cross the road to se...  more »
  • Beautiful and interesting walk where you can see the wonders of our land! Its geology and flora and fauna
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  • I came here by bike and I got to say I was wrecked. If you don't cycle regularly maybe get bus up here and cycle down. The trail is just off the road and fairly short. The views are pretty decent.
  • Fascinating area, great to spend a bit of time at, particular when it's foggy.
  • Must see Tortoises and lava tunnels. Have organic coffee at the snack center.
  • Very short walk to giant sink holes. Definitely worth stopping between the airport and Puerto Ayora for a 30 minute visit.
  • Crazy!