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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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  • Interesting place. Very sexy story of as the twins were formed. I saw several species of birds.
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  • Our first visit in Galapagos. Are two separate craters on the road that leads to the center of the island. Explore the place. Have a small track and points that allow cool photos. There are more interesting things in the Galapagos.
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  • Are two big holes (massive), but which are not volcanic craters. There are explanatory frameworks in place. Worth a quick visit--is on the way to the airport and is usually included in the tour in Ranches.
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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!