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“lava fields” (16 reviews)
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Ecuador
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"lava fields"
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"long hike"
in 13 reviews
"great hike"
in 11 reviews
"mile hike"
in 7 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 7 reviews
"active volcano"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"packed lunch"
in 5 reviews
"puerto villamil"
in 6 reviews
"great guide"
in 5 reviews
"isabella island"
in 5 reviews
"volcanic activity"
in 3 reviews
"stopped for lunch"
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"geological formations"
in 2 reviews
"leisurely pace"
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"passion fruit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up and the cauldron was socked in with fog. Our guide pulled out his IPad to show us what we were missing! As he scrolled through a few pictures the mist lifted and there is was! We caught a long view of the...More

Thank NJN835
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Better to go up on a clear or cloudy day. If the weather is rainy, it will be a slippery slope up to say the least. It does require some stamina to get to the top. Once there be patient if it is cloudy, the...More

Thank ScubaDiverRick
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Wear good shoes and enjoy the views at the top. Every day trip could be different depending on the guide you have, some are more passionate/knowlegeable. It was very slippery in the wet spots and noticed some older hikers struggle a bit but just took...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I am not sure whether our trip here was made more enjoyable because we had a great guide who was very passionate and knowledgeable about the island and this place in particular, but I would certainly recommend this hike to those who are interested in...More

Thank Hannisze
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The day we took this tour, it was sunny and warm. We did get hot, but not as hot as a typical summer where we're from (Dallas, TX). We were fortunate to have clear skies for the views, from what I was told. Our guide...More

Thank pmd882
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We were unable to go all the way to the top since the volcano was active, but were still able to get nice views of the volcano. The hike is not that physically demanding other than the length.

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Worth the bus ride and the longish walk up to the peak of the volcano. Once you get there and the weather is clear, it’s an amazing sight to see how big the crater actually is and all the lava flow within.

Thank Granules2013
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very long hike when combined with Vulcan Chico, but worth it if you're in pretty good shape. I think both hikes were about 9-10 miles when combined. Beautiful landscape, but very rocky, so where good hiking shoes.

Thank staledale
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

To hike to see this crater (about 6km, usually smooth trail), you need a National Park guide. These guides are awesome, and make (or could break) your experience. We had a wonderful woman who helped us spot unusual birds, identify bird calls, understand the geology...More

Thank bzeau
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We hiked sierra negra early in the morning so we managed to see mist behind us and blue sky ahead of us. As we came upon the caldera, we got to watch as the mist appeared to pour into the caldera. It was an incredible...More

Thank infolific
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hiker068
31 March 2018|
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Response from shadempsey | Reviewed this property |
I think there was ONE restroom after we reached the Sierra Negra caldera. None of us needed to use the restrooms the entire way so despite trying to stay well-hydrated I guess we weren't! I saw a few of the men wandering off... More
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CarrieAnnaLott
20 March 2018|
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Response from shadempsey | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of year you end up going. We were there the end of December which apparently was a milder temperature time frame and most likely why we weren't super thirsty. We each probably drank around a liter so... More
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karenholmes2013
4 March 2018|
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Response from shadempsey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just now seeing! Good solid sneakers or hiking boots! There's tons of red dust all along the trails and I work semi-open sneakers and my socks were totally clay red at the end of the day. Plus, some of the landscape... More
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