Sierra Negra Volcano Tour


1 day




12 years old


Tour details

This majestic volcano, home to one of the largest craters in the world, is a natural treasure waiting for you to explore its wonders. From an early meeting at the agency to a guided hike along scenic trails, bird watching, and breathtaking views, this tour will immerse you in the beauty and history of this stunning island.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe


  • Galápagos Tortoises
  • Finches
  • Dragonflies
  • Local Birds
  • Volcanic Vegetation
  • Calderas
  • Fumaroles
  • Land Iguanas


IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for equipment testing between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The tour includes:



Naturalist guide



Encounter and Departure

The exciting journey begins early at 7:00 a.m., where all passengers must gather at the agency. From there, we will be transported by land to the starting point of our excursion, the Galápagos National Park control, where the majestic Sierra Negra Volcano is located.

Journey to Sierra Negra Volcano

Our journey will take us in a comfortable private taxi to Sierra Negra Volcano. This place has a rich history, having been inhabited by people in ancient times of Galápagos, specifically on the coast of Puerto Villamil and Santo Tomás de Berlanga, located 20 kilometers inland in the high parts of the island. Sierra Negra Volcano is known for hosting one of the largest craters in the world.

Exploration of Nature and Bird Watching

This excursion is an opportunity to connect deeply with nature, with a special focus on bird watching and the observation of unique flora. Our tour starts at the Galápagos National Park control, where a certified guide will provide us with a comprehensive briefing about the area, flora, and fauna that inhabit here. After this introduction, we will embark on a guided hike of approximately 45 minutes, during which we’ll have the chance to enjoy the natural surroundings and learn about its biodiversity.

Viewpoint of Sierra Negra Volcano

After the walk, we will reach the second viewpoint, which is the highlight of our visit. From here, we will witness the astonishing caldera of Sierra Negra Volcano. Inside this immense caldera, we can admire unique volcanic lava formations and fascinating vegetation that make this site a truly singular place to explore and appreciate.

Back to the port

After a day filled with discoveries and natural wonders, we will begin our journey back to the port. The return is scheduled for around 1:40 p.m., allowing us to fully enjoy this unique experience on Isabela Island in the Galápagos.




Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for the trip.


If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either one day before and leave it at the agency or on the same day of the tour.


This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its naturalist guide. Safety is paramount, and we always strive to provide the best and safest experience.
In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, and the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.


Precio del tour

We go in a private taxi to the Sierra Negra volcano (1124 m asl, 0.83 ° S, 91.17 ° W) is an elliptical shield volcano of 60 × 40 km (volume ~ 700 km³), elongated in the direction WSW-ENE, Al North side is usually cloudy, allowing vegetation to grow.



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