Volcan Alcedo, Isabela

  • Volcan Alcedo at sunset - © Flickr User - aposematic herpetologist
  • Volcan Alcedo - © Flickr User - Manny Barrera
  • Brown Pelican, Urbina bay at the base of Alcedo Volcano, Isabela - © Flickr User - Wenfei Tong
  • Urbina bay at the base of Volcan Alcedo, Isabela - © Flickr User - Wenfei Tong
  • Galapagos tortoise greeting ceremony - © Flickr User - Alan Harper

Key information: Volcan Alcedo, Isabela

    • A demanding 2 day hike to the huge volcanic caldera with its exceptional views.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest19
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,097 m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Volcan Alcedo - © Flickr User - Manny Barrera

WALK SUMMARY

Volcan Alcedo has a caldera some 7 km across and offers exceptional views. It is a major home to giant tortoises.

A fairly demanding two day hike (camping a night). Guide and permits required.

This is demanding walking in tough, remote volcanic landscape. Come prepared, including bringing plenty of water.

This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Galapagos Islands walk page.

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Urbina bay at the base of Volcan Alcedo, Isabela - ©Flickr User - Wenfei Tong

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Galapagos tortoise greeting ceremony - ©Flickr User - Alan Harper...
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