Today we wanted to see one of the highlights of Isabela – the lava tunnels Los Tuneles. At 8 o’clock we met in front of a diving school, were equipped with wetsuits and we started. In addition to us, there were five other people on board: 2 Germans from Hamburg, 1 Dutchwoman, 1 Englishwoman and 1 Spaniard. Day 56 of our trip around the world The boat trip to The Los Tuneles The boat trip from the port in Puerto …» Read the full blog post
Travel Reports » Isabella Island (Galapagos Islands)
With a size of 4588 km² and a length of 120 kilometres, the island Isabella is by far the largest island of the Galapagos archipelago. The island got its name from the Spanish queen Isabella I (1451-1504), who financially supported the voyages of discovery of Christopher Columbus. On Isabela today live about 2200 people, most of them in and around the capital Puerto Villamil on the southeast coast. The highest point of the island is the volcano Wolf with 1707 m.
After our excursion in the morning to the volcanic area of the Sierra Negra and volcano Chico, today another excursion to Isla Tintorera was on the program. We had about half an hour to move to the hotel before we were picked up again. Day 55 of our trip around the world The port of Puerto Villamil After we arrived at the port of Puerto Villamil, the first thing we saw was a lot of sea lions, who took possession …» Read the full blog post
Our tour to the volcanic crater of Sierra Negra and the volcano Chico on the Galapagos island Isabella started today at 7 o’clock in the morning. Day 55 of our trip around the world The Start of the hike In a group of 20 people we went on an open-air bus to the Highlands of Isabela. After about 30 minutes drive we have arrived at our starting point for the hike – at the southern foot of the volcano. The …» Read the full blog post
In the morning we visited the Charles Darwin Research Center on the island of Santa Cruz with our guide Sandro, which is located on the outskirts of the city of Puerto Ayora. In the afternoon our journey to the Galapagos Islands then continued to the island of Isabella.» Read the full blog post