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Twin Craters

Twin Craters

Los Gemelos provide an extraordinary view

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Biodiversity

Strinking views

Difficulty/accesibility

Los Gemelos (or the Twin Craters) are not, in fact, craters - although no less impressive for it! These two large pits were actually caused by the collapse of empty magma chambers after a volcanic uprising. They are easy to access from the Puerto Ayora to Baltra road.

There is a lovely walking trail here that leads up to and then around the rim of both craters. The hike takes you through the wonderful Scalesia Forest, which is full of bird life. It's likely you will see Galápagos Doves, Darwin's Finches, the stunning Vermilion Flycatcher, as well as short-eared owls and many other species.

As you climb up to the rim of the craters you are rewarded with a breathtaking view over the Scalesia canopy, it's lush green a real contrast to the arid vegetation on much of the other Galápagos Islands you can visit.

Interesting facts about Twin Craters

Hiking through Scalesia Forest

Walk the crater rims

Many bird species

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Twin Craters

Possible Activities in Twin Craters

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