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Sierra Negra Crater on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos

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This is a view from the edge of the crater of Sierra Negra on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos.  It is reportedly the second largest volcano crater in the world.  We highly recommend the tour here which involves a rigorous hike and horseback riding (if you select that part of the tour).

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A: Volcan Sierra Negra

Par Trebol-a, A 2.3 km

Borde del crater

Volcan Sierra Negra

B: Rocky view from side of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos

Par Frank Taylor, A 4.3 km

Some of us felt like we were on mars in this red lava rock area of Sierra Negra, the volcano on Isla ...

Rocky view from side of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos

C: Camino, Isla Isabela, Galápagos-Ecuador.

Par Andrés Gamboa-Herrería, A 19.8 km

Sendero hacia el Centro de Crianza de Tortugas "Arnaldo Tupiza" , en la Isla Isabela en Galápagos, Ec...

Camino, Isla Isabela, Galápagos-Ecuador.

D: cabin 2

Par Diego Toapanta, A 37.5 km

cabin 2

E: Rabida - Galapagos - Ecuador

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 60.8 km

Rabida - Galapagos - Ecuador

F: Galapagos - Isabela - Ecuador - Klein (4)

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 63.1 km

Other point inside this island, in this point we can see the coral into the ocean.. with this special...

Galapagos - Isabela - Ecuador - Klein (4)

G: Rabida Island - Galápagos - Ecuador

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 63.6 km

Back View in Rabida Island, Galapagos Ecuador

Rabida Island - Galápagos - Ecuador

H: Caleta Bote

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 69.6 km

Caleta Bote

I: Galapagos - Tagus Cove (caleta) - Isabela Island

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 70.1 km

Galapagos - Tagus Cove (caleta) - Isabela Island

J: Coleta Tagus - Isla Isabela - Galapagos

Par Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador, A 70.2 km

Coleta Tagus - Isla Isabela - Galapagos

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South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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