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Leon and Cerro Negro Active Volcano

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Leon, Nicaragua

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $95 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Avg Distance

    95 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Any date

  • Price Includes

    Private guide, transportation with AC, entree fee of the national park at Cerro Negro, cold bottles of water, snack

  • Notes

    Bring hiking shoes and light clothing for the hike

Highlights

  • Hike to an active volcano with smoke coming out from the crater.
  • Enjoy a great view from the highway and on top of the volcano.
  • Try your hand at sand-boarding.

Trip Info

We will pick you up from any hotel in Managua or Granada at 7:00 a.m. to drive you to Leon rural area. We will have a couple of stops before reaching the volcano Cerro Negro base to begin our hiking tour.

One stop will be at the view point where you will have the opportunity to take picture of Lake Managua and the active volcano of Momotombo. Second stop in the town of Nagarote where you will be able to see the process of Quesillo making which is a traditional snack of the Nicaraguan people. This is corn tortillas with string cheese and pickles onions with sour cream.

Next, we will stop at the base of the volcano to use the station facilities and get ready for the big adventure. Many people choose to rent all the equipment for sand-boarding which is very unique to this young volcano. Our hike up will take one hour and to hike down it only take less than 10 minutes in the soft lose volcanic sand.

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