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From León: Hike and Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro

1. From León: Hike and Volcano Boarding on Cerro Negro

On this 5-hour tour from León you experience the adventure of volcano boarding. You take a 45-minute drive from León City to Cerro Negro. From the main entrance of the volcano you walk for approximately 2 hours to the top. It is rocky and there is no shade, but once you are at the top you have the best views over the Volcano Chain of León. You can walk around the crater and can see how active this volcano actually is. Cerro Negro is the youngest volcano of Central America but it is also one of the most active. Once at the top you can enjoy volcano boarding your way down the ash side. Feel the rush as you stand up snowboard style or sit down! Feel the heat and smell the sulfur gases as you reach speeds up to 70 kilometers per hour!

Leon: Volcano Board Adventure on Cerro Negro

2. Leon: Volcano Board Adventure on Cerro Negro

Test your sense of adventure and feel the adrenaline thrill of boarding down the Cerro Negro just outside of Leon. Think of it as like snowboarding - or sand boarding - except on the black lava of an imposing volcano. Designated a protected area, Cerro Negro provides the breathtaking location for this action packed tour, starting with an early morning transfer by 4WD truck. After an approximate 40-minute drive, you will be at the base of Cerro Negro wondering how on earth you will reach the top. Once at the top, you will wonder how on earth you will ever get back down again! Before you do, take some time to observe the majestic volcano and surrounding forest. Then, fully kitted out in your jumpsuit, goggles and board, climb aboard the sled like volcano board and slide back down to base at blood-rushing speeds! Some refreshments will be waiting at the foot of Cerro Negro as your reward, and after a short rest, the truck will take you back to Leon.

Telica at Twilight: 8-Hour Volcano Excursion from León

3. Telica at Twilight: 8-Hour Volcano Excursion from León

Visit the Telica Volcano, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, on an 8-hour trip from León. Depart at 14:00, walking for 3-4 hours until you reach the foot of the volcano. Then begin a 1-2 climb up to the crater. The climb will be steep but not entirely difficult. Along the way you'll see plenty of native vegetation and have the opportunity to take in the views. Before reaching the crater, cross a beautiful valley with grass, trees, and stones. At the top, watch and the sunset, a truly magnificent site. Then, once it is dark, hike the final short distance up to the crater to see the lava glowing in the twilight. It's a pretty spectacular sight.

Volcano Boarding Adventure Private Tour

4. Volcano Boarding Adventure Private Tour

Volcano Boarding is one of the ultimate adventures in Nicaragua, and consider for most travelers a must-do activity. Cerro Negro is the only active volcano in the world where you can board down a 728 meters high live volcano. It is the youngest volcano in Central America and its last eruption happened in 1999, but don't worry its activity is monitored regularly. Our tours are fully private. Group Type: Private Customizable: Yes Level of difficulty *Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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(22 reviews)

We had a nice private tour, there were no other tour goers! Nice luck! A super nice guide, who paid attention to details. It was about 45 km drive, quite a bumper road, which you really couldn't have driven through with a normal car. Many birds spotted along the way. Meney took his time. To take a picture. The moth moth spotted. The drive to the Telica volcano took 1.5 hours! There we went to climb 800 meters up to the volcano. Very nice to see and to smell the sulfur fumes. Stinks pretty bad. Meney took the time to take pictures of us. Then walked to a cave and spotted meat mice. Then photographed the sunset. Then down again from the volcano. My partner fell on the way back. That was bad luck. Nothing serious, fortunately. Our guide still took care of the wound. And on the way back by car we drove past the Farmacia on Leon. All in all a great experience. Can recommend it. Watch out for the descent. You can fall ugly.

great experience! Our guide was Henry, super nice he filmed us during the descent and took our picture. in addition we did not know that the reservation was valid for sledges when we wanted surfboards but the manager was able to arrange for us to take the surfboards anyway so great! the climb is not very difficult and once at the top it's magical you can feel the heat of the volcano emanating from the ground it's an incredible feeling! and thank you to Henry for this afternoon and for having made us discover the zapote fruit which is excellent! in short, I recommend 100%

super recomendado! nuestro guía Russ super atento y nos dio mucha información e historia del cerro y de Nicaragua!

Great hike up the volcano with lots of information. To connect the descent on the board is very fun

The guide provided additional attention to the group member if required