Discover the exotic flora and fauna of the Mombacho Volcano on a 5-hour 4WD tour from Granada. Enjoy panoramic views over Granada as you drive to the crater and summit to immerse yourself in the rich wildlife of a tropical cloud forest.
What to Expect
Depart Granada for the towering Mombacho Volcano, a 45-minute drive from the city center. Travel by 4WD vehicle to the foot of the active volcano, which has luckily not erupted since 1570!
Start your ascent to the summit, driving to the mid-way point to stop at one of the coffee plantations. Learn about the coffee harvests, and sample the flavors of one of Nicaragua’s most popular exports. Continue to 2 dormant craters covered in dense cloud forest of moist evergreen leaves and ethereal sheets of fog. A 2-hour hike awaits at the top, with fantastic views of Granada, Lake Nicaragua, Las Isletas, and the Laguna de Apoyo.
Walking along well established trails to an altitude of 3,735 feet (1,115 meters), keep your eyes open for unique flora and fauna, such as red-eyed frogs. Mombacho is home to more than 700 different plant species, including exquisite orchids and dwarf forest, some endemic to the area.
- Entrance fees
- Transportation by 4WD vehicle
- English-speaking guide
Know Before You Go
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
• Departure times at 09:00 or 12:30 are available