León, Nicaragua
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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: Colonial City Tour

2. Leon: Colonial City Tour

Nicaragua is a land of volcanoes, a hot climate, and interesting cities. Visit the well-preserved ruins of one of the first Spanish colonial cities built on the continent. You’ll see several places of interest on your 3-hour guided tour of the elegant city of León. Admire the attractive, preserved historical center and its colonial buildings. In addition you’ll see many natural attractions in the area around the city. Leon is known as Nicaragua’s most liberal city, and as an intellectual center that features the country’s largest student population. Your guide will show you Sutiaba, an indigenous neighborhood, followed by visits to the Ruben Dario Museum and the Museum of Myths and Legends. See the Cathedral and head up to its rooftop for the views. Explore the central square and admire its murals.

Leon: Volcano Board Adventure on Cerro Negro

3. 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.

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What people are saying about León, Nicaragua

I do strongly recommend this tour. Our guide, Frank, was really nice and fun and obviously very experienced with volcano hikes. He told us many interesting facts what made the trip from Leon to the vulcan enjoyable. The hike is definitely among the easier ones, just don't forget to bring water as it gets really hot especially at the top (been there at the end of August). The ride down is really fun and surprisingly not even that fast as one would expect, so no need to worry about that. Just be prepared to have the ash everywhere and a proper shower is needed to get it all out of your hair. At the end we were offered some fruits, which was a really nice bonus :)

Lester was our guide, he was very knowledgeable about the geography of the region as well as volcano boarding. Nothing in the world can prepare you for what you are about to do. Climbing up the volcano was difficult with the wind blowing at you and the volcanic rock slightly shifting beneath your feet.

This experience was so much fun and our guide was the absolute best! Super knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. It’s a unique and fun experience.

Russell was a fantastic guide! Took lots of photos told lots of stories. 100% recommend going with this company over the others. A great experience.