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León, Nicaragua Outdoor sports

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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!

Telica at Twilight: 8-Hour Volcano Excursion from León

2. 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.

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

super experience! Notre guide était Henry, super gentle il nous a filmé pendant la descente et nous a pris en photo. en plus on ne savait pas que la réservation était valable pour des luges alors qu'on voulait des planches de surf mais le gérant a pu s'arranger pour qu'on puisse actividad les planches de surf quand même donc génial ! La montee n'est pas très difficile et une fois en haut c'est magique on sent la chaleur du volcano qui émane du sol c'est une sensation incroyable! et merci à Henry pour cette après midi et pour nous avoir fait découvrir le fruit zapote qui est excellent! Briefly recommend 100%

An unforgettable experience, the guide Russel very attentive and quite explanatory. It is a super interesting place to visit and always have an experience with adrenaline.

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.

An incredible experience and Russel was an excellent and super attentive guide... We will visit you again... Greetings from Costa Rica ❤

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