Locations During Trip:
Ometepe Island (Maderas Volcano & Concepcion Volcano)
Granada (Mombacho Volcano, Masaya Volcano, & Apoyo Volcano)
Leon (Cerro Negro)
Where You Will Stay:
Ometepe Island | Granada | Laguna de Apoyo | Leon
8-Days & 8-Nights
Tours & Recreational Activities
Guides & Translators
Rentals & Equipment
Entry Tickets & Taxes
+ All Breakfasts!
Tipping Guides & Servers, Airfare, Lunches, Dinners & Drinks
4x4 Volcano Expedition + Volcanic Natural Pools & Springs
Volcano Waterfall Hike + Chocolate Farm Experience
Concepcion Volcano Hike OR Maderas Volcano Hike
Kayak Mangroves + Indigenous Museum + Granada City Tour
Art Galleries & Architecture of Granada Hike | Mombacho Volcano | Masaya Open Air Market
Kayak / Tube in Thermal-Vented Volcanic Lagoon + Masaya Volcano Crater Experience
Las Isletas Boat Tour + Leon City Tour
Volcano-Board Cerro Negro Volcano
4x4 Volcano Expedition
Natural Pools & Volcanic Springs
Volcano Waterfall Hike
Chocolate Farm / Factory Experience
Concepcion OR Maderas Volcano Hike
Granada History / City Tour
Art Galleries & Architecture of Granada
Hike Mombacho Volcano
Masaya Open-Air MArket
Kayak / Tube in Thermal-Vented Volcanic Lagoon
Masaya Volcano National Park & Crater Experience
Las Isletas Boat Tour
Leon History / City Tour
Volcano-Board Cerro Negro Volcano
Ometepe Island is an island formed by two volcanoes rising out of Lake Nicaragua.
Concepcion & Maderas Volcano are unique from each other, Maderas has a cloud forest, is more biodiverse, & has a lake in the crater at the top.
While Concepcion has a steep dramatic cone that can be seen over 100 miles away.
Ometepe is renowned for its adventure activities, nature reserves, rainforest, diverse wildlife population, beautiful lake-side beaches, crystal-clear springs, pre-colombian archaeological sites, and some of the friendliest locals in all of Nicaragua.
Add a rich history of different tribes and cultures, stories told by the petroglyphs, ceramics, and statues found throughout the island and you can start to imagine a paradise with all of the allure of something other-worldly.
Learn about the history and importance of the island, experience local Ometepe cuisine at the markets, kayak amongst caiman in the mangroves of Lake Nicaragua, visit the volcanic cold springs, trek through the cloudforest looking for waterfalls, try delicious homemade chocolate on a chocolate farm, ride around the volcanic backroads on an ATV, & relax at beaches known only by locals.
Laguna de Apoyo:
Laguna de Apoyo is a crystal-clear, thermal-lake in the center of the Apoyo Volcano. The temperature of the lake averages 80 degrees, and gets warmer the deeper you swim, as it is vented by a still active thermal volcano.
At the accommodations, participants can swim, kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, and explore one of the many restaurants lining the lake to try traditional Nicaraguan delicacies.
Masaya & Masaya Volcano:
Visit nearby Masaya to visit the largest open-air market in Nicaragua, and try a variety of native fruits, vegetables, chocolates, and types of coffee. An entire evening is dedicated to visiting the infamous Masaya Volcano, where participants have an opportunity to come in direct contact with the country’s most active crater, which boasts lush flora and fauna, and diverse wildlife.
It is best seen at night, as you can hear the caldera, smell the sulfur, and see a lava lake that is constantly erupting.
City of Granada:
The Spanish-Colonial city of Granada is both at once the oldest city on the continent, & the most developed tourism destination in Northern Nicaragua. The city is renowned for its Spanish-Colonial architecture & postcard cathedrals.
Granada is a city full of bright colors, violent history, lake-side breezes, volcanic backdrops, bustling streets & markets, & the sounds of horse-drawn carriages carrying locals to & from work.
Guides will explain the history of the city as guests' are introduced to the local culture & cuisine while exploring the notable sights in the city.
Last but not least & the fifth volcano on this epic journey across North-Central Nicaragua is to hike Mombacho Volcano. With its last major eruption in 1595, this 4,400ft (1345 meter) volcano is the defining feature of the Granada skyline & can be seen for over 100 miles away.
This volcano has multiple microclimates such as a dwarf forest & a cloud forest, hosts fumaroles & thermal vents, & is home to multiple species of monkey, 168 species of bird, 100 types of orchids, & is home to endemic species such as the Mombacho Salamander.
Political, buzzing with energy and drop-dead gorgeous, León is a city of fabulous art collections, stunning streetscapes, cosmopolitan eateries, vibrant student life, fiery intellectualism, and all-week, walk-everywhere, happening nightlife.
We will visit nearby Cerro Negro Volcano, where you will have the opportunity to volcano-surf. This volcano is just 160 years old, & is the youngest volcano in Central America. It is located just outside Leon & is one of the most active in the region.
Ometepe Island, BalgueGet Directions
Terms and Conditions
Required: Liability Waiver, Phone Interview, & Moderate Physical Fitness