Experience the beauty of Nicaragua on this active adventure to the Cerro Negro Volcano “Black Hill”. Enjoy a guided hike from the bottom to the crater of the volcano and marvel the stunning views on the top of this impressive volcano.
Visit the Cerro Negro (Black Hill) Volcano for an active hike to the summit.
Nicaraguan history and culture.
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Appropriate light clothing and comfortable hiking shoes.
Experience the beauty of Nicaragua on this active adventure to the still active Cerro Negro Volcano “Black Hill” in the northwestern part of Nicaragua. Enjoy a guided hike from the bottom to the crater and marvel the stunning views on the top of this impressive volcano.
Your excursion begins at the pier where you will board a comfortable, air-conditioned transportation and, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, set off through the Nicaraguan landscape. Sit back and enjoy the verdant landscapes and interesting explanations of the "Land of Lakes and Volcanoes"
The Cerro Negro Volcano is located in northwestern Nicaragua about 15 miles northeast of León. It is an active 2,388-foot, cinder-cone volcano situated in the Maribios volcanic chain that runs northwest to southeast through Nicaragua. Formed in 1850, it is one of the youngest volcanoes in Central America and its name meaning "Black Hill" could not be more appropriate. The constant volcanic activity has covered its slopes with black volcanic sand, which makes it nearly impossible for vegetation to grow there. It looms on the horizon in stark contrast to its surroundings.
After 2 hours’ drive you will arrive to the base of the volcano. The volcano is only 728 meters high and the ascent is part of the adventure. There is a merely natural path along a rim that leads you to the top of the volcano. The ascent will take you about one hour to the top.
Once on the top enjoy the superb views of the entire volcanic chain which certainly will be rewarding.
The spectacular descent through the blck slopes of Cerro Negro’s will take you around 30 to 45 minutes.
Once back to the base you will enjoy a well-deserved snack.
On the way back you will enjoy a short stop at Chinandega, which means "place surrounded by cane." Once in Chinandega you will have a chance to visit the main church right in the middle of the city.
After your time in Chinandega, return to the port having experienced day full of adventure and memorable memories.
Language: English, Spanish, German and French.
Included: Fruits, Cookies and Water
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light clothing and comfortable hiking shoes.
Walking information: Yes, active option on uneven terrain, gravel.