Mombacho Volcano 4WD and Hike, Vistas & Lunch

8.25 hours | San Juan del Sur | S J 1 - 4 7 0
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Points of Interest

  • Lake Nicaragua
  • Granada
  • Volcanoes
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Begin your rigorous, full day volcano adventure by boarding a comfortable, air-conditioned transportation at your pier in San Juan del Sur. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of the passing countryside as your knowledgeable guide points out areas of interest and regales you with the colorful history of the gorgeous and mysterious country that is Nicaragua. Your scenic drive will take you to the base of the stunningly beautiful Mombacho Nature Reserve. This reserve, unique for its rich bio-diversity and outstanding vistas, is a popular tourist destination and home to a biological center. From here you will transfer to a 4WD truck and travel over 3,200 feet in elevation to the top of the magnificent Mombacho Volcano. The drive itself is worth the trip as you will climb grades of up to 40 percent through several types of forest ecosystems: a drier tropical forest, semi-moist broad leaf tropical forest, and a spectacular and very rare cloud forest.

Once at the top, you will take a guided one mile hike (approximately 90 minutes) around one of Mombacho's four craters. As you traverse the primarily natural paths, you will learn about and observe the rich eco-system of the area that boasts over 50 species of mammals, 174 species of birds and 90 different types of orchids. Listen carefully during your trek and you will notice that natural sounds are amplified by the craters.

Enjoy a brief visit to the picturesque, colonial city of Granada (founded in 1524 by Spanish conquerors). As you head back to San Juan del Sur following your satisfying volcano eco-adventure, you will be treated to a stop at the breathtaking La Virgen Crossing that offers stunning vistas of some of Nicaragua's most beautiful landmarks. Have your cameras at the ready as you marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the twin volcanoes, Maderas and Concepcion, which form the island of Ometepe in the massive Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and home to a volcano chain, hundreds of beautiful islets and the only freshwater shark on the planet.

Special Notes:

Due to the popularity of this tour, multiple lunch venues may be used. Tour order may be adjusted to avoid overcrowding at sites. This is an active excursion for passengers in very good physical condition. The path may be slippery in places; wear appropriate shoes. The drive from the base to the summit of the volcano is on a narrow and in places steep road. A bottle of water will be provided for the hike. Sightings from the Mombacho and La Virgen Crossing depend on weather conditions and are not guaranteed. Drive time to Mombacho is approximately one hour and forty five minutes each way. Mombacho is a dormant volcano and the crater is covered by vegetation.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for Mombacho Natural Reserve

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:30
Photo/video restrictions:
No

4WD transfer to the peak of Mombacho Volcano

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30

Guided hike around Mombacho Volcano

Transport type:
Hiking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
2600
Steps:
300
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

4WD transfer from the Volcano peak to Mombacho Natural Reserve

Transport type:
Four-wheel drive vehicle
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30

Depart from the Mombacho to Granada

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30

Lunch at local Restaurant

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time in Granada

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
8
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:45