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Mombacho Volcano Tours

Mombacho Volcano
With an Aztec name that translates to “Steep Mountain,” the Mombacho volcano certainly lives up to its name. Its 4,410-foot (1,344-meter) peak towers over Nicaragua’s colonial city of Granada, creating both a beautiful backdrop and a huge backyard ripe for adventure and exploration.

The Basics
The summit of Mombacho is reachable by road, but the most rewarding way to explore the volcano is on foot: pass through sprawling coffee plantations, fields of wild orchids, and unspoiled cloud forest dotted with natural hot springs and hissing fumaroles. A number of hiking trails run up to the summit and through the surrounding Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve, which is home to an impressive 800 plant species and 171 animal and bird species, including quetzals, hummingbirds, howler monkeys, and unique indigenous critters such as the Mombacho butterfly and Mombacho salamander. You can also access the summit on one of four daily truck rides.

Most Mombacho hikes require a guide, which you can book in advance or at the entrance to the mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve. Canopy zipline tours are also popular, especially among families, with various routes encompassing lofty platforms and hanging bridges. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mombacho volcano is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Lodges and campsites are available; book ahead.
  • El Cráter is the most kid-friendly and well-marked trail.
  • Take your own truck to the summit only if it is equipped with 4WD and you have experience driving on steep inclines and unpaved roads.

How to Get There
Mombacho is located in the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve, six miles (10 kilometers) south of Granada. Catch any public bus from the cemetery and ask the driver to drop you off at Mombacho, and then grab a tuk-tuk for the short ride to the entrance. If taking your own vehicle, follow signs for the reserve along the Granada-Nandaime highway. A third but more expensive option is to take a taxi from Granada straight to the entrance.

When to Get There
The Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve is open from 8am to 5pm Friday through Sunday or by reservation. Go early in the morning for minimal crowds and maximum time to hang out; the last truck to the summit goes up at 1pm and comes down at 4pm. If visiting from Managua or Masaya, be sure to leave early to get a head start on traffic.

Mombacho’s Last Eruption
The Mombacho volcano’s last eruption, more than 3,000 years ago, was responsible for creating the many islands of Lake Nicaragua. Today, the now-dormant Mombacho offers spectacular views over the glittering lake and Las Isletas below.
Address: Managua, Nicaragua
Admission: Varies
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 Volcano Mombacho AdventuresHalf-day Tours

Volcano Mombacho Adventures

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the adventure begins here at mombacho volcano , with this amazing hiking around the crater ,where you can see breathtaken of Granada city , las isletas and volcano masaya..get in contact with the nature and get the best explanation with a profesional guide ..
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Apoyo Lagoon, Masaya & Mombacho VolcanoesDay Trips

Apoyo Lagoon, Masaya & Mombacho Volcanoes

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Nicaragua is known as The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes. It has two enormous water bodies and more than 10 active volcanoes that are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. In this day tour, you will visit three these colossi Volcanoes: Masaya Volcano (Volcán Masaya): Ranked as one of the most active in the world. Apoyo Lagoon (Laguna de Apoyo): It’s an extinct volcano’s crater, with a beautiful lagoon. Mombacho Volcano (Volcán Mombacho): This colossal and stunning volcano´s cloud forest offers impressive panoramic views and it is also the home of hundreds of orchids.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Mombacho Natural Reserve Tour from GranadaEco Tours

Mombacho Natural Reserve Tour from Granada

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Gaze at the magnificent Mompacho Volcano on a half-day tour of Mombacho Natural Reserve from Granada. After a scenic drive up the volcano, you’ll arrive at the biological station near the summit. Choose to embark on a guided hike on trails abundant with flora and fauna or satisfy your appetite for adventure during a zipline experience (own expense). See, too, stunning views of Lake Nicaragua and Las Isletas on a clear day. Round-trip transport from your Granada hotel is included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Isletas de Granada Day Trip from San Juan del SurBus Tours

Isletas de Granada Day Trip from San Juan del Sur

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Relish the secluded serenity of the Isletas de Granada on a full-day trip from San Juan del Sur. On arrival in Granada, you’ll take a brief tour of the city’s vibrant architecture and then climb aboard a boat destined for the Isletas de Granada. Gaze at the dramatic silhouette of the Mombacho Volcano as you cruise on Lake Granada and then stop for a traditional lunch on one of the islands. Sated, opt to swim or canoe between islands before visiting Monkey Island to engage with playful primates.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Mombacho Volcano Trails and Zip line - Amazing natural landscapesZiplining

Mombacho Volcano Trails and Zip line - Amazing natural landscapes

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This Mombacho Volcano tour from Granada provides three options for seeing Nicaragua’s most popular volcanic cloud forest. Choose from a short self-guided hike or two longer guided hikes that provide on-the-ground perspective on the natural landscape, and then gear up for a zipline canopy tour with 11 cables, three hanging bridges, and a Tarzan swing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 4 hours

3-Hour Walking Tour of GranadaHalf-day Tours

3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada

Get a comprehensive overview of Granada from the ground up on this 3-hour walking tour, including a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Get views of the city from the top of the belltower at Iglesia La Merced, visit the Convent of San Francisco, and stop by La Casa de Los Tres Mundos, an art gallery and cultural academy. All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Granada City TourCity Tours

Granada City Tour

Granada —with its rich history and vibrant architecture— has been charming travellers for centuries. On this full-day tour of Granada, you’ll visit the city’s historical highlights and learn about local culture from your guide. See highlights such as San Juan de Dios hospital and Fortaleza La Polvora during a horse-and-carriage ride; explore the city further on a walking tour; and conclude with a relaxing boat ride around Lake Nicaragua. On this small-group tour —limited to 15 people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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