León, Nicaragua
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

This excursion makes it possible for you to zip down the slopes of the active Cerro Negro volcano on a sandboard. Under the supervision of your experienced guide, get all the necessary instruction and equipment you need for a safe and thrilling experience. This activity is suitable for those in good physical condition. Round-trip transportation from central hotels or a meeting point in León included.
  • 3-hour sandboarding excursion at Cerro Negro volcano
  • All instruction and equipment
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and plenty of water
  • Suitable for participants in good physical condition; it's a long, steep hike to the top
  • Round-trip transportation from central León (hotels or a designated meeting point)
Begin your adventure with pickup at your hotel in León, or by meeting your guide and group at a designated spot in the city. Be sure to bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), snacks, and plenty of water. Board a tour vehicle for transfer to the Cerro Negro volcano, which is the youngest volcano in Central America. Cerro Negro was formed in 1850 and it erupted last in 1999. 

Once you reach the foot of the volcano, start the hike up to the top. You'll be carrying your own board, and the ascent is challenging due to the heat and the terrain. This activity is best suited for those in good physical condition. Make stops to rest and hear some information about the volcano from your guide. 

At the top, catch your breath while you listen to a safety briefing and a talk about the technical aspects of sandboarding. Make your way over to the steeper outer rim of the volcano, where you can practice with a test run down into the crater. 

Once you're ready, strap on your board for the descent down the volcano's sandy slope. Your guide will be on hand the whole time to ensure your safety and comfort.

Your tour ends with transportation back to León.

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J
, Aug 2016

It was ok but could have been in better in a few ways. first of all there was no information given on where to meet the guide or an office address in Leon. We had to call repeatedly to the phone number given on the voucher before we found someone who would even help us, then it took 3 more calls to get an address of the office in Leon where to start the tour.
The activity was good, the climb was not too strenuous and the guide did a good job of getting us to the top and taking lots of pictures of the group at the top on our slide down the slope.
The only thing is that as soon as we hit the bottom and all the fear was gone, all we wanted to do was go back up again but the tour only includes one run... It should include at least two or give the option to go again instead of putting the boards away. Know this I would not go again.


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