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Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding from León City

Leon, Nicaragua

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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)

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Board seats
  • Training and use of equipment
  • Entrance fees to the national park
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Leon
    Leon, Leon, Leon Department

    Our representative will meet you at the hotel's lobby or at the entrance of the previous designated pick-up point.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our representative will meet you at the hotel's lobby or at the entrance of the previous designated pick-up point.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A high amount of walking is involved
  • Use hiking or walking shoes and comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Bring at least 2 liters of water and snacks
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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It was ok but could have been in...
Jose S, 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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