Meet your adventure guide during pickup at your Managua hotel, then board your vehicle for the ninety-minute ride to Cerro Negro, or 'Black Hill'.
When you arrive, see where it gets its name: the chunky, gravelly volcanic debris that litters the sides of the volcano, one of the youngest in Central America. Listen to a safety briefing and overview of sandboarding techniques from your guide before setting out on the challenging ninety-minute hike. The total distance is less than a mile, but it's steep and challenging, so come prepared with water, snacks and hiking shoes.
At the apex, enjoy views of the surrounding landscape, including San Cristobal and Telica volcanos. Strap on your sandboard, choose to sit or stand depending on your comfort level, and enjoy the ride down from the 1,640-foot (500-meter) summit.
After you reach the bottom, you'll have some time to stop for lunch in León (own expense) before returning to Managua for drop-off at your hotel.