Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, Granada

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Hike to the gaping crater of Mombacho Volcano National Preserve, a dormant volcano offering spectacular views over Lake Nicaragua and Granada. Two trails navigate their way to the summit, one far more challenging the other, with almost constant 45 degree ascents and descents. You can only take this more difficult trail with a guide, but you'll be rewarded for your efforts with views of the dwarf forest. You should, however, consider taking a guide regardless of which trail you choose, as you'll learn more about the geology and wildlife of the reserve. Be sure to stop in the cafe on the volcano and sample the local coffee, and bring sturdy boots and plenty of water for the journey. Plan to see Mombacho Volcano National Preserve and other attractions that appeal to you using our Granada vacation builder.
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  • Too expensive, almost obligatory climb in truck 4 x 4, $ 80 at 4, it's too! Once at the top, 3 trails 2 with obligatory guide, you have to pay once again. The "El Crater" path is without guide, beautiful views of Granada and Lake Nicaragua. The fumeroles is a fumarole that boils down to a hole of 1 m in diameter buried in vegetation whose fate a little smoke, disappointing.
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  • Our stop in Nicaragua during a 14-day Panama Canal cruise on the Norwegian Jewel included an eight-hour tour with Swiss Travel to the Mombacho Volcano and the nearby colourful colonial city of Granada...  more »
  • Nice 4 x 4 climbing uphill is a nice freshness from orchids on the golf course accessible to all. Several circuits more or less long walk is random on Granada according to time very variable ballad to do
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