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“Walking on cloud 9” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mombacho Volcano

Mombacho Volcano
Granada, Nicaragua
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Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve Hiking and...
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Granada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Oakville, Canada
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“Walking on cloud 9”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A lovely tour at the top of an active volcano, where at 1150m above seawater, you are up among the clouds. It is quite cool and windy up there, so a pullover would not go amiss. Walk through damp rainforest and then out into open mountainside littered with field orchids and pock marked with vents, which range from mildly warm to scalding hot and sulphurous. From here you can get fantastic views of Granada, the volcanic islets of Granada, the Apoyo lagoon (a crater lake) and the smoking Masaya Volcano. Then down to the coffee plantation where you can have a light meal and a tour and finally back at the bottom where you can do the zip lining and canopy walk. Zip lining was awesome, though for the faint-of-heart you may want to stay away from the superman and upside down flights.

Visited April 2014
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Diriamba, Nicaragua
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“nice but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It's a nice place to see but one of the most expensive attractions in Nicaragua. We came there (after a phone call) and their bus to go up has already been full. So, be aware. I personally thinks when they ask for so much money they should offer more transportation up there.

Visited January 2014
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“Wonderfully cool temperatures after blistering Granada heat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Although we had made a reservation for an English speaking guide with the intent of doing the 2.5 hour tour around two craters, something was amiss and no guide was available. So instead of paying for a guide who would not be understood, we wandered the crater path on our own, at leisure, taking in the fumaroles and natural beauty of the volcano.

Visited April 2014
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“Enjoyed the crater rim trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The crater rim trail of Mambacho was very enmjoyable. One can see a few steaming lava vents, beautiful views of Granada, lake Nicaragua and the surrounding area and best of all views of the steep crater itself. The hike takes around 90 minutes. Though it has many steps it is not otherwise challenging.
We went with the tour company Favio's Express. The car and driver were excellent and I highly recommend this company.

Visited April 2014
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Managua, Nicaragua
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“Steep price... but it's a steep road up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I hike a good bit so was a little on the fence about my groups decision to pay $16 to take the ride up the volcano. But despite it being dry season, the cobblestone road up was still slick and kindof mossy due to the cloud forest. In the end I was really grateful not to be fighting my way up and sliding down - just able to enjoy hiking at the top! We had great views and a really fun guide to point out all the flora and fauna.

Visited March 2014
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