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“Caves give the inside story of the Volcano”

Masaya Volcano National Park
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Granada Tours (on the Calzada in Granada) gave us a great tour of Masaya Volcano. As well as the museum (very basic), the active crater mouth (impressive and sulphurous) and panoramic views, our tour company got us a ranger-led tour into one of the lava-formed caves. The structure, minerals and bats were themselves extraordinary. Even more interesting to me (as a lover of history and indigenous peoples), was the ritual site where sacrifices to the power of the natural world in the form of the Masaya Volcano were hundreds of years ago.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We took a tour through our hotel and it included transportation and it was $30 US pp. We did the evening tour which left at 4 PM. The tour started at the rim of the volcano and then did a short steep hike up above it and some great views right at sunset. Afterwards we headed to a lava tube—another short walk. We went quite a ways inside the lava tube –maybe a quarter mile or so. There were a few bats flying around and also saw some huge spiders—yuck! The lava tube was an out and back. After the lava tube we stopped at another bat cave where we shut off our flash lights and held only one light inside the cave and hundreds of bats few out at a time. We took turns crouching in front of the cave snapping pictures. It was pretty cool. We also saw a gaint cockroach, a scorpion and a porcupine. We really enjoyed this tour. If you go during the day there are some longer rim hikes you can do that looked interesting. I brought a jacket and didn’t need it. I recommend wearing tennis shoes and bringing some water along. They provided flashlights but headlamps might have been better then your hands are free for picture taking.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

What an amazing experience to visit the volcano at dusk, hike up to a high premonitory and view the volcano from above. After viewing the volcano, we took a tour to local bat caves and were able to walk deep in the mountain with flashlights to view areas where ancient rituals took place. Well worth the trip.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Only in a country other than America would you be able to drive up one of the most active volcanos in the world.....like right up to the rim! DON"T MISS THIS OPPERTUNITY!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Masaya erupted in April of 2012. As a result the volcano is still smulterind. It was difficult to see the bottom of the volcano because of the smoke. You might want to go to the park at sunset to get a twofer. Be sure to visit the welcome center for a good lesson in the volconology and tectonic plates, etc.

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