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Mombacho Volcano

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Mombacho Volcano

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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

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Visit Nicaragua with the security and convenience of a group tour on a day trip from Costa Rica. By traveling with a driver and guide, first-time visitors to Nicaragua can see the country's southern highlights without the hassle of navigating the border crossing or public transportation. Plus, with all the logistics covered in advance, you can squeeze in a boat ride, shopping, and wildlife viewing all in one day.
US$189.75 per adult
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thomasmaes1992 wrote a review Apr 2020
Houthulst, Belgium9 contributions5 helpful votes
This vulcano is nothing special, yet... they ask INSANE prices!!!! 20$ PER PERSON!!! Just for a 15 min ride up and down!! this is insane considering u pay 3$ to drive for 4 hours from one city to another for example... PLUS the drives up and down are like 4-5 times a day so if u arrive at the wrong time u might have to wait 2 hours or more .... even tho its a 15 min ride they let u wait!! WAAAIT this isn't all!! U still have to pay to do the crater walk then.... that only takes 30min!! so more then 20$ for something that takes 30 minutes to walk... IF u want to do the longer trails, guess what??? U HAVE to take a guide ... = even more money!!! even tho it's so easy to navigate.. I asked If it is possible to take the transport up and walk down for 10$.. no this isnt possible.... He said it is possible to walk up and take transport down for 10$ .. because he knew I wouldnt do that... PLUS u have to pay 5$ to walk up and down!!! so I would have to pay that aswell!!!! that would also have been 15$ insane.. So I just paid and regretted it immediately .. While driving up in an almost empty car we passed so many people walking up this insanely steep roads sweating and dying and they didnt care.. (it takes 2 hours to walk up!) while going down they saw 2 girls walk down alone and they did pick them up for a free ride.... (while some passengers just paid 10$ for the ride down) pretending to be good while im sure they passed em on the way up.. then a bit further 2 guys walking and didnt stop.. There are so many better options than this insanely expensive rude tourist trap... Just DON'T DO IT..
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gizmobristoltriangle wrote a review Apr 2020
Frome, United Kingdom87 contributions49 helpful votes
I loved this place. To get the opportunity to stick my head over the ridge of a caldera and see the magma churning below.....just amazing. The museum on the way up was interesting and well worth a visit and if you're into geology the lava fields are exciting. Don't know if the visitor number was the maximum when we were there- I guess so but the was plenty of room for everyone. All part of my Nicaragua high.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Florida_family_kids wrote a review Feb 2020
Ocala, Florida346 contributions93 helpful votes
Natures walk to see a high altitude rain forests. Lots of plant life. Didn’t see any wildlife . Maybe early morning or sunset the animals will come out
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sandy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingsport, Tennessee43 contributions8 helpful votes
Catch the early “bus”—the open air transport that grinds its way up almost a mile of winding roads through coffee plantations and rainforest. Take one of the trails from the reserve hostel, keep going to the overlook and look down below at the peninsula with 365 islands ....formed when where you stand exploded years ago when Mombacho erupted. The peninsula you see was the lava that flowed out into Lake NICARAGUA. Continue on the trail to an open field with even more fantastic views. Look around and enjoy the orchids and ferns at every turn. If you’re quiet you may hear the growl of a jaguar or the grunts of howler monkeys. Watch carefully as you ride the bus back down the mountain—-that’s the Pacific Ocean and the well-known Volcán Santiago at Masaya that appears through the breaks in vegetation. Sometimes the temperature drops so you may need a jacket. Be advised! Anyone with back or neck problems need to be aware that the “bus” ride up and down the mountain will jerk and jostle you. You might need to miss this incredible journey:(
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Marianne F wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia70 contributions9 helpful votes
We did a morning walk on the Tigrello track with guide 'El Tigre', who was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cloud forest is beautiful, the crater views terrific when not in the cloud! The walk took us about 3 hours but that was because our guides were happy to go slow and look for wildlife and tell us about the forest, plants, and history. We'll worth a trip, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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