Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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#2 of 8 in Nature in Rivas Department
Volcano · Nature / Park
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Attempt to scale the majestic heights of Volcan Concepcion, a powerful presence on the Nicaraguan skyline with an elevation of 1610 m (5282 ft). Set off on the gruelling trail through a biodiverse environment, starting in deep jungle and muddy farmland before climbing toward a steep, sparse landscape with rocks and debris becoming more frequent as you get closer to the volcano's rim. Toward the summit, you will encounter strong, cold winds, and if you’re lucky, glimpse panoramic views stretching from the Pacific coast of Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. More often than not, thick cloud conceals this view. However, the sight of the volcano’s vast mouth and its almighty power makes the hike worthwhile, no matter the weather. Be prepared for an extremely difficult climb, bring water and appropriate footwear, and consider hiring a guide to help you. Using our online itinerary creator, Isla de Ometepe attractions like Volcan Concepcion can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were a small group for the tour to the lookout. Our guide gave us all the time we needed that we could enjoy the wildlife and the surrounding nature. It was a great experience with howler monkeys.....  more
    We were a small group for the tour to the lookout. Our guide gave us all the time we needed that we could enjoy the wildlife and the surrounding nature. It was a great experience with howler monkeys.....  more »
  • Amazing hike ! Difficult climb and definitely challenging but 100% worth the effort. Recommend to anyone who’s looking for a beautiful hike in Ometepe and Nicaragua in general. I also recommend... 
    Amazing hike ! Difficult climb and definitely challenging but 100% worth the effort. Recommend to anyone who’s looking for a beautiful hike in Ometepe and Nicaragua in general. I also recommend...  more »
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  • Most symetric volcan on earth. The climb to the top is not for begginers but it can be done in a 6 hours walk. Be sure to being enough water cause the second half is pretty hard as there is no trees, only volcans rocks, but the view us awesome. Be aware : the top is usually covered by clouds so if you reach the top, you have more chance to have the breath taking view if you leave in the morning !
  • A beautiful volcano that creates a magical backdrop to photos, and if you get a chance to hike it is amazing too

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