Nicaragua's Fire Mountains
Nicaragua, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €1,995 (land only) - from $2,795 (land only)
- A brilliant Central American trekking holiday
- Nicaragua - a fresh and exciting trekking destination
- Reach the top of 7 of Nicaragua`s volcanoes
- The charming old colonial cities of Grenada and Leon
- Relax on the Pacific coast
Running parallel to the Nicaragua Pacific coast, a rocky spine of volcanoes provides the objectives for this superb new Central American trekking holiday. Day-hiking amongst the volcanoes of Nicaragua, many of which are active, we will reach as many as 7 summits during the course of this superb trekking holiday. Spanish colonial towns, charming villages, tropical forest and far-reaching views are all part of the experience, as are smoking fissures, boiling mud, lava pools and crater lakes perfect for swimming. We will hike on Isla Zapatera on the vast expanse of Lake Nicaragua and look for bats in the Masaya Volcano National Park. Also on our tick list are the perfect conical Momotombo, the black ash mountain of Cerro Negro, the challenging Telica and San Cristobal (1745m), the highest of all. This vibrant walking holiday is brought to a suitably relaxing conclusion with 2 nights at a Pacific coastal resort and a day's sightseeing in the old colonial town of Leon.
Please note that we are selling this trip in conjunction with our partners at Hauser (Germany's leading independent adventure travel operator). As a result, these groups, which are led by an English-speaking Nicaraguan guide, may have an interesting cosmopolitan mix.
Is this holiday for you?
The grading of this holiday is not straightforward as the length and difficulty of each of the peaks varies quite considerably. The trip's grade takes into account a number of factors, including the overall length of the holiday, the ease with which it is possible to opt out of various sections of the itinerary, and the sightseeing and relaxation days on Lake Nicaragua at the beginning of the holiday and at the coast and in Leon at the end. Please note however that some of the ground covered is more typical of terrain encountered on our more demanding trips. The approaches to the volcanoes are generally easy, following established trails through forest or grassland. However, the ascents of some of the volcanoes, notably Telica and San Cristobal, present quite challenging hikes even to regular hillwalkers, sometimes on steep and/or loose ground. We use a support crew during those days when we are camping and personal baggage is transferred between camps. This holiday is suitable for regular hillwalkers and those with a good level of fitness.