Volcan Concepcion, Isla de Ometepe

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#2 of 8 in Nature in Rivas Department
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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  • The hike alone is beautiful and takes you from rainforest to small bushes to only volcano rocks. So much fun if you go with a group  more »
  • Okay, I'm going to preface this review by saying there's a good chance you'll think I'm a "tool" (snobby, etc.) at some point as you read this. That said, here we go... We (male and female in our earl...  more »
  • This is a great way to spend 2 days on a volcanic island in the middle of a lake. Relaxed pace filled with beautiful vistas. Really fun to rent a motorcycle or scooter and ride around the island.  more »
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  • 4 and a half hours of climb... the fall is more complicated!
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