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Volcan Concepcion

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Address: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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US$94.00*
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Concepción Volcano Hike in Isla de Ometepe
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US$159.99*
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Ometepe Island Day Trip from Managua

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Your legs will hurt for days haha!

We booked our guide at Villa Paraiso (45$ each) which included transportation, lunch and water. The lady told us that they only do tours up to 1000metres, not to the top (1600... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
KristinaRomashenko
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked our guide at Villa Paraiso (45$ each) which included transportation, lunch and water. The lady told us that they only do tours up to 1000metres, not to the top (1600 metres) and we were okay with that because we couldn't imagine being able to go to the top anyways. At some point, the guide told us that there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you decide to do this hike, you will need to be prepared for the pain, mentally and physically. We are fit individuals and this was the hardest hike of our trip by far. Take plenty of food and water and get ready for the pain. Also pick your day wisely as it is often cloudy in the morning when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Hard! about 1600M up and then back down again, Going up isnt too bad, we started walking at around 6.45 Our guide said we needed to reach the top by 12.00. its starts off in farmland, then jungle, the plants thin out eventually its just 45 degrees of rock, gravel and sand!. The top part was tricky but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Concepción is beautiful! As one of only 2 perfect cone shaped volcanoes in Nicaragua, and the second tallest as well, it is quite a sit to see! Many say it is a better climb than the others in the north and more fun than ash-boarding. Plan 6-10 hours total. I found the OmetepeIslandInfo site full of great information!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Challenging hike, and depending on the weather, the views can be limited due to fog. Hike starts with forest then opens up near the halfway point where it is very dry with rocks. Definitely recommend taking a guide with you (paid $25 each) as it's easy to get lost and bring at least 3L water each. Good hike. Took us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We met David while staying at hospedaje central in Moygalpa (the best place to stay!) He is the best tourguide you will find on the Island! Friendly and you know you will have a laugh and learn a lot! When you are at the harbour go to the UGO office and ask for David or call him at: 86492548

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Clouds are usually present over the top of the volcano making for some interesting pictures. You can get many views of the volcano from just about anywhere on the Isla.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The hike to the top of the Volcano will probably be one of the most challenging things a person will do but it sure gives a feeling of accomplishment.The 1,500 meter trek takes 4 and 1/2 hours to the top and about 3 and 1/2 hours down again so it is a full day.Until you get above the tree line(where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The Volcan Concepcion is a must do when at Isla de Ometepe. There used to be three trails going up the volcano (2 starting near Moyogalpa and 1 near Altagracia). I did the relatively new trail starting from te road between San José and Santa Domingo. Take a local guide!!!! Although that I am in a pretty good shape the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Did a small group hike with a guide (who was excellent and friendly, helped make the whole experience great). Awesome experience, beautiful scenery with changing conditions at different altitudes. The step rocks can be very slippery so must wear proper footwear. Will be hot, but then need to pack jacket as we got caught in a brief shower near the... More 

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