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El Hoyo with VB
Quetzaltrekkers Office
USD 69 per person
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2 days - this hike leaves around 07:00 and arrives around 15:00

What's included

Entrance fees
Camping equipment
Meals x5
QT shirt

Three volcanoes and a crater lake, all in two days! We begin the tour at 7am in the Quetzaltrekkers office where we assemble our bags and eat a filling breakfast prepared by the guides. We then leave in our private truck for a one-hour ride to the starting point of the hike, the ranger station located between Cerro Negro and the Las Pilas-El Hoyo complex. As we reach the foot of the Volcán Cerro Negro, we leave our overnight packs at the station and begin a moderate 45-minute climb to the crater. We spend some time on the summit enjoying the cool breeze and magnificent views over the Maribios volcano range, plains of northern Nicaragua, and the Pacific Ocean. Then it’s time for the fun part… a spectacular descent of the volcano’s black sand slopes on volcano boards! After a safety demonstration, we put on our brightly-coloured volcano boarding suits and take off down Cerro Negro. ​After refuelling with a snack at the ranger station, we grab our big packs and begin a steep ascent of the Las Pilas – El Hoyo volcanic complex. We eat lunch upon arriving at the base of Las Pilas, and then wind through forests and old craters to approach El Hoyo. Out of nowhere comes “the Hole,” a mysterious giant sinkhole where we make camp. After erecting tents, we take a closer look at the Hole, summit the volcano, and explore an ominous, steaming sulfur vent. We enjoy dinner back at the campsite, practically a balcony seat for the view over Lake Managua, Momotombo, and lake Asososca. The next day, we open our tents and discover a truly unforgettable sunrise view of the lakes and volcanoes. We then eat breakfast, pack up camp, and make our way downwards through jungle and farmland to reach the Volcán Asososca and neighboring crater lake. After a long morning of hiking, we arrive at the crater lake where we eat lunch and reward ourselves with a refreshing swim. At around 1pm our private 4x4 arrives at the site to pick the group up and bringing us all back to Leon at around 2pm.

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When you book this hike, your booking fee goes directly to
Niños de Guatemala


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking before 6pm the day before the hike you will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 6pm will receive a 50% refund. For this hike we need a minimum of 2 people signed up. If you happen to be the only person signed up for the date requested, we will let you know by 6pm the day before the hike, and either offer you a refund or schedule you for a suitable day.

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