Nicaragua

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Your Nicaragua expedition. Explosive adventure, uncover culture.

Less developed than it’s adventure-packed neighbour Costa Rica, you come to Nicaragua to get off the tourist trail and explore some hidden gems. Take on 5 volcanoes in 5 days and after you have summited iconic jet black peaks enjoy the adrenaline as you dune board down. Bet you haven’t tried stand up paddle boarding in the lake of an extinct volcano crater either, so put it on the list. Embrace the hike up to a tropical viewpoint that has you standing in Nicaragua with views into El Salvador and Honduras.

Team up with local conservation efforts to help protect turtles or caiman crocodiles or immerse yourself in the efforts of rural communities to create their own sustainable incomes. Either way, Nicaraguan culture will embrace you and charm you with it’s beautiful Spanish architecture and warm hospitality.

Terrain

Varied terrain from coast to forest, mountains and volcanoes

Climate

Tropical climate with year round temperatures of 21°-29°C and rainy season from May-Nov

Did you know?

Nicaragua is home to a chain of 21 volcanoes spanning the length of the country

Some of the best bits

Climb to Nicaragua’s highest point

Scale Pico Mogotón at 2,107m and celebrate by putting one foot in Honduras and looking out to El Salvador. On paper it might not seem a mighty mountain but the track will weave you through the heat of the rainforest, past gushing waterfalls and up steep slopes to earn your reward.

Soar down a volcano

Surely the only place in the world where you can summit a volcano then reach it’s base two minutes later. Embrace the utility suits and goggles as you prepare to whizz down volcanic heights at speed.

Paddle a crater

See some scenery from a different perspective as you head out on a stand-up paddleboard in the crater of an extinct volcano. Not many people can put that on their hit list.

Take on the five volcano challenge

One volcano every day, for five days culminating in a sunrise summit to round off this amazing experience. Nicaragua is home to over 20 volcanoes and you’re taking on a quarter of them on this epic hike that will test your endurance and reward you with memories of sunrises, sweaty ascents and swift descents on volcano boards.

Combine with Costa Rica

Curious about Costa Rica? No need to miss out, cover more ground and explore Costa Rica’s cloud forest and conservation projects in a combined expedition with Nicaragua. You’ll get the best of both.

“We chose to do volcano boarding on the third day of our trek and I am so glad we did! It’s not something you can do everyday.”
Claudia, Challenger

Follow in the footsteps of past teams or forge your own path

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