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León - San Cristóbal Volcano - Hike


San Cristóbal, the highest (and also one of the most active) volcano in Nicaragua, stands symmetrically proudly at 1,745 meters (5725 ft) above sea level. The youngest volcano in San Cristóbal complex, San Cristóbal Volcano (capped by a massive 500 x 600m wide crater, 1640 x 1968 ft) is accompanied by adjacent less-active volcanoes in the range, namely La Casita, El Choncho, Moyotepe and La Pelona. These other volcanoes make the view unbelievably beautiful once you reach the peak of San Cristóbal. Not only will you see these gargantuan summits, you will also see the beauty of the breathtaking scenery displaying the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras and El Savador.

The passage to the top is not considered easy. It is actually the most challenging volcano in Nicaragua to climb. It will take you one whole day to do the ascending and descending trip. The volcano's steep slopes are one of the reasons why climbing San Cristóbal is rather challenging. In fact, if you do not have a fit, healthy body, it is not recommended for you to hike San Cristóbal.

Duration: approximate 12 hours (7 - 8 hours climbing)



Transportation (4x4 vehicle, air conditioner)


Bilingual guide


Tips and Practical Information

Sturdy hiking shoes

Small rug sack


At least 4 liters of water



Insect repellent

Long-sleeved shirt and trousers

Hat/cap against the sun

Departure place(s)

Your hotel in León or Vapues offices

Departure time(s)

  • 5.00 AM


Participants Price
1 US$ 280.00 per person
2 US$ 165.00 per person
3 US$ 165.00 per person
4 US$ 140.00 per person
5 US$ 140.00 per person
6 US$ 140.00 per person
7 US$ 140.00 per person
8 US$ 120.00 per person
9 US$ 120.00 per person
10 US$ 120.00 per person

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Vapues Tours

Payment Conditions Vapues Tours

All online booked tours will be scheduled and organized after our confirmation. However, to guarantee the services you will be ask to pay online a first 10%, then a full payment of the remaining amount is required at least 48 hours before the tour day in any of our offices in Nicaragua.

If you are not able to proceed with the remaining payment or you would like to pay through bank transfer or deposit please contact us at, you can also call us to our emergency phone: (505) 8539 7430.

Vapues Tours Head Office:
Restaurante La Marsellaise 1 c. Sur, ½ c. al Este, casa número 6, Los Robles.
Vapues Tour Service Point Granada:
Costado Sur Catedral, edificio color azul frente al Parque Central, Granada.
Vapues Tours Service Point León:
Costado Norte Casa cural Iglesia El Laborío, León.

Cancellation Policies

Cancellation without Penalty:
Cancellations made at with more than 1 month before the day of arrival will not incur any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
Cancellations made with less than 1 month before arrival day, the following percentages will be charged, besides the initial payment if the reservation is cancelled:
30 days - 8 days: 25 %
7 days - 48 hours: 50 %
Less than 48 hours or in case of no-use of the reserved service: 100%