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Choncoteciguatepe Tour


The Concepción Volcano Nature Reserve is the second largest active volcano (after San Cristóbal Volcano) in Nicaragua with 1,610 meters (5280 feet). It has one of the best sunrises of all volcanoes in the Maribios mountain range, and it shelters variety of orchids.

The tour begins in the morning. It starts from the Central Park in Altagracia or the entrance to the community of La Sabana. After traveling for 1 hour on a wide trail, we will reach the entrance of the Reserve. This is where the adventure becomes more exciting due to the rough and winding road that we will have to walk to get to the summit.

A variety of dry tropical vegetation can be observed, including abundant orchids, dwarf forests and lava flows that confirm ancient eruptions. Also, different landforms can be seen, like islands, coasts, hills and wetlands.

After four hours of travel we will reach our final destination: the crater of the volcano. The interior is covered with clouds that emanate gas and prevents visitors from staying to much time at the top.

The wind, the fog, the heat of the surface and the cold air will force you to descent a little bit to a comfortable site to eat and regain the needed energy for the return trip. As you return by the same path, you may appreciate the landscape as the sky clears up. Also, hiking down the volcano may be easier than the hike up. The duration of the hike depends on the physical and mental condition of the tourist.

The tour ends at the entrance to the community of La Sabana or the central park of Altagracia.


-Bilingual Guide
-First Aid kit
-2 bottled water (1.5 lt)
-Sandwich (meat or vegetarian)
-Entrance fee.

Tips and Practical Information

-Length of the tour: 8 hours
-Departure time from Central Park or La Sabana: 5:30 AM
-Arrival time to the Reserve: 6:30 AM
-Arrival time: 3 PM
-Return to hotel: 3:30 PM
-Minimum of persons per visit: 1
-Maximum of persons per visit: 5.

Departure place(s)

Central Park of Altagracia or La Sabana community.

Departure time(s)

  • 5.30 AM


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Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Asociacion de Guias Comunitarios de Altagracia

Cancellation Without Penalty:

Cancellations made at least 7 days before the tour or package will not incur any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:

Cancellations made with less than 7 days before the tour or package will be charged 50% of the remaining amount made for the reservation.

In case of no-use of the reserved service, 50% of the remaining amount made for the reservation will be charged. These amounts will be additionals to the 10% reservation (no refundable) already payed to assure the booking.