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Volcano Surfing In Nicaragua

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The Facts
Flight timefrom UK: 7hrs 5mins; from US: 7hrs 5mins
Ideal length8 Days
PriceFrom £ 2,599 pp
When to goNovember - June

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Surfing the ring of fire… volcano surfing the warm ashes of the mighty Cerro Negro is quite literally an out of this world experience.

A crocodile safari in the mysterious waters of the San Juan River? You can also kayak, mountain bike and raft around this lush tropical nature reserve.

Zip lining through the jungle canopy and brave a canopy walk: there is a 100m long hanging bridge over the forested canyon. There are 800 hectares of forest home to rare butterflies, monkeys, and iguanas.

Biking through the jungle at Morgan’s Rock and sunset kayaking… if you time your trip well you might even catch baby sea turtles hatching on the beach.

Central America is earmarked as a must visit region at the moment, and for stunning beaches, lush tropical jungle and flaming volcanoes, you need look no further than Nicaragua. Beautiful landscapes still untouched by mass market tourism, pretty colonial towns, warm coastal waters and stunning beaches with a plethora of adventurous activities to enjoy - it's a cliché, but for a tropical holiday, Nicaragua really does 'have it all'.

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wildlife safari

Flying into the capital Managua, you'll spend your first two nights in the southern San Juan region where you can kayak, mountain bike and raft around the San Juan River and in the Guatuzos nature reserve (how does a thrilling crocodile safari sound?) Bed down at Sabalos Lodge in your own private luxury cabin on the river, before heading by 4WD it to the rugged jungles of Granada and Cerro Negro.

volcano surfing nicaragua

volcano surfing

Spend the next two days zip lining through the jungle canopy, trekking and horse riding around the Mesaya Volcano range and having a crack at perhaps the most extreme activity in the world - volcano surfing. In Cerro Negro you can ride the 'ring of fire' as you surf down the side of the volcano, passing over still warm ashes. A simply phenomenal experience.

the perfect eco-lodge

Spend the next week at Morgan's Rock – a beach eco lodge tucked away in lush rainforest just three hours from the capital Managua. Wake up in a king size bed beside a huge tree trunk which grows through your cabin. How does eating fish you have caught that day and drinking juice from the surrounding fruit trees sound? Shrouded by tropical vegetation, ultra-clean Pacific Ocean waters and pristine beaches, this luxury lodge will make you feel awfully close to nature.

And no, it's not a hippy camp. More like hip paradise.


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