This is your chance to see lava! Enjoy one of the nature’s miracles on an active volcano with a sweeping view over San Cristobal, Cerro Negro, the Pacific Ocean and more.
Telica is one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua and its last eruption was in March 2016.
The Telica tour is a two-day trek around and on top of the beautiful volcano Telica.
The trip starts at SONATI at 9 am. You will be headed to the bus station to take public transportation to the entrance of the park (40 minutes ride). We start the trek at San Jacinto, at the bottom of the volcano were you will be able to see boiling mud pools! You will learn everything about these hot bubbling mud pits before starting the hike. The first part of the trek is a smooth and easy 4-hour hike through the forest, where you will enjoy the Nicaraguan beautiful flora and fauna, and learn many things about plants and animals thanks to our guides. We take a nice lunch break under a Mango tree. A movie could not set it more perfectly.
After that, it gets a little bit more challenging with a one-hour and a half-steep hike on the flanks of the Volcano. There you will found a nice camping spot, really close to the crater. At that point, you will have to demonstrate your camping skills and build up your camp for the night!
You will then reach the impressive crater (120 meters deep!) and enjoy the amazing view this 1061m high offers you. You will then enjoy an amazing and romantic sunset and after that if possible look at the lava inside the crater.
As a perfect ending of the day, we eat our dinner at the bonfire, tell scary stories and have a wonderful sleep in our tents.
The next morning starts with a beautiful sunrise at about 5am. We have breakfast, pack our stuff, hike back down for about 3 hours and take public transportation back to León. We arrive at SONATI around 11am.Send a tour booking request
Trek level: Medium
Needed fitness level: Medium
Duration: 1 1/2 days
What is included:
Public and private transport, entrance, guide, snack
What to bring:
- 4 to 6 liters of water
- Sun protection
- Hiking shoes
- Light jacket / sweater (it can get pretty windy up there)
- Food (1 lunch,1 dinner and 1 breakfast that does not need to be cooked)**
- Camping gear: tent, backpack, sleeping mat, sleeping bag**
- During rainy season pack a rain jacket, insect repellent and daypack cover