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“Great hike! Quite tiring but totally worth it! Amazing!”
Review of Volcan Maderas

Volcan Maderas
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Hike Maderas Volcano in Ometepe Island
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Owner description: The last eruption from this dormant volcano was 10,000 years ago.
Reviewed 16 August 2013

The hike in total took 4 hours up and 4 hours down, with a half hour break for lunch. We are reasonably fit but took our time so as not to slip and also to absorb the sights and sounds. The path can be quite demanding, but once you get past the slippery mud, the loose rocks, the clay, the climbing and tiring descent, you are left with a lovely landscape, howler monkeys, lots of different birds and butterflies and a crater lake which you can swim in. On your way up the landscape changes in front of your eyes as the cloud forest sets in. Absolutely wonderful! Totally recommended!

Thank JadeJaguar2013
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I don't mind getting dirty but it's sooo much more comfortable and SAFE in rubber boots. We loved our guide, Efrain Bermudez whom we booked through our hotel, La Via Verde. He has such a thirst to learn English and loved talking about the Nicaraguan culture and history as we walked.

Thank agentiluomo
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We hired a guide just to go to the viewpoint which is about half way up the volcano as we were told this was as good as going to the top. Luckily we chose a good day weather wise and we were rewarded with stunning views. It is quite a steep climb but should not be a problem for anyone of reasonable fitness. We saw monkeys on the way and three different snakes. It was a good trip!

Thank bryncel
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We spent the day in the cloud forest and slipped and slid all the way down the trail in a torrential downpour. Wish we had a machete to clear the trail in a few places...thank goodness for our guide.

Thank KLS3002
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

The trails are a mess, and could use some work with a chain saw to make the, more passable! In the rain, it was a running river of slip sliding down the mountain.

Thank KLS3002
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