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Trekking and hiking in Nicaragua

Nicaragua palm trees and blue skies

Whether it’s hiking up a volcano, through the rainforest of a National Park or stumbling on a hidden waterfall, Nicaragua has some great trekking options. Below we’ve put together the best Nicaragua trips to pick if you fancy including a little trekking.

Nicragua Ometepe Island tourist walking along the beach volcano view

Discover Ometepe Island

As well as lake-side beaches and clear waters, Ometepe Island is home to two volcanoes and some impressive waterfalls. Take a hike to the San Ramon Waterfall, or try the tough trek up the volcano.

Hiking trails and quetzal tails

Search for birds of paradise with a hike through Nicaragua’s wild north. This Nature Reserve has it all: cloud forests, mountains and even the shy but beautiful quetzal bird.

Nicaragua Quetzal bird wildlife spotting
Nicaragua Leon cathedral colonial building

The colonial charm of León

León may be best known for it’s culture and edgy art scene, but it’s also the jumping off point to Cerro Negro volcano. Stay an extra night and take our optional excursion to visit Cerro Negro.