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Climb active Cerro Negro volcano
Climb to the top of Cerro Negro volcano, passing crests of lava and two giant craters.
Rising out of the trees, the dark walls of the active volcano of Cerro Negro contrast vividly with the lush green surroundings. The trails approaching the cone soon turn to black lava dunes as you reach the foot of the volcano and begin an easy climb up to its two craters.
From the summit you'll be able to enjoy astounding views over the volcano range, the plains and highlands of Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean, before beginning an equally scenic descent across the loose rocks and sand of Cerro Negro's black slopes – an otherworldly environment. To speed up the journey there's even the exhilarating option of 'ash boarding' down the scree-covered surface.
Activity Rating: easy
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Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.