Although we wouldn't blame you if you don't want to leave your hotel room, our Masaya Volcano Night Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will show you the power and beauty of nature in a way you have never seen before.
The Masaya volcano is one of six active volcanoes in
Nicaragua. In 1979, Masaya became Nicaragua's first national park, named Masaya
Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcan Masaya). The park has an area of
54 km² includes two volcanoes and five craters, as well as a range of
elevations between 100 and 630 meters above sea level. In the park is an
underground tunnel formed by lava flows; one can find bats and look inside and
observe the glowing lava in the dark crater mouth of the volcano.
You can choose the time of your tour and we will take care of the rest. Make sure you bring your camera and comfortable clothing. The tour starts with a hike up to the cross (La Cruz de Bobadilla) overlooking the volcano and the surroundings. Watch the green parakeets returning to their homes in the Santiago crater walls. Somehow, this birds adapted to the sulfur smoke from the volcano.
The tour ends with a visit to a viewpoint that provides the possibility to actually look inside the crater mouth of the volcano, observing the red, glowing lava.
After the tour ends, you will be taken back to the hotel, where you can enjoy a unique culinary experience in our own Azul Restaurant.
Still not convinced? Take a look at this video from National Geographic where explorer Sam Cossman operated camera-mounted drones to capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater. Cossman and his team piloted the drones over the 7.5-mile-wide (12-kilometer) caldera while confronting toxic gases and boiling lava. Although two drones succumbed to the harsh environment, the team was able to bring back video and photos that will help scientists learn more about the volcano and the life around it.