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Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding is one of the world’s most adventurous tours

A newly released list of the Most Adventurous Tours in The World by highlights the best of adventure travel tours across the globe. One of the entries is the Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua. This adrenaline-pumping adventure to Central America’s youngest active volcano lets those who dare go, board down the ashy slopes on a wooden sled. This amazing experience is one that must be lived first-hand!

The list additionally compiles other adventurous tours which are all worth adding to every adventure-seeker’s bucket list. From hiking to Machu Picchu to diving between two continents, as well as flying fighter jets, there is plenty to please every type of adventurous thrill.

  • Heli-Skiing
  • Fly a Fighter Jet
  • Shark Diving
  • Snorkeling Between Two Continents
  • Amazon Adventure Cruise
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canyoneering
  • Extreme Ziplining
  • Running with The Bulls
  • Swim with Sea Lions
  • Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Galapagos Islands Adventure
  • Volcano Surfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Submarine Diving
  • Sandboarding in Morocco
  • Mt. Everest Tour
  • Dive the Great Blue Hole
  • South Island Adrenaline Junkie Tour
  • Ultimate Helicopter Tour

Find a full look at the thrilling adventures as listed on in the infographic below.

Cerro Negro Volcano

Cerro Negro (which translates into English as: Black Hill) is Central America’s youngest active volcano, having first appeared in 1850. The volcano has a gravelly colour, which contrasts immensely with the surrounding verdant hillsides, to which it owes its name.

Cerro Negro volcano is part of the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in Nicaragua, some two hours from the capital city of Managua. Despite its young age, Cerro Negro has been one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua, with a total of 23 eruption, its latest occurring in 1999.

Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding

Most Cerro Negro Volcano boarding experiences depart from Leon, a town that lies roughly one hour away. Likewise, day trips to the volcano can also be booked from the nearby beach town, Las Peñitas.

The most common way then, is to hop on a 4×4 vehicle to reach the base of the volcano and prepare for a hike up to the top. It takes about an hour to hike up, with incredibly rewarding views at the top, justifying the surrounding magical scenery and landscapes. The stunning panoramic view of active and dormant volcanoes is hard to beat elsewhere. The peak of the volcano not only has views of the lush surrounding forests, but also offers a close-up at the multi-coloured active crater.

The way back down, though, is truly the most fun and exciting part. One of the paths, which is too steep to climb but perfect for a descent, is made of smooth volcanic sand instead of rocky terrain. While some will take a couple of minutes to run down the slope, thrill seekers undoubtedly will prefer to volcano-board to the base on wooden sleds.

Boarding down Cerro Negro Volcano