Masaya Volcano night tour is one of the most incredible experiences if you are into live volcanos watching. The highlight of spectacular Volcano night tour is the impressive Santiago crater and the sound of the live lava flowing below the standing point.

Masaya Volcano night tour – lava watching

The Masaya Volcano is one of the can’t miss attractions when traveling in Nicaragua. 

Masaya Volcano National Park lies between the cities of Managua and Granada and it is the largest national park in the country. 

BTW – never travel to Managua if you don’t have to! It’s a heavy, busy city with not much to see. Granada city is nice, but incomparable to magnificent Leon city. 

Anyway it’s good to reach Granada, if you are to book one of the organized trips to Masaya Volcano. As usual we wanted to reach Masaya by ourselves, without any organized torus. But for this trip I highly recommend booking a tour. 

How to get to Masaya Volcano

Why? Because it is only possible to visit this Volcano by car, there were no walkups allowed at the time we were traveling. And while they say Masaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua. 

The reason only vehicles are accessible during night time, is to be able to evacuate people if any danger occurs. So bus tour is the cheapest and most comfortable way to visit volcano at night time. We paid 20$ per person (normal prize) for the whole trip. While only the entrance fee to the park after 4 p.m. is 10$. 

Booking Masaya Volcano night tour, you will leave Granada around at 4 p.m. and come back after 8 p.m. There’s a lot of vehicles waiting to enter the National Park for the night tour to Masaya Volcano. 

We waited almost 3 hours to get to the top of the volcano, which leaves you with maximum 15 minutes lava watching from the edge of the crater. 

Attraction in Masaya

I know it sounds very short but at the same time 15 minutes it’s long enough for this attraction. If you decide to visit the crater suring the day. The impression obviously would not be as strong as during the night but there are also adventages. 

You’ll be able to admire the whole volcano landscape in national Park. The entrance to the National Park during day time is much cheaper, you are not limited with time and you can also do some hiking to reach other craters and viewpoints across the place.

Lava inside Masaya Volcano