Horseback riding, canopy and hiking in Nicaragua, an affluent flora and fauna amid other howler monkeys, iguanas, toucans and parrots, awaits the tourists in virgin jungles. Volcanoes and forest in these areas are excellent for outdoor activities, and the appealing crystal clear lakes can be enjoyed as well.
1. Somoto Canyon, Esteli and Miraflor: on this tour you will experience the Somoto Canyon. You will also visit a Cigar/Tobacco Factory, go horseback riding through the tropical nature with its variety of wildlife, and take a city tour in Estelí. Within three days you can experience some highlights of Nicaragua’s Western part.
2. Trekking Ometepe Island: experience the highlights of Ometepe Island with a day tour. Visit an old church,watch how coffee is grown,relax at the beach with a great view to the volcanoes,and discover some tropical flora and fauna on the island.
3. Masaya Volcano Night Tour in Nicaragua: this tour leads you to Masaya Volcano, where you can experience a beautiful sunset and watch parrots returning to their sleeping place while bats start their journey into the night. Enjoy the view from the top of the volcano.
4. Mombacho Volcano and canopy: come and join the hiking adventure in the craters of Mombacho Volcano and discover the rainforest through your canopy adventure.
Upon arrival to Managua International Airport a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Leon, City.
Day 2. Somoto Canyon
The tour starts in León in the morning. You will be transferred to the Somoto Canyon. The river here is 4.7 kilometers long and has a depth of 100 meter runs through the canyon. First you will walk in the canyon, then we take small boats and finally we can swim in the canyon or drift through it by using rubber tubes. Later that day we continue to Estelí, where you stay overnight in a hotel and you can enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants.
Day 3. The highlands
After breakfast, you will take a tour to visit the city’s highlights. Among other highlights, you will visit a museum and see some murals. You will visit a Cigar/Tobacco Factory, where you will learn about the process of making cigars. Next, we will continue to the mystical reserve of Miraflor. Here you participate in a horseback riding tour that leads you to some amazing places: beautiful waterfalls, some coffee farms and through the cloud forest that is inhabited by tropical birds. Along the tour you can enjoy breathtaking views.
Day 4. Leon self-discovery
After breakfast, you will return to León, you will have some free time to rest and relax.
Day 5. Ometepe Island
Today, you will drive to the port in San Jorge at Lake Nicaragua and take a ferry to Moyogalpa on Ometepe Island. A day tour on the island follows. First, you will visit the church and stone statues in Alta Gracia. Second stop is at Farm Magdalena in Balgue, where you can see how they grow organic coffee.
Third, at Santo Domingo which has a wonderful beach and is situated between the two volcanoes of Ometepe Island, you will have time for lunch, to relax and swim. In the afternoon we continued to Charco Verde, a small lake on Ometepe Island. This city is home of the mythological figure, Chico Largo. While walking around the lagoon and enjoying the flora and fauna, you will learn about this mysterious legend. Enjoy the scenery and nature before you spend the night on Ometepe Island. You have the evening free.
Day 6. Granada
In the morning we take the ferry from Moyogalpa Back to San Jorge. From there you will be transferred back to Granada. You will have free time to rest and explore on your own in the city of Granada.
Day 7. Masaya Volcano
Have fun and enjoy the unique views from above the ground in the middle of the rainforest. On this tour you will experience the rainforest in a very unique way. You will fly through it on a total distance of 1500 m, by zip lining across 11 cables between 17 platforms in 4,5 hours.Keep your eyes open for a variety of animals and plants. Adrenaline and fun are guaranteed for this unique experience.
In the afternoon you leave from Granada To start your adventure to Masaya Volcano. You can experience a lot of wildlife during this tour. In the evening, you can watch how parrots return to sleep inside Santiago’s active crater. If you want to see different species of bats, you can take a walk in a small cave. A guide will inform you about Masaya ecology, geology and history of the volcano. Once it is dark you can listen to nature’s sounds and enjoy the view of the city lights of Managua, Granada and Masaya, if the weather conditions allow it. In the evening you will be transferred back to Granada.
Day 8. Mombacho Volcano
The tour starts in Granada and combines two unique experiences. We will drive up the Mombacho Volcano to the top through the pristine cloud forest. There we will hike to the crater and you will learn about the flora and fauna. You will have an amazing view of Granada, Lake Nicaragua, Lagoon of ‘Apoyo’ and the little islands. After a stop at the Biological Center we drive down the volcano.
Then you have a chance to visit coffee plantations and the dry tropical forest. Keep your eyes open for the variety of birds and animals like monkeys along the way. Here, your next adventure begins in the canopy. On 11 different steel cables and three hanging bridges you will discover the tree tops and go a distance of about two kilometers between 17 platforms. Lots of fun and adrenaline are guaranteed. After these experiences you will be transferred back to Granada.
Day 9. Return home
This awesome outdoors vacation ends today. Today a driver will take you to the international airport of Managua for your flight back home.
9 days & 8 nights
$1,500 per guest
Private transportation, door to door service
8 nights accommodation: hotels carefully selected
Local certified onsite guides
All park entrance fees
Ferries to Ometepe Island
Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.
12 days & 11 nights
9 days & 8 nights
10 days & 9 nights