Adventure & meet the locals (8 days – 7 nights)
This adventure includes different activities (kayak in Lake Nicaragua, visit an active volcano at night, hike in the rainforest, surf the Pacific waves) and involves some interaction with the locales, sharing their way of life and even their meals!
- Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
- Transportation as stated on the itinerary (Day 1 to Day 8). Local transportation in Ometepe Island.
- Round trip ferry tickets to Ometepe Island.
- All activities with admissions on days 2 4, 7 and 7 with local bilingual guide (surf and snorkeling instructor on days 6 and 7).
- Meals as per description.
- Local sales taxes.
- International airfares.
- Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
- Other activities suggested but not included.
- Travel insurance.
Day 1: Arrival in Managua Airport – Transfer to Granada
Upon arrival at Managua’s Airport, you will be transferred directly to Granada, the jewel of Nicaraguan cities! The rest of the day is at leisure in the city. Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup. Meals: –
After breakfast enjoy a day full of adventures! First we drive to small port in Lake Nicaragua to start a kayak tour. See the most beautiful islands in Lake Nicaragua and their rich flora and fauna, discover some of the 356 islands “Isletas” and its birdlife at your own pace. After your tour, you will be transferred to Montibelli reserve. Go with your local guide to visit two “Fincas” where the locals are dedicated to harvest all kinds of fruits as well as raise cattle. You will also observe how “cuajadas” (a variety of local cheese) and tortillas are made by the locals. Lunch “campestre” style will be enjoyed in the property. Before returning to Granada stop at the active Masaya volcano National Park to enjoy one of Nicaragua’s most interesting natural phenomena: a lava lake inside the crater of this beautiful volcano, a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche. Meals: B-L
Morning transfer to San Jorge docks. Here board a ferry to Ometepe Island, the world’s largest volcanic island in a lake. Enjoy a smooth ride in Lake Nicaragua and as the ferry approaches the island, enjoy impressive views of the island’s volcanoes: Concepcion & Maderas. On arrival transfer to your Hotel San Juan de La Isla 2* sup. Meals: B
Early wake up for today’s adventure! You will be transferred south the Island to the shores of the Maderas Volcano. From there you will start, with your local guide, hiking the Maderas volcano, one of Ometepe’s 2 volcanoes, hosting an extensive cloud forest and wildlife. The Madera Volcano is a 1350 mt. (4,429 ft.) hike where you will reach a lagoon at the top of the volcano. This is a strenuous and long hike (averaging 4 hours). After your hike you will return to your Hotel San Juan de La Isla. Meals: B-Box lunch
Note: A partial hike (less strenuous) to a lookout point is also available.
Breakfast and transfer to the docks to take the Ferry back to the mainland. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to San Juan del Sur, a small and very nice typical fishermen port located at the south west, placed along a bay that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Free time to visit this colourful and lively town.
Overnight at Hotel La Posada Azul 3*. Meals: B
Morning transfer to a nearby beach to enjoy surfing lessons. The beaches of San Juan del Sur are the scene of major surfing tournaments, both national and international, attracting world figures, surfers and thousands of fans from all over the world. Take lessons during 2 hours and enjoy practicing of this sport at the beach. Transfer back to your Hotel La Posada Azul in the afternoon. Meals: B
Note: Surf lessons are shared. Can be quoted private upon request.
Day at leisure at the beach, optional activity: after breakfast get ready to enjoy the beautiful underwater world just outside of San Juan del Sur Bay. You will depart fully equipped with a set of snorkeling gear to enjoy a great experience underwater. During this 4-hour trip you will be accompanied by an experienced guide to assure your safety and experience. Afternoon is at leisure at the Hotel La Posada Azul. Meals: B
Note: This tour is suggested to take between December and April.
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