Nicaragua: Green adventure (5 days – 4 nights)

This tour is for true nature lovers. It features the south East of Nicaragua and famous Rio San Juan, natural border to Costa Rica. It focuses on pristine, untouched nature and wildlife, with most transportation operated on boats along the river and Lake Nicaragua. Lodging is rustic. This trip makes a perfect combination with one or two more destinations like Granada or a beach stay.

Included

  • Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Round trip domestic flights Managua to San Carlos.
  • Transportation as stated on the itinerary (Days 1 and 5). Taxis during transfer in San Carlos.
  • Public and private boat during your stay in Rio San Juan area.
  • All activities with admissions on days 2 and 4 with local bilingual guide.
  • Meals as per description.
  • Local sales taxes.

Not included

  • International airfares.
  • Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
  • Other activities suggested but not included.
  • Travel insurance.

Managua –Solentiname IslandsDay 1: ManaguaSan Carlos –Solentiname Islands

Today, transfer to Managua airport and board a domestic flight to San Carlos. Upon arrival, clear customs and go to the exit door. A representative of our company will assist you and help you reach the docks in San Carlos to take a public boat (pre-booked) directly to Solentiname Islands. The Solentiname archipelago is set in a unique area of profound natural splendor…
This morning we will take you to Managua Airport to board a flight to San Carlos.
Night at your hotel Catalanica 1* (Rustic) in Solentiname. Meals: D

Solentiname – Los GuatuzosDay 2: Solentiname – Los Guatuzos Nature Reserve – Solentiame

Early in the morning, get ready for an excursion to Los Guatuzos Nature Reserve. This RAMSAY reserve of wetlands and rain forest is considered the cradle of life for the lake, thanks to its importance as a bird nesting site and critical links in the area’s complex ecological chain. By private boat spot the many different species of birds, river turtles and with some luck crocodiles! In company of your local expert visit and hike in the reserve and admire the rich flora and fauna of this unique place.
Night at Hotel Catalanica. Meals: B-L-D

Solentiname – El Castillo, San Juan RiverDay 3: Solentiname – El Castillo

Today you will take the public boat back to San Carlos and then a public boat navigating in the San Juan River. Arrive at the small and historic town of El Castillo, where many great stories of pirates and gold hunters can be told… Overnight at Hotel Victoria 1*. Meals: B-D

Rio San Juan – Indio Maíz Reserve – El Castillo FortressDay 4:Indio Maíz Reserve & El Castillo Fortress

Today go to explore all nature that the southeast of the country has to offer. We’ll navigate in the San Juan River until reaching Indio Maiz Reserve, where we will go for a hike following the Bartola River. During this visit, you will be able to observe a vast variety of monkeys and an enormous diversity of migrating birds. On the way back to the hotel, stop in El Castillo Village for an early lunch. Then, visit the El Castillo Fortress, which was built by the Spaniards to protect the city of Granada from the English pirates; even the famous Lord Nelson tried to conquer it. Overnight at Hotel Victoria. Meals: B-L-D

El Castillo – Managua AirportDay 5: El Castillo San Carlos– Managua Airport

Morning public boat back to San Carlos. Our representative will take you the airstrip. From there take your flight back to Managua. End of services. You may also continue your trip to other destinations, please consult us!

 

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