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Adventure in Nicaragua


Nicaraguan adventure takes thrills to a whole new level! Surf deserted waves on the Pacific Coast, board down the side of an active volcano, SUP around remote islands, hike through cloud forests, zip-line over the trees and watch bubbling lava from the crater of a volcano.

Nicaragua is bursting with rivers, lakes, canyons, active volcanoes, jungles and both Caribbean and Pacific waters.

This is the perfect destination for an adventure vacation!

Highlights

  • Bike – Hike – SUP – Surf – Sail – Zip
  • Board down an active volcano
  • Visit the lava lake of volcano Masaya
  • Surf Lessons on the Pacific Coast
  • Hike through cloud forests filled with wildlife

Trip Information

  • 8 nights/9 days
  • Visit: Leon – Granada – Ometepe Island – San Juan del Sur
  • All activities included
  • All Breakfasts – 6 Lunches – 4 Dinners
  • Comfortable lodging

Day 1

Met at Managua airport by your Green Pathways guide and driver. Private transfer to the colonial city of Leon.

Accommodation – Leon

Day 2

Morning hike to the newest and most active volcano, Cerro Negro. Named the black hill, it sits in the line of volcanoes known as the Maribios chain. From the smoking crater you are rewarded with views of other volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean. From hiking up to sliding down. Cerro Negro volcano is home to the adrenalin sport of volcano boarding. Suited up in big orange suits before sliding down this 45-degree angle slope.

The afternoon is spent exploring the colonial city. Leon, once known as the capital of the revolution is home to the largest Cathedral in Central America, museums, art galleries, street murals from the revolution and local markets.

Accommodation – Leon (B – L – D)

Day 3

This morning we head south to the colorful colonial city of Granada. On route, we’ll visit the white washed villages of Masaya, famous for their pottery. Learn the process and test your skills with the opportunity to make a piece when we visit a local pottery family.

Next, time for some shopping as we make a quick stop at the local Masaya Market, a vibrant market overflowing with local artisanal crafts.

The highlight of today is Masaya Volcano. This active volcano recently formed a lava lake in the past 18 months. This is quite the phenomenon. Now you can see hot bubbling lava flowing in the crater. (no walking involved – we drive direct to the crater)

After arriving at Granada, take in the grandeur and beauty with an evening stroll along the cobbled streets.

Accommodation – Granada (B – L)

Day 4

Spend the morning mountain biking down the peninsula of Lake Nicaragua and Las Isletas. When you reach the end you will find gorgeous views and a paddle board there ready for you. As you SUP back through the Islands to your starting point you will be able to enjoy this amazing part of Nicaragua.

Accommodation – Granada (B – L)

Day 5

This morning we drive up the steep slopes to the biological station of Mombacho volcano, where we hike through the lush cloud forests on the El Tigrillo trail, intently listening to your guide share the local myths and legends of the volcano. The volcano is home to an array of wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, deer, birds and reptiles. As the clouds lift we are rewarded with the spectacular view of Lake Nicaragua and Granada.

After lunch in the city we depart Granada and continue on by land then ferry to the twin volcano island of Ometepe situated in Lake Nicaragua. On route to your hotel we stop off at the Charcoverde reserve for a short hike through its dry tropical forests. Great views of the peninsula, visit secluded volcanic beaches and spot monkeys hanging in the trees.

Accommodation – Ometepe Island (B – L)

Day 6

A full day out exploring the island from petroglyphs, volcanoes to waterfall hikes and natural spring pools and lots of little communities in between.

Accommodation – Ometepe Island (B – L – D)

Day 7

This morning we leave the island and return to the mainland and onto the Pacific Coast. On route we stop off Parque Las Nubes. Located on the continental divide of the Americas, on top of a mountain at the highest point of San Juan del Sur. You will have the opportunity to be immersed in nature and see spider monkeys, white faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, hawks, sloths and much more from the canopy platforms. Zip and rappel through and down the forest.

Arriving in San Juan del Sur for sunset and cocktails on the beach.

Accommodation – San Juan del Sur (B – L)

Day 8

Morning of surf lessons on the Pacific and an afternoon out on a catamaran beach hopping along the coast.

Farewell dinner on the beach

Accommodation – San Juan del Sur (B - D)

Day 9

Morning transfer to Managua airport for departing flights. (B)


Hotels

Leon – Hotel El Convento
Granada – Hotel Plaza Colon
Ometepe – Finca San Juan dela Isla
San Juan del Sur – Hulakai

Dates

2017
3rd to 11th November

2018

Price

$2,075
Per person
Based on twin share double accommodation
Single supplement charge of $350

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Minimum 6 – Maximum 12 persons

Includes

Lodging, private ground transportation, expert bi-lingual guide, activities mentioned above, meals as listed in the itinerary and a stainless steel water bottle to be refilled with free purified water at each hotel.

In addition, a donation to support local conservation efforts will be made on behalf of each trip participant.

Excludes: international airfare, travel insurance (highly recommended), passport/visa fees, gratuities, alcohol, optional activities not listed in the itinerary, and items of a personal nature.

Meals: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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