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Wonderful Wildlife

Duration – 13 days
Season – All year round
Price – Please Enquire

Day 1

You’ll be greeted at Managua Airport by our friendly Green Pathways driver, a private airport shuttle will transfer you to your boutique hotel in Managua.

Day 2

We start the day off with a private transfer to the cool mountains of Jinotega and La Bastilla Lodge. The afternoon will be spent relaxing, taking in the fresh mountain air and exploring the surroundings of the lodge.

Day 3

Let’s take an early walk in the cool cloud forests in search of sloths, howler monkeys, agoutis and a variety of bird species.

After lunch and a relaxing afternoon we revisit the cloud forests, but this time at night to catch a glimpse of owls, kinkajous, and the singing frogs.

Day 4

Today we drive to the colonial city of Granada. You’ll have the afternoon to yourself to explore the sights, smells and flavours of Granada before retiring to your boutique hotel, where you’ll be enjoying the night in one of their beautifully maintained guest rooms.

Day 5

After an early breakfast we will visit the cloud forest covered Mombacho Volcano. With the knowledge of a local guide we will explore the “Puma Trail” a walk that features stunning views, lush forest, wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, reptiles, deers plus a huge variety of plants, fungi and orquids.

After refueling with a delicious lunch, we’ll board a boat and explore the bird haven “Isletas de Granada” before making our way back to Hotel for the night.

Day 6

Private transport this morning followed by a ferryboat to the beautiful volcanic Island of Ometepe; Its name derives from the Nahuatl words ome and tepetl, meaning two mountains. This twin volcano island sits in Lake Nicaragua.

Tonight, you’ll enjoy stunning views of Lake Nicaragua from your hotel cabin.

Day 7

We’ll have a full day to explore the island. Starting with a hike to the San Ramon waterfalls through tropical dry forest, then onto the fresh waters of “Ojo de Agua” for a relaxing swim before heading back to Hotel for the night.

Day 8

Free relaxing morning along the shores of Lake Nicaragua before boarding the domestic flight over the island and south to the Caribbean coast and end of the San Juan river.

Spend the evening in a remote jungle lodge listening to the tropical noises and sound of the river.

Day 9

A full day spent exploring the Rio Indio and Indigenous Rama community. This is true immersion into their little unknown culture.

Return to the lodge for the evening. Option to take a night hike into the jungle to spot night birds, mammals and lots more.

Day 10

This morning we jump on board our panga boat and travel up river to the fortress town of El Castillo. Passing by the jungle fringed rivers, small islands and even smaller river communities.

Day 11

A day spent exploring the quant river side town, the fortress and learning of its history. Spend the afternoon in the Bartola reserve exploring the jungle, sloths, birds and poison dart frogs. Returning to El Castillo for the evening.

Day 12

Morning boat ride back up river to San Carlos and onwards to the capital for your final evening.

Day 13

Morning private transfer to Managua airport for departing flights

Nicaragua is home to the most beautiful and diverse habitats in Central America. On this wildlife tour of Nicaragua our best wildlife guides will accompany you as we journey to the heart of Nicaragua’s richest habitats.

You are also given the unique opportunity to directly connect with the culture and history of Nicaragua, learning about its captivating and turbulent history while surrounding yourself with the lushness of Nicaraguan nature.

As on all our wildlife adventure tours, Nicaragua’s majesty comes through as you find yourself surrounded by the pristine cloud forests of Mombacho Volcano, the beautiful colonial city of Granada, the iconic Ometepe Island, with the trip finally culminating at Rio Indio Lodge and Nicaragua’s richest and most precious wildlife zone, the Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve on the San Juan River.

"From our very first contact with Gemma we knew we were in safe hands, but could not have imagined what an amazing trip it would be. We travelled from the wonderful mountains in the North to the tropical forest region of the South accompanied by our brilliant guide, Edgar, who attended to our every need and oversaw arrangements impeccably. It was like travelling with an expert companion with knowledge in so many areas."

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