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Mundo Nica





16 Days / 15 Nights

Immerse yourself into the 'Nica World' with this specially designed itinerary that allows you to experience firsthand what the 'Mundo Nica' is really like!!

Day 1: Arrival in Managua

Arrival in the evening at the International Airport in Managua. Your guide is waiting for you to accompany you to your hotel located near the airport.

Day 2: Managua – Boat Tour Nature Reserve Juan Venado – Las Peñitas – León

After breakfast you will drive to Loma de Tiscapa, the former site of the Presidential Palace, together with your guide. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Crater Lake Laguna de Tiscapa, the city of Managua and Momotombo volcano …

Day 3: León: City Tour – Cerro Negro Volcano – León

In the morning you will get to know León, the former capital of Nicaragua. Visit its famous Cathedral and enjoy the marvelous view of the city and its surrounding volcanoes …

Day 4: León – San Jacinto Hot Springs – Estelí: Visit of a Cigar Factory – Somoto

In the morning you have some leisure time in León. You then drive towards northern Nicaragua and stop at San Jacinto Hot Springs on the way. Here you can witness a natural spectacle and be guided by local children alongside bubbling mud puddles …

Day 5: Somoto – Cañon de Somoto – El Jaguar Reserve

After breakfast, drive a short distance to spectacular Somoto Canyon. With a boat you drive into the canyon and then get the chance to swim and walk along the riverbed. During a short stop in Somoto you should definitely try the tasty rosquillas, a specialty of the region …

Day 6: El Jaguar Reserve

Another early start to observe the many different types of birds which are mostly active in the early hours of the morning. Even if you are not a great fan of birds you will truly enjoy the observation of the many colorful species …

Day 7: Finca El Jaguar – Managua – San Juan de Nicaragua

After enjoying a cup of coffee leave the north of Nicaragua and drive to the airport in Managua. From there you will fly around noon to San Juan de Nicaragua. You will spend the next two nights in the Rio Indio Lodge …

Day 8: Rio Indio Lodge

Today is free at leisure at the lodge. Together with your guide you decide if you want to take part in one of the tours offered by the lodge …

Day 9: Rio Indio Lodge – El Castillo

Early in the morning you take a public boat from San Juan del Norte to El Castillo (duration approximately 7 hours). In the afternoon you visit the famous fortress with the impressive name, “La Fortaleza de la Limpia Pura e Inmaculada Concepcion”, which was built between 1673 and 1675 to fend invading pirates …

Day 10: El Castillo – San Carlos – Solentiname

After breakfast leave El Castillo with a public boat and travel first to San Carlos, the capital of Rio San Juan. This small town is located at the mouth of the Rio San Juan, Rio Frio and Lake Nicaragua. We will continue to Solentiname with a private boat …

Day 11: Solentiname – Los Guatuzos – Isla de Ometepe – Playa Santo Domingo

After breakfast, you will visit and discover the natural reserve of Los Guatuzos. Located on the banks of the Rio Papaturro, the reserve is home to alligators, river turtles and reptiles …

Day 12: Playa Santo Domingo – Kayaking Istian – El Ceibo – Moyogalpa – San Jorge

This morning you will drive to Rio Istian where you will discover it by kayak. This natural paradise provides a habitat for many waterbirds, such as herons, ibises, and tree ducks like the Jacanas …

Day 13: San Juan del Sur – Mombacho volcano –  Granada

Today you leave San Juan del Sur and drive to the Mombacho volcano. At the foot of the volcano we take an “ecomovil”, which will bring us to the summit. Once at the top, we will take a guided walk through the tropical cloud forest …

Day 14: Granada – Las Isletas with school visit – City Tour Granada

Today you are picked up at your hotel by a horse carriage which takes you to Lake Nicaragua, where you visit one of the schools on the islands. You will get to know the everyday school life of the Nicaraguan children and can observe the many different birds of the Isletas …

Day 15: Granada – Masaya volcano – “Pueblos Blancos” – Granada

After breakfast we will drive to the Masaya Volcano National Park, to discover the active Santiago crater. We will continue to Catarina where you can enjoy a great view over the Laguna Apoyo …

Day 16: Transfer to the Airport

Transfer to the airport and fly back home.

Activities
• Colonial History
• Landscapes
• Kayaking
• Arts and Paintings
• Swimming
• Volcano Boarding
• Nature Reserve

Do not forget
• Cash Money
• Light Clothing
• Insect Repellant
• Closed Toed Shoes
• Camera

Difficulty Level: 2

Local Information

Currency: U$1 x C$ 30.43
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