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One Day in Ometepe





Secluded in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, “One Day in Ometepe” is a unique and memorable trip to an island full of natural experiences and fascinating culture. Starting early in the morning we will reach the small dock of San Jorge, where we take the ferry and navigate through the fresh waters of Lake Nicaragua. If weather allows while crossing the lake, amazing views of Ometepe Island, designated a UNESCO Biosphere, Mombacho volcano and Zapatera Island are enjoyed. Our first destination on the island is the town of Moyogalpa where our local transportation will be waiting for us to begin an unforgettable journey.

Departing from here we will pass through different rural villages like Esquipulas, Los Angeles and San Jose del Sur and we will eventually reach the Charco Verde nature reserve. An hour light trek through this reserve will lead us to explore tropical wonders including birds, mammals, reptiles, plants, breathtaking landscapes and the famous “Charco Verde”, a natural little lake within the reserve surrounded by lush vegetation.

Afterwards we will drive to the former indigenous town of Altagracia. Here we will visit its museum possessing a significant collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, containing funeral urns, pots, plates, idols, petroglyphs, and other meaningful findings. Altagracia is home to two churches dedicated to San Diego de Alcala, whose main celebration takes place in the month of November. Ancient volcanic carved stones with animal and human features can be observed in the yard of the church. Then we will continue our trip to Playa Santo Domingo where we will enjoy our delicious lunch in one of the restaurants by the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Here you can also have a chance for a refreshing swim.

After a succulent meal our exciting journey continues to the base of Maderas Volcano, an impressive cloud forest mountain located in the southwest of Ometepe. Here we will explore one of the farms of the area where several interesting petroglyphs are found, a strong evidence of Middle American cultures that developed in this part of the world. At the same time we will be able to learn about the different types of tropical fruit trees. If weather permits, great views to Maderas and Concepcion volcano are enjoyed from here. After this we will drive back to Moyogalpa to take the ferry back home.

Activities
• Birdwatching
• Rural Life
• Landscapes
• Traditions & Legends
• Pre-Columbian Heritage
• Swimming

Do not forget
• Comfortable Shoes
• Sunscreen
• Light Clothing

Difficulty Level: 2

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