1st Day – Transfer Managua
Welcome to Nicaragua! A transfer takes you to your hotel. Managua is the capital of Nicaragua, home to almost two million inhabitants and is by far the largest city in Nicaragua. The city has a lot to offer to its visitors: theatres, restaurants, night clubs, bars, and cinemas to name a few. At Roberto Huembes market, you can experience an authentic Nicaraguan street market and buy souvenirs and handicrafts.
2nd Day – Transfer San Carlos Boat Solentiname
You are transferred to San Carlos, from where you take the public boat to Solentiname Island. This archipelago consisting of 36 islands, of which four are inhabited, is situated in the southern part of Lago de Nicaragua (Lake Nicaragua). These tropical islands are enriched with an abundant wildlife, long history and creative and artistically talented people. Although being sparsely populated, the work of the artisans is recognized worldwide. There are also important archaeological sites that include petroglyphs on San Fernando featuring images of parrots, monkeys, and people.
3rd Day - Los Guatuzos Reserve and Solentiname Tour
In the morning, you visit the Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge, which is known for its rich biodiversity. First you cross Lake Nicaragua before you get to the Papaturro river. Slowly navigating on the Rio Papaturro you can see a variety of tropical birds, monkeys, iguanas and caimans, and perhaps even the elusive Jesus Christ Lizard. You then enter the reserve, where you visit the caiman and turtle nursery, the meteorological station and the butterfly farm.
4th Day - Boat to San Carlos Sábalos
Today you take the public boat back to San Carlos, where you take another public boat to Sábalos. Afternoon at leisure.
5th Day – Kayak to El Castillo + Tour
You kayak to your next destination: El Castillo. Originally built to protect Lake Nicaragua and its port from English pirates, El Castillo Fortress of the Immaculate Conception, is located on the shores of Rio San Juan in the southern part of the country. The site is full of interesting history and is open to general public. It also houses a small museum which tells the fortress´ intriguing history and where you can visualize the past.
6th Day – Indio Maíz Reserve and Caiman Tour
Today you visit the beautiful Nature Reserve of Indio Maíz. From El Castillo, you go on a 45 minute boat ride on the San Juan river. When you reach the Indio Maiz Reserve you start hiking a trail. The Indio Maiz Reserve is home to numerous animal species such as deer, wild boars, pumas, sloths, jaguars, manatees, howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, spider monkeys, poison dart frogs, snakes, crocodiles, turtles, and iguanas. You walk for 3 hours through the rainforest after which you return to the boat. In the evening you take the adventurous caiman tour, hopefully spotting these shy animals.
7th Day – Flight to Managua - El Chocoyero
You take the public boat back to San Carlos and take a flight to Managua. You take advantage of the last afternoon in Nicaragua to visit the nature reserve: El Chocoyero. The El Chocoyero- El Brujo Nature Reserve is comprised of over 184 hectares (454 acres) of forest and is home to more than 200 species of vertebrates, of which 172 are birds. Named after the chocoyo, a species of green parakeet that inhabits the area, the reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Upon arrival, you hike for about an hour and a half along the Congo and Chocoyero trails. Enjoy some time at a small waterfall and see the chocoyo’s which live in the rock walls near the falls.
8th Day – Transfer to Managua Airport
You are transferred to the airport, we hope you had a great time in Nicaragua!
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Del Restaurante La Marseillaise, 30 mts al sur, Los Robles Managua
Hotel Cabañas El Paraiso
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Isla San Fernando, Archipielago de Solentiname Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. Solentiname
Luna del Río
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