Begeleid: Green Parrot

 

 

Day 1: Managua – San Jorge – Ometepe Island – Ojo de Agua – Playa Santo Domingo

We will depart from Managua International Airport and transfer to San Jorge. Then travel by ferry boat to the volcanic island of Ometepe. During our transfer, we’ll be up close not only to the scenery, but also the day-today activities of the island’s inhabitants. We will visit the natural pool “Ojo de agua”, where you can chill out and go for swimming. In the afternoon we can enjoy the charms of this place and the refreshing waters of Lake Nicaragua.

Accommodation at Playa Santo Domingo in the Hotel Villa Paraiso**(*) (Lake view cabin)

Included meals today: dinner

Day 2: Playa Santo Domingo – Charco Verde – San Jorge – Granada

After breakfast, On the way we will pass by the famous and legendary “Charco Verde” and enjoy the vegetation of this unique place. Then we will return to the mainland and drive to the colonial capital Granada. We will begin with a walking tour of Granada with its monuments and colorful life. Dinner in town.

Accommodation are at Hotel El Almirante***, or equivalent

Included meals today: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Granada – Isletas – Catarina – Market of Masaya – Volcano Masaya by night – Granada

Today we will embark on a boat tour of Granada's famous Isletas, an archipelago of inhabited islands formed by an ancient volcanic explosion, just off the shore of Lake Nicaragua. Afterwards we will drive to Masaya and pass by the village of Catarina to enjoy the remarkable view of the Apoyo Lagoon from its “Mirador”. Here, we will also visit a plant nursery and receive many explanations of the local vegetation. In Masaya, the colorful market invites you to bargain for handmade crafts. Then, we assure you that you’ll be astounded by the views at the Masaya volcano with its endangered “Chocoyos” green parrots. At night time, we will enjoy a tour through the bat caves of the Masaya Volcano. Return to Granada.

Accommodation at Hotel El Almirante***, or equivalent

Included meals today: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4: Granada – Managua – San Carlos – Sabalos

In the morning we will make a short city tour of Managua, capital of the country. We will have the tour of the center and learn about the discrepancies of the social and economic life of the city. At the beginning of the afternoon we will flight to San Carlos, where the San Juan river is born. By public boat, along the river, we will reach the town of Sabalos, observing at the same time the interesting rural life of the region. Rest of the day program will be decided on the spot to explore the area, depending on visitor’s wish.

Accommodation at Sabalos Lodge**

Included meals today: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5: Sabalos – El Castillo – Bartola Reserve – Sabalos

Today is for nature lovers. We’ll travel by a river boat further into the jungle of the San Juan River. We will visit the Spanish fortress built to defend off British and Dutch pirates and the colorful village. Here is the opportunity to learn a little of the history behind the “Gold Rush Fever” in Nicaragua. Afterwards we’ll start a tour into the Bartola Reserve and observe the flora and fauna of the place. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a canoe tour on the little Bartola River, surrounded by a luxuriant rain forest, observing the bird life of the area. Return to Sabalos.

Accommodation at Sabalos Lodge**

Included meals today: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Sabalos – San Carlos – Los Guatuzos Natural Reserve – Solentiname

After breakfast, we will start our journey back to San Carlos by public boat, here we will change to a private boat and then move on to the peaceful islands of Solentiname. On our way we will stop in Los Guatuzos Reserve where we will explore the incredible nature and wildlife of the reserve. Bird watching here is excellent. Once in Solentiname we will visit and observe the painters and the local wood carvers. Arrival and installation to our lodging located in a surrounding island.

Accommodation at Hotel Cabañas Paraiso*(*)

Included meals today: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Solentiname – Managua

In the morning, we will have take time to explore the surroundings on your own. Then we will take our boat from Solentiname to San Carlos and fly back to Managua. End of our services.

Included meals today: Breakfast