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NICARAGUA QUICKLINKS

Exploring Nicaragua on Foot

Explore beautiful Nicaragua on foot, hiking up volcanic slopes, through cloud forest reserves and visit the beautiful colonial cities of Leon and Granada as well as many rural communities and villages far off the beaten track.

Day 1, Saturday : Transfer Managua Airport to Hotel

You are greeted in the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Camino Real****
Included meals: none

Charco VerdeDay 2, Sunday : Managua – San Jorge – Playa Santo Domingo

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel andand start driving to the little port of San Jorge. From here you will take the ferry to cross the lake. In Moyogalpa, the principal city of the island, our local transportation will be waiting for you and drive you to Playa Santo Domingo, passing by the Legendary Charco Verde and colorful villages.
Hiking: 10 km – approx. 3h30min hours
Accommodation: Standard Class Hotel**(*) (Hotel Villa Paraiso, or similar)
Included meal today: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3, Monday : Playa Santo Domingo – Ojo de agua – Moyogalpa – Nature reserve Mombacho – Tepeyac – Granada

In the early morning we will hike towards to the island’s second volcano, Concepcion, and pass Ojo de Agua, a fresh pool of water in the middle of the island. A short drive takes us to the port of Moyogalpa for our ferry back to the mainland. From there our transport will bring us up to the nature reserve of volcano Mombacho, 1221m above sea level. From here we will start hiking through the cloud forest, learning about the endemic vegetation of the area and hike down through the tropical rainforest and coffee plantations. At a pre-arranged pick up point in Tepeyac at the foot of Mombacho, we will meet our driver and continue the short drive to the old colonial city Granada where we will find our hotel for the night.
Hiking: 13 km – approx. 5 hours
Accommodation: Comfort Class Hotel*** (Hotel Patio El Malinche, or similar)
Included meals: Breakfast and picnic lunch.

Day 4, Tuesday : Granada – Masaya Volcano National Park – Chocoyero/El Brujo Natural Reserve – Granada

Today we will drive to the Volcano Masaya National Park. Arrival at the entrance, we start by taking a look at the at visitor center where we will learn about volcanoes and seismology in Central America. From here, we take the path to “Sendero Los Coyotes”, a 1.5 km trail where visitors can observe the moon-like lava formations, craters and variety of wildlife that includes coyotes. With some luck you may also watch numerous birds and even white faced Monkeys who live in the dry forest. We also take a walk on the trail “El Comalito”, where a volcanic cove contains many fumaroles that emits vapor. After ending our tour in Masaya Volcano, we will drive to the 184-acre nature reserve Chocoyero/El Brujo that lies westside of the Masaya volcano, between Granada and Managua. Here, along with your local guide we go on different paths to explore the different forests of the reserve with lusting flora and fauna. We admire the two waterfalls of the reserve and watch the colorful green parakeets (Chocoyos) as they return in the evening to their nests (Not guarantee!). We return to Granada in the evening.
10 km – approx. 5 hours.
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Comfort Class Hotel*** (Hotel Patio El Malinche, or similar)

Day 5, Wednesday : Granada – Nature Reserve Montibelli

We start early and drive to the private nature reserve Montibelli situated between 360-750 meters above sea level where we observe the abundant flora and fauna of the tropical dry forest with its many birds (among them parrots, woodpeckers ,hummingbirds, trogons, and also Nicaragua's national bird, the Turquoise-browed Motmot);butterflies, other animals as well as the farming of shade grown coffee, lemons, pitahaya, plantains, pineapples and flor de Jamaica ending the hike with superb view of the surroundings like Mombacho, Volcano Masaya and the Nicaragua Lake.
For lunch a freshly made local dish will be served at the Reserve.
Hiking: 7 km – approx. 2 hours (Paths Los Balcones + El Pochote + El Mirador)
Accommodation: Montibelli Reserve
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Montibeli

Day 6, Thursday :Montibelli – Leon Viejo – Nature
Reserve Las Pilas/El Hoyo – León

After our breakfast we will leave Montibelli for a visit to the nature reserve and rural community Las Pilas/El Hoyo. One the way, we will have a stop in Leon Viejo, located on the foot of the Momotombo volcano and testimony of the colonial history of the country. During our walk in the area, we will firsthand experience the landscape shaped by volcanic activity, the rich nature and farming thriving in the volcanic soil enjoying the view of the continent’s second youngest volcano Cerro Negro (the black hill) and finally passing by the Lagoon Asososca. We will board our transport for the short journey to Leσn and our hotel.
Hiking: 10km – approx. 4 hour – altitude up to 1079 meters
Accommodation: Standard Class Hotel**(*) (Hotel Los Balcones, or similar)
Included meals: Continental breakfast, lunch package

Day 7, Friday : Leon – Nature Reserve El Arenal – Selva Negra

After breakfast we will drive to the Nature reserve El Arenal. Hiking through the Reserve we will observe its beautiful forested mountains and diverse wildlife with spectacular views and diverse flora and fauna for example monkeys and armadillos. Continuing to our next lodgings Selva Negra we follow a nature path. When arriving at our hotel a late lunch will be served.
The rest of the day it is possible to learn more about the activities of this pioneer organic coffee, flower and livestock farm on a tour of the property. Depending on the season it will be possible to follow the coffee processing..
Hiking: 10 km – approx. 3 hours
Accommodation: Standard Class Hotel**(*) (Hotel Selva Negra, or similar)
Included meal today: Nicaraguan breakfast, lunch

Day 8, Saturday: Selva Negra – Matagalpa – Managua

We leave Selva Negra in the morning and pass through the cloud forest and coffee bushes observing the varied vegetation and bird life. The hike ends at the side of the road Matagalpa-El Tuma. By car we travel down towards the valley and city Matagalpa for a lunch stop. There will be time for a short sightseeing before the journey to the capital Managua and our hotel close to the airport.
Hiking: 7 km – approx. 1h30min
Accommodation: First Class Hotel**** (Hotel Camino Real, or similar)
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9, Sunday : Managua – Managua Airport

At the a prearranged hour we leave the hotel and drive to the airport to board our flight. Options for those who have a late flight : City Tour Managua + hike peninsula Chiltepe
Accommodation: None
Included meals: Buffet-Breakfast

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Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Maximum number of participants: 12 persons

 

Rates in private service, valid through October 31st, 2015

Room Type 2 pers. 3 pers. 4-6 pers. 7-9 pers. 10-12 pers.
Double US$1635 US$1277 US$1158 US$907 US$879
Single US$1805 US$1447 US$1324 US$1075 US$1045
Triple   US$1267 US$1146 US$896 US$867

* Prices for Christmas (December 20th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016) and Semana Santa (March 29th to April 5th, 2015) upon request.

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