Jungle River Adventure

Destinations Managua, San Carlos, Guatuzos Reserve, El Castillo, Indio Maiz Reserve
Category Adventure
Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Location Nicaragua

Day 1 – Transfer Managua
Day 1 – 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.

Day 2 – Transfer San Carlos Boat Solentiname
Day 2 – 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 - Los Guatuzos Reserve and Solentiname Tour
Day 3 - 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 - Boat to San Carlos Sábalos
Day 4 - 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 – Kayak to El Castillo + Tour
Day 5 – 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 – Indio Maíz Reserve and Caiman Tour
Day 6 – 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 – Flight to Managua - El Chocoyero
Day 7 – 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 – Transfer to Managua Airport
Day 8 – Transfer to Managua Airport

You are transferred to the airport, we hope you had a great time in Nicaragua!

Meals : Breakfast

Managua

Los Robles

Del Restaurante La Marseillaise, 30 mts al sur, Los Robles Managua
Managua Nicaragua, 505
(+505) 2267-3008

Included

  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferry Tickets
  • Information package with maps vouchers and a detailed itinerary
  • Lodgement at hotels as mentioned or similar
  • Meet & Greet
  • Services of English speaking guide during guided tours
  • Tours mentioned
  • Transfers
  • VAT / taxes

 


 

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Migration fees
  • Optional tours/activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips nor porters
  • Visa and Inmigration Taxes

About PURE

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