Discover the majestic city of Granada; is a perfect gateway to enjoy all the bounties that Nicaragua offers, like nature, canopy, adventure, history, culture, kayaking, volcano climbing, shopping and much more. Then continue to great Ometepe Island unique in the world for the fact of been the only Island with 2 volcanoes inside a freshwater lake. At the end you will continue overland to Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, featuring a beautiful white sheltered beach and a myriad of outdoor activities.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Granada colonial city, Ometepe Island, San Juan del Sur Town
DEPARTURE TIME To check locally
RETURN TIME To check locally
WEAR & BRING Comfortable Clothes (pants, shorts, t-shirt, Swimwear) comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking and trekking, sunglasses, sun block , camera , oneday-bag.
INCLUDED   A/C Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Entrance fees to the different attractions, Daily Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED Personal expenses, Entry & Exit from International Airport in Managua, Meals & Tours or services not specified in the itinerary, Personal and/or medical expenses,  all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program.

 

 

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Day 1: Granada

On your arrival at Managua International Airport, Careli Tours representative will meet you and transfer you and your luggage to your hotel in Granada.  The rest of the day and evening at leisure, to rest and have a first walk about this lovely and lively colonial town.

Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon

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Day 2: Granada

Children of all ages thrill to the concept of a volcano, and today is a two-volcano day.  After breakfast, we take a half-day tour to the Masaya Volcano National Park, following the trails around the Santiago Crater, active since 1916, and indeed you’ll have a chance to look into the smoldering crater itself.  Return to Granada for lunch, and in the afternoon get ready for your second volcano as we drive to the top of the peak at Mombacho volcano National Reserve, in the company of a local guide who knows well the flora and fauna of this highland ecosystem, as well as the history of the people who occupied this stunning environment centuries ago.  Next, gear up for the amazing adventure and birds-eye view of this forested world when zip-lining along the 17 platforms of a Mombacho Canopy Tour on the eastern side of the volcano.
Breakfast & Lunch included
Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon

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Day 3: Granada

A great family activity day is scheduled for today, giving everyone a chance at the sporting life and learning something new.  After breakfast, enjoy touring by single or double kayaks along the beautiful Asese Peninsula, between the towering Mombacho Volcano on land side and the famous “Isletas” islands of Lake Nicaragua—the largest lake in Central America—on the other. The tour lasts about 2.5 hours, plenty of time to see many of the 246 species of birds that inhabit this watery stretch.  And along the way you’ll stop for lunch at an Isletas restaurant called the Heron Peak.

Your second activity of the day is all about Chocolate! When visiting the Choco Museo Workshop in Granada. Here every one learns about making chocolate from fermented organic cacao beans: from roasting, winnowing and grinding the beans, to mixing and refining chocolate liquor.  Next it’s time to being molding your own handmade Nicaraguan chocolate bar, which of course goes home with you.  The workshop also includes activing seeing real cacao trees and learning about the history of chocolate, as well as advice on making special recipes and sampling Maya, Aztecas and Spanish cacao drinks.

Breakfast included

Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon

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Day 4: Ometepe Island

After breakfast, transfer to the ferry which will take you across Lake Nicaragua to Ometepe, whose signature peaks of the Concepcion (still active) and Maderas Volcanos you will see as you approach the Island.  You will first head for the Chaco Verde Ecological Reserve, where the jungle rolls down to a  long black beach and monkeys howl from the treetops. Here we find a great variety of birds, such as white and black herons, woodpeckers, magpies, night ducks, owls and sparrow hawks, and animals including howler monkeys, armadillos and rabbits.  We will visit Paradise Butterflies, a project designed to assist in reproduction of endangered species in the area, and have time to enjoy the hotel where you are staying, which is right on beautiful Santo Domingo beach.

Breakfast & Lunch included

Overnight at Hotel Villa Paraiso

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Day 5: Ometepe Island

After breakfast, a morning horseback ride

We took the horses for about an hour up the beach and got a nice glimpse of the local way of life in the process. We passed by locals washing their clothes in the lake water, beating their garments against washboards and rocks. Others were using the lake as their bathtub, lathering up and rinsing off with small buckets using the pleasantly warm water at the shallow shoreline. Meanwhile others were lying out their grain harvest on matts placed on the beach to dry We proceeded onward to Ojo de Agua, a natural fresh water spring which attracts both tourists and locals alike. We took a dip in the refreshing cool waters before drying off and hopping back on our horses for the return trip. Spectacular view from Madera foothills in a natural environment. Coffee, rice and platano plantations.

Overnight at Hotel Villa Paraiso.

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Day 6: Morgan’S Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge

After breakfast, return to the mainland, and continue overland to Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, featuring a beautiful white sheltered beach and a myriad of outdoor activities. In the Hacienda’s surrounding 4,000 acres of protected undeveloped forest land, families have lots of time to play and discover nature together.  The waters of the private beach are protected by a rocky extension of coastline, shielding the cove from high winds, taming waves and providing calm safe waters. From lounge chairs or hammocks under awnings, it’s easy to watch the kids swimming, snorkeling or boogie boarding, Overlooking the beach and overlooked by the dining room is a beautifully landscaped infinity swimming pool.

Other activities include hiking, fishing, surfing, kayaking through the estuary in a tandem kayak, cruising aboard the wooden vessel El Argonaut.

Children of all ages will enjoy discovering how a sustainable working farm operates and can even lend a hand. A favorite activity if “Breakfast at the Farmhouse,” during which guests collect eggs fresh from the chicken coop, milk from the gentle Holstein cows, and then sit down for a wholesome family-style meal. On the morning menu are tortillas (yes, you will pound the corn to make the dough), fresh organic fruit and juice, and of course your very own milk and specially prepared eggs.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners are included during your stay at Morgan’s Rock

Overnights at  Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge.

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Day 7: Return to Managua

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