Ometepe Island, Natures Best Lakeside 3 Day Tour

 ... a tranquil unpretentious tour for those with an appreciation of the countryside, it’s people and the harmony created when nature is preserved

 

Day 1

Morning 9am - Transport to Ometepe Island and Hotel Charco Verde Check In

Accessible only by boat or plane, Ometepe is the largest island in Nicaragua, in existence due to a natural phenomenon.  Out of Lake Nicaragua, rose two separate volcanoes joined in the middle by an isthmus and then declared in 1995 by the government of Nicaragua as a "Natural Reserve and Cultural Heritage Site".  A natural biosphere surrounded by beaches, natural springs and waterfalls.  This unique and interesting island is full of untouched beauty, wildlife and history. 

 

Things to See and Do

Enjoy a scenic drive down the Pan American Highway with frequent opportunities to stop and take photos of the rich agriculture and majestic volcanoes and a one hour ferry ride to Ometepe Island.

 

Afternoon - Nature Walk 

Ometepe is home to a myriad of tropical flowers, butterflies, birds, reptiles and monkeys.  A colorful array of Mother Nature’s finest.

 

Things to See and Do

We will see volcanos, walk on Punta Jesus Maria Sandbar, explore Charco Verde Lagoon while learning about Chico Largo and see the butterfly garden, many different species of birds, as well as Spider, Capuchin and Congo monkeys.

 

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Evening - Time on Your Own

 

Day 2

Morning 9am - Altagracia City Tour and Finca Magdalena 

Altagracia is located at the base of Concepcion Volcano and is the second largest city on the island, with a population of just over 20,000.  This city is rich with archeological history.  Along with impressive stone carvings of idols, there are over 2000 boulders with petroglyphs carved in them, some dating as far back as 1000 BC said to have been carved by the Chorotega people, which were later discovered by the Nahuatl, the first recorded indigenous people of Ometepe.  Finca Magdalena is located at the foot of Madera Volcano, an organic coffee farm once confiscated by Samosa's regime in the 1940's and more recently returned to the families by the Sandinista Government.

 

Things to See and Do

We will visit San Diego de Alcala Church, Altagracia City, explore the petroglyphs, and enjoy organic coffee at Magdalena Farm (Finca Magdalena).

 

Afternoon - Ojo de Agua Freshwater Spring 

This beautiful natural spring is one of the most highly visited attractions on the island.

 

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Things to See and Do

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the freshwater spring and hunt for treasures from local artisans.

 

Evening - Time on Your Own

 

Meals included today are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Day 3

Morning - Your Choice and Check Out 

Your hotel has plenty to offer; swimming, kayaking, bicycling or just relaxing on the beach.  You may also enjoy a 2 to 3 hour moderate hike to San Ramon Waterfall, a 50 metre waterfall at the base of Madera Volcano.

 

Things to See and Do

According to your choice.

 

Afternoon - Ferry to Mainland and Rivas Banana Plantation 

Bordering Lake Nicaragua, Rivas is a lush farming area abundant in plantains, a crop that is harvested year round.

 

Things to See and Do

Scenic ferry ride on Lake Nicaragua and plantain farm tour.

 

Evening - Final Destination and Goodbye

 

Meals included today are breakfast and afternoon snack.

 

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Your Tour Includes

transfers to and from your hotel, 2 nights hotel, all transportation including ferries, all admission costs for excursions, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 snack

 

If you are an avid hiker, you are welcome to hike either of the volcanos on day 2 or you can decide to extend your tour for an additional day for an additional cost.

 

Cost of Your Tour

1 to 2 people - $600 in total

3 to 4 people - $1000 in total

50 % deposit must be paid in advance in US dollars through Western Union and remaining will be collected during the tour.

 

Please Note – Although this tour has time limits and restrictions Julio Tours Nicaragua is committed to giving you an experience you will never forget.  We are always open to your suggestions and will do our very best to accommodate any special requests you have.  This is “your” tour and it is our honor to have you as our guests.

 

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