The Shores of Lake Nicaragua, an Authentic Banana Plantation Tour
… a relaxing, informative, fun tour perfect for those of you wanting an authentic Nicaraguan experience and a chance to see the tropical savanna beauty of the Rivas area
At the main gate you will find Julio tours waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. In order to ensure everyone receives the most value from their time please leave the ship and find us in a timely fashion. Our day will begin with a 45 minute ride in an air conditioned vehicle where you will begin to see and learn about our rich culture and beautiful country. There will be time to stop and take photos of our famous volcanoes, Madera and Conception which is still active to this day. We will stretch our legs, use the facilities and get refreshments.
Along the way we will pass by the church Iglesia de Popoyuapa declared “Santuario Diocesano” in the city of Rivas. This historical site is visited each year one week before Easter by thousands of families travelling in ox carts to partake in the celebration of Jesus del Rescate.
We will continue through the small rural community of Buenos Aires until we reach the “North American Plantain Farm”. This is a flourishing third generation family owned and operated business since 1961. “North American Plantain Farm” pays close attention to the ethics behind their operation. Not only are their products natural, they also hire mostly women in an effort to contribute to the gender segregation experienced in many small communities throughout Nicaragua. There is also a project where a portion of their profits from a product goes towards helping children with cancer.
You will not find any factories or expensive machinery here, only people working with their hands. We will learn everything about plantains. We will meet the farmers and learn about their way of life and everything from planting, maintaining a healthy crop and the entire process from cutting, cleaning, selecting the plantains to processing and finally selling them to the neighboring communities and large corporations.
After we have learned all there is to learn we will enjoy a fresh cooked lunch together on the shore of Lake Nicaragua while listening to authentic live music from a local artist. There will be plenty of time to relax and take more photos and talk about Nicaragua, its people and culture. We will return to your port in San Juan del Sur in time for you to board and continue on your journey.
Your Tour Includes
transportation to and from the Port of San Juan del Sur, tour guide, refreshments, snack
Cost of Your Tour in Toyota Coaster
$90 per person (minimum 4 persons)
We have a variety of comfortable air-conditioned vehicles to meet your needs. Please visit our transportation link to view. All of our vehicles are available for private group tours upon request.
Payment in US dollars only must be paid in advance by Western Union.