Natural Highlights
Granada & Sabalos Nature Getaway
6 (Days / 5 Nights)

You can explore the beauty of the Nicaraguan wilderness along the Rio San Juan. Take a dip in the crystal clear water deep inside the rainforest with whiteface monkeys watching you from above.

 

Discover birdlife around the islands in Granada and explore on your own this amazing colonial city.



Included

Price Includes:

2 Nts / Patio Malinche Hotel, standard room (B)
2 Nts / Sabalos Lodge, standard cabin (FB)
1 Nt Angel Azul / Hotel, standard room (B)
Masaya Volcano, Arts & Crafts
Night Tour Observation of Alligators
Tour Castillo & Indio Maíz Reserve
Round Trip Domestic Flight to San Carlos
All ground private transfers described
All taxes and service charges



What to bring

Walking shoes, sunscreen, swim suits, casual clothes for nightlife and fine dining, insect repellent, map of Nicaragua, sandals - sunglasses & hat, necessary medications, rain jacket, a pocket-size English/Spanish dictionary, a small first aid kit, binoculars - Digital or regular camera with film, passport, travelers checks - cash (in US Dollars only, Euro are never accepted here!) Credit cards, drivers license.

Day 01: Arrival - Granada

Pick up at the International airport in Managua or the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas. Transfer to Granada for your first night in Nicaragua

Built by the Spanish conquistadors in 1524, Granada is the best place for tourism because of its beauty and colonial architecture, charming hotels and activities to enjoy nearby; Lake Nicaragua and the islands, Mombacho volcano with its natural reserve, Masaya and its folklore.

Overnight at Hotel Patio Malinche, standard room. Breakfast included.


Day 02: Bird WatchingTour

Awaken to a fresh breeze of the island winds or enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets, late in the afternoon before dusk, and join us in this kayaking trip to discover where birds live, nest and visit our lake. The tour starts by exploring the islands nearby and then heads to the peninsula to continue the search. You might find interesting birds like Montezuma’s Oropendula, Ringed Kingfisher, Purple Gallinule, and Northern Jacana amongst many others.

Our guide will help you to identify all the birds observed in the tour.

 

Walk around the city on your own and enjoy delicious  lunch at  “La Calzada" and discover a wonderful walking city, although some buildings appear to be on the verge of collapse, many others have been beautifully renovated and now function as restaurant, hotel, or residential home.

A great way to get ascending the towers of the La Merced church.

 

Overnight at Hotel Patio Malinche, standard room. Breakfast included.


Day 03: Rio San Juan

Transfer to the airport. Then take a domestic flight to San Carlos.

 

Sabalos Lodge is an ecological hotel in the rain forest of the South Nicaragua. A unique  eco-lodge within the private wildlife reserve in the territory of San Juan River and belongs to the buffer zone of the Indio-Maiz Biological Reserve. In addition to, this hotel provides its operation in the conservation and exploitation of natural resources in a sustainable and responsible such as the production of energy through solar panels, in turn, used the river water for irrigation of gardens.

 

Home to tropical rain forest ecosystems where the wildlife refuge, it is endangered and has an area designated for the activity of ecotourism. Has 73 species of flora that includes 36 species of forest trees, 10 shrubs, 13 species and 14 ornamental plants or cultivated fruit trees. There are also 11 species of mammals (7 species in danger of extinction), 9 species of birds (3 endangered species), 3 amphibian species (2 endangered species) and 7 species of reptiles (0 endangered species extinction).

 

Private fast boat transfer to Sabalos Lodge where you will spend the next 2 nights.

 

Night at Sabalos Lodge, standard cabin. Full board.


Day 04: El Castillo & Indio Maiz Reserve

In the morning Visit Indio Maiz National Reserve to walk through the jungle. Indio Maíz Biological Reserve is considered one of the best preserved natural reserves in Nicaragua. The area is located in the southeast corner of the country, bordering the San Juan River.

 

The reserve encompasses 3,180 km², and it is home to a wide variety of rainforest animals. Then go to El Castillo town, have lunch and visit the Fortress, which was built by the Spaniards to protect the city of Granada from the English pirates; even the famous Lord Nelson tried to conquer it. At the end of the day returns to Sabalos Lodge.

 

Recommendations: Wear long trousers, wear boots or hiking shoes, wear a sunhat or cap, use sun lotion, wear sunglasses, bring insect repellent.

 

Night at Sabalos Lodge, standard cabin. Full board.


Day 05: Return to Managua

Private transportation to the airport. Then our representative will take you back to your hotel in Managua.

Free afternoon.

 

Overnight at Angel Azul Hotel, standard room. Breakfast included.


Day 06: Departure

Transfer to Managua International airport to catch your flight back to your country.

 

End of our service


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 01 NOV 18 To: 31 OCT 19
N/A N/A $1035 $860 N/A

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

-Rates are not valid during Christmas, New Year, Poetry Week (Feb 11-17) & Easter Week

-Rates are per person

-Daily departures

-Minimum to operated two people

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