Ometepe Island: Magic between Volcanoes
Duration: 03 Days / 02 Nights
Location: Begins and ends in Managua
Visits: Ometepe Island
Formed of two majestic volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, Ometepe Island rises out of Lake Nicaragua, being one of the largest freshwater islands in the world. The island encompasses more than 171 square miles of nature and wildlife and is home to nearly 40,000 residents who live an agrarian life, harvesting plantains, rice, tobacco, sugar cane and coffee.
With its diverse habitats and dazzling array of wildlife, Ometepe was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2011. The island is also known for its archeology pieces and pre-Columbian art. Once considered sacred ground by the Nahuatl people, remnants of ancient ceremonial carvings and stone idols can still be seen on the volcanoes’ slopes.
DAY 01 Managua – Ometepe Island
Departure to Ometepe Island. Upon our arrival, we will visit El Ceibo Museum, which houses an archeology collection and a numismatic room. Transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02 Ometepe Island
Breakfast in the Hotel. Today you can choose between two activities:
- Maderas Volcano: It takes about 8 hours during which you go over the different forests of the volcano up to the beautiful crater-lake.
- San Ramon Waterfall: Three-hour walk on the slopes of Maderas Volcano to the 50 meters waterfall. We’ll end the tour with a refreshing swim in Ojo de Agua, two swimming pools filled with thermal spring water from an underground well.
In the afternoon, you can relax on the beach.
DAY 03 Ometepe Island– Managua
Breakfast in the Hotel. In the morning, we’ll visit a petroglyphs site. Then we’ll go to Charco Verde Lagoon. Transfer to Moyogalpa to take a ferry to San Jorge. Depart for Managua.
- Private land transportation Managua – San Jorge – Managua
- Ferry transportation San Jorge – Ometepe Island – San Jorge
- Private land transportation in Ometepe Island
- 2 nights on Ometepe Island
- Visit to El Ceibo Museum
- Hike to Maderas Volcano or San Ramón waterfall
- Visit to the petroglyphs and Charco Verde lagoon
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