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Somoto Canyon Tour

The Somoto Canyon, one of oldest rock formations in Central America, has become one of the main attractions of Northern Nicaragua due to its recently "discovered" tourist potential. It is an impressive site with a unique scenario. Between its walls, visitors can undertake various activities.

Fifteen minutes West from the city of Somoto, capitol of the department of [visit/madriz], tourists will find this amazing geological structure that inhabitants of the area call "the structure" or "Namancambre".

The vertical walls extend for approximately five miles, on a sinuous path whose width varies between 10 and 15 meters. The waters from the Comali River (from Honduras) and Tapacali join to form the extense Coco River. In its bottom, the calmness of the water is interrupted by rocky formations that have created seven or eight small ponds with an environment filled with life, plants and fish.

per adult from

$334

AUD

Duration

10 to 11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Somoto Canyon
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Somoto Canyon, Somoto Nicaragua

    You will  walk around the canon, followed by showering and swimming for short periods, and continue a  2 kilometers hike. You can jump in the water for a refreshing swim or continuing along the river, and appreciate its scenic beauty, the place allows various activities.

    You can walk along a trail on the polished floor at the water’s edge and between high rock walls. You can also tour the canyon about 300 meters in small boats that the locals have arranged for easy access. For more entertainment, other activity is to travel the waterway on inflated truck tires, which visitors can use to water so floats. For active travelers, it is also possible to practice abseiling at some of the walls that reach up to 60 meters high. This technique harnesses vertical descent is one of the adventure sports possible here.

    The canyon offers a unique environment in the country. When entering the place by the Solis Valley, which is frequently used, one can observe the panoramas of dry forest with small trees, as well as flora and fauna. Deers, parakeets, rabbits and iguanas are some of the species that inhabit the area.

    As you get closer to the riverbeds of the Coco River, the path becomes sandy and one can see the streams that usually limit the access to low clearance vehicles. The topography starts changing until a single, huge wall that announces the beginning of the canyon. Between the small holes of the rock one can see orchids, bromeliads and cactus.

    Keep in mind:

     The route from Managua to Somoto canon is 4 hours approximately one way and 4 hours back.

    We recommend comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes, camera, swimwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes and extra clothes to change.

    Duration: 5 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Augusto C Sandino Airport, Managua Nicaragua
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Vive Travels

Activity ID: V-39574P8

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