SOLENTINAME ARCHIPELAGO (3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS)


Discover the mystical beauty of the Solentiname Archipelago! (B/L/D)

 

Day 1: San Carlos (La Fortuna - San Carlos - Solentiname)

Adventure starts in La Fortuna, at approximately 7:30 AM. After pick up at your hotel you travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the border with Nicaragua. Your bilingual driver assists with the border formalities. After a scenic drive through the Nicaraguan countryside you arrive in San Carlos to enjoy a lunch. Subsequently your journey continues onto Lake Nicaragua - the biggest freshwater body of Central America - where the Islands of Solentiname are situated. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore the island, or just to relax and enjoy the spectacular views over the vast lake and surrounding islands. Welcome to Solentiname, welcome to paradise!

 

Day 2: Optional Touring Supplement: Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge - artisan community of Mancarrón (not included)

After an early breakfast you visit “Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge” which is known for its rich biodiversity. Slowly navigating ´Rio Papaturro´ you see a variety of animals such as egrets, herons, reptiles like caimans, and perhaps even the elusive Jesus Christ Lizard! You visit the caiman nursery, turtle nursery and the meteorological station. The highlight of the day is yet to come: A trail of hanging bridges where you experience the abundant flora and fauna from a bird’s eye perspective! Back on Solentiname you have the chance to visit a local community workshop, where colorful handicraft is being made out of balsa wood. Other attractions are the Solentiname history museum and the church of Ernesto Cardenal; the priest annex poet who used to preach the revolutionary “misa campesina”.

 

Day 3: Solentiname - San Carlos - La fortuna

You will breakfast with a view over impressive Lake Nicaragua, keeping this in mind you return to La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

We offer also the option of this package as an overnight tour (2 days / 1 night). For prices please see our overview. For questions or more information about this tour please contact us.

WHEN: Every day (overnight tour or 3-days

package).

WHERE: Pick-up at your hotel in La Fortuna at

approximately 07:30 AM.

NOTE: Departure guaranteed with a minimum of two people (adults).

REQUIREMENT: Valid passport and flight information. 

WHAT TO BRING: Cash (dollars and cordobas are accepted).

DURATION: La Fortuna - Solentiname and viceversa (8 hours).


INCLUDED:

• Transportation (overland and aquatic)

• Lodging at Solentiname

• All meals at Solentiname

• Lake Nicaragua boat tour

• Visit to San Carlos

• Lunch and city tour San Carlos (first day)

• All entrance fees

• Border assistance

• Local taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED:

• Customs fees ($9 in Costa Rica and $14 in           Nicaragua)

• Personal expenses

• Tips

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENT:

• Day tour package: Los Guatuzos

& Solentiname cultural tour (visit

artisan community). - US$ 115.00