Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
Volcano climbing & hiking
7 days – 6 nights
The Island of Ometepe is like no other island in the world, and not just because it is the biggest volcanic lake island on our planet. but also its sensual shape, formed by two towering volcanoes wrapped in tropical forest. It rises out of Lake Nicaragua like two magma pyramids pointed to the heavens. The island houses an extinct volcano and an active one and a very friendly rural population which lives off of plantain and sustenance farming. This adventure tour is for those who want to do some hiking or climbing on a volcano wrapped in cloud forest and also take advantage of beautiful country roads in the shadow of two volcanoes for some rural hikes, mountain biking and/or horseback riding. Lodging is on the long sandy beach of Playa Santo Domingo. Due to the distance and logistical nature of the arrival and departure from Isla de Ometepe we have this program built around the arrival night and night before departure at the best small hotel in Managua. This is flexible according to your flight plan, as some arrivals will be able to go direct to the island if desired, though the final night in country should be spent on the mainland to assure you do not miss your flight. This is a week long escape to a land of towering volcanoes, sandy beaches, warm lake water, cool breezes, smiling people and lush tropical forest and wildlife.
Ometepe Island Climbing and Hiking Itinerary
DAY 01: MANAGUA
Airport greeting by our English speaking guide and private transportation for transfer to the Hotel Los Robles in Managua’s new restaurant district.
DAY 02: MANAGUA – SAN JORGE – SANTO DOMINGO BEACH
Private land transfer to dock at San Jorge for ferry to Ometepe Island. Dock greeting in 4×4 on Ometepe Island for transfer to Santo Domingo Beach. Afternoon at leisure on the beach. Lodging at San Juan de la Isla on Playa Santo Domingo.
DAY 03: OMETEPE ISLAND, MADERAS VOLCANO
Early departure in 4×4 for guided climb of Maderas Volcano for either the summit climb (5-7) or a cascade hike (2-3 hours) with bag lunch during the hike. Afternoon return to Santo Domingo Beach for lodging at San Juan de la Isla.
DAY 04: OMETEPE ISLAND
Day to relax on the sandy lake beach or option to hike or mountain bike to Altagracia to see the pre-Colombian statues from 900 A.D. there. Lodging at Playa Santo Domingo in Hotel San Juan de la Isla.
DAY 05: OMETEPE ISLAND, CONCEPCIÓN VOLCANO
Private 4×4 transfer to the trail head of the active Concepción Volcano for guided climb to the summit for those in very good condition. This is a challenging 6-9 hour hike with heat, loose rocks and at times high winds. Bag lunch on the cone. Since our hikes are private you can go as far as you wish at the pace you desire. Return to Santo Domingo for lodging at the exclusive San Juan de la Isla.
DAY 06: SANTO DOMINGO – SAN JORGE – MANAGUA
Morning swimming in warm Lake Nicaragua. Later morning transfer in 4×4 to dock at Moyogalpa for ferry to the mainland. Dock greeting in San Jorge and private transfer to Managua for lodging at Hotel Los Robles.
DAY 07: MANAGUA
Transfer to airport for flight home.
Ometepe Adventure Sports tour includes:
- Private mainland prívate transfers with a/c and profesional driver
- All driver expenses
- 4 nights lodging in San Juan de la Isla on Santo Domingo Beach
- 2 nights loding at Hotel Los Robles in Managua
- All breakfasts
- Lake ferry round-trip: San Jorge – Isla de Ometepe – San Jorge
- 4×4 transfers on Ometepe: Dock – Santo Domingo – Dock
- RT 4×4 transfers on Ometepe to hike the volcanoes
- Guided hikes of Maderas Volcano and Concepción Volcano with lunch
- All mountain guide expenses
- 17% Hotel taxes
All Ometepe Island tours are private.
Isla de Ometepe tours can begin any day of the year providing hotel space is available.
Ometepe tour costs depend on the number of travelers in your party and visit dates.
Please specify number of people and target visit dates when requesting a quote.
Custom Ometepe climbing tour itineraries are available upon request.
Ometepe Island Sports Tour does not include: Drinks, lunches and dinners. International flights or taxes. Travel insurance, tips, visas, or medical treatment.