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 experience volcano hiking and climbing and also take advantage of beautiful tropical nature for swimming in the lake, river kayaking and mountain biking. 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 in Granada, so you have some great eating and nightlife to connect with flights in and out of Nicaragua. 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 – GRANADA
Airport greeting by office staff and private transportation for transfer to selected Hotel in Granada.
DAY 02: GRANADA – SANTO DOMINGO BEACH – Mountain biking
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 mountain biking on your own to explore the island a bit and get acclimatized. Lodging at San Juan de la Isla on Playa Santo Domingo.
DAY 03: OMETEPE, MADERAS VOLCANO – Cloud forest volcano climb
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 – River kayaking
Transfer to the sunny river of Istián for guided kayaking with great nature viewing and stunning views to both volcanoes. Lodging at Playa Santo Domingo in Hotel San Juan de la Isla.
DAY 05: OMETEPE, CONCEPCIÓN VOLCANO – Active volcano climb
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 BEACH – GRANADA – Swimming
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 Granada for lodging at selected Hotel.
DAY 07: MANAGUA
Transfer to airport for flight home.
Ometepe Adventure Sports tour includes:
- Private mainland private 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 lodging at selected Hotel in Granada
- 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 both volcanoes and river kayak
- Guided hike of Maderas Volcano with lunch
- Guided hike Concepción Volcano with lunch
- Guided kayaking of Río Istián
- All mountain and river guide expenses
- 17% Hotel taxes
Selected hotel guide:
Base: Ranch room at San Juan de la Isla on Ometepe, Patio del Malinche or Colonial in Granada.
Upgrade: Lake front cabin at San Juan de la Isla, Plaza Colón in Granada.
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.