Canoeing San Juan and Bartola

Our tour will start with a boat ride downriver to our base house the Casa del Canal where a traditional canoe made in El Castillo awaits for you. You´ll canoe through the impressive landscape of the San Juan river until entering the smaller Bartola river neighboring the reserve. Once in its quiet waters, we will advance upstream to the so called Playón where in a good day you can enjoy a bath in crystal clean waters. On your way back we´ll invite you to a lunch at the Casa while overlooking the San Juan and Costa Rica. Transport back to the hotel.

Cost: U$D 40 pp      Transportation, equipment, guide, refreshments and lunch at our Casa del Canal included.

Indio Maíz Biological Reserve

A 15 min boat ride downriverwill take you up to Indio Maiz biological reserve, where different options of trails through the tropical humid forest are available – 2Km to 3.5 Km long . Accompanied by a guide, you´ll have the chance to admire giant centenary trees and amazing local flora and fauna at the best preserved reserve in Nicaragua. On our way back we´ll make a stop at the Casa del Canal to refresh from the tour, have lunch and relax. Our boat will then take you upriver back to the hotel.

Cost: U$D 40 pp      Transportation, local guide, entrance fees, lunch and refreshment at our Casa del Canal included.

Canoeing San Juan and Bartola + Indio Maíz Biological Reserve (1 day trip)

This is a great option to experience both the greatness of the San Juan and the vast Indio Maíz tropical humid forest. The day will start with a ride downriver to our Casa where a traditional hand-made canoe will be waiting. Paddle through the San Juan and Bartola rivers neighboring the reserve up until the Playón (see Canoeing San Juan and Bartola). On your way back you´ll stop at the Casa del Canal for a well deserved rest and a delicious lunch accompanied with great views over the river and Costa Rica. Early afternoon you will enter Indio Maíz Biological reserve through one of its primary forest trails and admire one of the best preserved tropical forest reserves in Nicaragua. Transport back to the hotel for a nice dinner!

Cost: U$D 50 pp      Transportation, guide, entrance fees, equipment, lunch and refreshment at our Casa del Canal included

One day trip with stay at our Casa close to the Biological Reserve

Should you prefer to have a closer feel of the sounds and smells of the river and the forest, we gladly invite you to extend your1 day trip and stay at our Casa del Canal. The day will start with a ride downriver to start our canoeing trip through the San Juan and the Bartola rivers (see above). You´ll have a light lunch and rest at the Casa and take the afternoon to visit Indio Maíz Biological Reserve. Enjoy the rest of the evening at our Casa house, grab a book or simply relax watching the river in slow motion and enjoying the great views from the terrace. Next day, after a deserved rest and breakfast, we´ll return to the hotel.

Cost: U$D 85 pp      Transportation, guide, entrance fees, equipment, lunch, dinner, breakfast and overnight at our Casa del Canal close to the reserve included

Trip to Aguas frescas

The Aguas Frescas tour allows you to incursionate into the river San Juan past the entrance to the Indio Maíz Reserve. You´ll enjoy the exhuberance vegetation sorrounding the river during your trip as well as longer tracks into the cloud forest. Well deserved lunch and refreshments in the Casa close to the reserve and transport back to the hotel.

Cost: U$D 50 pp      Transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch and refreshment at our Casa included