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Adventure in the Jungle of Nicaragua
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Discover how Nicaragua earns its reputation as a natural wonderland on this 8 day adventure through one of the most exciting and striking Countries in Central America. Nicaragua is a land of varied topography and the broad spectrum of ecosystem; coast-to-coast, Nicaragua encompasses the white-sand Caribbean beaches, volcanic mountainscapes, lush, velveteen jungle, low-lying plains and swampland, all of which combine to house enormous Populations of diverse wildlife. This adventure will give a chance to explore deep into the jungles of the Rio San Juan to Solentiname Archipielago.

Day 1 - Friday Arrive in Managua

Arrive in Managua. Troy Tours representative will meet you at the airport after the customs area. You will be transfer to your hotel. Welcome cocktail. Overnight at Hotel Camino Real

Day 2 - Saturday Bluefields – San Juan del Norte

We start early with a regular local flight to the Caribbean town of Bluefields and go from there by a motorboat to San Juan de Nicaragua. In the afternoon we visit Old San Juan, passing by the historic draga (dredge) in the magnificent Blue Lagoon Interesting bird watching during the whole day.
Overnight Hotel Rio Indio Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Sunday Rio Indio

Early in the morning, we start up the Rio Indio for bird watching. We find a paradise of red and green parrots, manatee, jaguars and wild boars.
Overnight Hotel Rio Indio Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Monday Silico Lagoon

Early in the morning, we leave by motorboat to the Rio San Juanillo and enter a wet tropical rainforest of Siloco Lagoon. Excellent bird watching destination for tropical wet land birds.
Here we leave the boat, and walk into the forest.
Overnight Hotel Rio Indio Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tuesday Bartola

After breakfast we leave on the river Rio San Juan for the historic El Castillo area. Bird watching enroute.
Overnight at Refugio Bartola Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Wednesday Solentiname Archipielago

After bird watching early in the morning (tucans) we visit the Fortress of the Inmaculada Concepcion and go ahead to the Solentiname Archipelago. After a delicious seafood lunch, We visit "El Refugio", the small village of artists where you be able to enjoy the colorful art and sculptures of the primitive artists who do mainly copies of the abounded bird population around them. Excellent birdwatching in the afternoon .
Overnight Hotel Mancarrón
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Thursday Solentiname – Managua

Early morning bird watching. After breakfast, we take the boat from Solentiname to San Carlos and return to Managua by plane. Upon arrival in Managua transfer to your hotel. Rest by the day at your leisure. You can relax at the hotel swimming pool of the hotel.
Overnight Hotel Camino Real
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Friday Managua to US

After breakfast, you will be transfer to airport for your flight home
Meals: Breakfast

 7 Nights accommodations at Hotel Camino Real, Hotel Rio Indio Eco Lodge, Refugio Bartola Lodge, Hotel Mancarron
 Domestic flight from Managua to Bluefields
 Domestic flight from San Carlos to Managua
 Aquatic transportation with small panga boat
 Daily Breakfast
 Daily Lunch
 Daily Dinner
 All transfers in modern vehicles with A/C
 Entrances fees, sightseeing included as program mentioned
 Certified English Speaking Tour guide

Hotel Camino Real
Just a 3 minute drive from Managua International Decorated in a bright functional style, rooms at the Camino Real offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Each room includes a desk, a safe and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The Casa Blanca restaurant serves international and Mediterranean cuisine. You can enjoy meals and drinks at the Las Palmeras poolside snack bar, which also offers Sunday barbecues.
Hotel Rio Indio Lodge
The Río Indio Adventure Lodge was developed by a group of environmentally conscientious investors from North America, Nicaragua and Costa Rica who wanted to introduce this 1,600 sq. kilometer Indio Maíz World Heritage National Park to people that care about the environment and its pristine beauty. After a 2 ½ year environmental impact study, the carefully designed construction began using Nicaragua’s finest hand craftsmen, and wood from tree farms and reforestation programs. It took three years to build after surpassing many logistical problems of material transportation down the seasonal jungle rivers. Our goal was to create local jobs, operate a sustainable project and staff the lodge with local native people, mostly of the Rama tribe. The main facility of Río Indio measures 1275m2 or 13719sq feet and is hand crafted by renowned Nicaraguan artisans. The beautiful main building with its 40-foot central ceiling and Spanish tile floors is the center piece of the lodge. Our gourmet restaurant, lobby and one of two on-site bars are located here. Each of the 27 cabins have been built on “stilts” over the jungle floor which allows for a canopy view of the river and Captain Morgan’s Lagoon. Measuring 700 square feet each, they have been constructed out of the wood from tree farms and using local craftsmen, the private and sophisticated rooms are very open and are outfitted with 2 comfortable queen-size beds, overhead fans, and a large, ornately-tiled bathroom. Additionally, each room has a screened-in deck, where you can relax and enjoy the amazing views of the water and the surrounding wildlife. Río Indio Lodge provides daily room service, fresh towels and, in case you forgot to bring them, complimentary shampoo and soap.
Hotel Refugio Bartola Lodge
A rustic lodge, located at the Bartola Refuge, to explore the forest tranquility in the tropics by providing basic and comfortable cabin accommodations.
Hotel Mancarrón
Nature and art complement each other in an exceptional way on the islands of the Archipelago of Solentiname. Painters, sculptors and artisans are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds them in this tropical paradise. The Solentiname Archipelago with its 36 islands is the product of volcanic eruptions. Since pre-Columbian times it was a sacred place for the indigenous. Although multiple stone art are preserved at Indian cemeteries and religious relics. The unique flora and fauna of the Archipelago in Lake Nicaragua, transmits its harmony to each of its guests - discovery of the new slowness, a pleasure for soul and body.