Tours: Catarina Viewpoint
A total of 2 related tours was found.
- Hey Nicaragua Tour
The tour starts at the Catarina Overview, where our guide will explain to participants about nature, culture and tradition of Los Pueblos Blancos and the incredible diversity of the Apoyo Lagoon.
Then you will move up to a workshop on bamboo in Catarina, where you will have the opportunity to learn from local artisans the bamboo management for handicrafts use. Everyone will have the opportunity to make their own bamboo product (small samples) twith support of local artisans.
The next stop is in the village of Niquinohomo; birthplace of Sandino, where the group will attend the production of traditional rosquetes (nicaraguan cookies) made with the same formula for many decades. In the candy workshop, the group will have the opportunity to try the products and participate in the process of preparing the traditional sweet candies.
Finally, the group will move to San Juan de Oriente, where thry will visit a workshop of artisans who make products with mud. You will get first hand knoledge in the production process of this art and you will be able to experience the work of the artisan through two activities: First you can play with clay to create the shape of the figure and then you can let your imagination run free with paintings in traditional colors some pieces previously made by the same craftsmen. At the end of the activity you may bring a small souvenir of remembrance.
Throughout the tour, you will appreciate all the gardens and nurseries that are between one people and another.
Back in Catarina you could taste delicious lunch or dinner.
Note: special prices for children up to 8 years old (US$15 per child). Do not include them as a participant in the online booking process, but indicate their participation in the comment box. The full fee for children is to be payed as arriving.
- Transfer (Check availability and prices).
- Bring sunscreen, backpack, comfortable clothing, swimwear, sports or mountain shoe style, water and repellent.
Starting at US$15.00
- Touristic Guide
- Handicraft workshop activity.
- Hey Nicaragua Tour
The tour starts at the Mirador de Catarina, where the local guide will explain about the creation and features of the volcanic Apoyo Lagoon, also will announce the general recommendations to be taken during the tour.
The trailhead is located about 300 meters from the Catarina Viewpoint. The Caballito y Herbazales trail, is one of the traditional paths of Apoyo Lagoon. The tour begins in a young land and ends in ancient lands of over 90, 000 years; this is also the longest trail wich runs through the tropical dry forest where you can spot a wide variety of trees of different sizes and ages, howler monkeys, birds, among others.
During the tour, you will know the type of volcanic rock that exists in this area and the physical changes experienced by volcanic lands and water sources supplying the people of Catarina, San Juan de Oriente and Niquinohomo.
At the end of the path we will reach the coast of San Juan de Oriente where you will observe the thermal hot waters or grassland, the best evidence of volcanic activity in Apoyo. Finally, before embarking on the way back, we can take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.
Once back in Catarina, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at the Mirador.
Note: special prices for children up to 8 years old. Do not include them as a participant in the online booking process, but indicate their participation in the comment box. The full fee for children is to be payed as arriving.
Prices for children up to 8 years old:
- 1 child: US$25.
- 2 children: US$23/child.
- 3 children: US$20/child.
- 4 children: US$18/child.
- 5 to 7 children: US$15/child.
Additional Services available
- Transfer by car back, avoiding the walk uphill or drop off to your hotel (ask for price and availability).
- Bring sunscreen, backpack, comfortable clothing, swimsuit, insect repellent, water and mountain sports or shoes.
Starting at US$27.00
- Tour leader.
- Field trip.
- Stay for day.
- Different kind of activities.