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"Herbazales and El Caballito" Trails


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:

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.


  • Tour leader.
  • Field trip.
  • Admission.
  • Lunch.
  • Stay for day.
  • Different kind of activities.

Tips and Practical Information

  • Difficulty: Medium-Hight.
  • Duration of tour: 2-3 hours.
  • Lenght of the tour: 3.5 Km (2.2 miles).
  • Departure time: from 8 AM to 4 PM.
  • Starting and ending point: Hey Nicaragua office.
  • Minimum number of people per tour: 1.
  • Maximum number of people per tour: 7 maximum per guide (inquire for larger groups).

Departure place(s)

Hey Nicaragua Office. Costado Sur del parque central de Catarina

Departure time(s)

  • 8.00 AM
  • 9.00 AM
  • 10.00 AM
  • 11.00 AM
  • 12.00 PM
  • 1.00 PM
  • 2.00 PM
  • 3.00 PM


Participants Price Book Now
1 US$ 40.00 per person Book Now
2 US$ 36.00 per person Book Now
3 US$ 33.00 per person Book Now
4 US$ 30.00 per person Book Now
5 US$ 28.00 per person Book Now
6 US$ 27.00 per person Book Now
7 US$ 27.00 per person Book Now

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions Hey Nicaragua Tour

Cancellation Without Penalty:
Cancellations made over than 8 days before the day of arrival will not incur any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
Cancellations made with less than 8 days before the day of arrival or in case of no-use of the reserved service, 50% of the total ammount will be charged.