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Somoto Canyon from Leon


Enjoy the experience in the Somoto canyon, with the activities to undertake in this stunning natural setting. This is a tour from Leon city.

The tour have two option according to your physical condition and adventure wish:

Short route: We will start the tour with a short walk in the lower of the part to reach the river. There we will take a small boat to get to the canyon entrance. Once there, we will take rubber tires as lifesavers and go downriver with our tour guides. We will come to the medium part of the canyon, and there enjoy a time in the the crystal-clear water of the swimming holes. Departure time from Leon at 5 AM, arriving time to the Somoto Canyon at 9 AM. This tour option has a 3 hour length.

Long route: We will start the tour with a 30 minutes (around) trekking until the upper waters of the river. We will swim with life-jacket across the narrow part of the canyon, going with the flow, a unique experience! You could jump from the taller rock to the water, and enjoy a time in the the crystal-clear water of the swimming holes. This tour option ave a 5-6 hour length, approximately.

Both options include the same items and have the same price. It is a full day tour.

Footwear to walk and to swim. Bring drinking water, sunscreen, snacks, swimming suit, sandals and extra clothes.


  • No minimum age for the short route option, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The minimum age for the long route is 12 years old. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Transportation.
  • Guide.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Pick up/Drop off in Leon city.
  • Traditional lunch in the community.
  • Equipment: tire and life jackets.

Tips and Practical Information

  • Departure time for this tour from Leon: 5:00 AM.
  • Finish time of this tour back to Leon: 7:00 PM.
  • Tour length: maximum 11 hours.
  • Minimum age to participate in the short route: no minimum age, all minors (-16) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum age to participate in the long route: 12 years old, all minors (-16) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tour offered in English, Spanish or Italian
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
  • Maximum participants: 6 people for on line booking, contact the agency for larger groups.
  • Minimum anticipation days to reserve this tour: 2 days.

Departure place(s)

Your hotel or any meeting point in Leon city.

Departure time(s)

  • 5.00 AM


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Terms and Conditions

General Conditions "El Perezoso" Agencia de Turismo Responsable

Cancellation Without Penalty:
Cancellations made at leats 3 days prior to the tour date for the one-day tours, or 5 days for thr multiple-day tours, will not incur in any penalties.

Cancellation Penalties:
Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to the tour day for the one-day tours, and 4 day or less for the multiple-days tours, will be charged 50% of the total reservation amount. In case of no-use of the reserved service, 90% of the total reservation amount will be charged. These amounts will be additionals to the 10% reservation (no refundable) already payed to assure the booking.