Wildlife and Volcano
Montibelli Private reserve is located between Managua and Granada and it is home of a rich wild life and flora , here you will have the opportunity to spot in one morning more than 45 different species of birds, monkeys, butterfly a and hike through tropical forest . A traditional Lunch will be serve at this location.
After Lunch we will be driving to Masaya Volcano and stop at the visitor center before seeing the active crater of Santiago where there is a lot of information about the history of the volcano and an outstanding geology show room.
After Masaya Volcano we will go back to the town of Ticuantepe to drive into Chocoyero Reserve and hike for one hour to reach the waterfall of El Brujo where the Pacific Parakeets will be coming back to their colony, this same specie of parakeets lives in Masaya Active crater which are very rare to spot them else where.
6:00 Am Hotel Pick up at any hotel in Managua or Granada and transfer to Montibelli Private Reserve 55 Minutes driving time.
7:00 AM Coffee break
7:30 AM Nature hike to spot the wild life in the reserve
11:00 AM Back to the station to relax and wait for lunch
12:00 Pm Lunch
01:00 PM Drive to Masaya Volcano and see the amazing Lava Lake inside of the crater Santiago
02:00 Pm Drive to Chocoyero
3:25 PM Start hike to the waterfall to see the parakeets coming back to the colony
5:30 PM Head back to your hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any Hotel in Managua or Granada
End location: Any hotel in Managua or Granada
Duration: 12 hours
Traffic and weather
4x4 Four door truck or Van with capacity of 12 passengers with AC
National tourist guide
Private Transportation with Ac
Entree fee in Montibelli Private Reserve,Masaya Volcano and Chocoyero Reserve
Lunch in Mentebelli
Cold bottles of water for each pax
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 Cordobas - Souvenir shopping
Snack,liquor and any other tour that is not mention in the itinerary.
I don't have a license for scuba diving
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We would give 6 stars out of five if possible. Gerald was great with our family, my two boys, my wife and myself. We hiked Montebelli, walked through a pineapple plantation, visited Massya volcano, and hiked chocoyero. The parakeets were not as agreeable as possible - they did not flock. However, everyone must remember nature does not go by human rules. Nature is as nature does. Gerald is a great person and a wonderful guide. We talked about various items - family, politics, nature, history...