Ometepe Homestay 2D/1N
Marvel at Ometepe Island’s volcanoes, lakes and vegetation on this 2-day adventure that starts and ends in San Jorge.
Hike a volcano, reach the crater, contemplate the impressive views and experience homestay with a Nicaraguan local family.
- Take a ferry to get to Ometepe Island
- Hike to the crater of the Concepción Volcano
- Experience homestay with a local family
Max group size:
- - 1-night accommodation at Ometepe Homestay
- - Roundtrip transfer from and to the ferry
- - 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
- - Ometepe Hiking Experience with professional guide
- - English-speaking guide
- - Handy extras and accessories
Day 1: San Jorge - Ometepe, Nicaragua
Today, you will board a ferry from San Jorge to Ometepe (not included).
Once there, one of our representatives will pick you up and take you to your homestay.
Upon arrival, you will have time at your leisure to explore the area.
Meet the original people of the island in your homestay, and experience how the family’s live their life on this lovely backpacker island.
You eat, sleep and stay in the originally house of our hosts.
Please note this is a basic accommodation.
Day 2: Ometepe - San Jorge, Nicaragua
At around 06:00 we will leave the homestay in Ometepe accompanied by our guide.
We will take the main path of the community until we reach the main road, later we will go into a path where we will be able to observe precious wood trees, chaff monkeys, the Concepción Volcano landslide and much more vegetation.
We will make various stops along the path and as we go up we will be able to contemplate the impressive view of the island, and we will reach the crater at about 1610 meters above sea level. At this point, we will not be able to stay more than 15 minutes, since the crater is the product of the gases that the volcano emanates and it can be toxic. Then, we will begin the descent.
It is important to mention that between the ascent and the descent, it will take us around 8 hours, for those who do not wish to climb to the highest peak, they can stay at the viewpoints that are located on the same path and stay at 300 or 600 meters above sea level, which reduces the time. For this activity it is essential to bring at least 3 litres of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, snacks, a scarf to cover your mouth when you reach the crater, long pants (no shorts), a jacket and a flashlight (in case the descent is falling at night).
After the hiking experience, you will take the ferry back to San Jorge on your own.