Leave Granada and drive to the foot of the mountain where we will get in touch with the park keepers. Then we will switch vehicles and start our way up to the top on a 4 wheel drive.
The adventure begins on a paved road and right from the start we will be surprised by the biodiversity of this natural reserve. Surrounded by exuberant vegetation and enjoying breathtaking views. When we reach the summit, we will understand why this ecosystem is a cloud forest. The park keeper will give instructions to everyone so we can enjoy our visit. We will then take the trails of the volcano (for approximately 2 hours) to learn a lot about the flora, the fauna, the ancient people who lived there and the vulcanology of the area. If the day is clear enough, we will visit an impressive viewpoint to observe the plain Pacific region of Nicaragua, the neighbouring city of Granada and the great lake of Nicaragua and its islands.
When we return from our walk, we will visit the biological station where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, right after we will begin the Canopy Tour adventure trip. After we gear up with all the necessary equipment we will be driven to the starting point where instructions and safety measures will be provided. We will then be ready to take one of the most exciting excursions in Nicaragua, the canopy tour.
Canopy is an English word that refers to the top of the tree which is where the adventure actually takes place. You slide on cables that connect platforms located at the very top of enormous trees. We will be assisted the whole trip so we can enjoy this experience in comfort and safety. As we slide from platform to platform, we can admire the wonderful sights of the surrounding exuberant nature.
Our guide will let us know when it is time to board the vehicle that will transport us back to the foot of the mountain. The hike is considered as moderate and for the zip line you only need the spirit of adventure. Lunch will be served at Casa Hacienda in between activities.