Adventure Package four nights
Enjoy San Juan & Indio Maiz with this offer combining a four-day stay and activities
Every Adventure Package four nights includes:
- 4 night accommodation at one of Guacimo River Lodge Deluxe Cabaña or Superior Bungalow
- Daily a la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- Activities included during your stay: Tropical Forest Trail, El Castillo XVII century and cocoa cooperative tour, kayaking Sarnoso river inside Indio Maiz Reserve (special tour), River Night Tour to observe owls, caimans and basiliscus in their habitat and any of these two activities on option: Rio San Juan Rural Farm or Jungle Night Tour.
- Free check-in and check-out river ride between El Castillo and Guacimo Lodge
If you need assistance with transfers from Nicaragua or Costa Rica to Guacimo Lodge, please visit Getting Here.
Day to day Itinerary
Arriving to Guacimo Lodge
You will be picked up in El Castillo dock by a Guacimo Lodge representative at the scheduled time for a short, 15 min river-ride trip to our lodge. Guacimo Lodge is only accessible by water and is located by Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve. After the sunset, you’ll enjoy a Night River Tour on our private boat, where you will sight basilisks, owls, caimans and other night fauna in the San Juan river.
During your stay at Guacimo Lodge
You’ll awake each morning with the sounds of the native birds of the reserve and the river. Then head over to our Rancho Grande for a delicious Nica breakfast made of tropical fruits, eggs, tortillas and gallo pinto or choose from our continental breakfast options of yogurt, cereal and pancakes, all with Nicaraguan blended coffee.
You may start with a hike through the tropical forest with a bilingual guide. Indio Maiz reserve is home to a large number of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. While walking nearby tropical water channels, you can take an active role in our quest to identify species – some of them still unrecorded – inhabiting the primary forest!
You will be able to visit the small town of El Castillo and its legendary XVII century forest used to contain pirates coming from the Caribbean coast. El Castillo is a town with no cars, living out of fishing, small trading and artisan work. You will see how its small cocoa cooperative works and taste a just-made chocolate.
You will travel further into the San Juan up to the Machuca rapids and step into one of the sunken steamships that crossed the river during the Gold fever in the XIX century. You will then paddle into the tranquil waters of the Sarnoso river inside Indio Maiz in a completely of the beaten track experience.
During your stay you may choose to learn about how rural families live in the area of San Juan neighboring the reserve, or experience our jungle night tour, an exciting way to perceive the forest and the nocturnal species inhabiting it. Our knowledgeable bilingual guides will guarantee you have a thrilling experience!!
Departing from Guacimo Lodge
After your breakfast you will be taken in a 15 min river-ride trip by private boat to El Castillo main dock where a Guacimo Lodge representative will support you to continue your itinerary, be it by private or public boat to San Carlos if you continue your trip through Nicaragua or to Santa Fe if you continue your trip to Costa Rica. For any assistance in transfers to or from Guacimo Lodge, please visit Getting here or directly write us to firstname.lastname@example.org