After breakfast the third leg of your private tour takes you to the Pacific Ocean, with its rugged coastline, pristine bays and dramatic rock formations. Your captain takes you back to mainland Nicaragua, followed by a private transfer to Morgan s Rock, a secluded ecolodge located north of San Juan del Sur.
En route you visit Mombacho Volcano for a hike around the crater, through the cloud forest, and for an exclusive coffee estate tour, which includes a coffee tasting with an expert at the local hacienda. Dinner and overnight with a oceanfront view at Morgan's Rock.
SAN JUAN DEL SUR
Once a quiet fishing village, San Juan del Sur has grown into one of the most popular beach destinations on Nicaragua's southern Pacific Coast. Happily, the town has maintained much of the charm and laid-back atmosphere which made it famous, and the surrounding area remains as beautiful and wild as ever. The picturesque half-moon bay is ideal for swimming, and there are some lovely hotels and restaurants along the waterfront. The town is an excellent base for exploring other less known beaches in the region, some of which are great for surfing almost year-round. Other activities, some seasonal, include snorkeling, diving, sailing, whale-watching and zip-lining.
MOMBACHO VOLCANO – CAETER TRAIL (privrate)
Journey into the lush cloud forest around the majestic Mombacho Volcano, spotting wildlife and taking in the incredible panoramic views from the top. After travelling to the Mombacho Nature Reserve, you'll begin to climb the volcano by 4x4 truck, stopping for a delicious local coffee at one of the plantations along the way. Once near the top you'll enjoy a short, guided hike along the trail, passing through a variety of landscapes - keep an eye out for the howler monkeys and white-faced monkeys, sloths, dart frogs, and the endemic Mombacho salamander along the way. Once at the peak, you can enjoy views over Granada, the Las Isletas archipelago and Masaya Volcano.
GRANADA – EXCLUSIVE COFFEE TOUR AT MOMACHO VOLCANO
A real treat for coffee lovers! On this tour you ll visit the coffee plantation of Café Las Flores, idyllically located on the slopes of an inactive volcano within the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve, where you ll learn about sustainable coffee cultivation. At the end of the tour, continue to the old conserved hacienda of Palazio family, where you can admire some of the original belongings of the family and participate in a coffee tasting and evaluation of the top coffee products of Café Las Flores, as the Grandes Cosechas or Single State Gourmet Coffee. Take the flavor of the Mombachos coffee with your own bag of special coffee as a gift from us!
Note that although this tour can be done the whole year round, from November to February is the harvest season. During these months you can see how the beans are picked, washed, peeled and dried. You can help pick the beans using a basket strapped around your waist.