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Departure: Daily | minimum: 8 pax          San Juan River, also known as El Desaguadero ("the drain"), is a wild river expedition of a 199 kilometre (120 mi) river that flows east out of Lake Nicaragua into the Caribbean Sea. A large section of the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica runs on the right (southern) bank of the river. It was part, with the lake, of a proposed route for a Nicaragua Canal in the 19th century. The San Juan River is home to freshwater bull sharks that also go into Lake Nicaragua in addition to a wide array of marine life and abundant biodiversity. It is property of Nicaragua and it’s the perfect place for fishing and nature lovers.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

07h30 Private land transfer from the City of Managua to San Carlos, Rio San Juan (5 hours). Free time for lunch not included.
15h30 Public boat transfer from San Carlos to El Castillo (2 hours). 17h30 Arrival to El Castillo, Check-in.
18h30 Alligator Night Observation tour. Accommodation at El Castillo, Rio San Juan

Breakfast at the hotel
09h00 Visit to El Castillo Town with entrance to the Fortress SXVII.
Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation at El Castillo, Rio San Juan

Breakfast at the hotel
07h00 Public boat transfer from El Castillo to San Carlos.
09h00 Private land transfer from San Carlos to the City of Managua
14h00 Arrival to Managua.

End of services.

  • Private transportation with A/C Managua - San Carlos - Managua
  • Fast public boat transfer San Carlos - El Castillo - San Carlos
  • Local guide San Carlos – El Castillo – San Carlos 
  • 2 nights overnight at the town of El Castillo
  • Daily breakfast included at the hotel 
  • Tour: Alligator Night Observation
  • Tour: El Castillo Town with a visit to the Fortress SXVII

  • International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever if applicable
  • International and/or domestic airfare and taxes
  • Travel insurance and/or Travel assistant
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities


Hotel Luna del Rio

Operate: Daily | minimum: 8 pax         

Cost for minimum 2 / 4 pax is available on request

Child supplement is available on request                                                        

Trip Highlights

Managua – San Carlos – El Castillo– San Carlos – Managua

Departure Period

01 Jun, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2021
AUD 379 P P twin share
AUD 379 P P single

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