Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ziplining and Hiking Mombacho

Today was fantastic. It was the perfect day to do the Mombacho tour. We hopped into an air conditioned safari jeep (zebra print on the side) and were on our way. I got the pleasure of going with a couple who was actually on their honeymoon. They were so much fun. (HAPPY HONEYMOON) We started out zip lining. This was premium. I say that because it was one line to the next, across the hanging bridge, and to the next. It was so much fun! I zip lined like ‘Super Girl!’ and upside down! It really was a great experience. The guides were great sports and in good spirits the whole time.


Then we went hiking. We drove to the national park, and then up some very, very steep hills. It was really crazy but super interesting. Once we got to the mid-point, there was a little coffee place that we decided to stop at after the hiking. At the top it was beautiful. A little cooler and it felt good! The trail was so nice. It was easy to get around and our guide was very knowledgeable. He has been working with this same company since he was 13 I believe. So he knew a lot of information and had the eye to point out some cool animals to us as well. It was a really relaxing tour. You could smell the sulfur from the volcano which was interesting, and hear the thunder (not that it rained) but it was so cool because it gave the hike more depth. The craters that we got to see were not what you would imagine for the normal volcano. They were lush with green trees! Seriously, it was beautiful I can’t even tell you for it is something you truly need to experience.


After the hike, we had lunch that was prepared for us by the hotel, and then came back. Overall it was a wonderful day for what we did. Warm, but a little overcast to keep it a little cooler. I would definitely go again.
Located on a private island on Lake Nicaragua near Granada, Jicaro Lodge is a boutique hotel offering a variety of tours and activities.

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