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Nicaragua offers jungle kayaking tours for travellers

Nicaragua has emerged as a popular holiday destination over recent years due to its breathtaking natural scenery, eco-friendly hotels and resorts, excellent surf, and diverse wildlife. Now, tourists can explore the country in a more unique way by kayaking down the Rio San Juan river to explore the landscapes and wildlife.

Nicaragua offers jungle kayaking tours for travellers

Over recent years, Nicaragua has become an increasingly popular tourist destination for travellers who are seeking stunning natural landscapes, eco-friendly accommodation and pumping surf.

Travellers can enjoy tours of Nicaragua in a unique way by heading off on a kayaking tour down the Rio San Juan river with Green Pathways, an eco-tourism company, to visit a virtually unexplored region of Central America.

During the 12-night journey, tourists will travel to the heart of the Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve which is home to more than 1,000 diverse species of birds, mammals, insects and amphibians.

Visitors can swim in waterfalls, go on wildlife treks to catch sightings of jaguars, howler monkeys, fish for lobster and shrimp, and meet members of the indigenous community of Rama Indians. Half-day hikes will also take travellers into the depth of the jungle to visit ancient natural ruins. Gemma Cope, the founder of Green Pathways, explained:

"This is a beautiful part of the country which is exciting to visit because it has history, local culture and wildlife literally jumping out at you."

The groups are limited to 10 people per trip and price of the tour is $1,895 all inclusive. For the first half of the journey, they will camp in their own tents and sleep by a campfire next to the river, and on the second half, they will stay in traditional wooden huts in the Rama villages.

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and boasts coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, making it a popular destination for surfing and adventure holidays. The colonial cities of Granada and Leon are leading tourist attractions with historic churches and museums, while the Corn Islands on the Caribbean side are a favourite for travellers seeking beach and nature getaways.

Holidaymakers can explore the country's thriving national parks and cloud forests that are home to an array of exotic wildlife including monkeys and colourful birds; visit coffee plantations or cigar factories; or hike to the smoking crater of the active Masaya Volcano.

Tourism in the nation has increased significantly over the past few years and places like San Juan del Sur are hotspots for surfing enthusiasts.

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