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Address: Carretera Panamericana Km 230 Sonis, Somoto, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 8610 7642
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Visit Somoto Canyon like an insider
$165*
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This canyon is not anywhere near the scale of grand canyon but it's just as stunning and makes a much better day trip! You walk through the canyon spotting bats and other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This canyon is not anywhere near the scale of grand canyon but it's just as stunning and makes a much better day trip! You walk through the canyon spotting bats and other wildlife, float down the river and jump off rocks before getting a boat the last bit. We went with namancambre tours as after scouting and asking quite a... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We can recommand to make your tour with Ricardo. You can find his house near to the entrance to the Cañon. If you take the bus from Somoto, leave it at km 230 and ask there for Ricardos house. You will see a sign for tourist information on his house. We met there a nice guy and a nice family... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We arranged a tour through the Hotel Rosario in Somoto. The guide picked us up at the hotel, took us on an adventure that included hiking, swimming and boating. Fantastic. We saw others without a guide who were having a good time but certainly missing some of the less obvious bits.

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Zürich
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked the trip through Treehugers office in Esteli and were not disappointed! We took the public bus to Somoto in the morning (be prepared that the bus is veeeery full) where Henry was waiting for us and brought us to his house at the entrance to the canyon. You can leave your belongings there, just bring water, sunscreen and... More 

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

your expectations and time of year. I did the canyon Feb 25 and was a little disappointed. Partly, I may have set myself up by having too high a set of expectations. I had expected (hoped) for more water, more slots, more challenge. However, this time of the year is dry so there was more walking than in the river.... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Okay so stay at Somoto which is about 13km from the site itself. Get a taxi to the main gate (there are 3 dependent on which hike you want) Option 1 is an hour and a half or there abouts, option 2 is 3.5 hours to 4 hours and then option 3 is a full on 6 hour hike. We... More 

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Esteli, Nicaragua
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

There is only one way to see this natural wonder of Nicaragua and that is with the only independent guiding group that uses guides and support staff all from the local communities around the canyon to ensure that all the profits stay in the local area and benefit families in the villages. And this group is Somoto Canyon Tours! The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Staying on this ranch with a wonderful nicaragua family was a heartwarming experience. Marcio was our guide through the canyon where we swam, hiked and jumped from our choice of various heights. Marcio was very knowledgeable, pointing out many species of flora and fauna.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked our Canon de Somoto tour through Hotel El Rosario, where we stayed. Our guide's name was Reynal and he was AWESOME. He was friendly and upbeat and very knowledgeable. He gave us a great tour - giving us lots of information about the countryside and culture along the way. He was incredibly warm and patient with our youngest... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

If you love exploring the outdoors, then visiting Somoto Canyon should be on your list. We chose to go with Somoto Canyon Tours run by Henry Soriano. First of all, the canyon is beautiful. Sitting right on the Border of Honduras, the Rio Coco flows through it and has carved a very narrow channel through the rock. To get through... More 

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