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Somoto Canyon

Nicaragua
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Historic Sites
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Trondheim, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Dont expect the Gran Canyons and you will have a good time. We did the 6 hour tour, which we recommend, as its only 12km. The shorter one would be a bit to short. The guides are great, showing of with 20m jumps. We only did 12, which was quite enough for us! Any skillevels is fine, we had people... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
50 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a hidden gem this place is! We went with a representative from the local community (a guy named Henry) after meeting him in our hostel (Hotel Panamericano - Stay away!) and we agreed on doing the long tour (took 5 hours) for $20 including lunch at their house when we return. This didn't include the transport in a taxi... More

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Staying at Hotel El Portal del Angel in Somoto, we met a guide, Edgardo (?) in the hotel and arranged a trip for the longest version of the journey through Somoto Canyon. We were picked up early (7am) by request and met up with our actual guide, Francisco, right outside the main canyon entrance. We were dropped up a couple... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

We spent the day climbing over rocks and swimming through the canyon with Namancambre Tours on the 'medium' route with our guide Wilson and had a great day out! Make sure you bring dry clothes for afterwards as you'll really feel the cold when you get out of the water. Be warned that if, like me, you're scared of jumping... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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322 reviews 322 reviews
65 attraction reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The canyon in Somoto is a well-kept secret in Nicaragua. We were lucky to be introduced to this beautiful place by our land lady who herself had a finca there. We stayed in Quinta de San Raphel very close to the canyon. They provide different recreational services such as horse back riding, guided tours to the canyon, ATV rentals and... More

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Park City, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

if you adventure...this is a nice walk in the park. For others, it could be a dream adventure. our guide pushed us through. probably because he was ill prepared for being 'cold'

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Catheys Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Please take the time to tour this canyon. We just had the best time and would love to do it again. We, my husband and I (both 63 yrs old) signed up with the Soriano family and felt so taken care of. If I had any trouble along the way, Henry was right there to lend me a hand. I... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A nearly all-day trip through the canyon - hiking, cliff jumping, struggling up-current via ropes, and floating back down the river to your starting point. A good price - $20. Make sure to bring food, water, shorts, and water shoes. A water-proof camera would also be ideal. Eat a big breakfast before leaving, because you'll return to town cold, hungry,... More

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I went to the entrance and didnt have booked a guide. But at the entrance there is a tourim house where lot of guide are waiting! We paid 12dollars per person for the medium tour (that takes about 4 or 5 hours). You just go for a little walk with the guide, and then go down the river through the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We decided to stay in Somoto to get a guide ourselves rather than go on an 'organised' tour. However, in order to get our accommodation (Hotel Colonial, see other review) at a discounted rate we were pressured into doing a tour. After discussing the tour options (3hr, 5hr & 6hr) we decided on the 5 hour canyon tour as we... More

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