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Somoto Canyon

Carretera Somoto - Espino. Km 230, Nicaragua
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Canyons, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Canyons, Outdoors
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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing place for an adventure you will never forget. If you're from a tropical weather country the water will feel a little cold. Otherwise, you will love every single moment. Swimming, treading water and walking. Best time ever!!!

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been several times with Somoto Canyon Tours and find them by far the best guides to the adventures in the canyon and in the surrounding area. They are a local group of guides at the village of Sonis at the trailhead to the canyon and employ locals to the benefit of the village. The guides are certified under... More 

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great adventure, took the two hour trip for $15 each. Awesome bargain, guide supplied life vests and wet bag to keep my nice camera dry. Nice walk in with two shallow river crossings, then a boat ride, then 4 or 5 tube rides with short portages. View is amazing and trip is easy. Wear shoes to wade in the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I went to Canyon de Somoto this summer and had a blast! You have to hike to the canyon and swim through a portion of el rio coco. Everyone wears life vests because you have to swim quite a bit. There is a portion of the tour that you have the option of jumping off a cliff.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place is a bit of road, but especially if you rent a car (very recommendable!) you can manage it very easily from Esteli in 2hrs. The Canon itself is really amazing canon which you can go through in 3 possible treks. Long one 5hrs, middle 3,5hrs and short one. We did the middle one. The long one has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a must go! It's about a mile walk into the canyon. Once there, guides will row by boat to where you begin tubing inside the canyon. It's really beautiful and the water is crystal clear. Make sure you bring some cash to tip the boys that bring you thru the canyon. Also bring water and snacks!

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Trondheim, Norway
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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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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