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Somoto Canyon

Address: Carretera Panamericana Km 230 Sonis, Somoto, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 8610 7642
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$165*
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94%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Canyons, Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Esteli, Nicaragua
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Canon de Somoto is such an amazing part of Nicaragua. We did the standard tour which took you hiking, swimming, floating, cliff jumping and followed by a small canoe ride at the end. The views were breathtaking. Would have loved to have spent more time there to explore the canyon and just float through it. Careful with the tour you... More 

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Provo, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

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
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Pereira, Colombia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
50 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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