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Address: Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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I decided to do the kayaking from El Peru. I turned up without booking and had no problems getting a guided tour to Rio Istram. We were given a ride up to the entrance of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leo b

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to do the kayaking from El Peru. I turned up without booking and had no problems getting a guided tour to Rio Istram. We were given a ride up to the entrance of the river and then got into our kayacks. The paddling is very easy and doesn't require any previous experience. Their was plenty of things to... More 

Thank leo b
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were back and forth on doing this with our family of 4. Everything we had read or heard was that this time of year is bad due to no water. Decided to take a chance and go for it. It was fun! We went with El Peru because we have small children and didn't want to exhaust them on... More 

Thank travisandkatie
Cache Creek, Canada
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We booked with el Peru at the recommendation of the Paraiso hotel. My wife felt she would not be able to paddle from Merida so the great thing for us was el Peru towed our kayaks to the mouth of the river and we rode in the boat for no additional cost. Once we were in the kayaks our guide... More 

Thank Kevin L
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A 4 hour round-trip kayak trip to the island's swamp where you can see birds, turtles and if you are lucky Cayman. A guide is not required, but will help you spot more wildelife.

Thank Ali D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

A pleasant little kayak trip. If you like seeing turtles, caimans, monkeys, and birds, this is a good 3-hour tour to do.

Thank Neal W
Arlington, VA
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279 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was my favorite activity on the island. We launched from Merida which is one of the closest options to get to the mouth of the river. Some companies have tows to the mouth of the actual estuary, but we did the 45 minute-ish row to the opening. It allows us time to take in views of the volcano. Along... More 

1 Thank worktotravel14
Bamberg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We started a little south of the creek and our cayaks were pulled over the lake. Even if we were not very lucky with the wildlife (no turtles, caymans or monkeys - we were there in the early morning), we can totally recommend this trip. You will experience nature at its best - very quiet and untouched.

Thank ChrisSatriani
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you're planning to do the trip, definitely get some arm workout in ahead of time, it can be tough! We started about 50 minutes from the entrance to the river, and when we arrived it was quite shallow. Our guide was great and on the way in actually just pulled us along in our kayaks while he walked. There... More 

Thank Christa B
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

The multiyear drought in Nicaragua /Central America has created many issues including the disappearance of over 100 rivers including this lush river eco-system. Locals told me that as soon as it rains the lake and river fills up and farmers will be happily planting their subsistence crops of rice. We took a horseback ride since we couldn't kayak. Our host... More 

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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

They told us the water level was low at hotel paraisio but when we went, the owner said we will have to walk a bit. We ended up kayaking the lake and walking the river part. So be careful when booking. If it hasn't rained in a while, don't bother.

Thank lil085

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