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Hokano Adventures

#8 of 26 Tours in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Banco Procredito 75 | Mts sur, next to Via Via, Leon, Nicaragua
Phone Number:
+505 8839 4713

Hokano Adventures is a grassroots tour operator specializing in authentic...

Hokano Adventures is a grassroots tour operator specializing in authentic off-the-beaten track adventures throughout Nicaragua. All our adventures are led by local bilingual guides. All our tours are designed to give you an exceptional inside experience of the people, culture, traditions and landscapes of this country. Many of our tours take you right into the homes of local artists where you can watch or learn hands on traditional art forms or cuisine.We also offer customized tour packages, allowing you to design your own adventure or itinerary. All of our adventures focus of giving you the most amazing experience of Nicaragua while at the same helping support the local community. For every tour you take a percent of all our profits go directly towards the non-profit community projects that we support as part of Foundación Hokano.We work with local poor people to empower them to get involved in tourism for better life conditions and teaching them to protect the environment around them. Tours range from volcano hikes, islands, lakes and beaches, visits to local artists and artisans in which you are invited to learn hands on traditional art forms such as primitivism painting, guitar making, sawdust carpets and ceramic sculpting.An important initiative we have is voluntourism: We believe it is an important part of making tourism more sustainable, that it provides travellers and communities a way to connect, to learn, to appreciate each other's cultures, and work towards a better future. Our Voluntours provide opportunities for travellers to engage in community projects that are working on health, education, conservation and small business opportunities around.

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Cheaper option but was just as good!

Carlos the guide was just fantastic! He is a genuinely nice guy, was super friendly, patient and knowledgeable! His English was fantastic, knew so much about the area and took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tina R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos the guide was just fantastic! He is a genuinely nice guy, was super friendly, patient and knowledgeable! His English was fantastic, knew so much about the area and took awesome pics for us! This was a more budget option, only paid $28 USD each but we felt just as safe and looked after as everyone else! The suits are... More 

Thank Tina R
Ahus, Sweden
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We took a short tour to Leon Vieja and the lagoon above. Did not understand in advance that Leon Vieja was so interesting. We got much more out of that we visit than we expected. Nice nature and many birds around. Wood storks in large flock. Also learned much about Nicaragua of today and the people of Nicaragua. Very interesting... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The tour to the somoto canyon was very spectacular. We planned it very spontaneous but everything was perfect. Climbing, swimming, jumping, short drive with a boat... Thank you for a very perfect day!

1 Thank Christin K
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had a great time volcano boarding with Hokano Adventures. Our guide, Kenda, was excellent and we had a wonderful time. Our kids (aged 5 & 6) really enjoyed the afternoon as well! We watched the sunset from the top of the volcano and got some great pictures of the wonderful view. I'd definitely recommend going Volcano boarding with Hokano!

1 Thank amityone
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We did the afternoon vulcano bording with them and it was very good. I'm not sure if the guide Henry was working for them, but at least they can book him for you. Henry is very friendly, prioritizes safety and made sure we could see the sunset as well!

Thank joachim v
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Two female solo travelers. Wanted a short (3 HR) tour of the city. The negotiated price was for 3 HR, but after only two sites (cathedral and museo de legends) and 1.5 HR, the guide told us we were finished. Also, we had asked that he interpret for us at the museo de revolution, only to not have that be... More 

Thank Cari M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

My city tour with Ingrid focused on the revolution of 1979 which gave me a good perspective on 20th century Nicaraguan history as well as the character of Leon as the intellectual brain of the country. She also gave some attention to colonial history vis a vis the architecture of the city as well as the churches. Excellent, inciteful and... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We did a 2 day trip from Leon to the Canyon near Somoto where we rapelled and swam/jumped through the Canyon. After that we went to Miraflor wich is a forest and landscape you have never seen before. Like a fairytale. The trip was very well organised and cheaper compared to other companies. Carlos is a very good guide with... More 

2 Thank daan b
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Thank you soo much for all your feedbacks, The bads help to us for realice if we are giving you a great experience or not and force to us to grow for give to future costumers, and the good and excelent because it's tells to us that we are going in the right drections to give to each of you... More 

Thank Carlos G
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

My volcano boarding trip was arranged through the hostel where I was staying and I'm so happy with the experience. I was picked up and dropped off at the front of the hostel. My guide was Gretchen, and she was fantastic. I was a little afraid about this trip, not because of the volcano boarding itself but because I was... More 

1 Thank Judy A

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