San Juan River and Bartola Retreat

In San Juan River you will discover the thick and typical vegetation of this particular eco-system and you will also learn a lot of important facts of Nicaraguan history that took place in this area.

During the trip you will travel by boat in San Juan river and you will stop at Bartola Retreat to enjoy a stay in contact with nature and at El Castillo town, where you will visit an old colonial fortress.


Day 1: Pick up at Managua airport and transfer to Europeo Hotel. Presentation of the trip and night in Managua.
Day 2: Managua-San Carlos and night in San Carlos.
Day 3: San Carlos-Bartola by boat. In the afternoon tour by Sarnoso river. Night at Bartola Retreat.
Day 4: In the morning trekking by the reserve. Crocodile tour at night.
Day 5: Visiting El Castillo and its fortress in the morning. Travel back to Managua and arrival around 8 p.m.


  • Transfer from the airport to Europeo Hotel.
  • Private transportation from Managua to San Carlos.
  • Boat in San Juan River.
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Food inside Bartola Retreat.
  • All the detailed activities.
  • Bilingual tour-leader.
  • Insurance.

Does not include

  • International flight.
  • Entry tax ($ 10).
  • Not mentioned food.
  • Tips.
  • Extra activities.


Prices per person in US$

3-4 PAX: $ 790
5-6 PAX: $ 695
7-8 PAX: $ 675
9-10 PAX: $ 650
11-14 PAX: $ 640