Remote and beautiful, Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island is a world away. Formed by two volcanoes, the island is populated by parrots, howler monkeys, waterfalls, beaches and gracious, hard-working people. Learn about the challenges and triumphs they have seen in their lifetime, and experience this place through the rhythms of their daily lives.

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My Nicaragua experience was one of those rare times in life when the reality exceeded anticipations. Crooked Trails provided us with a really good taste of Ometepe life. The home stays were a rich experience of life in a small community, participation in the festivals, rituals and excitement of the San Diego celebrations gave us a feeling of being part of that community and our guide was there to remind us to be sensitive to the realities of their lives.
Monica B.

Lakes, Volcanoes & Colonial Cities


From $1,595 based on dbl occupancy


9D / 8N


Available year-round; fall & winter recommended




Managua – Ometepe – Granada – Managua


village experience

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Explore the tropical beauty and charm of Nicaragua on this family-friendly program to the Island of Ometepe. The island abounds in adventure, but the true highlight of this program is a village homestay where you’ll learn about the people of this peaceful island and sharing in their culture.

  • Unforgettable homestay with a local family on the island of Ometepe
  • Explore jungles and beaches and enjoy Nicaragua’s natural beauty
  • Guided tour of the colonial city of Granada
  • Shopping at Masaya, one of Nicaragua’s largest arts and crafts markets
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Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

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    Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

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    Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

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    Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

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    Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

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    Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

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    Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

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    Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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