After breakfast, you will head to nearby Mombacho Volcano. You will hike its crater trail, and will then partake in a Canopy Tour in the Mombacho cloud forest which will include a series of zip-lines to descend from the top of the volcano!
Following the ‘adventure at Mombacho’, you will be taken to the Nicaragua Libre Community, where you will spend the next 2 days and nights. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself and learn about customs and traditions of the local indigenous people in the region. Nicaragua Libre is a rural community co-op that was established in 1980. Its primary purpose is to produce crops both to feed the local population, as well as to generate income for the impoverished residents of the area (Nicaragua has the second lowest per-capita income in the Western Hemisphere). The co-op project now comprises 6 different sites and 100 families. During your time at the Nicaragua Libre Community, you will have an opportunity to both learn about the various projects, as well as pitch-in and help with the many tasks required to sustain the program.
You will stay in a communal home at the Granada project – in basic rooms which are rented for a fee which is paid to the co-op; the facility has been built to conform to the standards of the Rainforest Alliance to ensure minimal environmental impact.