Volcano Tour


NICARAGUA – EL SALVADOR – HONDURAS

The Nicaraguan and El Salvador scenery of the Pacific is marked by an impressive chain of 27 volcanoes.

Some of these volcanoes are still active with spectacular eruptions. Most of these volcanoes have an easy access and if we ride up, our efforts will be rewarded by the unforgettable and breathtaking view at the top.

Day 01: Arrival in San Pedro Sula ( Honduras )
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel in town. Greeting by our tourguide and briefing of the motorcycle tour. Overnight in San Pedro Sula.

Day 02: Transfer to La Ceiba / Rio Cangrejal     
Transfer to La Ceiba and handing over the motorcycles. After lunch we take a short ride from La Ceiba into the „Pico Bonito” National Park to an impossibly green canyon with jungle scenery . We follow a winding dirt road along the Rio Cangrejal. This trip offers spectacular views: a waterfall plunging more than 300 feet from the canyon walls and rapids sliding around sculptured granite boulders. Late afternoon we return to La Ceiba which is a small port town with caribbean nightlife. Overnight in La Ceiba .

Day 03:  La Ceiba – Trujillo                                    
For a while we stay on the highway to Trujillo before we turn off passing vast banana plantations.  We continue on a dirt road until we meet the highway to Trujillo again. Trujillo was the first capital of Honduras in the year 1525. It was here that Christopher Columbus landed in 1502 and the pirate William Walker was executed. We stay overnight in Trujillo .

Day 04: Trujillo – Catacamas                                  
Today we enjoy the longest dirt road part during our tour. We will leave the humid climate of the Caribbean coast behind us when riding up the “Sierra de Agalta” mountains through pine forest and reaching the valley of Olancho, the biggest cattle farming area of Honduras. Overnight in Catacamas.

Day 05:  Catacamas – Danli                 
On our way to the southern part of Honduras we have a mix of paved and unpaved roads until we get into Danli, where they make world famous handrolled cigars, because there is much tabacco grown in this area. Overnight in Danli.

Day 06:  Border Nicaragua to Matagalpa     
We follow a mountainous road towards Las Manos, the border of Nicaragua  Crossing the border  from one country to another in Central America is relatively easy except when it comes to going into Nicaragua. They ask for a lot of paperwork, so take your time. We will pass on to Jinotega and finally get to the cloudforest of Matagalpa. Near the town of Matagalpa lies Selva Negra, which means Black Forest. Selva Negra is a sustainable coffee plantation founded by Germans in 1880 and named after the German black forest. Overnight in Selva Negra.

Day 07: Granada                   
In the morning we have time to join a coffee tour at the plantation. Around lunchtime we leave the highlands of Selva Negra and head down to the colonial town of Granada. It is a town known for its rich history, dating back to the days of the spanish conquistadors and the days of William Walker. Here you find unique colonial architecture with horse-drawn carriages. Overnight in Granada .

Day 08: Lagoon Apoyo and Volcano Masaya
Today we have the following daytrips on our schedule: The Apoyo Lagoon, or Laguna de Apoyo, is one of the most pristine lagoons in Nicaragua. The lagoon was created when a volcano erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago. Then we go for a visit of Masaya Volcano, once listed as “extinct,” Masaya volcano stands about 600 meters (2000 feet) high and lies some 30 kilometers away from Managua. We return in the afternoon . Overnight in Granada

Day 09: Leon de los Caballeros
A new highway takes us to the city of León located about 100 km from Managua.León has always been one of the most important cities of Nicaragua, both from economical as cultural perspective. The city functioned several times as the capital city after Nicaragua’s independence from Spain in 1821. León still has an architecturally interesting center with many old, colonial houses, streets, monuments, and churches.Overnight in León.

Day 10:  crossing borders to El Salvador
On our way to the border we pass a couple of majestic volcanoes. We continue our ride on the Panamerican Highway CA 1 passing San Lorenzo at the Golfo de Fonseca. Having crossed the border of El Salvador we turn to the South towards La Union and Intipuca before we reach the  Pacific beaches of Playa el Cuco. Overnight in El Cuco.

Day 11:  From the Pacific Ocean to Perquin
We leave the Pacific behind us and ride into the mountainous Morazan department with the volcano San Miquel on our way. Following the paved road from San Miguel and San Francisco Gotera we enter the town of Perquin from the south. Perquin is surrounded by coffee plantations and green pinegroves and is located close to the honduran border.  Overnight in Perquin.

Day 12: Border Honduras to Gracias      
On a dirt road we will pass the highest mountains from El Salvador to Honduras. This road was the route used to supply the rebels during the El Salvador civil war. Up to 1800m high we enjoy the fantastic view over the region. We will pass the border, pass Macala and get to Gracias – a small attractive mountain town with cobblestone streets and red tile roofs. Overnight in Gracias.

Day 13:  Lago de Yohoa
Depending on weather and road conditions we turn off to Santa Barbara passing a mountainous dirt road to Lago de Yoho splendidly set among tropical vegetation. We will stop at the lake for lunch where many little restaurants offer a beautiful view overlooking the lake. Spend the afternoon just relaxing at the lake. Overnight at Lago de Yohoa.

Day 14: San Pedro Sula
After breakfast we take a trip on a paved road to the highest waterfall of Honduras called „Pulhapanzak” with a magnificient cascade of 40m . It is located in a kind of park with tropical plants and there is a place to swim in the river. In the afternoon we ride back to San Pedro Sula where the tour ends . Overnight in San Pedro Sula

Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Or extension of your vacation on the Bay Islands for snorkeling or diving..

Length : 15 days / 14 nights

Total Distance :  2400 km about 350 km dirt road

Per Day : 80 – 330 km

Road condition :  mostly pavement, dirt and gravel roads

Motorcycle : Yamaha XT 600 E / XT 660 R

riding skills : As we use dual sport motorcycles we mainly keep on paved roads but also try dirt roads. We do not ask for Off road riding skills.

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NICARAGUA – EL SALVADOR – HONDURAS

The Nicaraguan and El Salvador scenery of the Pacific is marked by an impressive chain of 27 volcanoes.

Some of these volcanoes are still active with spectacular eruptions. Most of these volcanoes have an easy access and if we ride up, our efforts will be rewarded by the unforgettable and breathtaking view at the top.

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Day 01: Arrival in San Pedro Sula ( Honduras )
Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel in town. Greeting by our tourguide and briefing of the motorcycle tour. Overnight in San Pedro Sula.

Day 02: Transfer to La Ceiba / Rio Cangrejal     
Transfer to La Ceiba and handing over the motorcycles. After lunch we take a short ride from La Ceiba into the „Pico Bonito” National Park to an impossibly green canyon with jungle scenery . We follow a winding dirt road along the Rio Cangrejal. This trip offers spectacular views: a waterfall plunging more than 300 feet from the canyon walls and rapids sliding around sculptured granite boulders. Late afternoon we return to La Ceiba which is a small port town with caribbean nightlife. Overnight in La Ceiba .

Day 03:  La Ceiba – Trujillo                                    
For a while we stay on the highway to Trujillo before we turn off passing vast banana plantations.  We continue on a dirt road until we meet the highway to Trujillo again. Trujillo was the first capital of Honduras in the year 1525. It was here that Christopher Columbus landed in 1502 and the pirate William Walker was executed. We stay overnight in Trujillo .

Day 04: Trujillo – Catacamas                                  
Today we enjoy the longest dirt road part during our tour. We will leave the humid climate of the Caribbean coast behind us when riding up the “Sierra de Agalta” mountains through pine forest and reaching the valley of Olancho, the biggest cattle farming area of Honduras. Overnight in Catacamas.

Day 05:  Catacamas – Danli                 
On our way to the southern part of Honduras we have a mix of paved and unpaved roads until we get into Danli, where they make world famous handrolled cigars, because there is much tabacco grown in this area. Overnight in Danli.

Day 06:  Border Nicaragua to Matagalpa     
We follow a mountainous road towards Las Manos, the border of Nicaragua  Crossing the border  from one country to another in Central America is relatively easy except when it comes to going into Nicaragua. They ask for a lot of paperwork, so take your time. We will pass on to Jinotega and finally get to the cloudforest of Matagalpa. Near the town of Matagalpa lies Selva Negra, which means Black Forest. Selva Negra is a sustainable coffee plantation founded by Germans in 1880 and named after the German black forest. Overnight in Selva Negra.

Day 07: Granada                   
In the morning we have time to join a coffee tour at the plantation. Around lunchtime we leave the highlands of Selva Negra and head down to the colonial town of Granada. It is a town known for its rich history, dating back to the days of the spanish conquistadors and the days of William Walker. Here you find unique colonial architecture with horse-drawn carriages. Overnight in Granada .

Day 08: Lagoon Apoyo and Volcano Masaya
Today we have the following daytrips on our schedule: The Apoyo Lagoon, or Laguna de Apoyo, is one of the most pristine lagoons in Nicaragua. The lagoon was created when a volcano erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago. Then we go for a visit of Masaya Volcano, once listed as “extinct,” Masaya volcano stands about 600 meters (2000 feet) high and lies some 30 kilometers away from Managua. We return in the afternoon . Overnight in Granada

Day 09: Leon de los Caballeros
A new highway takes us to the city of León located about 100 km from Managua.León has always been one of the most important cities of Nicaragua, both from economical as cultural perspective. The city functioned several times as the capital city after Nicaragua’s independence from Spain in 1821. León still has an architecturally interesting center with many old, colonial houses, streets, monuments, and churches.Overnight in León.

Day 10:  crossing borders to El Salvador
On our way to the border we pass a couple of majestic volcanoes. We continue our ride on the Panamerican Highway CA 1 passing San Lorenzo at the Golfo de Fonseca. Having crossed the border of El Salvador we turn to the South towards La Union and Intipuca before we reach the  Pacific beaches of Playa el Cuco. Overnight in El Cuco.

Day 11:  From the Pacific Ocean to Perquin
We leave the Pacific behind us and ride into the mountainous Morazan department with the volcano San Miquel on our way. Following the paved road from San Miguel and San Francisco Gotera we enter the town of Perquin from the south. Perquin is surrounded by coffee plantations and green pinegroves and is located close to the honduran border.  Overnight in Perquin.

Day 12: Border Honduras to Gracias      
On a dirt road we will pass the highest mountains from El Salvador to Honduras. This road was the route used to supply the rebels during the El Salvador civil war. Up to 1800m high we enjoy the fantastic view over the region. We will pass the border, pass Macala and get to Gracias – a small attractive mountain town with cobblestone streets and red tile roofs. Overnight in Gracias.

Day 13:  Lago de Yohoa
Depending on weather and road conditions we turn off to Santa Barbara passing a mountainous dirt road to Lago de Yoho splendidly set among tropical vegetation. We will stop at the lake for lunch where many little restaurants offer a beautiful view overlooking the lake. Spend the afternoon just relaxing at the lake. Overnight at Lago de Yohoa.

Day 14: San Pedro Sula
After breakfast we take a trip on a paved road to the highest waterfall of Honduras called „Pulhapanzak” with a magnificient cascade of 40m . It is located in a kind of park with tropical plants and there is a place to swim in the river. In the afternoon we ride back to San Pedro Sula where the tour ends . Overnight in San Pedro Sula

Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Or extension of your vacation on the Bay Islands for snorkeling or diving..

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Length : 15 days / 14 nights

Total Distance :  2400 km about 350 km dirt road

Per Day : 80 – 330 km

Road condition :  mostly pavement, dirt and gravel roads

Motorcycle : Yamaha XT 600 E / XT 660 R

riding skills : As we use dual sport motorcycles we mainly keep on paved roads but also try dirt roads. We do not ask for Off road riding skills.

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