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Hokano Adventures

#8 of 25 Tours in Leon
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Address: Banco Procredito 75 | Mts sur, next to Via Via, Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 8839 4713
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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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Great Tour Operator for multiple Volcano Tours

Because of spending a longer time than expected at Rio San Juan, we only had a bit over 2 full days in Leon (sadly!). But we still had many things we wanted to do. We arrived to... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
TeddyCricket83
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Because of spending a longer time than expected at Rio San Juan, we only had a bit over 2 full days in Leon (sadly!). But we still had many things we wanted to do. We arrived to Leon late on a Friday night and the owner, Carlos, met us at our hostel (Posada La Gordita..he is friends of the hostel... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Outside Leon, tour of ancient Spanish ruins: relaxing drive in beautiful countryside, informative, of historical importance. Generous, well done tour. Volcano tour & lagoon swim: very enjoyable, great photo opportunities, turkey vultures perched overhead delighted to see us swimming in their lagoon. Requires hiking across rough farmland, climbing up & down crater & is suitable for the hearty. A unique... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We had Mario and despite our best efforts, it was not a good time with him. He was aloof and unconcerned. He didn't introduce himself or give us detailed instructions. Our group had a bit of hesitation at the top of the volcano and we asked him for advice and reassurance. He made jokes about us dying and simply instructed... More 

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Hokano-Adventures1, Gerente at Hokano Adventures, responded to this review

Dear costumer, we are really sorry you had that kind of bad experience, your opinion is really important for give our clients the best experience and service, we apologize for this situation, Mario is a free lance tour guide and in high season we need free lances due that our company's guide are buzzy with other tours, be sure we... More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We did a volcano-boarding tour at the Cerro Negro and we really enjoyed it! They were on time to pick us up from our hostal and we were with a small group. The driver and tour guide were very friendly, also it was cheaper than the other tourcompanies. They even bought some fresh fruit for us and on the way... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We hiked Telica at sunset and both the driver Jim and guide David were friendly, interested in getting to know us and gave us a great experience.

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Thank Cheyno3
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Started at 8 in the morning and made it back by noon! Had an awesome Nica named David who had a lot of knowledge about the volcanoes in the area and spoke English as well. He'll take photos for you as well. Super fun time! To all my surfer, snowboarder, and skater friends: it's way more fun going down sitting!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

We had a long drive our last day in Leon but hokano was willing to accommodate us an hour earlier than every other tour. David gave us such great background on the area and the volcanos, we even got to see telica erupt when we reached the top or Cerritos negro! Amazing site, we were in awe. The tour is... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

We did the volcano hike with them and were surprised of the friendliness and service orientation. The owner Carlos and our guide David agreed on doing the tour earlier with us than planed (7am) to avoid the heat and the masses, which is pretty unusual for agencies, as long as all participants agreed. Our luck, it was just us (2pax)... More 

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Thank Vero L
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We did the volcano boarding experience this afternoon and absolutely loved it! Our guide David was so great! He bought us delicious fruit, offered to help carry our boards up the volcano, and played great music in the car ride there. He spoke perfect English and was very helpful answering any questions we had. He even gave us great advice... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We went with this company as it was located near to our hostel. It offered the same trips, but at $10 less than our hostel were charging - I think we paid $25 or 30 to board down the Cerro negro volcano, including equipment hire and entrance fees! Our guide was a nice chap, very knowledgable. Plus he took photos... More 

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