Do the vanilla tour!

Get into the exciting and mystic world of vanilla, the only orchid that produce fruit, the legendary vanilla Planifolia that flavor the modern world.

Is and adventure of discovery, you will live the experience of a real explorer in the jungle, a rare experience in this modern age.

vanilla planifolia flower
Vanilla Planifolia flower
Montecristo Rio San Juan

Vanillas at Montecristo Rio San Juan

The tour is set up in Rio San Juan rain forest. In the Montecristo Wild Life Refuge, were the orchid vanilla planifolia was rediscovered by Agustin Llanes.

Rio San Juan
Early morning at Montecristo Rio San Juan

The tour is designed for you to collect your own orchid and have the genetic material to take back to your place, to start your own vanilla cultivation or orchid garden.

Wilma Slobbe,
Wilma Slobbe, (Dutch people who are living in Muy Muy.)

Vanilla is currently been introduced as plantation by a group of expat living in Nicaragua.

Mr. Patrick Werner, An avid explorer of Nicaragua, he is one of the few experts on Nicaragua’s orchid; he has been helping friends get started with small vanilla plantation using cutting from Montecristo.

 

 

Growing Vanilla In Nicaragua. By Pat Werner

So far we have provided vanilla cuttings to help start small plantation around Bluefield, Diriamba, Muy Muy, Leon and soon in Matagalpa.

 

vanilla cutting
Vanila cutting

Mr. Agustin Llanes is a 62 year old dual citizen of Nicaragua and the USA., he  make his living in a small lodge named “La Casa de los Llanes”, inside of  120 manzanas of protected land, (Montecristo Private Wild Life Refuge) where  he is been growing vanilla as a hobby for more than 10 years.

Agustin Llanes
Mr. Agustin Llanes

Mr. Llanes is now offering a full vanilla tour where he teaches you the basic of growing the vanilla orchid.

Cost of the tour:

Lodging and meals is $50.00 per person per night.

Jungle guide $50.00 per day, per group.

Helper with machete $15.00

Plantation guided tour by Mr. Agustin Llanes $50.00 per group.

Beside the jungle experience they also offer you tarpon fishing tours.

Fishing tour $250.00 two to four people.

Visit our vanilla webpage or drop us a line if interested, we will be happy to have you. Whatapp 86499012

At montecristoriver@nullyahoo.com

 

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