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Katherine Torres

My name is Katherine Torres and it will be a pleasure to help you build the best itinerary for your trip to wonderful Nicaragua! I was born in the city of León, Nicaragua. I have a degree in Tourism Management from the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.

My professional path allowed me to discover more about my country and at the same time to share it with all the people who want to experience our authenticity and cultural richness. I encourage travelers to explore the colonial cities, the Northern region of the country and the beaches of the Caribbean coast.

If you are interested in genuine experiences and want to learn from locals you have to visit Nicaragua, which is a small yet diverse and authentic country. I look forward to assisting you to plan your dream holidays!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in the several regions of my country; colonial cities, the beautiful beaches (Pacific and Caribbean coast), the adventurous volcanoes where is possible to hike, camp and even board down!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started to feel passionate about my country and discover all the places that all the tourists were talking about, I am a graduate in Tourism Managment at UNAN-León and also I have a degree from the ITH-Klessheim, Austria."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will always remember the first time I visited Ometepe Island during my college days, and recently the place I´ve will always carry on my memory is Macizo de Peñas Blancas which I visited a few months ago and I strongly recommend to explore if you are in Nicaragua."

Recent trip reviews for Katherine

Hugh

Volcano tour with my daughter, Nicaragua - Apr 13 - Apr 21, 2018

Traveler: Hugh B. - Local specialist: Katherine Torres

Incredible holiday in Nicaragua exploring the lakes and volcanoes and absorbing some of the history of this beautiful country. Our tour allowed us to climb and explore 4 volcanoes, kayak around the Isletas de Granada and the Rio Istiam, tour the cities of Leon and Granada, visit the beautiful Ometepe Island and zip line through the treetop canopy on the slopes of the Mombacho volcano and on Ometepe. The highlight has to be climbing Cerro Negro volcano and ash boarding down the steep south... read more

Incredible holiday in Nicaragua exploring the lakes and volcanoes and absorbing some of the history of this beautiful country. Our tour allowed us to climb and explore 4 volcanoes, kayak around the Isletas de Granada and the Rio Istiam, tour the cities of Leon and Granada, visit the beautiful Ometepe Island and zip line through the treetop canopy on the slopes of the Mombacho volcano and on Ometepe. The highlight has to be climbing Cerro Negro volcano and ash boarding down the steep south face of this amazing volcano. Throughout the tour we we had amazing Vapues guides and drivers (Franklin in Leon, Renee in Granada and Roberto in Managua and the local guide, Enoch on Ometepe Island) who ensured all our trips went to plan and offered us an insight into the local wildlife, culture, foods and history. Franklin climbed half way down the ash slope to ensure we got incredible photographs of our descent - what incredible commitment to customer service! Throughout the whole tour we were made to feel like guests rather than customers - nothing was too much trouble. Franklin said ‘this is your holiday so we will do whatever you want to do and at your pace’ as he introduced us to the beautiful city of Leon. Renee took us to the top of the active Masaya volcano to see the lava pool and kayaked with us around the Isletas de Granada pointing out the fabulous birds, monkeys, reptiles and mammals. The little bat colony living on a branch overhanging one of the inlets and the hooting of the Howler monkeys was a particular highlight. Granada was a stunning city with fabulous coloured buildings and a lively street scene which we really enjoyed. Enoch led us up Maderas Volcano (a very challenging hike/climb in the heat) and guided our kayaking adventure in Lake Nicaragua and into the Rio Istiam, pointing out exotic birds and cayman. Roberto guides us around Chocoverde were we saw snakes, lizards and many morpho blue butterflies
The whole tour was incredible - Kimkim and Vapues more than met our expectations- we had an incredible holiday and the way they handled the end of our tour during the unrest in Managua was very impressive- we felt totally secure