Duration
15 Days
Destination
Nicaragua

A colonial hotspot Learn about colonial history

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Destination
Nicaragua Discover Nicaragua
Departure Location
Augusto C. Sandino International (MGA), Managua, Nicaragua
Return Location
Augusto C. Sandino International (MGA), Managua, Nicaragua
Price includes
  • Admissions
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily
  • English speaking guide
  • Ferry San Jorge - Ometepe - San Jorge
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Hotel taxes
  • Local guides
  • RT Domestic flights Managua - Corn Island
  • Sightseeing tours listed
Price does not include
  • Airport taxes
  • Any meals not mentioned as included
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters or waiters
  • International flights

Leon

Leon was the first capital of Nicaragua until 1824 and nowadays is one of the most touristic cities of the country because of its beauty, 4 stunning volcanoes where you can do hiking or climbing, beautiful beaches to enjoy a sunny day, delicious food or just relax.

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Granada

Nicaragua’s oldest town is also its most beguiling and photogenic. Many travelers use the city as a base, spending at least a day walking in cobblestone roads from church to church in the city center, then venturing out into the countryside for trips to nearby attractions.

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Ometepe

Ometepe, an island composed of two volcanoes, emerges from the the Cocibolca, the great Lake of Nicaragua. Joined by a thin, flat isthmus the two volcanoes shape the island like an hour glass. A great place that combines calm lake beaches and eco activities.

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San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur is located in a wonderful horseshoe-shaped bay bordered by two mountains, in the department of Rivas. Visit its wonderful beaches, so you can enjoy the wind, water sports, hiking, canopy, diving and surfing, and the scenic beauty of its sunsets.

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  • Day 1
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  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
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  • Day 15
Day 1

Arrival Day

Arrive at Managua, Nicaragua, airport pick up, transfer to the hotel for overnight. 

Day 2

Managua

We will take a brief city tour of Managua, with visits to key political and cultural sites, including its historic center and to see the incredible footprints left by the Managua residents of 4,000 BC, in the afternoon and evening at leisure, overnight at Managua.

Day 3

Managua to Matagalpa

Today, we are heading to Matagalpa, we will drive north towards to mountainous region Matagalpa and its fresh weather, home of famous coffee plantations, on the way, we will stop by El Castillo del Cacao, a chocolate factory run by Dutch partners, you will visit and learn more about the way chocolate is processed, the castle project, distribution channels, and try the chocolate where it is made, arrive at Matagalpa in the afternoon for overnight at Hotel Selva Negra.

Day 4

Selva Negra

In the morning, we tour the plantations around the coffee activity, this tour takes about 2 ½ hours, depending if it is harvest season or not, and includes visit to the Coffee museum, Beneficio Humedo (small processing plants where the first steps of coffee cleaning and beans preselection are realized), and visit the coffee plantations, rest of the day is at leisure to sign up for optional tours that the property offers, such as horseback riding and hiking with a local guide, overnight at Selva Negra.

Day 5

Matagalpa to Leon

At 8:00 AM, we will continue to Leon arriving around noon; At 2:00 PM, we will enjoy a city tour of Leon, explore the rich cultural and political history of one of Nicaragua’s oldest and most influential cities, much of its charm lies in the narrow colonial streets, museums, restaurants and cafes. In this guided walking tour, you will visit revolutionary murals, baroque and neoclassical churches including the Basilica de la Asuncion, surprisingly interesting Museum of Legends, arts and poetry and the Museum of Art Ortiz Gurdian, in addition, you will get to climb the rooftop of Central America’s largest cathedral and enjoy the amazing views over the city and surrounding Maribios Volcanic Chain; evening at leisure and overnight.

Day 6

Leon to Corn Island

Mid-morning, you will be driven back to Managua to catch your 2:00 PM La Costeña flight to Corn Island, arriving at 3:20 PM, pickup and transfer to your hotel for your 2 night leisure package at the island, overnight at Corn Island.

Day 7

Corn Island

At leisure at Corn Island to enjoy several optional activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, diving or just enjoying your time at the beach.

Day 8

Corn Island to Granada

Early morning, you will be driven to the airport to catch your 7:45 AM La Costeña flight, arriving to Managua at 9:00 AM, upon pickup, we are heading to Colonial city of Granada, afternoon and evening free, overnight at Granada.

Day 9

Granada

Enjoy a carriage / walking tour of Granada, Granada is considered to be one of the oldest colonial cities in the Western hemisphere. On this guided walking tour, you will explore the San Francisco Church and neighboring San Francisco Convent built in 1529. Now functioning as a museum, the Convent is home to an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art. Continue on to the beautiful Merced Church where you will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the bell tower and take in spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano; evening free. Overnight at Granada.

Day 10

Granada to Ometepe

Today we have an early start. We leave Granada at 6:00 AM and drive to San Jorge where we will take the ferry at 7:45 a.m. We arrive the port of Moyogalpa at 8:45 AM, we will drive from Moyogalpa to Altagracia, visiting some amazing panoramic view points over both volcanoes and explaining about local agriculture. Our first stop is Charco Verde: Home of the mythological figure, Chico Largo! You learn about this mysterious legend while walking around the lagoon enjoying this ecological reserve. At Altagracia we visit the Roman Catholic Church and the museum with pre-Colombian stone statue. We drive from Altagracia to Balgue where we visit Finca Magdalena, a cooperative that grows organic coffee. We visit the coffee plantations and the forest. It is time for lunch so we go to Santo Domingo, this wonderful beach is located between the 2 volcanoes. Time for lunch, relax and swimming, after Lunch we are going to visit some water wells, called Ojos de Agua Cabrera, we end the day at the beach.

Day 11

Ometepe to San Juan del Sur

After breakfast, transfer to Moyogalpa to catch the 9:00 AM ferry back to San Jorge, dock pick up and drive to San Juan del Sur, a typical fishermen port located at the southwest, 15 miles away from the border with Costa Rica, were we will enjoy the Pacific beaches in this 3 night stay, overnight at San Juan del Sur.

Day 12

San Juan del Sur

At leisure to enjoy several optional activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, diving or just enjoying your time at the beach.

Day 13

San Juan del Sur

At leisure to enjoy several optional activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, diving or just enjoying your time at the beach.

Day 14

San Juan del Sur to Managua

Today you will be driven back to Managua, on our way, we will visit, the town and market of Masaya, the Apoyo Lagoon, the town of Catarina and Masaya Volcano National Park, where we will have a chance to drive up to the very crater for stunning views, arriving at the capital city midafternoon, evening free.

Day 15

Departure Day

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport. 

More about this tour

  • Single room accommodations and upgraded hotels are available for a supplement
  • Discounts and special deals are usually available on certain dates and for advance purchase
  • This tour is operated on a private basis, for rates and details please contact us.
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