Nicaragua Higthlights ( 8 days )
This trip is a sightseeing tour to discover Nicaragua’s main highlights, with tours on the way and in each destination. Trip pace is moderate with no hikes or other challenging outdoor activities featured. If you book this tour but wish to make it a little more challenging, we can customize it, e.g. city tours by bike, Lake & Islands tour by kayak, etc. Just consult us!
- Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
- Transportation as stated on the itinerary (Day 2 to day 6 and day 8). Shuttle transfer on day 1. Local transportation in Ometepe Island.
- Round trip ferry tickets to Ometepe Island.
- All activities with admissions from day 2 to day 5 with local bilingual guide.
- Meals as per description.
- Local sales taxes.
- International airfares.
- Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
- Other activities suggested but not included.
- Travel insurance.
Day 1: Arrival in Managua Airport – Managua
On your arrival at the International Airport in Managua, you will be transferred to your hotel with the complementary shuttle bus. Overnight at Hotel Camino Real 3* sup. Meals: – .
After a hearty breakfast, we transfer you to Leon City. On the way visit to “Leon Viejo”, the first capital of Nicaragua and a UNESCO heritage site. A visit will enable you to get to know a great deal of Nicaraguan History. Later stop in a village to try a “Quesillo” (white cheese served in a tortilla, with onion and sour cream) and a “Tiste” (juice made of corn). Arrival and Check in at your hotel in Leon. In the afternoon we will visit the city (churches, the Cathedral hike the tower to get an amazing view of the city and volcanoes), as well as a magnificent Art Gallery with painting from Europe and Central America, distributed in 2 colonial houses.
Overnight at Hotel Flor de Sarta 2* sup. Meals: B/p>
Today we transfer you to Granada, the jewel of Nicaraguan cities. On the way visit Masaya area. First, visit the Masaya volcano National Park and its very active and fuming crater (currently hosting a lava lake!). Take a peek into the crater and observe this unique natural phenomena! You can also visit the Museum that offer interesting history and legends. Only a short distance is Masaya’s fine the Handicraft Market, where you can enjoy the creativity from local artisans and may even purchase souvenirs at reasonable prices. The cultural experience continues with a visit to the typical White Villages: Enjoy panoramic views of Apoyo Lagoon, Granada and Lake Nicaragua; later take part of creating beautifully handmade souvenirs with a local family.
Eventually arrive in Granada and check-in at your Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup, located in downtown. Meals: B-L
This morning we visit Granada on a city tour. We will visit the city’s main landmarks such as The San Francisco Convent, La Polvora, Central park and enjoy 360-degree views from Iglesia La Merced’s tower. Your guide will point out more areas of interest and speak about the colorful history of Granada. Also enjoy a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage which will make you feel as you were in the old colonial times! In the afternoon, go for a Boat Ride in Lake Nicaragua and visit some of its 365 little islands. You will be able to observe some of the many species of tropical birds that live in the islands, the local “Isleños” fishing with the majestic Mombacho volcano in the background. Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche. Meals: B
Breakfast and transfer to San Jorge to take the ferry to Ometepe Island. Upon arrival our local driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel visiting this fabulous island on the way. Visit places such as “El Ceibo” museum, the Green Puddles lagoon in Charco Verde Reserve with great views of Volcano Conception. In Santo Domingo beach, you will enjoy lunch. Later, go to el Ojo de Agua a natural pool of clear water supplied by a river that originates from Conception Volcano. Overnight at Hotel San Juan de La Isla 2* sup. Meals: B-L
After breakfast in your hotel, you will be transferred to the docks, board a ferry to the main land. Transfer to San Juan del Sur, which is a small and very nice typical fishermen community located at the south west, and 70 Kms from Costa Rica’s frontier. Upon arrival in San Juan, check in at your Hotel La Posada Azul 3*. Meals: B
Day at leisure at the beach! Enjoy your time in this pleasant village with its numerous water front bars and restaurants, boutiques and souvenirs, discotheques. Optional tours such as horseback riding, snorkeling tours, canopy tours, sailboat tours or surf lessons can be arranged. Please inquire with us!
Overnight at your Hotel La Posada Azul. Meals: B
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