Colonial heritage and romance (8 days – 7 nights)
This tour includes 2 major stops: a few days in Granada colonial city, visiting its highlights, Lake Nicaragua and a beautiful island experience, an active volcano and our markets and local people; then, a few days at the beach in a beautiful and luxury beachfront resort. Pace is moderate.
- Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
- Transportation as stated on the itinerary (Days 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8).
- All activities with admissions from on days 2 and 3 and from day 5 to day 9.
- Local bilingual guide on days 2 and 4.
- 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.
On your arrival at the International airport in Managua, your driver will be waiting for you to transfer to Granada city, the jewel of the Nicaraguan cities. Accommodation at Hotel Bubu 4*. Meals: –
Breakfast and time to discover Granada. Go for a traditional horseback carriage, pulled by two horses and conducted by a local driver, just like in the old colonial times! On foot visit some of the city’s most important landmarks: La Casa de los Tres Mundos, art gallery a cultural academy, San Francisco Convent, displaying and important collection of pre- Columbian statues from Zapatera Island and Iglesia la Merced, from its tower from where you can get great views of the city. Also visit “Café de Las Sonrisas”, one of the first coffees in the American continent run by hearing-impaired people! After the tour return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure. Night at Hotel Bubu 4*. Meals: B
Today, travel by boat to a well-preserved private island (with more than 6000 sq. meters of luxurious vegetation) with a unique natural environment, incredible views of Mombacho Volcano and access to the calm waters of Asese bay. Enjoy a day stay in the island and its amenities such as kayaks and swimming in the Lake. Lunch included. When returning to Granada in the evening you have the chance to enjoy a breathtaking romantic sunset on Lake Nicaragua! Overnight at Hotel Bubu 4*. Meals: B-L
On this day nature meets culture! Start the day visiting the imposing Masaya volcano and its very active 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. Then, visit Masaya’s fine Handicraft Market; enjoy here the creativity from the local artisans and may even purchase souvenirs at reasonable prices. Continue your cultural experience by visiting our typical White Villages, enjoy panoramic views of Apoyo Lagoon and take part of creating beautifully handmade souvenirs of clay with a local family. Return to Granada for overnight at Hotel Bubu 4*. Meals: B-L
Breakfast and transfer to the beaches of Tola. Unlike its “sister area” San Juan del Sur, Tola is still quite unknown but boasts the country’s most pristine beaches. White and pink sands, tranquil bays… Accommodation at the luxury Aqua Wellness Resort 4*. Meals: B
Note: You may take a tour on the way (Mombacho nature reserve hike and/or zip line tour, or visit Ometepe Island). Has to be pre-arranged!
Days at leisure at this beautiful and exquisite resort!
Enjoy the free time and visit the town of San Juan Del Sur or just relax on the beach. Yoga and use of water toys are included within the rates. Also, optional activities on ground and water are offered there. Overnights at the beach at Aqua Wellness Resort. Meals:
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