Small Group Holiday
This adventure tour of the Central American republic of Nicaragua shows you all the different facets of this undiscovered country. Step back in time as you start your tour in the capital Managua and nearby Tiscapa Crater Lake and the excavated ruins of Leon Viejo, the Pompeii of Nicaragua. Next is Leon itself, with its graceful Spanish colonial architecture, from where you can take a hike on one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua, Cerro Negro.
We visit the boiling mud holes of San Jacinto before travelling to the mountainous north of the country where we will stay with a local family to learn about daily life in Nicaragua.
A cloudforest hike in Selva Negra has us discover the rich flora and fauna, after which we travel to the beautiful town of Granada, with its centre dominated by colourful Spanish-colonial architecture. A boat tour on Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua) is a great way to soak up the views of volcanoes and islands.
After a drive up Masaya Volcano we'' continue to Ometepe island with its stunning volcanoes. It is a great place for walking, soaking up the views, or learning more about local life.
The beaches, charm and unique culture of San Juan del Sur on the Pacific are next. Try your hand at surfing, or, from August to January, witness the arrival of large numbers of Olive Ridley turtles.
Activity / Theme
Culture, Nature & Wildlife
Basic / Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
Private vehicle, ferry
comfortable hotel (11 nights), simple homestay (1 night)
Months of Operation
January, February, March, October, November, December
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
The best time to travel to Nicaragua is during the dry season from November and May
And why not ask about our 4-day Corn Island Beach Extension?
DAY 1 Join tour in Managua
DAY 2 Tour Managua and Leon
DAY 3 Free time in Leon, Cerro Negro hike
DAY 4 Visit San Jacinto mudholes, San Ramon homestay
DAY 5 Selva Negra Cloudforest walk
DAY 6 Discover Granada, boat trip on Lake Nicaragua
DAY 7 Masaya Volcano and artisan market
DAY 8 To Ometepe Island
DAY 9 Free day on Ometepe Island
DAY 10 To San Juan del Sur on the Pacific
DAY 11 Free day in San Juan del Sur
DAY 12 Return to Managua
DAY 13 Tour ends in Managua
Extend your stay with a four-day trip to idyllic Corn Island in the Caribbean:
DAY 13 Fly to Corn island
DAY 14 Free day for snorkelling, diving or relaxation
DAY 15 Free morning, fly to Managua
DAY 16 Extension ends in Managua
12 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Activities and entrance fees as listed
Services of Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s), Local Guide(s)
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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