From the colonial streets of Granada and León to the beauty of San Juan del Sur's horseshoe bay, discover the best of Nicaragua on this unique 11-day adventure. Encounter a nature-lover's paradise on Ometepe Island and see both dormant and active volcanoes amidst this country's stunning wilderness. Emerging from a long and turbulent history, Nicaragua is set to become the next big thing. Discover it before others do and come away with a greater understanding of both the volatile past and a passion for this country's vibrant modern culture.
Explore colonial Granada, seek out the revolutionary murals in León, relax on the beach at San Juan del Sur, admire the stunning volcanoes on Ometepe Island
Days : 11
Price : From AED 3,511*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 2 - Light
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Granada is approximately one hour from the Managua International Airport. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Start with an orientation walk before free time to kayak through the nearby isletas in Lake Nicaragua, hike Mombacho Volcano, or sit in the main square watching life go by. Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Enjoy a morning exploring Masaya Volcano National Park before a stop to see locally produced goods at the Masaya craft market. Continue to colonial León, and get the lay of the land on an orientation walk including a visit to the rooftop of Central America's largest cathedral for sweeping views of the city. Included Activities: Volcán Masaya National Park Visit Masaya Market Visit Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 130km)
Take a free day to explore. Relax on nearby beaches or admire the many political murals around town.
Cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to arrive at Ometepe Island. The group will be split up amongst different families in the small community. Included Activities: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 200km) Ferry (1.00 hour(s), 10km) Private Vehicle (0.25-0.50 hours, 6km)
Enjoy free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepción or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia. Included Activities: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay
After taking the ferry back across Lake Nicaragua to the mainland, catch a bus to low-key San Juan del Sur for some serious relaxation by the sea. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.25-0.50 hours, 6km) Ferry (1.50 hour(s), 10km) Local bus (0.25-0.50 hours, 5km) Local bus (1.00-1.25 hours, 30km)
Enjoy free time in this beachside town. Opt to surf the Pacific, go swimming or fishing, or check out the views from above on a zipline canopy tour.
Travel back to Granada and spend a final evening with the group. Transport: Travel back to Granada, switching buses in Rivas. Local bus (3.00 hour(s), 80km)
Depart at any time.
Managua is famous for petty theft. Take care to always take official taxi cabs in Managua and be especially careful at night.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights