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|A perfect introduction for first-time visitors! This package takes you to all of Nicaragua’s major tourist attractions. It includes visits to the nicest colonial cities of Nicaragua, Granada, Leon, Ometepe Island and the beach and town of San Juan Del Sur.
- Historical and architecture
- Soft Adventure
- Local culture
- Sun and beaches
- March 16, $699p FULL
- April 6, $ 699pp
- May 25, $ 699pp
- June 15, $ 699pp
- July 13, $ 729 pp
- Aug. 10, $ 729pp
- Please book early to guarantee space!!!
- Price for double rooms - 2 people minimum
Day 1: Arrival – Managua
Arrival in Managua airport, you will be transferred by shuttle to Hotel Camino Real 3*, located close to the airport.
Hotel Camino Real
Day 2: Managua – Leon Viejo - Leon City (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Leon City, on the way visit “Leon Viejo”, this was the first capital of Nicaragua. In December 2000, León Viejo was added to an exclusive list of less than 600 historical and archaeological sites recognized worldwide for their importance to human history. A visit will enable you to get to know a great deal of Nicaraguan History.
Arrive in Leon and accommodation in your hotel. 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.
Night at hotel la Posada Doña Blanca 2*
Day 3: Leon – Masaya Active volcano – Handicraft market - while villages – Granada (B)
After breakfast transfer to Granada, on the way we will visit Masaya. Your tour will start visiting the First National Park created in Nicaragua in 1979, one of Nicaragua's most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. It comprises an area of 54 km2 with more than 20 km of scenic roads and trails, leading to and around the one impressive volcano and five formidable craters; one of them currently displays gaseous activity and incandescent lava in its interior. You can also visit the Museum that offer interesting history and legends.
Masaya National Park
Then we will visit the finest Handicraft Market where you will enjoy the creativity and variety of Nicaraguan art at bargain prices. Later transfer to Catarina, this is a small and characteristic village of Nicaragua where people work seedling nurseries, make handcraft and raise horses. Placed on top of a hill at 520 meters over the sea level, present a very agreeable climate, the temperature is between 22 and 27 degrees, from here you can have a magnificent view of the Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho volcano, Granada and Lake Nicaragua. Later, visit San Juan de Oriente, famous for its ceramic arts. Eventually arrive in Granada, accommodation in Hotel Kekoldi 2* or similar located close to the central park
White villages and Catarina
Day 4: Granada City – Lake Nicaragua - Granada (B)
After the breakfast we will visit the city: The convent and Church San Francisco, now is a historical museum, after we will go to La Casa de los tres mundos: art gallery, and a cultural academy, we will visit Iglesia la Merced….and much more. Get a traditional horse back carriage to Lake Nicaragua pulled by two horses and conducted by a local driver. To end this magnificent trip of Granada we will go for a Boat Ride and discover Lake Nicaragua and some of its 356 islands “isletas”. Transfer back to your hotel and free evening. Time at leisure to visit to visit the cit.
Spend the night at Hotel Kekoldi 2*.
Day 5: Granada – Tour Ometepe Island (B)
Today you will travel to Rivas and the port to take the ferry to Ometepe Island (50 minutes). Ometepe is the world’s largest volcanic island in a lake. You will be picked up at the ferry at your arrival in the Island and transferred to the hotel. On the way take a tour of the island, visiting the main sites of interest: Finac el Porvenir and the petroglyphs, Ojo de Agua (natural stream from underneath), Playa Santo Domingo, and El Ceibo museum, maybe the most interesting museums in Nicaragua, located ina large farm “Finca” in front of Lake Nicaragua.
Continue to your lodge situated on the waterfront, in the afternoon you can discover the island or just relax at the beach. Several optional activities are available in your hotel, like kayak, horseback riding, hiking, and more.
Night at Hotel Charco Verde 2*.
Ometepe Island and spyder monkey
Day 6: Ometepe Island – San Juan del Sur (B)
After breakfast, the driver will take you to Moyogalpa port to take the ferry back to the main land in Rivas. Travel to San Juan del Sur, a small and very nice typical fishermen village located at the south west of Nicaragua, placed along a bay that overlooks the Pacific Ocean 90 km west of Granada and 55 Km from Costa Rica's frontier.
Accommodation in hotel Colonial 2*, enjoy of the Pacific Ocean and San Juan del Sur.
San Juan Del Sur
Day 7: San Juan del Sur (B)
Free day to enjoy the beach and optional activities offered in and around San Juan.
Night at Hotel Colonial 2 *.
Day 8: San Juan del Sur – Managua / or Costa Rica.
Today you will be transferred from San Juan del Sur to Peñas Blancas (border).
End of our services.
Note: Hotels category can be upgraded to 3* upon request, please inquire for price.
Extensions: You can also continue to Costa Rica and then fly from LIR (Liberia international airport) or SJO (San Jose airport). San Juan del Sur is located one hour drive from the border and the combination is perfect, to visit places like Arenal volcano, Monteverde national park, Rincon de la Vieja, and the beaches of Guanacaste & Papagayo, as well as Tortuguero. Please consult us for a program and quote!
- 1 night in Managua
- 1 night in Leon
- 2 nights in Granada
- 1 night in Ometepe
- 2 nights in San Juan del Sur.
- Meals as described (B=Breakfast)
- Activities mentioned, with respective entrances according to the itinerary (Leon Viejo, Leon City, Masaya Area, Granada, Lake Nicaragua, Tour in Ometepe)
- All transportation in vehicles with a/c according to the itinerary. Transfers can be in small groups (2-10 people in a vehicle) and/or by shuttle
- Bilingual Guide with his expenses on days 2, 3 and 4.
- Ferry for the passengers and local transport in Ometepe.
- All taxes for hotels and restaurants.
Does not include:
- All optional activities mentioned and where the program states it as not included.
- Discretional tips
- All meals not included in the above list
- Taxes at the airport (entrance and exit)
- Other personal expenses.