Classic Nicaragua

7 Days / 6 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS

This is an exciting week-long tour which is ideal in case you are planning to visit more than one country during your trip. You will visit Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve for a motor boat tour, explore Leon, take a peek inside the active crater of the Masaya volcano, visit Granada, one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas, go kayaking on Lake Nicaragua, hike the nature trails of Ometepe Island and visit a community-run farm initially founded in 1888, where you get an insight into the process of organic coffee cultivation while doing an impressive short hike.

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Our itineraries are suggestions and are fully customisable according to your needs, interests and budget.

Treat these itineraries as inspiration and one of our experts will create your uniquely tailored holiday with your requests in mind so that you can truly experience Nicaragua with Seven Senses.

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Day 1. Arrive Nicaragua - Transfer to Leon (-/-/-)

Welcome to Nicaragua. One of our representatives will be waiting for you in the arrivals area to welcome you and assist you with the transfer to Leon.

Day 2. Juan Venado and León (B/-/-)

Early in the morning, visit Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve for a motor boat tour and some time to enjoy at the beach. In the afternoon, explore León through a walking city tour.

You will be transferred from León to the Pacific bay of Las Peñitas, where you can find wetland, famous for its turtle and bird nesting. Your guide will find the best way to cut through the inlet to the Pacific Ocean, where you can walk or swim.

Back in León, visit revolutionary murals, baroque/neoclassical churches and an art museum with works of internationally renowned artists. Explore the local market and colonial buildings; the tour ends with a visit to the picturesque rooftop of the largest cathedral of Central America.

Day 3. Masaya & Granada (B/-/-)

Transfer to Granada. On route visit Masaya Region, the Masaya Volcano National Park and the famous handicraft market. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour in Granada.

The tour starts at Masaya Volcano National Park. Your driver will bring you to the summit of the volcano, where you can peek inside the active crater. Your next stop is Masaya´s artisan market, where you can purchase quality Nicaraguan handicrafts.

Continue to Granada, one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas, founded by the Spanish in 1524. No visit to Granada is complete without exploring the city's historic center on foot and in a classic horse-drawn carriage. On this tour, youwill discover key sites including the San Francisco Convent, founded in 1529, and La Merced church where you can climb the bell tower and enjoy spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano. The last stop is the oldest sector of the city in the area around the Xalteva church and the old city walls.

Day 4. Kayaking on Lake Nicaragua and Chocolate Workshop (B/-/-)

If you are looking for a quiet experience in the wilderness, this tour is perfect for you. As you navigate through the calm waters with your guide, be sure to keep an eye out for the different species of birds and wildlife that inhabit the lake and its surroundings. You pass by local fishing communities where you get a glimpse of their daily island life.

In the afternoon visit the ChocoMuseo to learn about cacao and the chocolate making process. This workshop covers the entire process, starting from the cocoa bean and ending with a handmade bar of chocolate. Cocoa-based beverages are also covered in the workshop, including how to prepare an ancient Mayan drink. Learn about our cultural heritage in a very positive and joyful way, all with the promise of delicious chocolate to wrap up the tour.

Day 5. Mombacho and Ometepe (B/-/-)

Transfer to San Jorge port, where you take the ferry to Ometepe Island. En route, visit Mombacho Volcano for a hiking tour. In the afternoon take a walk at Charco Verde Nature Reserve just next to your hotel.

The island of Ometepe is situated in one of the world´s largest fresh water lakes, Lake Nicaragua. Ometepe has served as home to indigenous tribes and cultures for many centuries, of which the many pre-Columbian petroglyphs are silent witnesses. The two volcanoes on the island, Concepción and Maderas, offer stunning views when approaching Ometepe by boat from the mainland. Both volcanoes have their own climate and unique vegetation and hiking either of them is a great way to enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings. There are various trails differing from easy to difficult. El Tigrillo trail is an adventurous trail of moderate difficulty through the vegetation of a primary forest, with a length of 2.5 kilometers.

The natural reserve Charco Verde is a protected area located between Ometepe´s two volcanoes. The area consists of a lagoon, a beach, and a forest. The reserve is named Charco Verde (Green Puddle) due to the green colour of the lagoon. Many birds find shelter in this part of the island so birdwatching enthusiasts should keep an eye out! The hike is not strenuous and leads up a hill, from where you have nice views of the surroundings.

Day 6. Ometepe Island - Nature Tour (B/-/-)

This natural adventure begins at the Peña Inculta reserve, where groups of white-faced howler monkeys, squirrels, iguanas and tropical birds inhabit. Next up is a visit to Hacienda Finca Magdalena, a community-run farm initially founded in 1888, where you get an insight into the process of organic coffee cultivation while doing an impressive short hike. The last stop of the tour, is Ojo de Agua, a beautiful natural spring surrounded by forest where you can have a refreshing swim.

Day 7. Departure (B/-/-)

Take the ferry back to San Jorge and transfer to Managua airport for your departure flight or to Peñas Blancas border to continue your journey in Costa Rica.

PRICES AND INCLUSIONS

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS FROM £999 per person + flights

based on 2 people travelling together 

The price includes:

Meet & greet

Information package with maps and a detailed itinerary

Accommodation at mid-range boutique hotels including breakfast

Transfers 

Tours mentioned with an English speaking guide

Entrance fees

VAT / taxes

The price does not include:

 

Return flights from the UK to Nicaragua. Request a quote from us.

Anything not specifically mentioned above.

Optional tours, camera fees.

Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.

Travel insurance.

Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.

Peak season surcharges

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