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This 6-day Nicaragua vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but wants to see the best Nicaragua has to offer. Start your travels visiting Isla de Ometepe, a volcanic island located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, followed by a visit to the artisans in Masaya. Then, you can explore the cloudforest on top of Mombacho Volcano before heading to the charming colonial streets of Granada. Enjoy an exciting itinerary that introduces you to the best of Nicaragua.
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Highlights
  • Climb Masaya Volcano, passing by fields of petrified lava
  • Walk the trails of Mombacho Volcano while watching for wildlife
  • Bike around Ometepe past small villages and banana plantations
  • Take a 1500-meter zip line course at the base of Mombacho
Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Managua

Arrive to the Managua airport where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Managua| Isla de Ometepe, Biosphere Reserve

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the San Jorge port to take the public ferry to Moyogalpa, which is one of the main ports on the lush tropical island of Ometepe located in Lake Nicaragua. This island comprises two volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, and covers an area of 276 square kilometers.

In the afternoon, go on a kayaking tour on the Istian River, where your knowledgeable local guide will take you along the lake's shores and then into a creek in hopes of seeing monkeys, caimans, turtles, and a wide variety of colorful birds. The tour is adjustable according to the conditions; if the creek is quite dry, part of the tour will be a guided walking excursion in the dry forest to spot wildlife.

Day 3: Biking Ometepe Island Tour

Exploring Ometepe by bike is an exciting and adventurous way to discover the island's uniqueness. The most commonly used path is the recently repaved road between Moyogalpa and Altagracia. Encounter more local cyclists than cars as you cycle past charming villages, banana plantations, and stunning viewpoints. The island's rich soil and lush tropical vegetation grow alongside the road.

Day 4: Volcano & Artisan market of Masaya | Sunset Boat trip, Nicaragua Lake

After breakfast at the hotel, return to Moyogalpa to catch the regular ferry to San Jorge Port.

Today's destination is Granada, a colorful and stunning colonial city. During the trip, make a stop in Masaya to explore Masaya Volcano National Park, where you can see the active crater and its surrounding area. You can also observe the unique flora and fauna of the park. A few minutes away, there is a market where you can purchase souvenirs made by Nicaraguan artisans.

In the afternoon, enjoy a Sunset Boat trip through some of the islands in Lake Nicaragua, which were formed by the impressive Mombacho volcano.

Day 5: Mombacho volcano Reserve | Granada City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, the day will begin with a visit to the Mombacho volcano nature reserve, a one-of-a-kind place with stunning landscapes and diverse flora and fauna. The weather is refreshingly cool, and visitors can hike along the 1.5 km El Crater trail and take part in a Canopy tour. A typical lunch is included at Hacienda El Progresso house.

In the afternoon, return to Granada to see the main attractions of the city, such as the colonial-style churches, houses with beautiful patios, and the Central Park, which serves as the heart of the city, among other noteworthy sites.

Day 6: Return Home

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This morning you embark on the ferry back across the lake and continue on to Managua to connect with your flight home. Your flight must depart after 12 PM.

Accommodations

Hotel Los Robles

Hotel Los Robles
Hotel Los Robles
Hotel Los Robles

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  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Nicaragua Tourist Card: $10 if arriving by air, $12 if arriving by boat or land.

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