Embark on an immersive 6-day Authentic Nicaragua Tour that takes travelers from the enchanting Granada Colonial City to the bustling capital of Managua. This trip is a deep dive into Nicaragua's culture, showcasing ancient rock art and colonial marvels in Granada. As the oldest city in the Americas, Granada preserves its history through impeccably maintained colonial churches and historic mansions that are sure to enthrall travelers. The adventure then leads to the lively surfing paradise of San Juan del Sur, where travelers can bask in the beauty of its scenic beaches and connect with the local way of life. It's a comprehensive exploration of Nicaragua's culture, from its historical treasures to its vibrant contemporary scenes.
Enjoy a leisurely boat excursion among the islands of Nicaragua Lake.
Walking tour of one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Latin America
Explore the town of Masaya and engage with local artists during your visit.
Visit the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve and witness unique species
Arrival in Managua. Travelers are met by an English-speaking tour guide or a local representative, who then transports travelers to Granada City. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Islets Boat Trip | Granada Highlight | Chocolate | Artisan Market & Masaya Volcano Night Tour
After breakfast, begin your trip with a boat ride on Nicaragua Lake, passing islands near Mombacho volcano. Explore Granada City, known for its colonial churches and charming streets. Take a guided tour, including "La Merced" church and the San Francisco convent with pre-Columbian sculptures. Visit Bate Bate Chocolate to learn about Nicaraguan chocolate history, grind cocoa, and taste various products.
Continue to Masaya, explore the arts and crafts market, and end the day with an exciting night visit to Masaya Volcano National Park to see red, glowing lava in the crater.
Day 3: Transfer to San Juan del Sur | Mombacho Volcano Visit
After breakfast at the hotel, you'll be transferred to San Juan del Sur town. En route, the vehicle will stop at the base of Mombacho Volcano, where your guide will coordinate with park rangers. You'll switch to a four-wheel-drive vehicle to ascend to the volcano's summit. As you begin your ascent, you'll be struck by the rich biodiversity of this natural reserve, surrounded by lush vegetation and vistas. The hike will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, during which you'll gain insights into the region's flora, fauna, ancient inhabitants, and volcanic activity. This hike is considered moderate.
Following the hike, you'll continue your journey to San Juan del Sur town. Upon reaching the charming fishing village, you'll be transported to your hotel, where you'll spend the upcoming days. After checking in at the hotel, you'll have a free afternoon to explore nearby beaches, take town tours, and immerse yourself in the surfing culture.
Day 4: Leisure time in San Juan del Sur
Free day to explore on your own.
Day 5: San Juan del Sur | Managua
After breakfast at the hotel, take a private transfer from San Juan del Sur to Managua with a Spanish-speaking driver.
Day 6: Departure Day
After breakfast, take a private transfer from the hotel to the International Airport to take a flight home.
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.