• Nicaragua

Overview

This 7-day tour captures the natural, historic, & cultural beauty of Nicaragua. You’ll admire the country’s charming colonial architecture & awe-inspiring landscapes, stand on top of an active volcano, & enjoy a variety of exciting & educational activities. 

Highlights

  • Masaya Volcano – Look down into the crater on top of this active volcano.
  • Masaya Market – Famous market featuring authentic clothing, gifts, & souvenirs.
  • Leon Viejo – Learn about 16th-century Nicaragua as you explore the ruins.
  • Granada – Discover colonial architecture, cruise on Lake Nicaragua, & more.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Managua

Arrive at the airport, & transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Day 2: Managua – Leon Viejo – San Jacinto – Leon

Take a guided tour through the ruins of Leon Viejo, & learn about Nicaragua in the 16th century. Next you will visit San Jacinto to walk through the smoking fields & enjoy views of the surrounding Maribios volcanoes. Upon arrival in Leon, take a guided tour of the city. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in Leon. 

Day 3: Leon

Spend the day at your leisure. You may choose to spend the day at the nearby Poneloya Beach.

Day 4: Leon – Masaya – Granada

Head to the Masaya Volcano National Park today. Walk through the visitors’ center to learn more about the park & the active Masaya Volcano. Afterward, head up on the smoking volcano. You will actually be able to look down into the crater! Travel to ancient Masaya afterward, where you will enjoy time for shopping in the famous, local market. This is a great place to find souvenirs, authentic clothing, & other nice gifts. Leave for Granada after shopping, & enjoy a guided tour of the historic center upon arrival. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in the city.  

Day 5: Granada

Spend the day at your leisure. Optional activities within the nearby areas include pottery workshops, boat cruises on Lake Nicaragua, coffee tours, nature tours, & zip lining.  

Day 6: Granada

Spend another day at leisure in beautiful Granada. 

Day 7: Granada – Managua

Transfer to the airport in Managua, & board return flight home. 

Includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers in private vehicle with a/c & driver
  • Assistance of an English-speaking guide on tour & transfer days
  • 1 night lodging at Hotel Los Robles in Managua
  • 2 nights lodging at the Hotel El Convento in León
  • 3 nights lodging at the Hotel Patio del Malinche
  • All breakfasts
  • Walking tour of León's art & history
  • Historical tour of León Viejo
  • Walking tour of colonial Granada
  • Visit to village of San Jacinto
  • Visit to Masaya Market
  • Visit to Volcán Masaya National Park
  • All museum & park admissions