It may be the largest country in Central America, but it is surely not the most visited of all. It is unfairly thought to be unsafe due to its years of revolution, civil war and natural disaster, leading to a lack of funding for cultural projects such as museums and galleries, high inflation and unemployment. It is however these same qualities that make Nicaragua an incorrigibly vibrant and individualistic country, and its safety nowadays is thought to be one of the best in whole Central America. A visit to this pristine country is therefore guaranteed to offer you a unique and authentic experience. Although Nicaragua offers few traditional tourist attractions such as the Maya ruins of Guatemala or the national parks of Costa Rica, its nature is breathtaking and remains largely untouched. Volcanic beaches at the Pacific coast that attract surfing and backpacking crowds, idyllic white-sand beaches framed by windswept palm trees and the azure Caribbean Sea at its Caribbean side, volcanoes, beautiful lakes and many other natural treasures make Nicaragua a true paradise for those seeking nature. But also the more culture-oriented traveler can find enough interesting sites, such as the many colonial towns, the murals of León that depict Nicaragua’s turbulent political history, or the Masaya’s Mercado Nacional de Artesenía to find some fantastic-value high-quality crafts. Or just stop for a chat with one of the locals, who tend to be engagingly witty and very hospitable. Nicaragua is a country where a bus journey can turn into a conversational epic and a light meal into a rum-soaked festival, making it an amazing destination you won’t easily forget!

Destinations Hotels
Day 1 – Managua Hotel europeo
Day 2 – Matagalpa Hotel selva Negra
Day 3 – Granada Hotel Patio del Malinche
Day 4 – Granada Hotel patio del Malinche
Day 5 – Isla de Ometepe, Concepcion Hotel Charco Verde
Day 6 – Isla de Ometepe, concepción Hotel Charco Verde
Day 7 – San juan del sur Hotel Casa Blanca
Day 8 – San juan del sur Hotel Casa blanca
Day 9 – Laguna de Apoyo Hotel San Simian

Welcome to Nicaragua! Upon arrival at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua you will pass through immigration and customs. The process is rather straightforward and waiting times are usually not long. All foreigners entering the country are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and will need to purchase a tourist visa for $10 USD; this payment must be made in US dollars (cash). Please note that damaged bills are not accepted. Leaving the customs area please turn left at the next possible turn, the glass doors give way to the street where a Vapues Tours representative will wait for you with a name sign, and transfer you to your Ürst destination.

Welcome to Nicaragua! Once you arrive to the International Airport in Managua you are transferred to your hotel in Managua, the capital city. Depending on your arrival time, you can choose one of the optional tours to do during the day. Overnight Managua.

Transfer : Managua Airport – Managua – Distance: 15 km. – Road is in very good condition.
Average travel time: 25 minutes

-Destination info: Managua
Managua is the capital of Nicaragua, home to almost two million inhabitants and is easily the largest city in Nicaragua. The city has a lot to oÚer its visitors: theatres, restaurants, night clubs, bars, and cinemas to name a few. At Roberto Huembes market, you can experience an authentic Nicaraguan street market and buy well-made souvenirs and handicrafts. Natural Reserves and beach destinations are also within an arms reach. Within the city you can enjoy the views of the Tiscapa Lagoon (of volcanic origin) where you can do a canopy tour. Just outside Managua, the Montibelli Bird and ButterÞy Reserve and the Chocoyero National Reserve are also recommended. Furthermore, Pochomil and Montelimar, located only an hour away oÚer some excellent beaches

Optional tours

  • Managua city Tour
    Managua is the shopping town of the country, where you can Ünd locally made craft as well as internationally renowned shops; and is also the centre of political and cultural history. You can explore both the historical and modern facets of the city and learn about the interesting events that took place not too long ago. The Ürst stop is the Tiscapa Crater Lake, where you have superb views over the entire city and the large silhouette of the famous revolutionary General Sandino. Next, head over to the old city for a visit to the National Palace and Museum, the Old Cathedral, the National Theatre and the President’s house. We end this tour at Malecón, Managua’s favorite hang out at the lake for a drink.
  • Masaya Highlights: Masaya Volcano, Artisan Market and Pueblos Blancos from Manag:
    You are picked up at your hotel in Managua and will have a whole day full of interesting things. First of all, you visit the Masaya volcano. It is still active and the only volcano in the western hemisphere where you can drive to the rim from where you can see the smoking crater. If you are lucky, you might encounter the extremely rare Green Parakeets (Chocoyo) which, strangely, call the volcano their home.
    After visiting the volcano you go to Masaya’s famous artisan market. In this very diverse market you can Ünd many unique Nicaraguan products. The Masaya market is a very enjoyable and colorful experience. You can also go to the less touristy local market instead. Before heading to the last stop of the tour, the Pueblos Blancos, you have lunch in the romantic village of Catarina from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the enormous crater lake of Apoyo which is said to have the clearest water in Central America. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to walk through the village a bit. San Juan de Oriente, one of the so called ‘Pueblos Blancos’, is the last destination on todays itinierary. Here, you see architecture of white colonial style. You also learn about the delicate process of the traditional art form of ceramics and visit the house of a local family
  • Managua – El chocoyero El Brujo Nature Reserve
    The El Chocoyero-El Brujo Nature Reserve is comprised of over 184 hectares of forest and is home to more than 200 species of vertebrates, 172 of which are birds. Named after the Chocoyo, a species of green parakeet that inhabits the area, the reserve is a birdwatchers paradise. Upon arrival, you will hike for about an hour and a half along the Congo and Chocoyero trails. Enjoy time spent at a small waterfall and see the Chocoyos which live in the rock walls near the falls. There is also a good chance that you will spot, or at least hear, groups of howler monkeys which also inhabit the reserve. The reserve itself has strong links to the nearby communities. The knowledgeable guides (Spanish-speaking only) are hired from local communities and the reserve allows farmers to sell their agricultural produce at the visitors center.
    Duration: 5 hou
  • Ticuantepe – Montibelli Wildlife Reserve – Birdwatching Tour:
    Visit the Montebelli Wildlife Reserve where you can appreciate the songs, shapes and colors of more than 168 species of birds. Depending on the season, you may also see the mating ceremonies and how birds make their nest and feed their oÚspring.
    There are several trails, ranging between 30 minutes and 2 ½ hours. It is also possible to combine trails and spend a whole day in Montibelli. Guides are obligated to accompany you and are provided by the reserve. The experts will point out plants, animals, and interesting ecological sites, enhancing your experience.

Hotel Europeo
Hotel Europeo is characterized by its very tranquil and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is situated near the Plaza Inter shopping center (including cinema) and the ´Zona Rosa´ where many nice restaurants can be found. Apart from its 33 comfortable rooms, this hotel has a spacious inner patio with swimming pool and veranda restaurant. The veranda restaurant, has a laid back atmosphere, and specializes in serving excellent national and international dishes. The knowledgeable and helpful staÚ and complementary internet make Hotel Europeo the perfect choice for your stay in Managua. The hotel is in solidarity with the Dianova Nicaragua Foundation which, through an educational and prevention program, helps children in social risks situation and/or those whose relatives are in Ünancial trouble. For more information, visit the websites, www.dianovanicaragua.org.ni and www.dianova.org.

You are transferred to the Northern region of Nicaragua, speciÜcally to Matagalpa, best known as the Pearl of the North. You will spend most of the day at the community of El Chile, where you will learn the art of woven crafts elaboration. Lunch included. Overnight in Matagalpa.
Transfer : Managua – Matagalpa – Distance: 162 km. – Road is in good condition. Average travel time: 2:25h

Destination info: Matagalpa
The city of Matagalpa is located in the North of Nicaragua and has been referred to as ‘the pearl of the North. It has quite a fresh climate, due to being situated in a valley, surrounded by a mountainous area. Matagalpa has a long history and is nowadays the center of Nicaragua´s coÚee production. Matagalpa´s center has many hotels, restaurants and bars, as well as museums and other cultural centers. Various coÚee farms, picturesque villages and the waterfalls of the Santa Emilia River are nearby, and you can Ünd spectacular Þora and fauna in the surroundings. The Apante Hill Nature Reserve is a great place to go hiking

Included tours

Weaving workshop and interaction
The indigenous community of El Chile is widely known for it´s woven crafts. The local women make a large variety of products, such as bags, purses and backpacks. You may buy a product right out of the hand of the woman who made it! After enjoying a little workshop and having lunch with a local family, you would hike up the El Chile hill for an impressive 360° panoramic view over the whole surrounding area. The indigenous community of El Chile is a living example of the struggle for a people’s cultural and historical preservation. Telares El Chile is a weaving workshop where a group of women have become ambassadors of one of the most representative community traditions. Here you will learn its history and you can see and participate in the process of making its wide variety of products ranging from purses to backpacks, carpets and bedspreads. Also we walk in the community where other groups of artisans also produce fabrics with ancient techniques. The tour continue with a walk to the viewpoint of Cerro El Chile, where you will have a 360-degree view of the valley and surrounding mountains. Finally, enjoy a traditional lunch in the house of a local family, to have an inside look at their lifestyle. On this tour it is possible to buy handicrafts directly to women who produce them.

Hotel Selva negra
Hotel Selva Negra is a Bavarian-style mountain resort situated in the mountainous region of Matagalpa on a sustainable coÚee plantation. The hotel has been in operation for over twenty years and is attended by fourth generation descendants of the original German settlers who brought the coÚee trade to Nicaragua. Through the Kuhls
dedication to sound environmental practices, everything from the food on the table to the electricity that lights the cabins is produced on-site. Selva Negra oÚers its visitors many unique experiences. Ambitious guests can take advantage of the various hikes (ranging in dißculty) around the property, while the more relaxed sip on a cup of coÚee and enjoy their favorite book. The resort oÚers various types of lodging, including chalets, bungalows, double rooms, and a dormitory. The restaurant, within easy reach of all the bungalows and chalets, is located on one of the resorts small lakes overlooking the mountains. The restaurant serves a variety of local, international and German fare. Numerous trails, many of which are designed for horses, make it easy to explore the beautiful and pristine cloud forest where many howler monkeys, deer, sloths, and a variety of birds make their hom

You are transferred to the colonial town of Granada. This day is free for you to discover the city with one of our optional tours.
Overnight in Granada.

Transfer : Matagalpa – Granada – Distance: 157 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 3:25h

Destination Info: Granada
Granada was founded in 1524 and is believed to be the second oldest city established in mainland Latin America by the Spanish conquest. During colonial times, Granada saw much unrest as the city was attacked several times by pirates. Nowadays Granada is characterized by bright-colored Spanish-colonial architecture, visible throughout the city center. The ambiance is very pleasant and there is a wide array of popular restaurants and bars, especially along the boulevard from the central park to the shores of Lake Nicaragua. While the city in itself is already an impressive attraction, the immediate surroundings make Granada a place where you will want to spend a couple of day

Optional Tours

Granada City tour
No visit to Granada is complete without a tour of the citys historic center. Founded by the Spanish in 1524, Granada is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. On this guided tour you will travel both on foot and in a classic horse-drawn carriage to explore key sites including the San Francisco Convent, founded in 1529. Youll also visit the Merced church where you have the opportunity to climb the bell tower and enjoy spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano. The last stop is the oldest part of the city where you visit the Xalteva church and the old city walls

Masaya Volcano, Twilight tour
Masaya Volcano National Park is located half an hour from the capital city of Managua, and is one of the most popular volcanoes in the paciÜc region of Nicaragua due its constant activity. On this three hour tour, you will have the unique chance to experience an active volcano up close and personal, watching as boiling lava roils below inside the volcano crater. To begin the tour, you are transferred by car to the crater of the volcano. Exit the vehicle and walk toward the crater to observe the warm glow of the incandescent lava lake below. Just as Nicaraguan ancestors once did, witness the raw power and beauty of nature.

Masaya Highlights: Masaya Volcano, Artisan Market & Pueblos Blancos
Look inside an active volcano, explore a colourful market, have lunch at a crater lake and visit surrounding villages all in one day! The tour starts at Masaya Volcano National Park. Your driver brings you to the summit of the volcano, where youll peek inside the active crater. Your next stop is Masaya´s artisan market, where you can purchase quality Nicaraguan handicrafts. Before heading to the last stop of the tour, the Pueblos Blancos, a tasty lunch is served at Apoyo Lagoon. San Juan de Oriente, one of the so called White Villages, is the last destination. Here you witness local craftsmen produce Üne ceramics out of cla

Mombacho Volcano – Canopy Tour
Enjoy views of the Mombacho volcano from a bird´s eye perspective! Zipline through the treetops as you go from platform to platform, ranging in height from 10 to 100 feet above the ground. The tour is located in a cloud forest, just 18 kilometers from the colonial city of Granada. You receive safety training by an expert instructor and are provided with high quality equipment, including a helmet and gloves. A fun and safe adventure for the whole family

Granada – Stand Up Paddle Las Isletas
Lake Nicaragua is the largest fresh water lake in Central America. When Mombacho Volcano erupted thousands of years ago it threw huge rocks into Lake Nicaragua creating Las Isletas. This violent eruption formed 365 unique islands close to the city now called Granada. As you paddle through these unique small islands on your SUP board you will see stunning views of the Mombacho volcano, various bird species, unique vegetation and the local Üshermen paddling in their wooden canoes to the neighboring islands. You are transferred to the marina at Las Isletas, where you will receive instructions on how to standup paddle board. Then you get to having fun paddling and sight seeing on the water!

Mombacho volcano, Crater trail
Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve is a cloud forest with a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. A truck will carry you to the top of the volcano. After a short stop at the research station you explore the impressive natural surroundings during a guided hike. The well-kept crater trail (1.6 km / 1 Mile) traverses dense cloud forest around the crater. You can enjoy the views of Granada, Las Isletas, the Apoyo Lagoon and the Masaya volcano. Be sure to keep an eye out for the howler- and white-faced monkeys, sloths and the endemic Mombacho salamander.

Mombacho Volcano, Puma trail
Situated in a beautiful cloud forest and home to a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife, a visit to Mombacho Volcano is a great way for any nature lover to spend the day. Drive to the top (1150 meters) of the volcano in a 4×4 vehicle. After a quick trip to the scientiÜc station explore this impressive volcano on a guided walk. Wind through the Puma Trail, on one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes of Mombacho Volcano.

Granada Chocolate Workshop
Depart for the ChocoMuseo to learn everything about chocolate and cacao. After exploring the museum, you will participate in a museum-led workshop where participants prepare handmade chocolate from 100% Nicaraguan organic cacao beans.
This one and a half hour workshop covers the entire chocolate making process, starting  from the cocoa bean and ending with a handmade bar of chocolate in your very own hands. The preparation of cocoa-based beverages is also detailed in the workshop, including how to prepare an ancient Maya drink. This unique and enjoyable tour provides the opportunity to accomplish a unique activity while learning about cultural heritage in a very positive and joyful way, all with the promise of delicious chocolate to wrap up the tou

Granada Mombacho horseback riding
During this tour you discover Mombacho´s southern Þank on horseback. You ride through diÚerent communities where diÚerent crops are cultivated such as plantains, rice, beans and corn. You can participate in the process if you like, depending on the season

Granada – Exclusive coÚee tour at Mombacho Volcano
A real treat for coÚee lovers! On this tour youll visit the coÚee plantation of Café Las Flores, idyllically located on the slopes of an inactive volcano within the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve, where youll learn about sustainable coÚee cultivation. At the end of the tour, continue to the old conserved hacienda of Palazio family, where you can admire some of the original belongings of the family and participate in a coÚee tasting and evaluation of the top coÚee products of Café Las Flores, as the Grandes Cosechas or Single State Gourmet CoÚee. Take the Þavor of the Mombachos coÚee with your own bag of special coÚee as a gift from us! Note that although this tour can be done the whole year round, from November to February is the harvest season. During these months you can see how the beans are picked, washed, peeled and dried. You can help pick the beans using a basket strapped around your wai

Hotel patio del Malinche
Hotel Patio del Malinche is situated just a few blocks from Central Park. The second Þoor of the hotel oÚers a spectacular view of Mombacho volcano. El Patio del Malinche has 15 rooms with direct access to the terrace, garden and swimming pool. In the renovated Spanish-colonial house modern hotel amenities are oÚered, leaving untouched the original architectural uniqueness of the building and its wide patio. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water, A/C, fan, cable TV, and wireless internet. For everyone who likes boutique-style hotels, this is just the place to beyou will certainly not be disappointed!

On your second day in Granada you will be transferred to the Masaya Volcano, where (if you are lucky) will observe boiling lava from the summit. You continue with a visit to the Artisan’s Market in Masaya. During the afternoon you will return to Granada to take a boat ride around the famous and incredible Granada Islets. Lunch included. Overnight in Granada.

Included Tours

Masaya Highlights – Masaya Volcano, Artisan Market (Half Day)
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

Granada – Las Isletas Boat Tour
Situated at the foot of Mombacho volcano, Las Isletas consist of around 360 small forest-covered islands, formed by a volcanic eruption 20,000 years ago. You will be transferred to the harbor where you’ll meet the captain and board a motor boat. During the tour, your guide will point out the exotic Þora and fauna, to later stop at one of the islands, and visit the San Pablo fort, built in the 18th century to protect Granada against English pirates. Beverages are included during the tour.

Hotel patio del malinche

You are transferred to the San Jorge Port to take the ferry to Ometepe Island. At your arrival to San Jorge, you will receive the tickets for the ferry. Once in Ometepe you will be welcomed to begin your Nature Tour, which will allow you to know many highlights of the island. Overnight Ometepe.

Transfer : Granada – San Jorge – Distance: 70 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 1:45h
Ferry : San Jorge – San José del Sur – Distance: 20 km. Average travel time: 1:15h
Transfer : San José del Sur – San José del Sur – Distance: 2 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 05 minutes

Destination info: Isla de ometepe, Concepcion
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, oÚer 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. Concepción is the larger of the two, with 1610 meters above sea level it is Nicaragua´s second largest volcano. The volcano has tropical dry forest and can be climbed during a guided full day tour. The largest villages Altagracia and Moyogalpa and the island´s main ports are all on the Concepción half of the island.

Included Tours

Ometepe island Nature Tour
You start this adventurous tour of Ometepe´s natural treasures at Peña Inculta, a reserve where groups of white-faced and howler monkeys live. Other species to be found here are agoutis, squirrels, iguanas and tropical birds such as trogons, wrens and parrots. Afterwards you go to the historical coÚee hacienda Finca Magdalena, which was constructed in 1888. Here you get an insight into the process of organic coÚee cultivation. You also make a short hike to some petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the midst of nature. You can have lunch overlooking the beach (lunch not included) and continue to Ojo de Agua, a natural pool where you can relax before heading back.

Hotel Charco Verde
Hotel Charco Verde is located in the Charco Verde natural reserve on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ometepe Island. Charco Verde, which means “Green Lagoon”, owes its name to the high content of vegetation and algae which make the water appear green. The ecological reserve is home to an  abundant variety of Þora and fauna and is also known for the native legends surrounding this area. The hotel oÚers 19 rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Guests of the hotel can relax in a hammock, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or head to the beach. The more ambitious can choose to hike up the “Mirador del Diablo” or take a walk around the lagoon where mangrove trees and other tropical vegetation can be observed. Guests might also encounter some of the native bird species or families of howler monkeys that inhabit the area. Kayaks are also available and provide a fun and interesting way to spend the day.

You are transferred to Puesta del Sol community, where you will experience a cooking workshop right from the ladies that manage the community. Learn the diÚerent techniques used by locals to prepare exquisit typical dishes. Overnight in Ometepe

You are transferred to the Moyogalpa port in Ometepe to take the ferry back to the San Jorge port. From here, you continue your trip with to San Juan del Sur. This day is at leisure for you to decide. You can go for a walk down the beach and around the San Juan del Sur town or choose among optional tours available. Overnight in San Juan del Sur.

Transfer : San José del Sur – Moyogalpa – Distance: 12 km. – Road is in good condition. Average travel time: 30 minutes
Ferry : Moyogalpa – San Jorge – Distance: 25 km. Average travel time: 1:00h
Transfer : San Jorge – San Juan del Sur – Distance: 33 km. Average travel time: 45 minutes

Destination Info: San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur is one of the most popular destinations in Nicaragua. Once a quiet Üshing village, San Juan del Sur has emerged into one of the country ´s major beach destinations. Fortunately the town has maintained its charm and laid back atmosphere.
San Juan del Sur is home to many hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs and oÚers great nightlife. The beaches are great for surÜng almost year round; other activities include snorkeling, diving, sailing and whale-watching. You can do a canopy tour just outside the town and enjoy nice views of the surrounding landscapes. Also the protected La Flor beach and wildlife reserve should not be left out of any itinerary, especially for those who are keen to see marine turtl

Optional tours

San Juan del Sur – Surf Lesson
Enjoy the beautiful beaches near San Juan del Sur and you will also receive surf lessons to ride these wonderful waves! An open roof pick up truck will take you from your hotel to drive you to one of the wonderful beaches close to San Juan del Sur. The surf lessons will start with a couple of hours of class. You can rest afterwards and look for a nice restaurant for lunch. At about 3 pm until 6 pm you will be provided with an opportunity to practice your recently acquired skills at your disposal at the beach before returning to your hotel in San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur – Canopy Tour
The canopy tour is located only Üve minutes from the popular beach town of San Juan del Sur. The tour oÚers 2.5 kilometers of zip-line in a rural setting where nature prevails. The canopy tour is located on the border of a farm at the foot of a hill. Nature is abundant in the area and you will see animals, including monkeys, raccoons, birds, and other wildlife. The canopy tour starts at the top of one of the hills, from where you have a superb view of the bay of San Juan del Sur and its surroundings. The tour consists of 16 cables that connect 17 platforms (most of them located up in the trees).

San Juan del Sur – Sunset Cruise
Take an exciting cruise along the beautiful PaciÜc coastline on this afternoon tour in San Juan del Sur. As soon as you push oÚ from the shore, the music starts and the open bar gives you your choice of soft drinks, beer, or local rum. Enjoy unlimited drinks (rum, beers and cola) for the entire 2- hour tour! Enjoy the amazing panoramic views as the sun sets over the horizon, and sit back for a chat with the friendly staÚ or your fellow passengers. Keep your eyes open for some of the local marine wildlife, as plenty of dolphins and whales have been spotted in the past. The cruise also includes some trolling, a traditional Üshing method with lines dragged behind the boat

San Juan del Sur – Sailboat Trip – Half Day
Discover spotless beaches around San Juan del Sur.
San Juan del Sur is a great place for a sailing trip. Away from the towns bay you will Ünd pristine beaches surrounded by tree covered hills, that make terrestrial transport hard in this area. Beverages and snacks are provided. The boat stops for a refreshing swim. You can enjoy the sun while making your way back to San Juan del Sur. Several animals can be spotted if you are lucky, for example whales, dolphins, sea turtles, frigate birds, pelicans and other seabirds.

San Juan del Sur – Turtle Watching
Today, visit the most famous beach south of San Juan del Sur; La Flor. A protected wildlife reserve due to the annual mass migration of Olive Ridley turtles which occurs every year between August and January, thousands of turtles arrive during certain nights to lay eggs on this particular beach. Approximately 50 days later, thousands of these eggs hatch and baby turtles begin the harrowing journey to the ocean. Both the egg-laying and the hatching are incredibly unique events, and can be witnessed in person at La Flor beach

San Juan del Sur – Snorkeling Tour
Come and enjoy the beautiful underwater world just outside of San Juan del Sur Bay. Visit diÚerent points such as La Limosa, Costa Blanca and Paradise Bay, all known for its one of a kind underwater life. The tour includes all the snorkeling gear needed to have an incredible experience at the PaciÜc of Nicaragua. During the entire trip, that takes a total of 4 hours, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide to assure your safety and experience.

Hotel Casa Blanca
Hotel Casablanca is situated at the stunning Bay of San Juan del Sur in a lively Üshing village and near the beach. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, all with A/C and a private bathroom. A small swimming pool in the central courtyard and the pleasant and spacious porch provide a signature ambiance. Private parking, car rental, tour information and on-site ATM are also available. From October through January, the spectacular arrival of sea turtles can be witnessed at a nearby location. Additional beach activities include: surÜng, hiking, diving, bicycle riding, sailing, and much more.

On your second day in San Juan del Sur, you will visit the Barrio Plata and have an art and culture exchange with kids. This project is focused in providing free supplementary schooling to the children of San Juan del Sur and surrounding areas. Overnight in San Juan del Sur.

Hotel Casa Blanca

On your last day in Nicaragua, you are transferred to Apoyo Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise water lagoon where you can relax, have a swim or just enjoy the afternoon the way you consider best. Overnight Apoyo Lagoon.

Transfer : San Juan del Su Apoyo Lagoon – Distance: 105 km. – Road is in good condition. Average travel time: 1:30h

Hotel San Simian
Situated on the shores of the Laguna de Apoyo, San Simian Eco-lodge is a unique resort with a tranquil atmosphere and amazing views of the fresh water crater lake. Guests of San Simian experience natural beauty in a comfortable and private setting. All Üve the of the eco-friendly bungalows, each with an open air shower, are individually designed to ensure comfort and intimacy. Most guests choose to spend their time hanging out on the dock or swimming in the warm water. The more adventurous can use the small catamaran, paddle boat, or a kayak to explore more of the lake. The restaurant at San Simian serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As an ecolodge, San Simian is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the area by leaving the smallest possible footprint.

You are transferred to the Managua Airport to take your Þight back home. End of services.
Transfer : Managua Airport – Apoyo Lagoon – Distance: 36 km. – Road is in very good condition.
Average travel time: 45 minutes

Included:

  • Meet & greet
  • Information package with maps and a detailed
  • itinerary
  • Lodgement at hotels as mentioned or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch on: Day 4
  • Transfers
  • Tours mentioned with an English speaking guide +
  • entrance fees.
  • Ferry Tickets
  • VAT / taxes

Not included

  • International Þights
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Migration fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours/activities
  • Tips nor porters
Destinations Hotels
Day 1 – Managua Hotel Europeo
Day 2 – Leon Flor de Sarta
Day 3 – Leon Flor de Sarta
Day 4 – Esteli Hotel los Arcos
Day 5 – Granada Hotel Patio del Malinche
Day 6 – Granada Hotel Patio del Malinche
Day 7 – Isla de Ometepe, concepcion Hotel Charco Verde
Day 8 – Isla de Ometepe, Concepcion Hotel Charco verde
Day 9 – Laguna de Apoyo Hotel San Simian

Welcome to Nicaragua! Upon arrival at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua you will pass through immigration and customs. The process is rather straightforward and waiting times are usually not long. All foreigners entering the country are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and will need to purchase a tourist visa for $10 USD; this payment must be made in US dollars (cash). Please note that damaged bills are not accepted. Leaving the customs area please turn left at the next possible turn, the glass doors give way to the street where a Vapues Tours representative will wait for you with a name sign, and transfer you to your Ürst destination.

Welcome to Nicaragua! Once you arrive to the International Airport in Managua you are transferred to your hotel in Managua, the capital city. Depending on your arrival time, you can choose one of the optional tours to do during the day. Overnight Managua.

Transfer : Managua Airport – Managua – Distance: 15 km. – Road is in very good condition.
Average travel time: 25 minutes

Destination Info: Managua
Managua is the capital of Nicaragua, home to almost two million inhabitants and is easily the largest city in Nicaragua. The city has a lot to oÚer its visitors: theatres, restaurants, night clubs, bars, and cinemas to name a few. At Roberto Huembes market, you can experience an authentic Nicaraguan street market and buy well-made souvenirs and handicrafts. Natural Reserves and beach destinations are also within an arms reach. Within the city you can enjoy the views of the Tiscapa Lagoon (of volcanic origin) where you can do a canopy tour. Just outside Managua, the Montibelli Bird and ButterÞy Reserve and the Chocoyero National Reserve are also recommended. Furthermore, Pochomil and Montelimar, located only an hour away oÚer some excellent beaches

Optional tours

  • Managua – City Tour
    Managua is the shopping town of the country, where you can Ünd locally made craft as well as internationally renowned shops; and is also the centre of political and cultural history. You can explore both the historical and modern facets of the city and learn about the interesting events that took place not too long ago. The Ürst stop is the Tiscapa Crater Lake, where you have superb views over the entire city and the large silhouette of the famous revolutionary General Sandino. Next, head over to the old city for a visit to the National Palace and Museum, the Old Cathedral, the National Theatre and the President’s house. We end this tour at Malecón, Managua’s favorite hang out at the lake for a drink.
  • Masaya Highlights: Masaya Volcano, Artisan Market and Pueblos Blanc
    You are picked up at your hotel in Managua and will have a whole day full of interesting things. First of all, you visit the Masaya volcano. It is still active and the only volcano in the western hemisphere where you can drive to the rim from where you can see the smoking crater. If you are lucky, you might encounter the extremely rare Green Parakeets (Chocoyo) which, strangely, call the volcano their home. After visiting the volcano you go to Masaya’s famous artisan market. In this very diverse market you can Ünd many unique Nicaraguan products. The Masaya market is a very enjoyable and colorful experience. You can also go to the less touristy local market instead. Before heading to the last stop of the tour, the Pueblos Blancos, you have lunch in the romantic village of Catarina from where you can enjoy spectacular views over the enormous crater lake of Apoyo which is said to have the clearest water in Central America. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to walk through the village a bit. San Juan de Oriente, one of the so called ‘Pueblos Blancos’, is the last destination on today’s itinierary. Here, you see architecture of white colonial style. You also learn about the delicate process of the traditional art form of ceramics and visit the house of a local family.
  • Managua – El Chocoyero El Brujo Nature Reserve
    The El Chocoyero-El Brujo Nature Reserve is comprised of over 184 hectares of forest and is home to more than 200 species of vertebrates, 172 of which are birds. Named after the Chocoyo, a species of green parakeet that inhabits the area, the reserve is a birdwatchers paradise. Upon arrival, you will hike for about an hour and a half along the Congo and Chocoyero trails. Enjoy time spent at a small waterfall and see the Chocoyos which live in the rock walls near the falls. There is also a good chance that you will spot, or at least hear, groups of howler monkeys which also inhabit the reserve.
    The reserve itself has strong links to the nearby communities. The knowledgeable guides (Spanish-speaking only) are hired from local communities and the reserve allows farmers to sell their agricultural produce at the visitors center.
    Duration: 5 hour
  • Ticuantepe – Montibelli Wildlife Reserve – Birdwatching Tour
    Visit the Montebelli Wildlife Reserve where you can appreciate the songs, shapes and colors of more than 168 species of birds. Depending on the season, you may also see the mating ceremonies and how birds make their nest and feed their oÚspring. There are several trails, ranging between 30 minutes and 2 ½ hours. It is also possible to combine trails and spend a whole day in Montibelli. Guides are obligated to accompany you and are provided by the reserve. The experts will point out plants, animals, and interesting ecological sites, enhancing your experience.

Hotel Europeo
Hotel Europeo is characterized by its very tranquil and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is situated near the Plaza Inter shopping center (including cinema) and the ´Zona Rosa´ where many nice restaurants can be found. Apart from its 33 comfortable rooms, this hotel has a spacious inner patio with swimming pool and veranda restaurant. The veranda restaurant, has a laid back atmosphere, and specializes in serving excellent national and international dishes. The knowledgeable and helpful staÚ and
complementary internet make Hotel Europeo the perfect choice for your stay in Managua. The hotel is in solidarity with the Dianova Nicaragua Foundation which, through an educational and prevention program, helps children in social risks situation and/or those whose relatives are in Ünancial trouble. For more information, visit the websites, www.dianovanicaragua.org.ni and www.dianova.org.

On your second day, you are transferred to the colonial town of León. From here your adventure to the Cerro Negro volcano begins. Once at the volcano, you will get all the equipment needed and instructions to start your hiking to the top. From here you have a perfect 360 panorama of other volcanoes of the region. Start your sliding adventure to the bottom of this active volcano!

Transfer : Managua – León – Distance: 93 km. – Road is in very good condition.
Average travel time: 1:30

Destination Info: León
The city of León is a cultural-historical city with an authentic atmosphere where visitors can easily connect with the locals. León oÚers a quiet, relaxed and pleasant atmosphere that comes to life at night owing to the city´s large student population. In the evenings you can enjoy parties, live music, folkloric performances and much more. The center with its colonial buildings, beautiful churches and the cathedral which has been declared as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, are only some of León´s many attractions. If you want to cool oÚ you can head to the nearby beaches of Poneloya and Las Peñitas. Culture buÚs may want to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of León Viejo, where the city was originally founded, whereas those who enjoy hiking can go to one of the many volcanoes in the surrounding area. One of the most popular attractions is volcano boarding at Cerro Negro.

Included Tours

León – Cerro Negro Volcano Boarding
Cerro Negro is the youngest volcano in Central America (formed in 1850) as well as one of the most active ones. Only about 712 meters above sea level, do not be fooled by the seemingly small size of the volcano, the ascent is steep and tough. The unique topography allows for a thrilling sandboarding experience where you will speed to the bottom, gliding over dark volcanic sand on your carefully designed sand-surÜng board. The Cerro Negro Sand-boarding tour begins with one hour walk to the top of the volcano. During the hike, short stops are included to receive information about the history of the volcano and point out features, such as the craters and lava Üelds. Once at the top, instructions are given and its time to put on the protective equipment and begin with the descent. Exciting, educational, and capped oÚ with a thrilling sandboarding (adrenalin-fueled) experience few will ever know

Hotel Flor de Sarta
Hotel Flor de Sarta is an elegant colonial – style hotel boutique, located only 500 meters from the city center and the impressive Cathedral of León. Besides its iconic colonial design, the hotel presents modern features in all rooms, providing Þat – screen cable tv and A/C. Rooms also include private bathrooms with hot water showers, safety-deposit box, a desk and ceiling fans. As well, Flor de Sarta has a 24 hour front desk, free Wi- Fi access, an outdoor pool, a garden, and a beautiful terrace. All the qualities to be considered one of the best locations in León.

Have a relaxed day after one of the most epic experiences of your life. On this day you can go for an optional tour or just take your time to explore the city. Overnight in León.

Optional tours

León – City Walking Tour
Explore the fascinating history of one of Nicaragua’s oldest and most inÞuential cities by foot. León is considered to be Nicaragua’s historical, cultural, educational and religious capital. The city was dismantled, moved, and rebuilt due to volcanic activities, ransacked (and reconstructed) by pirates, and won and lost its position as the country’s most important city against Managua.
During this guided walking tour, you visit revolutionary murals, baroque and neoclassical churches and an art museum displaying works by internationally renowned artists. A local market, colonial buildings -among them Nicaragua´s Ürst university- will also be explored. In addition, you climb to the rooftop of Central America´s largest cathedral, registered on UNESCO´s list of World Heritage, and enjoy the astonishing views over the city and surrounding Maribios Volcanic Chain.

León – Juan Venado Island Motorboat Tour
Juan Venado Island is a nature reserve situated 25 minutes from León and located to the south of the beaches of Las Peñitas and Poneloya. On one side is a deserted 20 kilometer beach strip and on the other side a winding channel in the heart of a mangrove swamp. Juan Venado is well-known as a vital coastal wetland region and includes known turtle nesting grounds and a bird nesting region. We transfer you from your hotel in León to the PaciÜc bay of Las Peñitas where you will board a motorboat towards the island. Remember to wear suitable footwear as your feet will get wet.
Lined with mangrove forest between the island and coast, our captain will Ünd the perfect route through the curvy waterway to the secluded PaciÜc beach side of the island. Here we take you for a walk and if you like, you can have a refreshing dive into the PaciÜc Ocean.

León Viejo – Walking Tour
The Ürst capital of Nicaragua, León Viejo (Old León), was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistadores, south of the Momotombo volcano. The area suÚered under frequent volcanic activity and the earthquakes of 1594 and 1610. Due to the damage caused to the infrastructure and the seismic activity, the city was relocated to its present location, about 20 miles to the west. The old city was gradually buried by the continuous expulsions of ash and volcanic stone coming from Momotombo and by lake sediments.
The ruins of León Viejo were discovered in 1967 and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. During the tour the foundations of some of the houses and partially restored buildings, such as the original church, can be seen. We take you up a hill inside León Viejo from where you have great views over Lake Managua and the impressive Momotombo volcano and its little brother, Momotombito.

León – San Jacinto MudÜelds
Visitors are sure to be impressed by the incredible forces of nature present at the boiling volcanic mud Üelds of San Jacinto. San Jacinto is a little town about 20 kilometers northeast of León; behind the village are fumaroles, boiling mud holes, connected to the Telica volcano. These volcanic Üelds serve as breathing
holes for the nearby volcanoes, giving the area the appearance of a Martian landscape (and, in turn, help to prevent future eruptions).
Your guide takes you for a walk around the holes, which diÚer in size and color, and you can see the mud boiling Üercely. The mud sometimes throws little rocks in the air and steam is continuously emitted from the holes. Local people (especially children) are keen to sell you indigenous ceramics and handmade Ügurines, made fresh from the hot volcanic mud

Prepare yourself to know one of the best natural places in the Northern region of Nicaragua. You are transferred to the Somoto Canyon to begin your medium tour, where you will walk, swim and clim your way through this incredible rock formation. Overnight in Estelí.

Transfer : León – Estelí – Distance: 110 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 2:30h

Included tours

Madriz – Somoto Canyon (Medium tour)
The 3,5 hour long tour will take you through the canyon which is soaring up to 250 meters above you. You can imagine that this will be a breathtaking experience. You will walk, swim and climb your way through the canyon and if you want to take it to the next level you can also do some of the cliÚ jumps that range from 1,5 to 20 meters (the 1,5 meter jump cannot be avoided during this trip). After your busy and incredible day your locally prepared lunch will be waiting for you. Everything valuable or anything that cannot become wet will be packed away in waterproof bags. Do not forget to bring a little snack, water, comfortable trekking shoes, extra clothing, dry Üt clothing (for fast dry after getting into water) and sunblock

Hotel Los Arcos
The hotel oÚers 32 rooms that are comfortably furnished and fully equipped with in room bathrooms, hot water, and cable TV. Guests can unwind in the terrace area. In addition, Vuela Vuela, the garden cafe-barrestaurant, provides guests with a quiet and pleasant atmosphere to enjoy a national or Spanish style dish. Hotel Los Arcos is founded and administrated by “Fundación Familias Unidas”, a non-proÜt organization whose goal is to provide vocational training to young adults in order to help them Ünd employment.

You are transferred to the colonial town of Granada. This day is free for you to discover the city with one of our optional tours. Overnight in Granada.

Transfer : Estelí – Granada – Distance: 171 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 3:00h

Destination Info: Granada
Granada was founded in 1524 and is believed to be the second oldest city established in mainland Latin America by the Spanish conquest. During colonial times, Granada saw much unrest as the city was attacked several times by pirates.
Nowadays Granada is characterized by bright-colored Spanish-colonial architecture, visible throughout the city center. The ambiance is very pleasant and there is a wide array of popular restaurants and bars, especially along the boulevard from the central park to the shores of Lake Nicaragua. While the city in itself is already an impressive attraction, the immediate surroundings make Granada a place where you will want to spend a couple of day

Optional tours

  • Granada – City Tour
    No visit to Granada is complete without a tour of the citys historic center. Founded by the Spanish in 1524, Granada is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas.
    On this guided tour you will travel both on foot and in a classic horse-drawn carriage to explore key sites including the San Francisco Convent, founded in 1529. Youll
    also visit the Merced church where you have the opportunity to climb the bell tower and enjoy spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano. The last stop is the oldest part of the city where you visit the Xalteva church and the old city wallls
  • Mombacho Volcano – Crater Trail
    Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve is a cloud forest with a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife. A truck will carry you to the top of the volcano. After a short stop at the research station you explore the impressive natural surroundings during a guided hike.
    The well-kept crater trail (1.6 km / 1 Mile) traverses dense cloud forest around the crater. You can enjoy the views of Granada, Las Isletas, the Apoyo Lagoon and the Masaya volcano. Be sure to keep an eye out for the howler- and white-faced monkeys, sloths and the endemic Mombacho salamander.
  • Granada – Mombacho Horseback Riding
    During this tour you discover Mombacho´s southern Þank on horseback. You ride  through diÚerent communities where diÚerent crops are cultivated such as plantains, rice, beans and corn. You can participate in the process if you like, depending on the season.
  • Granada – Stand Up Paddle Las Isletas
    Lake Nicaragua is the largest fresh water lake in Central America. When Mombacho Volcano erupted thousands of years ago it threw huge rocks into Lake Nicaragua creating Las Isletas. This violent eruption formed 365 unique islands close to the city now called Granada. As you paddle through these unique small islands on your SUP board you will see stunning views of the Mombacho volcano, various bird species, unique vegetation and the local Üshermen paddling in their wooden canoes to the neighboring islands. You are transferred to the marina at Las Isletas, where you will receive instructions on how to standup paddle board. Then you get to having fun paddling and sight seeing on the water!
  • Granada – Las Isletas Boat Tour
    Situated at the foot of Mombacho volcano, Las Isletas consist of around 360 small forest-covered islands, formed by a volcanic eruption 20,000 years ago. You will be transferred to the harbor where you’ll meet the captain and board a motor boat. During the tour, your guide will point out the exotic Þora and fauna, to later stop at one of the islands, and visit the San Pablo fort, built in the 18th century to protect Granada against English pirates. Beverages are included during the tour.
  • Masaya Highlights: Masaya Volcano, Artisan Market & Pueblos Blancos
    Look inside an active volcano, explore a colourful market, have lunch at a crater lake and visit surrounding villages all in one day! The tour starts at Masaya Volcano National Park. Your driver brings you to the summit of the volcano, where youll peek inside the active crater. Your next stop is Masaya´s artisan market, where you can purchase quality Nicaraguan handicrafts. Before heading to the last stop of the tour, the Pueblos Blancos, a tasty lunch is served at Apoyo Lagoon. San Juan de Oriente, one of the so called White Villages, is the last destination. Here you witness local craftsmen produce Üne ceramics out of clay
  • Granada – Chocolate workshop
    Depart for the ChocoMuseo to learn everything about chocolate and cacao. After exploring the museum, you will participate in a museum-led workshop where participants prepare handmade chocolate from 100% Nicaraguan organic cacao beans. This one and a half hour workshop covers the entire chocolate making process, starting from the cocoa bean and ending with a handmade bar of chocolate in your very own hands. The preparation of cocoa-based beverages is also detailed in the workshop, including how to prepare an ancient Maya drink. This unique and enjoyable tour provides the opportunity to accomplish a unique activity while learning about cultural heritage in a very positive and joyful way, all with the promise of delicious chocolate to wrap up the tour.
  • Granada – Exclusive coÚee tour at Mombacho Volcano
    A real treat for coÚee lovers! On this tour youll visit the coÚee plantation
    of Café Las Flores, idyllically located on the slopes of an inactive volcano within the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve, where youll learn about sustainable coÚee cultivation. At the end of the tour, continue to the old conserved hacienda of Palazio family, where you can admire some of the original belongings of the family and participate in a coÚee tasting and evaluation of the top coÚee products of Café Las Flores, as the Grandes Cosechas or Single State Gourmet CoÚee. Take the Þavor of the Mombachos coÚee with your own bag of special coÚee as a gift from us! Note that although this tour can be done the whole year round, from November to February is the harvest season. During these months you can see how the beans are picked, washed, peeled and dried. You can help pick the beans using a basket strapped around your wais

Hotel Patio del Malinche
Hotel Patio del Malinche is situated just a few blocks from Central Park. The second Þoor of the hotel oÚers a spectacular view of Mombacho volcano. El Patio del Malinche has 15 rooms with direct access to the terrace, garden and swimming pool. In the renovated Spanish-colonial house modern hotel amenities are oÚered, leaving untouched the original architectural uniqueness of the building and its wide patio. Each room has a private bathroom with hot water, A/C, fan, cable TV, and wireless internet. For everyone who likes boutique-style hotels, this is just the place to beyou will certainly not be disappointed

Enjoy your second day in Granada with a ziplining tour at the Mombacho Volcano, located only 30 minutes from the colonial city. Continue your trip with a visit to the Masaya Volcano, where you will be able to see boiling lava from the top. Overnight in Granada.

Included Tours

Mombacho Volcano – Canopy Tour
Enjoy views of the Mombacho volcano from a bird´s eye perspective! Zipline through the treetops as you go from platform to platform, ranging in height from 10 to 100 feet above the ground. The tour is located in a cloud forest, just 18 kilometers from the colonial city of Granada. You receive safety training by an expert instructor and are provided with high quality equipment, including a helmet and gloves. A fun and safe adventure for the whole family!

Masaya Volcano – Twilight Tour
Masaya Volcano National Park is located half an hour from the capital city of Managua, and is one of the most popular volcanoes in the paciÜc region of Nicaragua due its constant activity. On this three hour tour, you will have the unique chance to experience an active volcano up close and personal, watching as boiling lava roils below inside the volcano crater. To begin the tour, you are transferred by car to the crater of the volcano. Exit the vehicle and walk toward the crater to observe the warm glow of the incandescent lava lake below. Just as Nicaraguan ancestors once did, witness the raw power and beauty of nature.

Hotel Patio del Malinche

You are transferred to the San Jorge Port to take the ferry to Ometepe Island. At your arrival to San Jorge, you will receive the tickets for the ferry. Once in Ometepe you will be welcomed to begin your Nature Tour, which will allow you to know many highlights of the island. Overnight Ometepe.

Transfer : Granada – San Jorge – Distance: 70 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 1:45h
Ferry : San Jorge – San José del Sur – Distance: 20 km. Average travel time: 1:15h
Transfer : San José del Sur – San José del Sur – Distance: 2 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 05 minutes

Destination Info: Isla de Ometepe – Concepcion
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, oÚer 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. Concepción is the larger of the two, with 1610 meters above sea level it is Nicaragua´s second largest volcano. The volcano has tropical dry forest and can be climbed during a guided full day tour. The largest villages Altagracia and Moyogalpa and the island´s main ports are all on the Concepción half of the island.

Included Tours

Ometepe Island Nature tour
You start this adventurous tour of Ometepe´s natural treasures at Peña Inculta, a reserve where groups of white-faced and howler monkeys live. Other species to be found here are agoutis, squirrels, iguanas and tropical birds such as trogons, wrens and parrots. Afterwards you go to the historical coÚee hacienda Finca Magdalena, which was constructed in 1888. Here you get an insight into the process of organic coÚee cultivation. You also make a short hike to some petroglyphs (rock carvings) in the midst of nature. You can have lunch overlooking the beach (lunch not included) and continue to Ojo de Agua, a natural pool where you can relax before heading back.

Hotel Charco Verde
Hotel Charco Verde is located in the Charco Verde natural reserve on one of the most beautiful beaches in Ometepe Island. Charco Verde, which means “Green Lagoon”, owes its name to the high content of vegetation and algae which make the water appear green. The ecological reserve is home to an abundant variety of Þora and fauna and is also known for the native legends surrounding this area. The hotel oÚers 19 rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. Guests of the hotel can relax in a hammock, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or head to the beach. The more ambitious can choose to hike up the “Mirador del Diablo” or take a walk around the lagoon where mangrove trees and other tropical vegetation can be observed. Guests might also encounter some of the native bird species or families of howler monkeys that inhabit the area. Kayaks are also available and provide a fun and interesting way to spend the day

On your second day in Ometepe you have a kayak day at Istiam River. During this tour you will have the chance to admire nature at its best. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Ometepe.

Included Tours

Ometepe Island – Kayaking in Istiam River
Istián River is located in the region of Altagracia in Ometepe Island. This natural hidden spot is a sanctuary for resident and migratory birds. As well,
its natural pristine surrounding provides great views to enjoy. One of the best ways of exploring the area is by kayak. An extended kayaking trip lasting three to four hours allows you to fully explore the entire length of the river right up to the point of exit into the magniÜcent Lake Nicaragua. During the tour you may most likely encounter tropical birds, reptiles, monkeys and the breathtaking views of Ometepe’s volcanoes, a true jewel of the region! This kayak adventure will make your feel united and connected with the local habitat.

Hotel Charco Verde

Hotel San Simian
Situated on the shores of the Laguna de Apoyo, San Simian Eco-lodge is a unique resort with a tranquil atmosphere and amazing views of the fresh water crater lake. Guests of San Simian experience natural beauty in a comfortable and private setting. All Üve the of the eco-friendly bungalows, each with an open air shower, are individually designed to ensure comfort and intimacy. Most guests choose to spend their time hanging out on the dock or swimming in the warm water. The more adventurous can use the small catamaran, paddle boat, or a kayak to explore more of the lake. The restaurant at San Simian serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As an ecolodge, San Simian is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the area by leaving the smallest possible footprint.

On your last day in Nicaragua, you are transferred to Apoyo Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise water lagoon where you can relax, have a swim or just enjoy the afternoon the way you consider best. Overnight Apoyo Lagoon.

Transfer : San José del Sur – Moyogalpa – Distance: 12 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 30 minutes
Ferry : Moyogalpa – San Jorge – Distance: 25 km. Average travel time: 1:00h
Transfer : San Jorge – Apoyo Lagoon – Distance: 79 km. – Road is in good condition.
Average travel time: 1:45h

You are transferred to the Managua Airport to take your Þight back home. End of services.

Transfer : Apoyo Lagoon – Managua Airport – Distance: 36 km. – Road is in very good condition.
Average travel time: 40 minutes

Upon arrival at the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in Managua, head to the check-in counter. Pass through security and onward towards your gate and outbound international Þight. If your departure tax is not included in your ticket, you will have to pay US$ 42.00 per ticket. Facilities within the airport include a bank, restaurants, bars, post oßce, souvenir shops, duty free shops, and a VIP lounge.

INCLUDED

  • Meet & greet
  • Information package with maps and a detailed
  • itinerary
  • Lodgement at hotels as mentioned or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers
  • Tours mentioned with an English speaking guide +
  • entrance fees.
  • Ferry Tickets
  • VAT / taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • international Þights
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Migration fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours/activities
  • Tips nor porter