PIRATE’S, RUM AND COLONIAL HERITAGE…
You will be delighted by this unique experience in a country where tourism is in the “making”. Here, you might not encounter the finest luxury or the greatest monument …. But, Nicaragua will definitely provides a amount of Selected Moments : it’ s unspoiled Nature, it’s lovely people, it’s breathtaking landscapes, it’s thrilling history, it’s atmosphere…
Managua – Granada – Isletas
After our meet and greet at Airport, we will drive to the colonial town of Granada. Then, we will depart by Lake Nicaragua, especially by the “Isletas” an archipelago of 350 little island covered by luxury vegetation. By boat we will discover this enchanted world and observe the daily life by the “Isletas”. Along with our guide, we will observe the rich bird life of the region surrounded by the ancient Mombacho Volcano. If you prefer to discover the Isletas on your own kayak, you we will receive first the basic instruction. Return to Granada for dinner and overnight
Boat Tour and Kayak Tour
Open Menu Dinner including two glasses of wine or similar
Departure from Peñas Blancas border with Costa Rica for the same rate available !
Accommodation/Room Type Accommodation at Hotel La Gran Francia***(*)
Granada - Masaya National Parkby night
We will begin the day by visiting the oldest city in the western hemisphere of the Americas, Granada, which was founded in 1524 by the conquistador Hernández de Cordoba. Once the business and shipping capital for the entire region, today Granada proudly remains as one of the last and truly colonial cities: an undiscovered jewel. On this excursion, we will visit the Casa de los Leones, San Francisco Convent and its Museum, with its vast exposition of pre-Columbian statutes and pottery, the colorful market, the charming cobblestone streets, and numerous architecturally significant churches and monuments. Part of the tour will happen by horse carriage. End of afternoon, we will drive to the Masaya Volcano National Park. Our late arrival ( almost by dark ) will give us the opportunity to observe the exit of thousands of bats living in the caves of the area. Then, we will walk to the stunning and active Santiago crater ( east side ), where the glowing lava can be seen. In fact, it’s one of the few places in the world where such an active volcano can be observed up close. Return to Granada for dinner at famous restaurant including Nicaraguan music show.
All entrance fees at monuments and National Park
Including night fee at local Guide.
Open Menu Dinner including two glasses of wine or similar.
Dance and Nicaraguan folklore at restaurant
Accommodation/Room Type Accommodation at Hotel La Gran Francia
- Junior Suite ***(*)
Granada – Ometepe - Morgan’s Rock
Early this morning, we will leave Granada and drive South along Lake Nicaragua. Our boat is waiting at water’s edge for a short drive to Ometepe island. Constituted by two volcanoes, the Concepcion and the Maderas, Ometepe remains a legendary and peaceful place on earth. During our roundtrip on the island, we will discover and learn about its rural life, the Indian Petroglyphs on El Porvenir, beach of Santa Domingo where our succulent lunch will be served, as well as the Charco Verde Nature Reserve. Return to the mainland with our boat by afternoon and drive to our Hacienda and Eco Lodge, 12 Km away from town of San Juan del Sur. Here our team is waiting, welcomes you and introduce you to your stylish bungalow nestled into the tropical forest.
Private Boat transportation to/from Ometepe island
All entrances fees
Lunch at Playa Santo Domingo
Candle light Dinner at Morgan’s Rock
Accommodation/Room Type Hacienda Eco Lodge Morgan’s Rock****
Activities at Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco Lodge
Today will be dedicated to enjoy and learn about farmer’s life in Nicaragua. Our 4x4 vehicles will take you few minutes from the “main house” to our breakfast place settle in the “woods”. Before seating and enjoying our “desayuno campesino” we will all first milk a cow. Everyone is welcome to try this !! After looking for the fresh eggs, our lovely Doña Ana will cook for us, we will learn how to make “tortillas”, a basic ingredient use by each Nicaraguan Family. By traditional oxcart, we will continue discovering the huge Hacienda, visiting several places of interest like the mirador ( where Transatlantic canal should be built by engineer Morgan ), the “mariposario” where many species of butterflies have been raised, the reforestation, the local rum factory and, of course we also have some times to spring into the waves of the ocean. If you wish a horseback ride can also be organized during this day.
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner served at Hotel. All activities
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Hacienda
Accommodation/Room Type Hacienda Eco Lodge Morgan’s Rock****
Morgan’s Rock - San Juan del Sur – Managua
From our beach,, we will embark on the “Argonauta”, a 47 Ft wooden vessel and enjoy a pleasant and unique ride along Pacific coast observing the empty coast until we reach San Juan del Sur, a vacational town of San Juan del Sur located on a lovely bay of the Pacific coast. After our lunch at “La Cascada” restaurant, our chauffeur and guide will drive you safely to Managua for the continuation of your trip or your flight back home.
Breakfast and Lunch
Drop Off at Peñas Blancas border with Costa Rica for the same rate available !
Accommodation/Room Type None
• Transfers and transportation in air-conditioned buses with fresh bottled water and snacks on board. We use the following bus types:
1-6 Pax: Microbus with 15 seats or 4x4 when necessary
• Accommodation at the hotels mentioned in the program in rooms with private bathroom
• Bell boys
• Meals as per description, including two glasses of wine during dinner (fruit juice or similar are also available)
• All visits and activities as described in the tour program including respective entrance fees.
• Accompaniment of English speaking Tour Guide during the whole tour • Tourist card and immigration expenses entering Nicaragua
• Further beverage or liquors
• Voluntary Tips
• Airport departure tax in Managua (US$35.00 / Pers. If not already included in the airfare
• Personal expenses and extra whishes
We reserve the right to change the itinerary in case of any pressing reason