Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. Vast Lake Managua and the iconic stratovolcano Momotombo sit north of the capital Managua. To its south is Granada, noted for its Spanish colonial architecture and an archipelago of navigable islets rich in tropical bird life.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in folklore, cuisine, music, and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, such as Rubén Darío. Known as the “land of lakes and volcanoes”, Nicaragua is also home to the second-largest rainforest of the Americas. The country has set a goal of 90% renewable energy by the year 2020. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
There are two prevailing theories on how the name “Nicaragua” came about. The first is that the name was coined by Spanish colonists based on the name Nicarao,who was the chieftain or cacique of a powerful indigenous tribe encountered by the Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila during his entry into southwestern Nicaragua in 1522. This theory holds that the name Nicaragua was formed as a portmanteau of Nicarao and the word agua which means “water” in Spanish, to reference the fact that there are two large lakes and several other bodies of water within the country. However, as of 2002, it was determined that the cacique’s real name was Macuilmiquiztli, which meant “Five Deaths” in the Nahuatl language, rather than Nicarao.
Explore western Nicaragua’s popular destinations on a 5-day tour of Managua, León and Granada. Visit some of the country’s most famous sites, including Managua’s National Palace of Culture, the World Heritage-listed Ruins of León Viejo, Leon’s Rubén Darío Museum, Masaya Volcano National Park and the Cathedral of Granada. Plus, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca) and hear all about the history of Nicaragua while you tour each city with your bilingual guide. With four nights of accommodation at 3.5-star or 4-star hotels, transportation between all sites, breakfast and entrance fees all included, this is the perfect way to see Nicaragua’s top attractions with a knowledgeable guide!
On arrival at Managua airport our representative will meet you and provide you a transfer to the hotel. Spend rest of day at Leisure.
Day 2:Managua (Sightseeing)
Start your day in the lap of Managua. After having your breakfast, proceed for Managua excursion. Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua and is among the most populated cities of Nicaragua. During your Managua visit you will see the prestigious and most popular landmarks like Antigua Catedral de Managua, Catedral Metropolitana Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria, Loma de Tiscapa, Puerto Salvador Allende, Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío and The National Palace of Culture. In the evening enjoy shopping and strolling around the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3:Managua -Corn Islands
After a delicious breakfast, our representative will transfer you to airport from where you will board a domestic flight to Corn Island. Corn Islands are two Islands, located on the South East cost of Nicaragua, which offer a superb opportunity to see the Caribbean side of Nicaragua in a beautiful and mostly unexplored environment. On arrival meet and greet our representative and you will be transferred to hotel. Rest of day at leisure. You can explore corn Islands on your own.
Day 4:Corn Islands (Beaches tour)
Corn islands are famous for its beaches. After a filling breakfast, proceed to Sally Peachy Beach. Be the part of water sport or simply stroll over the white sand and admire the spotless charm of beach. Peter beach, Otto beach, Kelly Gully Bay and Picnic Center beach are other beaches worth exploring. Plethora of opportunity are available with you here at beaches; swimming, snorkeling, horseback riding are good options to indulge in. You can also explore the wreck of Spanish galleon here. Once a paradise for pirates in the 17 th century, Corn Islands has numbers of shipwrecks and treasures still lay scattered along the turquoise its shores. Corn Islands are consisting of big and small corn Island. Well both are quite famous but small corn island witnesses more influx of tourist. Depending upon your choice you can chose any of two. In the evening return to hotel & enjoy your stay overnight.
Day 5:Corn Islands-Bluefields
After breakfast proceed to your next destination which is Bluefields. Our representative will help you aboard a river taxi or ferry to Bluefields—main source of transportation between Corn Islands and Bluefields. On arrival at Bluefields meet and greet our representative and your will be transferred to hotel. Rest of day you can enjoy at your own. It should be noted that there is fixed timing of river taxies and ferries.
Well, today you will enjoy a day out to Bluefields. Start your day with visit to Rama Cay Community. Rama Cay is an ancient community that has 500 years of existence in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region of Nicaragua. During the 20 minutes trip from the Bluefield’s pier to the island, you might see a variety of private islands fringed by trees and El Venado Island, which divides the Bluefields lagoon with the sea. After a few minutes you will see a small land mass adorned with wooden houses, fruit trees and a small crowd of people including children, women and youth who will be watching you from afar. Here you will see the famous Moravian church built in 1856. You can also see”La Punta de la Despedida”, a rock located at one end of the island where family members give final farewell to the deceased on this stone and then move it to the cemetery branch that is 10 minutes away by boat. This site is considered a sacred place. After Lunch visit El Padre Island located at only 5 minutes away from the community Rama Cay, it’s a space covered by tropical rain forest in the middle of Laguna de Bluefields.In the early evening back to Bluefields where you will visit CIDCA Historical Cultural Museum. Then back to hotel & overnight stay there. Breakfast included.
Day 7:Bluefields- San Juan del
After breakfast proceed to San Juan Del Sur, spend rest of day at Leisure. You can spend your day in exploring Marsella Beach and San Juan del Sur beach. San Juan del Sur is the most popular travel vacation destination on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, with a rich history as a sea port and fishing village. San Juan del Sur offers a lively mix of local culture and international flare. Direct access to a wide variety of activities, sports, nightlife, and amenities makes San Juan del Sur the ideal location to enjoy your Nicaragua vacation.
Day 8:San Juan del Sur
Enjoy your day at San Jaun Del Sur. We will move to Playa Maderas , a famous spot for snorkeling and surfing. If you are not fond of water sports then enjoy stroll over the white sand of the beach. It is a place worth admiring and seeing water sport buff indulging in some serious adventure. In the afternoon proceed to La Flor Beach Natural Reserve –a major landing and preservation area for the Olive Ridley. Next move to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia. A hike to Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia offers you a stunning view of beach San Juan del Sur to one site and the Nacascolo Beach on the other. Return to hotel for night stay. Breakfast included.
Day 9:San Juan del Sur- Ometepe Island
In the morning after breakfast proceed to tour next destination which is Ometepe Island. Ometepe is an island formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua joined by a thin, flat isthmus the two volcanoes shape the island like an hour glass. On arrival meet and greet our representative he will transferred you to the pre arranged hotel. Explore Ometepe Island at your own for rest of the day. You can explore Chorotega, Nahuatl and Mayans left artifacts here. Due to the many petroglyphs and stone idols carved into basalt boulders Ometepe is considered one of the great rock art areas of the world.
Day 10:Ometepe Island (Volcano Concepcion Hiking)
It will take around ten hours to hike Concepcion Volcano. Early in morning proceed to Concepción. Hike starts in La Flor. It should be noted that Concepcion is very active volcano that could erupt at any time. The hike leads through farmland and jungle, then later over rocks and debris. The trail becomes very dangerous as you move towards the summit which is steep. Once you arrived at the rim you can see the stony inside of crater from where hot, sulfurous air blasts upward. Make sure that you wear plenty of warm cloth as it is very cold here. A volcano hike on Ometepe Island can be made during dry season months from December – August. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to your airport from where you can board your flight to Managua.
- Airport pick up/ Drop off to hotel and vice versa.
- Transportation in AC vehicle
- Entrance fees to visit attractions as per the itinerary.
- Daily breakfasts.
- Accommodation in hotels.
- Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary.
- English-speaking guide / driver.
- Concepcion volcano tour
- River taxi or ferry charges to Bludfields included.
- Any airfares + VISA fees.
- Early check-in & Late check-out.
- International and local airport taxes.
- Personal expenses of any kind like laundry, SIM cards, and charges in the hotel for any additional services will be excluded.
- Surcharge / peak season charges / Festival or exhibition surcharges if applicable.
Highlights of the tour
- Return airfare with tax, 2 nights accommodation in Managua, 2 nights accommodation in Corn Islands, 2 nights in Bluefields, 2 nights accommodation in San Juan Del Sur, 2 nights accommodation in Ometepe Island, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing as per itinerary, airport transfers.
- Above rates are not valid during any major event and exhibition.
- Above rates and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
- Above rate would not club with any other promotion.
- Child age will be considered as per hotel child policy so kindly confirm with our sales team before committing.
- 5 % GST will be extra.
- Initial deposit – rs. 60,000/- to confirm your booking with us.
- 2nd payment 50% of the tour cost at least 45 days prior
- Remaining full payment 15 days before departure- 100% of the tour cost.
- Date of booking to 30 days the cancellation charges will be 25% of the tour cost.
- 30 to 15 days – the cancellation charges will be 50% of the tour cost.
- 15 to 7 days – the cancellation charges will be 75% of the tour cost.
- Less than 7 days – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
- No show – Total amount will be forfeited and no refund shall be given.
- Cancellation Policy is subject to change. It’s purely depends upon the cancellation policy of respective hotels. In Peak seasons, Some hotels may charge 100% cancellation. Refunds normally take 10 working days after the cancellation request has been raised & transferred electronically to your bank account.