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Family Trips Nicaragua

8 Days

This 8-days trip features some days in the colonial city of Granada to explore the city, the green Mombacho volcano, a private ecological isleta in Lake Nicaragua and the colourful Masaya areas with the fascinating Masaya volcano and typical white towns; also visit Ometepe, the largest volcanic island in a lake in the world and the beach town of San Juan del Sur to spend some relaxing days at the beach.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Nicaragua and transfer to Granada

On your arrival at the airport in Managua (MGA), our driver will welcome you and will transfer you to Granada, the Jewel of Nicaraguan Cities! Transfer time 45m approx.~ Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon 3* sup for three nights – 1 Superior room (2 Queen beds). Meals: None

Day 2: Islander Half Day Tour and City Tour

This morning, enjoy a relaxing adventure in a private ecological island, truly a wonderful experience! See some the most 365 beautiful islands in Lake Nicaragua and their rich flora and fauna. The islands were formed thousands of years ago, after an eruption of nearby Mombacho volcano (now extinct). They are now covered with lush, tropical vegetation. You will be able to observe some of the many species of tropical birds that live in the islands and its inhabitants (“Isleños) living peacefully in simple yet decent conditions. Arrive in a private ecological island, enjoy lunch there and time at leisure with kayaks available to discover this paradise located amidst nature, in front of the Mombacho volcano. Duration: 5 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy In the afternoon, our guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel to go on a cultural visit of the city, partly on foot and by horse drawn carriage pulled by two horses and conducted by a local driver. Back in the colonial times, most people used this way of transport to travel in the city. Visit places like the La Casa de los Tres Mundos: art gallery and cultural academy, the convent of San Francisco church, Iglesia La Merced, from its tower you will have great views of the city and other interesting historic landmarks. Duration: 3 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon 3* sup – 1 Superior room. Meals: B, L

Day 3: Masaya Cultural Tour and Night visit to Masaya Volcano

We will visit the town of Masaya and its surroundings. First, we will visit Catarina to enjoy magnificent views to the Apoyo lagoon and San Juan de Oriente, where we visit a local workshop. Participate in the creation process of the beautiful souvenirs! Later, we take you to visit the Handicraft Market in Masaya city where you can enjoy the creativity and variety of Nicaraguan art at bargain prices. To end the tour, we will go for a nocturnal visit of the Masaya volcano, one of Nicaragua's most interesting and beautiful natural phenomena. Take a peek into the impressive crater currently displays gaseous activity and incandescent lava lake in its interior Note: Please note that due safety restrictions, visitors are only allowed to stay 15 minutes near the crater. Duration: 5 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy Overnight at Hotel Plaza Colon 3* sup – 1 Superior room. Meals: B, L

Day 4: Hike and zipline at Mombacho Volcano Cloud Forest – Ferry to Ometepe Island

Early transfer to the Mombacho Volcano Natural, the dormant guardian of the city! This nature reserve it’s a 1400 meters high volcano that has been dormant for thousand years now and is totally covered with vegetation. This has created a rich ecosystem where live 50 species of mammals, 174 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and 750 species of flora. A powerful truck will drive you all the way to the top of the extinct volcano. You will go through coffee plantations to the cloud forest which offers exceptional sites to discover its flora and fauna. Once at the top of the volcano you will hike in the cloud forest along the “Crater Trail”. On the way there are several lookouts that boast stunning views to the crater and its lush vegetation, the city of Granada, Masaya smoking volcano, Lake Nicaragua and the Islands (views available if weather permits it!). Following the hike, go for a zip line tour: Here you will climb and swing through trees!! This tour offers you an unforgettable experience sliding down from tree to tree over the canopy, through several platforms and bridges very safely built, overlooking the coffee plantations. Duration: 6 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy We then transfer you to San Jorge dock to take a ferry to Ometepe Island, the world’s largest volcanic island in a freshwater Lake. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Ferry duration: 1 hour approx. / Transfer to Hotel: 45 minutes approx. Overnight at Hotel San Juan de La Isla 3* for two nights - 1 Front Lake View Cabin (Two Queen beds). Meals: B

Day 5: Ometepe Island Tour

This morning we will go for a day visit of this fabulous island. We visit places like the “El Ceibo” the best archaeological and numismatic museum of Nicaragua. You will also visit the Charco Verde reserve, learn here the legend of Chico Largo and Mama Bucha while admiring the beautiful green puddle lagoon and trying to spot the elusive birds. The next spot on you tour will be Petroglyphs at Finca El Porvenir. These stones, found on the lower slopes of Maderas volcano on Ometepe, still bear the ornate carvings of the first indigenous settlers of Nicaragua. Enjoy the great views that Volcano Concepcion and Volcano Maderas have to offer. On the shores of Santo Domingo beach, you will then enjoy a typical Nicaraguan lunch before continuing to the “El Ojo de Agua”, a natural pool of clear water supplied by a river that originates from Concepcion Volcano, where you can go swimming and relaxing. Duration: 7 hours approx. ~ Difficulty: Easy Overnight at Hotel San Juan de La Isla 3* - 1 Front Lake View Cabin. Meals: B, L

Day 6: Transfer to San Juan del Sur

Today, we transfer you to the docks in Ometepe Island to take a ferry back to mainland. On arrival, we will transfer you to San Juan del Sur in the Pacific Ocean coast. San Juan del Sur is a small and very nice typical fishermen port located at the south west, placed along a bay that overlooks the Pacific Ocean 90 kms west of Granada and 55 Kms from Costa Rica's frontier. Time at leisure to enjoy the beach! Transfer time to San Juan del Sur: 45 minutes approx. Overnight at Hotel Victoriano 3* sup for two nights - 1 Standard room. Meals: B

Day 7: At leisure in San Juan del Sur

Day at leisure at this beautiful beach town; time to have fun at a relaxing beach! Optional activities such as: Sailing trip, fishing, horseback riding, visit to the nearby beaches can be organized. Please enquire with us for more information! Overnight at Hotel Victoriano 3* sup - 1 Standard room. Meals: B

Day 8: Transfer to Managua Airport

Depending your flight schedule, our driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will transfer you to the international airport in Managua to take your flight back home. Transfer time 2.5 hours approx.~ Come back soon to sunny Nicaragua!


  • From:


  • Lodging at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as per itinerary on days 1, 4, 6 and 8.
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to Ometepe Island.
  • Tours and activities as per itinerary on days 2, 3, 4 and 5 with bilingual local guide.
  • Lunch on days 2, 3 and 5.
  • Local taxes.

Not Included:

  • International airfare.
  • Additional meals.
  • Passenger taxes at borders/airports.
  • Activities suggested.
  • Discretional tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.

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