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ESSENCE OF NICARAGUA

12 Days, Granada (nicaragua) to Granada (nicaragua)
ESSENCE OF NICARAGUA

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From the colonial streets of Granada and Leon to the beauty of San Juan del Sur's horseshoe bay, discover the best of Nicaragua on this unique 12-day adventure. E read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 11 nights accommodation (Hotels (9 nts), homestay (2 nts, possible shared facilities)).
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, private van, boat, ferry).
  • Leon orientation walk including entrance to cathedral rooftop
  • G Adventures-supported homestay on Ometepe Island
  • Beach time in San Juan del Sur
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 315-410 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Granada
Day 2 Granada
Day 3 Granada
Day 4 Granada/Leon
Day 5 Leon
Day 6 Leon/Isla de Ometepe
Day 7 Isla de Ometepe
Day 8 Isla de Ometepe/San Juan del Sur
Day 9 San Juan del Sur
Day 10 San Juan del Sur
Day 11 San Juan del Sur/Granada
Day 12 Depart Granada
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 17 Dec '17
  • Thu, 28 Dec '17
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Wed, 17 Jan '18
  • Sat, 20 Jan '18
  • Wed, 31 Jan '18
  • Sat, 03 Feb '18
  • Wed, 14 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Wed, 28 Feb '18
  • Sat, 03 Mar '18
  • Wed, 14 Mar '18
  • Sat, 24 Mar '18
  • Wed, 04 Apr '18
  • Sat, 07 Apr '18
  • Wed, 18 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Wed, 02 May '18
  • Sat, 19 May '18
  • Wed, 30 May '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Wed, 04 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Wed, 25 Jul '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Wed, 29 Aug '18
  • Sat, 03 Nov '18
  • Wed, 14 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Wed, 05 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Wed, 26 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Wed, 02 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Granada (Nicaragua)
  • Leon
  • Isla De Ometepe
  • San Jaun Del Sur
  • Granada (nicaragua) to Granada (nicaragua) Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Granada

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Granada

    Start with an orientation walk before free time to kayak through the nearby isletas in Lake Nicaragua, hike Mombacho Volcano, or sit in the main square watching life go by.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Granada Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Laguna de Apoyo Visit

    Granada
    Travel less than half an hour from Granada to the picturesque Laguna de Apoyo. The warm clean waters of this lake are said to have healing properties; this former volcano crater is nature's giant bathtub, filled by natural springs and rain water from the past 20,000 or so years. Hike the forested trails in the surrounding hills. See hummingbirds, monkeys, and toucans. Slip into the mild waters and enjoy a peaceful swim. How many people can boast they swam in a volcano?

    City Tour
    Granada
    Head out for a guided tour of the charming colonial city of Granada. Visit churches, museums and parks and learn more about the history and culture of the city.

    Masaya Volcano Day Excursion
    Granada
    35USD per person
    Experience the energy and excitement of getting up close and personal with an active volcano. See the crater spew smoke and gas. Walk in a moonscape of lava rocks and stunted shrubs. Stop by the visitor's centre and learn about the history of Masaya and many other volcanoes in Nicaragua. Next, stop at the Masaya Artesan Market filled with ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks, cigars and leather works. Take in the view at the Laguna de Apoyo lookout and wrap up the tour in San Juan de Oriente, a local pottery and ceramics workshop.

    Kayaking
    Granada
    Grab a paddle, put on a lifejacket and set off to explore by kayak.

    Mombacho Volcano Trails Hike
    Volcan Mombacho 4h 30m - 5h
    35USD per group
    Hike the muddy paths up Mombacho Volcano. At the windy summit, see four dormant craters, all covered in dense cloud forest. On a rare clear day, capture views of Granada, las Isletas, Laguna de Apoyo, and Lake Nicaragua beyond. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Granada

    Start with an orientation walk before free time to kayak through the nearby isletas in Lake Nicaragua, hike Mombacho Volcano, or sit in the main square watching life go by.

    Orientation Walk
    Enjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Free Time
    Granada Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Laguna de Apoyo Visit

    Granada
    Travel less than half an hour from Granada to the picturesque Laguna de Apoyo. The warm clean waters of this lake are said to have healing properties; this former volcano crater is nature's giant bathtub, filled by natural springs and rain water from the past 20,000 or so years. Hike the forested trails in the surrounding hills. See hummingbirds, monkeys, and toucans. Slip into the mild waters and enjoy a peaceful swim. How many people can boast they swam in a volcano?

    City Tour
    Granada
    Head out for a guided tour of the charming colonial city of Granada. Visit churches, museums and parks and learn more about the history and culture of the city.

    Masaya Volcano Day Excursion
    Granada
    35USD per person
    Experience the energy and excitement of getting up close and personal with an active volcano. See the crater spew smoke and gas. Walk in a moonscape of lava rocks and stunted shrubs. Stop by the visitor's centre and learn about the history of Masaya and many other volcanoes in Nicaragua. Next, stop at the Masaya Artesan Market filled with ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks, cigars and leather works. Take in the view at the Laguna de Apoyo lookout and wrap up the tour in San Juan de Oriente, a local pottery and ceramics workshop.

    Kayaking
    Granada
    Grab a paddle, put on a lifejacket and set off to explore by kayak.

    Mombacho Volcano Trails Hike
    Volcan Mombacho 4h 30m - 5h
    35USD per group
    Hike the muddy paths up Mombacho Volcano. At the windy summit, see four dormant craters, all covered in dense cloud forest. On a rare clear day, capture views of Granada, las Isletas, Laguna de Apoyo, and Lake Nicaragua beyond. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Granada/Leon

    Travel to Leon with an orientation walk around town. Opt to volcano board down Cerro Negro Volcano, visit Central America's largest cathedral or explore Leon's history-filled streets.

    Private Vehicle
    Granada - Leon 2h-3h 140km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Orientation Walk
    Leon
    Take a brief walk of the historic center of Leon. Pass through the central park, the local market, and various historical churches.

    Optional Activities
    Flor de Cana Factory Visit

    Leon
    Head to the distillery to learn more about the production and history of this potent liquor. Flor De Cana has won countless international awards and is regarded as one of the best rums in Latin America. White, dark, young and aged, sample them all!

    Telica Twilight Tour
    Leon 7h-8h
    Hike up Telica Volcano in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset and views. This volcano is so active, nothing grows on its slopes. At nightfall, hike the last section up to the crater to see the glowing orange-red lava. Afterwards, hike in the dark back down to the transport.

    Isla Juan Venado Visit
    Leon 5h-5h 30m
    55USD per person
    Hop into the boat and motor off through the mangroves along the shores of Juan Venado Island. Cruise the waterways to see egrets and other birds, crocodiles, crabs, iguanas and more. Through local guides, learn about the different types of mangrove forests, then take a swim at one of the nearby beaches. This is sure to be a day you won't forget!

    Kayak Isla Juan Venado
    Leon 4h 30m-5h
    Kayak the mangrove forest and discover the diverse ecosystem around Juan Venado Island. Bring your binoculars to spot birds, and look for the tell tale tails of crocodiles and iguanas. Hop out to take a swim or just stroll along the beach.

    Horseback Riding Asososca Crater Lake
    Leon 5h 30m-6h
    Put on some long pants and travel by horse through a unique landscape accented by volcanic peaks and craters. Check out the huge round hole on the slope of El Hoyo, enjoy the view of Momotombo on the horizon, then go for a swim in the Asososca Crater Lagoon.

    Volcano Boarding
    Leon
    30-35USD per person
    Volcano boarding. Ash surfing. Whatever you call it, experience the thrill of hurtling down the side of an active volcano on a thin piece of plywood or metal board. Hike to the summit of Cerro Negro then launch yourself down the other side. Clock speeds of up to 70km (45 mi) per hour. Tip -- bring a bandana to cover your nose and mouth. Volcano dust doesn't taste great! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Leon

    Take a free day to explore. Opt to volcano board down Cerro Negro Volcano or admire the many political murals around town.

    Free Time
    Leon Full Day
    With so much to see and do, get out and get going.

    Optional Activities
    City Tour

    Leon
    Head out into the city with a knowledgable local guide to learn more about the history and culture of this colonial city.

    Flor de Cana Factory Visit
    Leon
    Head to the distillery to learn more about the production and history of this potent liquor. Flor De Cana has won countless international awards and is regarded as one of the best rums in Latin America. White, dark, young and aged, sample them all!

    Telica Twilight Tour
    Leon 7h-8h
    Hike up Telica Volcano in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset and views. This volcano is so active, nothing grows on its slopes. At nightfall, hike the last section up to the crater to see the glowing orange-red lava. Afterwards, hike in the dark back down to the transport.

    Isla Juan Venado Visit
    Leon 5h-5h 30m
    55USD per person
    Hop into the boat and motor off through the mangroves along the shores of Juan Venado Island. Cruise the waterways to see egrets and other birds, crocodiles, crabs, iguanas and more. Through local guides, learn about the different types of mangrove forests, then take a swim at one of the nearby beaches. This is sure to be a day you won't forget!

    Kayak Isla Juan Venado
    Leon 4h 30m- 5h
    Kayak the mangrove forest and discover the diverse ecosystem around Juan Venado Island. Bring your binoculars to spot birds, and look for the tell-tale tails of crocodiles and iguanas. Hop out to take a swim or just stroll along the beach.

    Horseback Riding Asososca Crater Lake
    Leon 5h 30m- 6h
    Put on some long pants and travel by horse through a unique landscape accented by volcanic peaks and craters. Check out the huge round hole on the slope of El Hoyo, enjoy the view of Momotombo on the horizon, then go for a swim in the Asososca Crater Lagoon.

    Momotombo Volcano Visit
    Leon 9h- 10h
    Momotombo is one of the most impressive volcanoes in Nicaragua. Resting on the banks of Lake Managua, it is 1,297m (4,255 ft) above sea level and one of the most difficult to climb. During the hike, there will be a chance to see amazing crater and views of Momotombito Island, Monte Gala lagoon, Xolotlan Lake, and much more.

    Volcano Boarding
    Leon
    30-35USD per person
    Volcano boarding. Ash surfing. Whatever you call it, experience the thrill of hurtling down the side of an active volcano on a thin piece of plywood or metal board. Hike to the summit of Cerro Negro then launch yourself down the other side. Clock speeds of up to 70km (45 mi) per hour. Tip -- bring a bandana to cover your nose and mouth. Volcano dust doesn't taste great! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Leon/Isla de Ometepe

    Travel to Ometepe and get to know local friends during a 2-night homestay experience. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole.
    Cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to arrive at Ometepe Island. The group will be split up amongst different families in the small community.

    Try hiking Maderas Volcano, float in clear springs, relax and swim at the beach.

    Private Vehicle
    Leon - San Jorge 2h30m-3h 30m 200km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ferry
    San Jorge - Moyogalpa 1h-1h 30m 10km
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Private Vehicle
    Moyogalpa - Los Angeles 15m-30m 6km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Puesta del Sol Homestay
    Isla de Ometepe
    Stay with a local family by the lake in the small rural village of La Paloma, near Moyogalpa, on Ometepe Island. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. The Planeterra Foundation helped launch the project and trained up the community to host G Adventures travellers. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food and hike the nearby trails. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 Isla de Ometepe

    Free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepcion or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia.

    Free Time
    Isla de Ometepe Full Day
    Explore this island and learn more about the local Mayan culture.

    Puesta del Sol Homestay
    Isla de Ometepe
    Stay with a local family by the lake in the small rural village of La Paloma, near Moyogalpa, on Ometepe Island. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. The Planeterra Foundation helped launch the project and trained up the community to host G Adventures travellers. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food and hike the nearby trails.

    Optional Activities
    Hiking Maderas Volcano

    Isla de Ometepe 8h-9h
    45USD per person
    Prepare to spend the day (4 hr each way) hiking the dormant Maderas Volcano (1,400m/4,573 ft). Walk past coffee plantations, then up a steep trail through cloud forest. It gets damp and muddy, so watch your step. At the summit, hike down into the crater and swim in the cool, refreshing lagoon. How many people can say they have floated in the bowels of a volcano?
    Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    Hike Concepcion Volcano
    Isla de Ometepe 10h-12h
    40USD per person
    The steep terrain of this active volcano make Concepcion the most difficult climb in all of Nicaragua. Plan on a round trip duration of 10-12 hours of sweaty, muddy, humid and windy climbing. Bring lots of water and food. The rewards can include breathtaking views of the isthmus of Ometepe, Maderas Volcano, Chontales, and Costa Rica to the south, as well as vegetation unique to this volcano.

    Island and Pre-Columbian Petroglyphs Tour
    Isla de Ometepe 3h-4h
    35-40USD per person
    There's something special about coming across a boulder in a field, now covered in moss, and engraved in circles or images made by someone who lived in the area thousands of years ago. Discover Ometepe's pre-Columbian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and stone statues, along with pieces of ancient ceramic urns and utensils. Learn the history and significance of these artifacts dating back to 1000 BC. Includes a stop at hot springs and the beach. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Isla de Ometepe/San Juan del Sur

    Travel to San Juan del Sur and get ready to experience this beach paradise.
    After taking the ferry back across Lake Nicaragua to the mainland, catch a bus to low-key San Juan del Sur for some serious relaxation by the sea.

    Private Vehicle
    Los Angeles - Moyogalpa 15m-30m 6km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Ferry
    Moyogalpa - San Jorge 1h-1h30m 10km
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Local bus
    San Jorge - Rivas 2h 45km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Local bus
    Rivas - San Juan del Sur 1h-1h15m 30km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    San Juan del Sur Afternoon
    Don't waste any time, get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Ziplining

    San Juan del Sur1h15m-1h30m
    30USD per person
    There is one word for Da' Flying Frog. Amazing. Feel like you are in Tarzan's back yard, especially in the rainy season. Zip to 17 platforms over 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of pure jungle scenery. Enjoy the view of the valley and San Juan del Sur bay. Best of all there are two cables and an excellent crew for your safety.

    Sunset Cruise
    San Juan del Sur2h30m-3h
    20USD per person
    Take a cruise along the Pacific coastline. As soon as you leave, the music starts and the bar is open with your choice of soft drink, beer, local rum- unlimited for the 2 hr journey. Enjoy panoramic sunsets and keep you eyes open for local marine wildlife such as dolphins and whales. Try some trolling- anything you catch you can keep for dinner.

    Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h30m-8h
    275-525USD per person
    Experience the ultimate in sport fishing comfort as you cast for mackerel, jack, black and white tunas, and snapper. If you are in search of sailfish, marlin, and dorado, head out 32-48km (20-30 mi) on the all-day charter.

    Night Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h30m
    35USD per person
    Try something new and go after some delightfully delicious pargo (snapper) while fishing under the stars and moonlight. The boat is equipped with submersible lights, full night lights and a soothing stereo system. Don't forget your cold beers and friends.

    Turtle Tour
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h30m
    30USD per person
    This is a must-do experience. Go with a local guide to the reserve of La Flor where the Olive Ridley turtles return year after year to lay their eggs. If you are lucky, you may also see the newborn hatchlings make a dash to the safety of the sea.

    Playa Hermosa Visit
    San Juan del Sur 2h-8h
    Located 12km (7.5 mi) south of San Juan Del Sur, Playa Hermosa is one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in southern Nicaragua. Voted as the 1 beach by Nicaragua Surf Report and home to Survivor Nicaragua, you may never want to leave this white sand beach. Surf, swim, and keep your eye out for baby turtles. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 San Juan del Sur

    Use your free time wisely. Opt to surf the Pacific, go swimming or fishing, or check out the views from above on a ziplining canopy tour.

    Free Time
    San Juan del Sur Full Day
    There's no time to waste- get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Swimming

    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    Ziplining
    San Juan del Sur 1h 15m-1h 30m
    30USD per person
    There is one word for Da' Flying Frog. Amazing. Feel like you are in Tarzan's back yard, especially in the rainy season. Zip to 17 platforms over 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of pure jungle scenery. Enjoy the view of the valley and San Juan del Sur bay. Best of all there are two cables and an excellent crew for your safety.

    Surf Lesson
    San Juan del Sur 2h 30m-3h
    10-35USD per person
    Grab a board and hit the waves. With knowledge and tips from a certified instructor you'll be hanging ten in no time.

    Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h 30m-8h
    275-525USD per person
    Experience the ultimate in sport fishing comfort as you cast for mackerel, jack, black and white tunas, and snapper. If you are in search of sailfish, marlin, and dorado, head out 32-48km (20-30 mi) on the all-day charter.

    Sunset Cruise
    San Juan del Sur 2h 30m-3h
    20USD per person
    Take a cruise along the Pacific coastline. As soon as you leave, the music starts and the bar is open with your choice of soft drink, beer, local rum- unlimited for the 2 hr journey. Enjoy panoramic sunsets and keep you eyes open for local marine wildlife such as dolphins and whales. Try some trolling- anything you catch you can keep for dinner.

    Night Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h 30m
    35USD per person
    Try something new and go after some delightfully delicious pargo (snapper) while fishing under the stars and moonlight. The boat is equipped with submersible lights, full night lights and a soothing stereo system. Don't forget your cold beers and friends.

    Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Tour
    San Juan del Sur 3h30m-4h
    Humpback whales visit every year from January to late March or early April and are magnificent creatures to spot. Head out on a cruise to try to capture these beautiful animals, with your camera, of course. You may also see dolphins swimming nearby.

    Horseback Riding
    San Juan del Sur 1h-3h
    20USD per person
    Head out for a few hours or a full-day adventure by horseback. Experience the great outdoors surrounded by mountains and beaches. Opt to visit Finca Palermo, Playa Hermosa Surf Camp, or Rancho Chilamate.

    Snorkelling
    San Juan del Sur3h 30m-4h
    10USD per person
    Enjoy the beautiful underwater world just outside of San Juan del Sur Bay.

    Turtle Tour
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h 30m
    30USD per person
    This is a must-do experience. Go with a local guide to the reserve of La Flor where the Olive Ridley turtles return year after year to lay their eggs. If you are lucky, you may also see the newborn hatchlings make a dash to the safety of the sea.

    Playa Hermosa Visit
    San Juan del Sur 2h-8h
    Located 12km (7.5 mi) south of San Juan Del Sur, Playa Hermosa is one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in southern Nicaragua. Voted as the 1 beach by Nicaragua Surf Report and home to Survivor Nicaragua, you may never want to leave this white sand beach. Surf, swim, and keep your eye out for baby turtles. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 San Juan del Sur

    Use your free time wisely. Opt to surf the Pacific, go swimming or fishing, or check out the views from above on a ziplining canopy tour.

    Free Time
    San Juan del Sur Full Day
    There's no time to waste- get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Swimming
    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    Ziplining
    San Juan del Sur 1h 15m-1h 30m
    30USD per person
    There is one word for Da' Flying Frog. Amazing. Feel like you are in Tarzan's back yard, especially in the rainy season. Zip to 17 platforms over 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of pure jungle scenery. Enjoy the view of the valley and San Juan del Sur bay. Best of all there are two cables and an excellent crew for your safety.

    Surf Lesson
    San Juan del Sur 2h 30m-3h
    10-35USD per person
    Grab a board and hit the waves. With knowledge and tips from a certified instructor you'll be hanging ten in no time.

    Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h 30m-8h
    275-525USD per person
    Experience the ultimate in sport fishing comfort as you cast for mackerel, jack, black and white tunas, and snapper. If you are in search of sailfish, marlin, and dorado, head out 32-48km (20-30 mi) on the all-day charter.

    Sunset Cruise
    San Juan del Sur 2h 30m-3h
    20USD per person
    Take a cruise along the Pacific coastline. As soon as you leave, the music starts and the bar is open with your choice of soft drink, beer, local rum- unlimited for the 2 hr journey. Enjoy panoramic sunsets and keep you eyes open for local marine wildlife such as dolphins and whales. Try some trolling- anything you catch you can keep for dinner.

    Night Fishing
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h 30m
    35USD per person
    Try something new and go after some delightfully delicious pargo (snapper) while fishing under the stars and moonlight. The boat is equipped with submersible lights, full night lights and a soothing stereo system. Don't forget your cold beers and friends.

    Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Tour
    San Juan del Sur 3h30m-4h
    Humpback whales visit every year from January to late March or early April and are magnificent creatures to spot. Head out on a cruise to try to capture these beautiful animals, with your camera, of course. You may also see dolphins swimming nearby.

    Horseback Riding
    San Juan del Sur 1h-3h
    20USD per person
    Head out for a few hours or a full-day adventure by horseback. Experience the great outdoors surrounded by mountains and beaches. Opt to visit Finca Palermo, Playa Hermosa Surf Camp, or Rancho Chilamate.

    Snorkelling
    San Juan del Sur3h 30m-4h
    10USD per person
    Enjoy the beautiful underwater world just outside of San Juan del Sur Bay.

    Turtle Tour
    San Juan del Sur 4h-4h 30m
    30USD per person
    This is a must-do experience. Go with a local guide to the reserve of La Flor where the Olive Ridley turtles return year after year to lay their eggs. If you are lucky, you may also see the newborn hatchlings make a dash to the safety of the sea.

    Playa Hermosa Visit
    San Juan del Sur 2h-8h
    Located 12km (7.5 mi) south of San Juan Del Sur, Playa Hermosa is one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in southern Nicaragua. Voted as the 1 beach by Nicaragua Surf Report and home to Survivor Nicaragua, you may never want to leave this white sand beach. Surf, swim, and keep your eye out for baby turtles. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 San Juan del Sur/Granada

    Travel back to Granada and spend a final evening with the group.

    Local bus
    San Juan del Sur - Granada 3h 80km
    Travel back to Granada, switching buses in Rivas.

    Opt to visit nearby Masaya volcano, one of the most accessible volcanoes in the country. Feel the gentle rumbling of this living volcano beneath your feet.

    Free Time
    Granada Afternoon
    Use the afternoon to check out any last sights you want to see.

    Optional Activities
    Masaya Volcano Day Excursion

    Granada
    35USD per person
    Experience the energy and excitement of getting up close and personal with an active volcano. See the crater spew smoke and gas. Walk in a moonscape of lava rocks and stunted shrubs. Stop by the visitor's centre and learn about the history of Masaya and many other volcanoes in Nicaragua. Next, stop at the Masaya Artesan Market filled with ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks, cigars and leather works. Take in the view at the Laguna de Apoyo lookout and wrap up the tour in San Juan de Oriente, a local pottery and ceramics workshop. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Depart Granada

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 315-410 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Granada is approx. 45 min from Managua's airport.


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