Active Nicaragua Family Holiday

Enjoy an active Nicaragua family holiday combining horse-riding with biking, volcano dust-boarding and zip-lining. There’s time too for interaction with local communities and chances to see some of the region’s wildlife.

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Day 1


Fly to Managua and spend the night in a convenient airport hotel.

Day 2


Transfer to Granada, Nicaragua's colonial jewal. En route enjoy a guided visit to the Masaya region - Masaya Volcano, Masaya town & market, with lunch in a restaurant overlooking Lake Apoyo, and pottery-making in the Los Pueblos Blancos.

Day 3


Take a mountain bike and cycle through Granada's colonial streets to the port area where you'll board a boat for a wildlife-spotting ride around the Las Isletas. In the afternoon you'll have a City Tour of Granada partly on foot and partly by horse-drawn carriage.

Day 4


This morning visit the cloudforest area at the top of Mombacho Volcano where you'll have a hike and then enjoy some zip-lining. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5


Transfer to the cool highland area of Matagalpa and enjoy a tour around the local coffee plantation in the afternoon. Option also for horse-riding.

Day 6


Hike in a nearby Nature Reserve - the Jinotega Macizo de Peñas Blancas - rich in wildlife, rivers, waterfalls and tropical plants.

Day 7


Early-morning bird-watching with an expert guide - Matagalpa is an excellent place to spot a whole variety of birds. After breakfast visit a local indigenous community to learn about their weaving traditions and have a go at weaving yourself!

Day 8


Transfer to Estelí, known for its street murals. Visit a Tobacco Factory to learn about the production of cigars from leaf to shop floor.

Day 9


Full-day excursion to the Somoto Canyon for an energetic day of hiking, swimming and canyoning.

Day 10


Transfer to León, Nicaragua's university town. Stop for a visit to the local mud-pots on the way, and visit a local community for a demonstration of tortilla making.

Day 11


This morning get your adrenalin pumping by dust-boarding down Cerro Verde Volcano! In the afternoon you'll have a City Tour then time at leisure to explore.

Day 12

San Juan del Sur or Corn Islands

Transfer to the beach for some well-earned R&R. Choose between San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast or the Corn islands in the Caribbean.

Days 13-14

Managua & fly home

At leisure to enjoy the beach.

Day 15

Managua & fly home

Transfer to Managua for your flight home.

The above sample family holiday to Nicaragua can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Nicaragua has a good range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made family holiday to Nicaragua.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Nicaragua Family Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made family holiday to Nicaragua.

Duration of your Nicaragua Family Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your family holiday in Nicaragua, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Nicaragua family holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it alternative hotels, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this tailor-made family holiday to Nicaragua.