Nicaragua Highlights

Enjoy the best of Nicaragua – lush cloudforests inhabited by brightly-coloured birds; majestic Spanish colonial towns offering a relaxed street-café culture; petroglyphs & indigenous artefacts remaining from Nicaragua’s more ancient past; stunning volcanic vistas supporting rich vegetation; white-sand beaches on which to chill and soak up the rays.


DAY 1:

Fly to Managua, via Madrid or the US (other routes available). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your starting hotel. Welcome to Nicaragua!

DAY 2:

Transfer from Managua to the cloudforest region of Matagalpa, Nicaragua’s coffee-growing region, where you will enjoy an afternoon, hands-on Coffee finca tour.

DAY 3:

Go hiking on one of the many trails in the area – watch out for squirrels, monkeys, butterflies and birds such as hummingbirds, Quetzals and Oropendolas.

DAY 4:

Transfer from the cloudforests of Matagalpa to the Hispanic colonial university town of León, stopping in Estelí en route to see the colourful murals. Enjoy a City Tour of León.

DAY 5:

Day at leisure in León. Options include: climbing one of Nicaragua’ most beautiful volcanoes – El Hoyo, visit the nearby mud pots and learn how to make tortillas in a local village, or, for the adventurous, go volcano dust-boarding!

DAY 6:

Transfer to Isla de Ometepe, a beautiful island on Lake Nicaragua. Home to 2 volcanoes, Ometepe offers a view into Nicaragua’s indigenous past evidenced by the many diverse petroglyphs, pottery, and statues discovered here.

DAY 7:

Enjoy a tour of Ometepe Island, seeing some of the local petroglyphs, visiting Charco Verde Lagoon and enjoying a swim in the natural pool ‘Ojo de Agua’.

DAY 8:

Transfer to Granada, Latin America’s second oldest city, characterised today by the brightly-coloured Spanish-colonial architecture found throughout the city centre.

DAY 9:

Enjoy a boat trip around Las Isletas, a series of 365 small volcanic islands dotted around Lake Cocibolca – Nicaragua’s largest lake, followed by a City Tour by horse-drawn carriage.

DAY 10:

Day at leisure. Options include a walk around Mombacho Volcano’s cloudforest Crater Trail, a visit to the Masaya Volcano, a local market, basket-weaving and pottery-making.

DAY 11:

Transfer to the Corn Islands, located off of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, to end your holiday with some beach R&R.

DAYS 12 & 13:

Time at leisure in the Corn Islands to relax with some beach R&R or do some fishing, snorkelling or diving.

DAY 14:

Return to Managua for your last night in Nicaragua’s capital city.

DAY 15:

Transfer to the International Airport in time to catch your flight home.

This above sample Nicaragua holiday 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 holiday to Nicaragua.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Nicaragua Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Nicaragua holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme 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 holiday to Nicaragua.

Duration of your Nicaragua Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday to 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 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 an alternative hotel, 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 holiday in Nicaragua.