Welcome to Nicaragua, the former Spanish colony that excites with eco-tourism offerings, excellent leisure time at the beach, adventures and the night life.
Granada is the capital of Nicaragua and one of the most essential towns that has preserved its colonial character. Spend three days in the city in the beginning of the tour and return as it ends. The best way to explore the town is walking. Stroll on the promenade Centro Turistica down by Lake Nicaragua, which is the home for freshwater sharks, visit to a cathedral, the colourful market or the Convento de San Francisco Cultural Centre to view ancient archaeological objects, old photos and paintings. Optional activities include a scenic boat trip or guided kayak excursion among the 365 little islands of the Lake Nicaragua. After enjoy the group excursion in Leon. The town was the capital of colony till 1857 and today is absolute cultural centre of Nicaragua. The Spanish colonial style architecture has preserved well here, as well as the largest cathedral in the Central America. Its construction began in 1747 and continued for one hundred years. The rooftop of the cathedral exposes beautiful vistas of town and surroundings. Visit the museums, enjoy the beach time at Poneloya and Las Peñitas or board down the Cerro Negro volcano.
Cross the lake and come to the Ometepe Island to spend two nights in different families. Discover the life on an island, lean new skills, try some local food and take an option hike to the Maderas Volcano. This island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua formed out of the lava flowing in between two volcanoes and embodies pristine beauty of nature. Take a walk through its lush forest for a chance to see howler monkeys and green parrots and visit to small villages around the island farms with variety of crops in the fertile volcanic soil including plantains, coffee, beans and tobacco. After taking ferry back across the Lake Nicaragua to the mainland, catch a bus to low-key San Juan del Sur for some relaxation by the sea. Try luck in fishing, go surfing or simply relax and try some rum. In a short boat or taxi ride visit the deserted beaches of Playa Maderas and Majagual to the north and Playa Remanso to the south calling out to be explored. Travel back to the city of Granada for one final evening and take an option to visit nearby Masaya volcano in the territory of the National Park en route. Wildlife inhabiting the park includes coyotes, deer, iguanas, monkeys and the unique crater-dwelling parakeets to live in the toxic inner walls of the Santiago crater.