Experience Nicaragua and visit two of the most vivid cities. See Nicaragua’s history come to life while exploring Managua and Granada with the help of private tours. Managua has plenty to offer. From galleries, promenades and boat tours on Lake Nicaragua to extraordinary culinary experiences. Managua enjoys an array of local and international cuisine. For example a popular 'fast food' known as "quesillo" it consists of cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla with cream, onions, and salt. Nacatamales, the Nicaraguan version of the tamale, is a local delicacy. Steak preparation is one of the strong points of the local cuisine. It is often accompanied by a special sauce known as Chimichurri, composed of oil, garlic and herbs. After your visit in Managua you will transfer to Granada. Granada was established in 1524 and has a rich colonial heritage. While in Granada, be sure to admire the unique architecture, or better yet, do so while taking in a tour of the city by a horse drawn carriage. Conclude your tour with some time relaxing in Nicaragua Lake. Jicaro is the best place to find the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration. After a day of adventure in one of our signature tours, you might want to indulge in a special massage in one of our open air treatment rooms in our wellness center. By consultation, our therapist will determine the best combination of techniques according to your requirements or awaken the senses and let serenity and tranquility inspire you. Sign up for a yoga session on the floating deck and experience something extraordinary. In the end of the trip you will return safely to Managua for your departure flight.
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver.
Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua puts you in the heart of the entertainment and commercial district with a prestigious address across from Plaza Ruben Dario. Metrocentro Mall, the new cathedral, Ruben Dario National Theatre and Lake Managua are nearby. Less than a half hour away is the Volcano Masaya located in Nicaragua's first and largest National Park.
Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua means, “Where the water extends” in the Nahuatl language. The rise of the lake dates back to prehistoric times. Evidence of early civilizations includes the “Footprints of Acahualinca”—dated back more than 10,000 years. We begin our city tour here. After a visit to the Plaza de la Republica and the National Palace, we visit the old cathedral (almost totally destroyed by the Earthquake of 1972.) We continue to a “mirador” (or overlook) near what was once the central city. Here we see the bunker of Somoza, now marked by a statue of A.C. Sandino—arguably the most famous person in Nicaraguan history. From this vantage, we enjoy a magnificent view of the capital and the impressive Lake Managua. Later, we visit the new cathedral and the Ruben Dario fountain. Lunch will be at an excellent restaurant featuring typical Nicaraguan foods. In the afternoon, we visit the Roberto Huembes Market and will see and be able to select from an extensive variety of local art and objects. Here guests will be able to engage in the time-honoured custom of bargaining prices. We return to the hotel and prepare for an evening of relaxation.
We take the early flight from Managua to Corn Island. Uopn arrival, you will tour around the island by open-air jeep. On the white sand beach, enjoy palm trees resting beside crystal turquoise coloured water. After a lunch of lobster and other local delicious plates, there are excellent opportunities for snorkelling, diving, fishing, water bikes, and horse riding. Return to Managua on an afternoon flight. The tour is ideal for all ages.
You will be picked up and transferred to Marina Cocibolca (Granada) by private vehicle/driver. From here you will take a boat (shared) to the Jicaro Island Lodge.
Although secluded on an island we want to give our guests a memorable culinary experience. All of your meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Breakfast and lunch are served a la carte and dinner is a choice of fresh daily specials created by our chef. Jicaro has an open kitchen right next to the restaurant, so it is a real treat to watch the chef prepare your dinner. The menu has plenty of options and prides itself on the selection of fresh fish from the lake and nearby ocean, local vegetables and fruit, and locally farmed chicken and beef. We believe that when you have fresh, tasty ingredients you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary.
Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua´s most upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. The lodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Nine private casitas serve as the perfect setting for romantic escapes, activities and active exploration and wellness retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace, tranquility and access to a wide variety of tours and activities.
Jicaro is a place where you can find the perfect combination of relaxation and exploration. After a day of lounging in your private hammock or indulging in a rejuvenating massage in our wellness center, you might want to adventure out on one of our signature tours. Our tours offer varied activities ranging from easy to challenging, and are all accompanied by a private guide who will teach you about local flora and fauna, as well as Nicaraguan history, culture and day-to-day living. Bird watching, Tropical Forest & Hot Springs, Kayaking, Hiking, Fishing and more!
Tours listed above will be at an additional cost
Jicaro is the ideal location for people who want to reconnect with themselves and leave their hectic lives behind for a few days. Besides Yoga sessions and a variety of massage and wellness treatments, a visitor to the island will be enticed by the fresh and healthy local cuisine, the warmth of the local staff and the authenticity of the overall experience. Our Yoga deck looks out over the lake and towards the Mombacho volcano; it is a spot that inspires serenity and tranquility. Yoga classes are available for guests on a daily basis. The wellness center is located right on the lake and offers two spectacular open air treatment rooms with private showers. Massages range from Swedish to Shiatsu to Hot Stone treatments and are available on a daily basis for our guests. Additional cost will apply to yoga and wellness services.
You will transfer by boat (shared) to the Marina Cocibolca (Granada) from there you will be met and transferred by private vehicle and driver to Managua.
Depart from the International Airport in Managua.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Nicaragua for the most up to date visa information.
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