Nicaragua Adventure

8 days from $2,569 pp*
  • Embark on a private guided tour of the highlights of Managua.
  • Reconnect with yourself as you enjoy yoga on a lake deck.
  • Led by private guide, explore the tropical rainforest and hot springs.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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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. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Managua
    Managua
    • Meet and Greet
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 2 Managua
    Managua
    • Tour - Private - City tour (with Lunch, 7 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Managua
    Managua
    • Transfer - Shared - Paraiso del Caribe, Flight to Corn Island Tour (with Lunch, 10 hrs) - Vehicle/Flight/Jeep/Guide
  • Day 4 Managua to Granada
    Managua to Granada
    • Managua - Granada [Marina Cocibolca - Jicaro Island Lodge (Granada)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Jicaro Lodge Culinary Experience
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Granada
    Granada
    • Jicaro Island Lodge Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Granada
    Granada
    • Jicaro Island Lodge Yoga & Wellness
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Granada
    Granada
    • Jicaro Island Lodge Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Granada
    Granada
    • Granada - Managua [Jicaro Lodge - Marina Cocibolca] - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Managua

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Metrocentro

Enjoy an urban oasis at this award-winning, luxury hotel in Managua. The Intercontinental Metrocentro is ideally placed in the centre of the entertainment and business district, adjacent to the country's largest shopping mall featuring more than 120 stores. Indulge yourself at Factory Streak & Lobster, enjoy a trendy ambience at NAU lounge bar or unwind in the tranquil surrounding at the terrace next to the pool and exotic gardens. Explore the city; visit Managua's famous Cathedral and its historic downtown area.

Managua
Managua
Intercontinental Metrocentro
Intercontinental Metrocentro

Day 2: Managua

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. Begin your city tour here. After a visit to the Plaza de la Republica and the National Palace, visit the old cathedral (almost totally destroyed by the Earthquake of 1972.) Continue to a “mirador” (or overlook) near what was once the central city. Here, you will 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, enjoy a magnificent view of the capital and the impressive Lake Managua. Later, visit the new cathedral and the Ruben Dario fountain. Lunch is included at an excellent restaurant featuring typical Nicaraguan foods. In the afternoon, visit the Roberto Huembes Market and select from an extensive variety of local art and objects. Here, you can engage in the time-honoured custom of bargaining prices. Return to the hotel and prepare for an evening of relaxation.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Metrocentro
Managua, Nicaragua
Managua, Nicaragua

Day 3: Managua

Depart on an early flight from Managua to Corn Island. Upon 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 (included) 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.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Metrocentro
Corn Island
Corn Island

Day 4: Managua - Granada

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.

Accommodation: Jicaro Island EcoLodge

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua's top nature eco resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. One of Nicaragua's best hotels, the ecolodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake.  Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility. At Jicaro ecolodge hotel you stay in your own luxury two storey house, a 'casita', raised up above the ground like a treehouse. The nine casitas on the island all have lake views and are only a short walk from the pool, restaurant, and wellness center. You can relax in the private space of your casita with its views of Lake Nicaragua or join other guests in the communal areas. Jicaro Island Ecolodege is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Dining at Jicaro
Dining at Jicaro
Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Jicaro Island EcoLodge

Day 5: Granada

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 the wellness center, you might want to adventure out on one of the signature tours. The 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.

Accommodation: Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Sunrise Kayaking
Sunrise Kayaking

Day 6: Granada

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. The 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. Additional cost will apply to yoga and wellness services.

Accommodation: Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Yoga Deck
Yoga Deck

Day 7: Granada

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 the wellness center, you might want to adventure out on one of the signature tours. The 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.

Accommodation: Jicaro Island EcoLodge

Day 8: Granada

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.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Intercontinental Metrocentro: Managua

Enjoy an urban oasis at this award-winning, luxury hotel in Managua. The Intercontinental Metrocentro is ideally placed in the centre of the entertainment and business district, adjacent to the country's largest shopping mall featuring more than 120 stores. Indulge yourself at Factory Streak & Lobster, enjoy a trendy ambience at NAU lounge bar or unwind in the tranquil surrounding at the terrace next to the pool and exotic gardens. Explore the city; visit Managua's famous Cathedral and its historic downtown area.

Intercontinental Metrocentro
Intercontinental Metrocentro

Jicaro Island EcoLodge: Granada

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua's top nature eco resort, located on a private island in the Granada Isletas of Lake Nicaragua. One of Nicaragua's best hotels, the ecolodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake.  Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace and tranquility. At Jicaro ecolodge hotel you stay in your own luxury two storey house, a 'casita', raised up above the ground like a treehouse. The nine casitas on the island all have lake views and are only a short walk from the pool, restaurant, and wellness center. You can relax in the private space of your casita with its views of Lake Nicaragua or join other guests in the communal areas. Jicaro Island Ecolodege is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Jicaro Island EcoLodge
Jicaro Island EcoLodge
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    The guides in Arenal and Manuel Antonio were excellent and the Pacuare river rafting excursion in Arenal was awesome. It was an excellent break from winter in February!

  • Kay W. — June 15, 2016 — Central America

    All of the drivers arrived early. Vans were very nice. Drivers were courteous. Tours were great.

  • Alice H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    The guide in Monteverde was excellent!!!!

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  • Kristen E. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Everyone was amazing! We were able to do local activities with our tour guides and they were all very accommodating and great.

  • Margaret H. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    Beautiful hotels with very friendly helpful staff, and very passionate guides keen to show off their heritage to us, of which they are rightly proud. I think having higher end hotels pays off in terms of personal attention and there was nothing I would have changed. At the Turtle Inn we felt like part of a family which was pretty special. I'd do it all again!

  • Collin B. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Our trip went extremely well. Everything from pick-ups to transfers to accommodations and tours went as smooth as silk. Everybody was prompt and courteous and very friendly. Small changes while in country were happily accommodated. We would highly recommend Kensington Tours to our friends and family.

  • Doug N. — May 18, 2016 — Central America

    Thanks to all the in country staff for helping me to change one activity just a few days prior to the event. I would also recommend all of my guides, but especially Marcela in Monteverde and Barbara in Manuel Antonio.

  • Jeffrey B. — May 13, 2016 — Central America

    Nella Huaringa was wonderful. She took care of everything. I've already referred her to another client. All the people working for Kensington Tours were incredibly thoughtful, considerate, patient, helpful and really made our stay in Costa Rica exceptionally wonderful. We look forward to using Kensington Tours for all our future travel plans.

  • Alex P. — May 12, 2016 — Central America

    The Kensington experience exceeded our expectations and our trip to Costa Rica was just perfect. My wife, children and I had an amazing experience.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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