Nicaragua Discovery

7 days from $2,150*
  • Shop for treasures at Masaya’s handicraft market.
  • Swim and enjoy lunch by the water in Santa Domingo.
  • Embark on a private guided city tour of Managua.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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The tour starts with your arrival in Managua, which is the capital of Nicaragua, where the history dates back more than 10,000 yrs. After checking in at your hotel, the rest of your afternoon and evening can be spent at leisure. In the morning you will leave from your hotel in Managua for the colonial city of Leon Santiago de los Cabelleros. Leon, for centuries has been a political, military, cultural, and religious center of Nicaragua. Experience the old town and enjoy the pre- colonial and colonial heritage in the ruins of Leon Viejo. In the days to follow your time will be spent exploring and relaxing in the city of Granada, the colonial jewel of Central America. During your stay in Granada, you will be taking part in many tours and activities ranging from city tours, visiting Volcanos and last but not least, the beautiful Isletas of Granada, here a boat will take you across Cocibolca- the great lake of Nicaragua, to a world of more than 300 islands all created by eruptions of Volcan Mombacho. After this exciting adventure, transfer back to Managua to board your flight home. ... 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 - Leon Viejo, Leon de los Caballeros, Hervideros San Jacinto (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Managua to Granada
    Managua to Granada
    • Managua - Granada - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour of Colonial City Granada - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Private - Volcan Masaya- Artisan Market - Pueblos (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Granada
    Granada
    • Private - Ometepe Island - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Granada
    Granada
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Granada
    Granada
    • Granada - Managua - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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

In the morning, depart for the colonial city of León Santiago de los Caballeros with private vehicle and English speaking guide—for centuries, a political, military, cultural, and religious center of Nicaragua. In the ruins of Leon Viejo, experience the old town and enjoy its pre-colonial and colonial heritage. UNESCO designated León Viejo as a “Patrimonio de la Humanidad” (World Heritage Site.) The Spanish influence on the city is visible throughout. The streets, classic buildings, churches, and monuments are testaments to the rich history and culture of the region. Many consider the Metropolitan Cathedral the most impressive colonial monument Central America. Step up to the roof of the cathedral and enjoy an exceptional view over the colonial town and up to the volcano skyline of Nicaragua. The great poet and writer, Ruben Dario, is buried in the Cathedral. Dario reformed the Castilian language and is called the Father of Modern Spanish letters. During our visit, we will see Dario’s childhood home, the site of an excellent museum. Have lunch(included) in the colonial environment and, later, visit the hot springs of San Jacinto, at the foot of the Maribios volcano chain. Return to Managua before dinner.

Accommodation: Intercontinental Metrocentro
Leon Cathedral
Leon Cathedral

Day 3: Managua - Granada

You will be picked up from your hotel (or airport) and transferred to Granada. Private Vehicle/English Speaking Driver. Distance 47 Kms / 1 hrs

The city of Granada is the colonial jewel of Central America. Founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, it is the oldest continuously occupied city on the American continent. Examples of colonial and neoclassical architecture abound. Site of many important historical events, the city rests beside the magnificent Lago Cocibolca—or Lake Nicaragua. It’s streets, homes, churches, museums and other attractions will be recalled through the years. Your tour is a walk through the historic center of Granada, your English-speaking guide will show you the cathedral of Granada, La Casa de los Tres Mundos, El Convento San Francisco, and the churches La Merced and Xalteva and other important building. The trip is excellent for lovers of history, colonial architecture, and for those who wish for a peek into the past.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon

Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with external courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral. You can take a horse drawn carriage right at the front of the Hotel and tour the city.

View of Granada
View of Granada
Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

Day 4: Granada

Depart from Granada in the morning to visit the National Park Volcán Masaya.The Santiago Crater is one of the most active in Central America, with a constant emission of gases that condense to form a column rising to the heavens. The flora and fauna of the dry tropical forest is backlit by the extensive habitat amid the lava fields. Drive to the edge of the crater, where you can peer into the opening that leads to the core of the Earth and  visit the museum located at the entrance of the national park. Here you will learn much about volcanoes. Later, in Masaya—known as the Cradle of Nicaraguan Folklore— visit the handicraft market. Here you can find a great variety of hammocks, typical garments, fine leather goods, primitive art, wood products, and cane furniture. There is the possibility to have lunch (included) at this market. During the afternoon, we will visit the Pueblos Blancos, Catarina and San Juan de Oriente. The tour is ideal for all ages.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon
Masaya Volcano
Masaya Volcano

Day 5: Granada

Local Indian legend says that Lake Nicaragua was created by the tears of an Indian girl. The beautiful story underscores the sacred nature of the lake. Being at the island of Ometepe upon which stand two volcanoes Maderas and Concepciòn you will come to understand the story of the Indian girl captured in rhyme, prose, statues and petroglyphs. Our tour takes us by bus to Granada, to the port of San Jorge and by ferry the port of Moyogalpa on the island of Ometepe. In the town of Altagracia we will visit Indian statues and the museum of the island. Afterwards we have lunch at the beach of Santo Domingo . and have the chance to swim. We return by bus to the port of Moyogalpa and then by ferry, we travel to the coast of Nicaragua, to reach Granada in the fading sunshine.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon
Ferry to Ometepe
Ferry to Ometepe

Day 6: Granada

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon

Day 7: Granada

Enjoy a private vehicle and driver as you transfer from Granada 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.
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  • 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

Plaza Colon: Granada

Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with external courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral. You can take a horse drawn carriage right at the front of the Hotel and tour the city.

Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon
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.
  • Alicia H. — August 10, 2016 — Central America

    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!!!!

  • Amy G. — May 19, 2016 — Central America

    I've already passed on the name of my trip planner to friends that are looking to go to Costa Rica. Working with Brandi was invaluable.

  • 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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