9 days from $2,150*
  • Choose from volcano tours, horseback rides, and waterfall swims.
  • Visit the National Park Volcan Masaya with expert guide.
  • Step back in time during a city tour of colonial Granada.
  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the highlights of Managua.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Experience Nicaragua with its incredible natural and cultural attractions. Your tour will start with your arrival in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, with over 10,000 years of history. After checking into your hotel, the rest of your afternoon and evening can be spent at leisure exploring the “Venice of Central America”. In the morning you leave Managua and head for the city of Granada, founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. Today it offers numerous opportunities to explore and choose from, such as museums, theatres and shopping facilities. With its inhabitants as warm as the weather you’ll instantly fall in love with the charms of this city. Conclude your tour with some leisure time at Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua. Ometepe means “Two Hills” in the native Náhuatl language. Once popular with pirates, today Ometepe Island offers nature tours featuring, howler monkeys, white faced monkeys as well as numerous insects and birds, not to mention the beauty of the mountains themselves. There are also numerous examples of Pre-Columbian art throughout the island for you to admire. ... 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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour of Colonial City Granada - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Private - Volcan Masaya- Artisan Market - Pueblos (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Granada to Ometepe Island
    Granada to Ometepe Island
    • Granada - Ometepe Island - Vehicle/Driver
    • Ometepe Island Optional Activities
  • Day 7 Ometepe Island
    Ometepe Island
    • Ometepe Island Optional Activities
  • Day 8 Ometepe Island
    Ometepe Island
    • Ometepe Island Optional Activities
  • Day 9 Ometepe Island
    Ometepe Island
    • Ometepe Island - Managua - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
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

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.

Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

Day 4: Granada

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
View of Granada
View of Granada

Day 5: 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 6: Granada - Ometepe Island

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the boat dock with a private vehicle/driver. You will take a shared boat to Ometepe Island. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (shared)

Ometepe Island offers a wide variety of adventures! Optional activities include: volcano tours, San Ramon waterfall, fishing, volcano hiking, horseback riding and more! Activities are subject to an additional cost.

Accommodation: San Juan de la Isla

Experience the most unique lake island in the world from an unrivaled vantage-point: San Juan de la Isla - Nicaragua's most comfortable and authentic island lodge - located lake-front on Santo Domingo Beach. San Juan de la Isla enjoys stunning vistas of Isla Ometepe's towering volcanoes, the rugged, active Volcán Concepción and the misty, cloud forest wrapped Volcán Maderas. The volcano lodge's beach-front location is the ideal base for swimming in Lake Nicaragua's clean, warm waters, hiking inside nature reserves, mountain biking, horseback riding and volcano climbing. The understated, century-old Spanish colonial hacienda house has been faithfully restored and serves visitors as the lodge’s restaurant. Lodging is exclusive, limited to four colonial rooms, a new construction building of four rooms and porch, two independent bungalows and three log cabins set along the beach under swaying coconut palms.

Ometepe Island
Ometepe Island
San Juan de la Isla
San Juan de la Isla

Day 7: Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island offers a wide variety of adventures! Optional activities include: volcano tours, San Ramon waterfall, fishing, volcano hiking, horseback riding and more! Activities are subject to an additional cost.

Accommodation: San Juan de la Isla
Ometepe Island
Ometepe Island

Day 8: Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island offers a wide variety of adventures! Optional activities include: volcano tours, San Ramon waterfall, fishing, volcano hiking, horseback riding and more! Activities are subject to an additional cost.

Accommodation: San Juan de la Isla

Day 9: Ometepe Island

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the boat dock on the island (shared service), where you will take a shared boat ride to the mainland. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred in your own private vehicle 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

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

San Juan de la Isla: Ometepe Island

Experience the most unique lake island in the world from an unrivaled vantage-point: San Juan de la Isla - Nicaragua's most comfortable and authentic island lodge - located lake-front on Santo Domingo Beach. San Juan de la Isla enjoys stunning vistas of Isla Ometepe's towering volcanoes, the rugged, active Volcán Concepción and the misty, cloud forest wrapped Volcán Maderas. The volcano lodge's beach-front location is the ideal base for swimming in Lake Nicaragua's clean, warm waters, hiking inside nature reserves, mountain biking, horseback riding and volcano climbing. The understated, century-old Spanish colonial hacienda house has been faithfully restored and serves visitors as the lodge’s restaurant. Lodging is exclusive, limited to four colonial rooms, a new construction building of four rooms and porch, two independent bungalows and three log cabins set along the beach under swaying coconut palms.

San Juan de la Isla
San Juan de la Isla
Volcano View
Volcano View
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!!!!

  • 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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