10 days from $2839*
  • Sail across Cocibolca Lake to the island of the monkeys.
  • Visit the National Park Volcan Masaya with expert guide.
  • Snorkel, swim, and relax on the beaches of Big Corn Island.
  • 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. Discover the Nicaraguan culture with the strong folklore, music and religious traditions, deeply influenced by European customs. The historic cities of Leon and Granada offer an extraordinary window into the region’s past as a Spanish colony. Visit Managua the political and economic capital of Nicaragua with its makeshift canals. Known as the Venice of Central America, you will be impressed by Nicaragua’s natural beauty: beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean, volcanoes, and picturesque lakes.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Managua
    Managua
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • 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 Big Corn Island
    Managua to Big Corn Island
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Managua - Big Corn Island [Connecting Bluefields (1.5 hrs)] - Commuter Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Big Corn Island
    Big Corn Island
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Big Corn Island to Managua to Granada
    Big Corn Island to Managua to Granada
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Big Corn Island - Managua [Connecting Bluefields (1.5 hrs)] - Commuter Flight
    • Managua - Esteli - Vehicle/Driver(5)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Private - Volcan Masaya- Artisan Market - Pueblos (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Shared - Isletas de Granada (1/2 Day) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Granada to San Juan del Sur
    Granada to San Juan del Sur
    • Granada - San Juan del Sur - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Morgan's Rock Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 San Juan del Sur
    San Juan del Sur
    • Morgan's Rock Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 San Juan del Sur
    San Juan del Sur
    • San Juan del Sur - Managua - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Managua

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

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 - Big Corn Island

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

Flight time to Big Corn Island is approximately 1.5 hours with one stop in Bluefields. Baggage is limited to 30 lbs per person.

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle/driver.

Whether it’s rest and relaxation, or adventure you’re after, the Corn Islands have it all! Optional activites include: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking and more! Activities are subject to extra costs.

Accommodation: Casa Canada Resort

Whether it's the luxurious cabanas, the spectacular infinity pool, or the world class cuisine, Casa Canada has something for everyone. This resort was built and developed by Canadians that cater to all international travelers. One of the last untouched islands in the Caribbean awaits you. Only a 60 minute flight from the mainland of Nicaragua, the Corn Islands offer a truly remarkable experience. This 4 star 20-room cabana-style resort includes a restaurant, bar, and infinity pool. 

Corn Island
Corn Island
Casa Canada Resort
Casa Canada Resort

Day 4: Big Corn Island

Whether it’s rest and relaxation, or adventure you’re after, the Corn Islands have it all! Optional activites include: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking and more! Activities are subject to extra costs.

Accommodation: Casa Canada Resort
Snorkeling
Snorkeling

Day 5: Big Corn Island - Managua - Granada

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle/driver.

Flight time to Managua is approximately 1.5 hours with one stop in Bluefields. Baggage is limited to 30 lbs per person.

You will be picked up from your hotel (or airport) and transferred to Esteli. Private Vehicle/English Speaking Driver.

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.

Airplane Corn Island Flight
Airplane Corn Island Flight
Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

Day 6: 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 7: Granada

Transfer to the center of Granada and to the port of the Islets of Granada. A boat will take you across Cocibolca—the Great Lake of Nicaragua—to a world, which has more than 300 islands, created by eruptions of Volcan Mombacho. Within an hour, by boat you will visit the island of the monkeys and will observe a host of different species of aquatic birds. The tour is for all ages. Possibility of a stop over in the island "Corre Viento" where you can enjoy something to eat and drink; and can also swim.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon
Island in Lake Nicaragua near Granada
Island in Lake Nicaragua near Granada

Day 8: Granada - San Juan del Sur

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Montelimar. Private Vehicle/English Speaking Driver.

There are plenty of activities to participate in during your stay at Morgan's Rock! Optional activities include; Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Massages, Nature Hiking, Night Hiking, Baby Sea Turtle Encounter (Aug-Feb) and more! Activities are subject to additional cost.

Accommodation: Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Barefoot luxury on a private tropical beach, stunning ocean-view bungalows, all within a 4,000-acre jungle define the Morgan's Rock Hacienda Ecolodge experience. The Ecolodge is a 15-bungalow hideaway on a mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles. Nearly half of the vast property is a government-designated reserve. The sustainably constructed bungalows are nestled into the jungle, not far from the hacienda’s private beach. They are exquisite when lit up at night. Guests can relax on the beach and participate in numerous activities and off-site excursions.

San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur
 Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Day 9: San Juan del Sur

There are plenty of activities to participate in during your stay at Morgan's Rock! Optional activities include; Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Massages, Nature Hiking, Night Hiking, Baby Sea Turtle Encounter (Aug-Feb) and more! Activities are subject to additional cost.

Accommodation: Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Horseback Riding at Morgan's Rock
Horseback Riding at Morgan's Rock

Day 10: San Juan del Sur

Enjoy a private vehicle and driver as you transfer from San Juan del Sur to Managua.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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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

Casa Canada Resort: Big Corn Island

Whether it's the luxurious cabanas, the spectacular infinity pool, or the world class cuisine, Casa Canada has something for everyone. This resort was built and developed by Canadians that cater to all international travelers. One of the last untouched islands in the Caribbean awaits you. Only a 60 minute flight from the mainland of Nicaragua, the Corn Islands offer a truly remarkable experience. This 4 star 20-room cabana-style resort includes a restaurant, bar, and infinity pool. 

Casa Canada Resort
Casa Canada Resort

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

Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge: San Juan del Sur

Barefoot luxury on a private tropical beach, stunning ocean-view bungalows, all within a 4,000-acre jungle define the Morgan's Rock Hacienda Ecolodge experience. The Ecolodge is a 15-bungalow hideaway on a mile-long picturesque sandy beach, frequented year-round by nesting sea turtles. Nearly half of the vast property is a government-designated reserve. The sustainably constructed bungalows are nestled into the jungle, not far from the hacienda’s private beach. They are exquisite when lit up at night. Guests can relax on the beach and participate in numerous activities and off-site excursions.

 Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & 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 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.

  • Bob More — April 21, 2014 — Central America

    Every detail was taken care of, and all connections were on time. We were extremely pleased, couldn't stop telling everyone about our great trip. Each room / hotel was better than the last. Wow great holiday!

  • Steve Walling — January 20, 2014 — Central America

    We are home safe and sound from the best vacation I can remember. It seemed seamless to us but I know that you worked very hard to make our experience so good.

    The guides and drivers were always punctual and reliable. They were very knowledgeable, personable, and funny. They provided us with very helpful information and helped us work on expanding our Spanish. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were very nice.

    I especially appreciate our ability to update our plans while we were in Costa Rica. The zip lines were the highlight of our trip. I hate to think we almost missed out by not including it in our original plan.

    You have made a friend and supporter for life. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know going to Costa Rica.

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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