Nicaragua Family Adventure

8 days from $3,000 per person*
  • Private guided tour of Masaya Volcano N.P. at twilight, as wildlife begins to become active.
  • Observe jacanas, turtles, caimans, and howler monkeys as you kayak the Istiam River.
  • Interactive chocolate-making experience.
  • Visit Parque Las Nubes for a canopy adventure including zip-lining.
  • Selection of family-friendly accommodations.
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From active adventure to interactive discovery, explore Nicaragua with a selection of family-friendly activities and accommodations, allowing you to get the most out of your shared experiences.

In the Spanish colonial city of Granada, meet your private guide and embark on an interactive chocolate making workshop for the family, learning how to process organic cacao beans into a tasty treat. At twilight, once the heat of the day has begun to dissipate, the wildlife become active once again, and your family will set out on a private guided tour of Masaya Volcano National Park, providing opportunities to spot exotic wildlife and even see boiling lava inside an active crater! Head to Ometepe where a private guided nature tour puts you in contact with animals like white-faced Capuchin and howler monkeys, as well as armadillos and even sloths. Grab kayaks and set out as a family with a private kayaking guide and glide along the Istiam River, keeping eyes on the riverbanks for more lively creatures. Visit Parque Las Nubes for a canopy adventure including zip-lining, then head to the stunning surrounds of your jungle lodge, looking out onto the Pacific Ocean beaches where you'll have time relax and play, a perfect way for the kids to close out their Nicaraguan discovery. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Managua to Granada
    Managua to Granada
    • Managua - Granada [Airport with Meet and Greet (1 hr)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Nicaragua - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Granada
    Granada
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Chocolate Workshop (2 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Masaya Volcano Twilight Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Granada to Ometepe Island
    Granada to Ometepe Island
    • Granada - Ometepe Island [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver/Ferry(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Ometepe Island Nature Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Ometepe Island
    Ometepe Island
    • Tour - Private - Kayaking the Istiam River (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Kayak
  • Day 5 Ometepe Island to San Juan del Sur
    Ometepe Island to San Juan del Sur
    • Transfer - Private - Ometepe Island - San Juan del Sur [via La Nubes (6 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 San Juan del Sur
    San Juan del Sur
    • Morgan's Rock Optional Activities (Not Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 San Juan del Sur
    San Juan del Sur
    • Day at Leisure in San Juan del Sur
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 San Juan del Sur
    San Juan del Sur
    • San Juan del Sur - Managua [3.5 hrs] - 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 - Granada

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you outside of customs holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation in Granada. The approximate travel time is one hour.

A welcome package containing a country map, 24/7 emergency contact information, a confirmed version of the program and other useful information will be waiting for you upon arrival to your first hotel.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon (4*)

The elegant Hotel Plaza Colón is a beautifully refurbished colonial house overlooking Granada’s Central Park, and is located in the historical center of this striking city. Restored to its original style and architecture, the hotel features two courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and Granada Cathedral. Centered in the heart of Granada, guests can explore the city from this property or relax on site, enjoying a drink at El Bar or taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

Day 2: Granada

Satisfy your sweet-tooth on this privately-guided chocolate tour! First, depart for the ChocoMuseo to learn everything about chocolate and cacao. After exploring the museum, participate in a museum-led workshop where you will prepare handmade chocolate from 100% Nicaraguan organic cacao beans. This one and a half hour workshop covers the entire chocolate making process, starting from the cocoa bean and ending with a handmade bar of chocolate in your very own hands. The preparation of cocoa-based beverages is also detailed in the workshop, including how to prepare an ancient Maya drink. This unique and enjoyable tour provides guests with the opportunity to learn about cultural and economic heritage of Nicaragua, all with the promise of delicious chocolate to conclude the tour. After this workshop, you will understand that there is more to chocolate than meets the eye and that it has as much depth and complexity as wine.

Includes: Guide, entrance fees, chocolate bar.

In the late afternoon, you will head to Masaya Volcano National Park. Wildlife is very active during this time of the day with diurnal animals looking for a place to sleep, and nocturnal animals waking up; you might even see green parakeets returning to their nests inside the crater. The Masaya is very active at the moment, so for those who have always wanted to see an active volcano, this is your unique chance to see boiling lava inside an active crater. Because of volcanic activity, it is possible that conditions will prevent you from reaching the crater of the volcano; this is subject to prevailing conditions during your time in the region.

Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fees.

Accommodation: Plaza Colon (4*)
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Granada Chocolate Workshop
Granada Chocolate Workshop
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Masaya Volcano
Masaya Volcano

Day 3: Granada - Ometepe Island

After being picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and driver you will transfer to Ometepe Island boat dock where a shared ferry will deliver you to Ometepe Island. Upon arrival, a vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Total travel time is approximately three and a half hours.

This adventurous tour of Ometepe's natural treasures begins at Peña Inculta, a reserve where groups of white-faced capuchin and howler monkeys live, as well as armadillos, sloths, lizards and no less than 48 species of birds including trogons, wrens, and parrots; keep your eyes peeled!

Afterwards you will visit the historical coffee hacienda Finca Magdalena, which was constructed in 1888. After gaining insights into the process of organic coffee cultivation, you will participate in a short hike to nearby rock carvings, where you will learn about these fascinating petroglyphs. If you so desire, you can enjoy your lunch overlooking the beach (lunch not included) and then continue to Ojo de Agua, a natural pool, where you can swim, relax, and enjoy a drink before ending your tour.

Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fees.

Accommodation: San Juan de la Isla (4*)

Experience one of the world's unique lake islands from an unrivaled vantage point: San Juan de la Isla - Nicaragua's most comfortable and authentic island lodge. Located lakefront 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 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. The property consists of four colonial rooms, a newly constructed building with four rooms and porch, two independent bungalows and three log cabins set along the beach under swaying coconut palms.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Ometepe Island
Ometepe Island
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  San Juan de la Isla
San Juan de la Isla

Day 4: Ometepe Island

Journey to the head of Istiam River on a scenic kayaking trip lasting three to four hours. You will first kayak for approximately 45 minutes through a floating garden of native plant life to the mouth of the river on Lake Nicaragua and then follow the river inland for two to three more hours of paddling. While kayaking along the Istiam you may observe jacanas, turtles, caimans, and howler monkeys, and will surely enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Ometepe's volcanoes. When you have finished the route and arrive at the landing point, you will be returned to your hotel.

Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fees, kayak and materials.

Accommodation: San Juan de la Isla (4*)
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Istiam River
Istiam River

Day 5: Ometepe Island - San Juan del Sur

Today you will be privately transferred from Ometepe Island to Morgan's Rock Hotel in San Juan del Sur. Along the way you will stop at Parque Las Nubes, an adventure park. Upon arrival at Parque Las Nubes, you will drive to the beginning point of your canopy adventure. Zip-lining from platform to platform, ten in total, you can experience the sights and sounds of the jungle, and with luck, also encounter a range of animals including monkeys and tropical birds.

Includes: Transportation, guide (at Parque Las Nubes), entrance fees and equipment use.

Accommodation: Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge (4*)

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 nestle 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.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  San Juan del Sur
San Juan del Sur
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -   Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Day 6: 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 (typically on site from August to February) and more! Activities are subject to additional cost and are paid for on-site.

Accommodation: Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge (4*)
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Horseback Riding at Morgan's Rock
Horseback Riding at Morgan's Rock

Day 7: San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, once a quiet fishing village, has in recent years become a hot-spot for local and international tourists. Characterized by its happy-go-lucky atmosphere, San Juan del Sur is the ideal place to relax, dine, drink and is also home to many fantastic artisan craft vendors. Nightlife in San Juan del Sur is excellent, with many lively bars to visit, including Iguana Bar, Howler Bar and Arribas Bar, all of which are located on the beach-front. The Dale Pues House of Sandwiches is a local favorite, and for guests looking for a more upscale dining experience, El Bocadito Tapas Bar and G & G Gourmet are also found in this lovely seaside town.

Accommodation: Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge (4*)
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  San Juan del Sur Beach
San Juan del Sur Beach

Day 8: San Juan del Sur

Enjoy a private vehicle and driver as you transfer from San Juan del Sur to Managua. Total travel time is approximately three hours and 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Plaza Colon (4*): Granada

The elegant Hotel Plaza Colón is a beautifully refurbished colonial house overlooking Granada’s Central Park, and is located in the historical center of this striking city. Restored to its original style and architecture, the hotel features two courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and Granada Cathedral. Centered in the heart of Granada, guests can explore the city from this property or relax on site, enjoying a drink at El Bar or taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Plaza Colon
Plaza Colon

San Juan de la Isla (4*): Ometepe Island

Experience one of the world's unique lake islands from an unrivaled vantage point: San Juan de la Isla - Nicaragua's most comfortable and authentic island lodge. Located lakefront 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 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. The property consists of four colonial rooms, a newly constructed building with four rooms and porch, two independent bungalows and three log cabins set along the beach under swaying coconut palms.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  San Juan de la Isla
San Juan de la Isla
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Volcano View
Volcano View

Morgan`s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge (4*): 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 nestle 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.

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tours 2017 - 2018 -   Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge
Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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  • Angela Watson — May 23, 2017 — Central America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip to Costa Rica. Our guides Francisco and Bernie both exceeded our expectations. They were able to answer any question we had on subjects that ranged from culture and customs to environment, ecology and much more. During our afternoons in the rainforest we were able to see a multitude of birds, two toed and three toed sloths, Congo and Capuchin monkeys, eyelash vipers, and all of the rainforest scenery. We came away with an understanding of the forest and its inhabitants and real respect for our guides who work hard to preserve the natural beauty of their country through preservation and ensuring responsible tourism. We couldn't be happier with any portion of our trip. It really was wonderful.

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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.

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    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.

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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