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Hidden Jewels of Nicaragua

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Spend 11 days in a Central American paradise, experiencing the true heartbeat of Nicaragua. Travel from the historic capital of Managua to the equally important Granada, discovering the rich colonial heritage of this wonderful country. Furthermore, you can take in the Spanish-founded city of Leon and the beautiful beaches of San Juan Del Sur, all whilst staying in comfort.

  • Discover the colourful and vibrant city of Granada Explore Colon Park, La Merced Church, La Polvora Fort and other sights in a city famous for its Moorish and Andalucian appearance.
  • Learn about the history in Leon Appreciate the architecture of the houses that hark back to colonial times. Walk through the Central Park, the cathedral, and the most outstanding museums.
  • Observe the activity of Masaya Volcano Visit Masaya's Volcano National Park, to observe the activity of San Fernando's Crater and visit its museum.


  • Managua, Granada & Leon City Tours
  • Salvador Allende Port
  • White towns
  • Masaya Volcano National Park
  • San Jacinto Hot Springs
  • Beaches of San Juan del Sur

Day 1: Managua
After being greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel, overnight in Managua.

Day 2: Managua
After breakfast, embark on a full day Managua city tour, visiting the capital’s historical centre destroyed by the 1972 earthquake. Visit the residential zones, the Tiscapa Hills and the attractive Salvador Allende Port. The afternoon is free to explore the city. It is recommended to visit Huembes market for some handcraft shopping. Overnight in Managua.

Day 3: Managua – Granada
After breakfast, begin a Granada city tour – a complete tour through the main streets to appreciate the architecture of the houses that hark back to colonial times, have a walk through the Colón Park, La Merced Church, La Polvora Fort, and San Francisco Convent. Discover monuments, culture and the warmth of a wonderful city. Overnight in Granada.

Day 4: Granada – White Towns – Masaya – Granada
Following breakfast, depart early morning towards the white towns, known for their craft. Continue to Catarina’s view point, which has one of the most beautiful panoramic sites and the greatest lagoon of the country. Continue to Masaya’s Crafts Market, ideal for souvenirs such as ceramics of the region. Follow this by visiting Masaya’s Volcano National Park, where you will observe the volcanic activity of San Fernando’s Crater and explore its museum. Overnight in Granada.

Day 5: Granada - Leon
Begin the day with a Leon City Tour after breakfast, where you will take a complete tour through the main streets to appreciate the architecture of the houses that hark back to colonial times. Have a walk through the Central Park, the cathedral, and outstanding museums. Overnight in Leon.

Day 6: León
Today is at your own leisure to explore the city. A recommended tour is that of the Museum Flor de Caña in Chichigalpa and the San Jacinto’s Hot Springs. In the museum, experience and appreciate the process and history of the biggest co-op of the world, and in which reserves of older rums are housed. You will also have the opportunity to purchase items. Overnight in León.

Day 7, 8 & 9: San Juan Del Sur
Days off to enjoy the beautiful beaches of San Juan del Sur, relax in a cool and comfortable environment and feel the breeze of the various beaches. Overnight in San Juan del Sur.

Day 10: San Juan del Sur – Managua
After lunch, depart to Managua City. Overnight in Managua.

Day 11: Managua
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

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The trip was fabulous & our driver/guides were excellent. I would recommend anyone to go if they want to see the real Nicaragua.

Ms Andrea Luck, reviewing Hidden Jewels of Nicaragua

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Hidden Jewels of Nicaragua

hidden jewels of nicaragua
  • Day 1Managua
  • Day 2Managua
  • Day 3Managua to Granada
  • Day 4Granada, White Towns, Masaya to Granada
  • Day 5Granada to Leon
  • Day 6Leon
  • Day 7San Juan Del Sur
  • Day 8San Juan Del Sur to Managua
  • Day 9Managua

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