Best of Nicaragua
Nicaragua Highlights
12 (Days / 11 Nights)

Enjoy the highlights Nicaragua: visit two colonial cities founded almost 500 years ago, their architecture and history; Ometepe Island, largest volcanic island in a lake in the world; San Juan del Sur at the Pacific Ocean; Matagalpa, the mountains and the coffee plantations.


Price includes:

Arrival & departure transfer
All ground transfers described
1 night / Hotel Contempo/contempo room / B
2 nights / El Convento / standard room / B

2 nights/ Selva Negra / standard room / B
2 nights / Patio Malinche / standard room / B

2 nights/ Hotel San Juan de Isla, cabaña de lago / B

3 nights / Victoriano Hotel  / standard queen  room / B
Shared Leon Ruins, City Tour & Mud Pools (L)

Shared  Masaya Volcano, Arts & Crafts

Shared Ometepe Island Tour (L)

Shared Waterfall San Ramón

All taxes and service charges

What to bring

Walking shoes, sunscreen, swim suits, casual clothes for nightlife and fine dining, insect repellent, map of Nicaragua, sandals - sunglasses & hat, necessary medications, rain jacket, a pocket-size English/Spanish dictionary, a small first aid kit, binoculars - Digital or regular camera with film, passport, travelers checks - cash (in US Dollars only, Euro are never accepted here!) Credit cards, drivers license. 

Day 01: Arrival - Managua

Arrival at the International airport in Managua. Meet and greet by one of our representatives, transfer will be provided to the hotel for your first night in Nicaragua.


Overnight at Hotel Contempo, contempo room. Breakfast included.

Day 02: Leon Ruins, City Tour & Mud Pools

This tour gives you the opportunity to see the Ruins of the first capital of Nicaragua founded in 1524 by Spanish Captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. Differing from Granada, this city had to move to its actual location in 1610 due to a volcanic eruption.


The Ruins of Old Leon City were declared World Site Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in the year 2000. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for over 200 years, until it was replaced by Managua in 1851. Leon’s Cathedral is the largest religious colonial building in Central America. The remains of the immortal and internationally well known poet, Ruben Dario, are resting there. We will end our tour with a visit to the San  Jacinto Mud Pools, over viewing the impressive volcanic chain of Nicaragua.


Overnight at El Convento, standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 03: Matagalpa

After breakfast, leave to Matagalpa, located in the northern region of the country. This mountainous area offers superb scenery and the forested slopes of the many hills and mountains provide great possibilities for hiking and other nature-related activities. Matagalpa is also famous for its coffee production and it is an excellent place to learn more about how coffee is grown, harvested, and processed.


Overnight at Selva Negra Lodge, bungalow. Breakfast included.

Day 04: Matagalpa

Free day in Matagalpa, different optional tours are offered by the hotel such as:
Horse-back riding, Walking trails (self-guided or with a guide),Coffee tour.


Overnight at Selva Negra Lodge, bungalow. Breakfast included.

Day 05: Granada

After breakfast, continue south to Granada, arriving in the nicest colonial city of Nicaragua.

Built by the Spanish conquistadors in 1524, Granada is the best place for tourism because of its beauty and colonial architecture, charming hotels and activities to enjoy nearby; Lake Nicaragua and the islands, Mombacho volcano with its natural reserve, Masaya and its folklore.


Overnight at Hotel Patio Malinche, standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 06: Masaya Volcano, Arts & Crafts

Journey to Managua to admire the incredible Masaya Volcano, unique of its type in Latin-American. Shop for handicraft in Masaya. Visit an active and dormant smoking crater. Visitors can peek over the edge at the Masaya Volcano, and look into the impressive crater, which is continuously emitting smoke and sulfur gases. From this central crater it is possible to start hiking to other craters or viewpoints. Then our driver will take you to the Arts Market where will have the opportunity to admire ceramics, woodcrafts, hammocks and Jewelry, Cigars, leather work & more! Before returning to the hotel, enjoy a scenic town of nurseries & flowers panoramic view of Apoyo Crater Lake.


Overnight at Hotel Patio Malinche, standard room. Breakfast included.

Day 07: Ometepe Island

Take an unforgettable journey to one of the most beautiful places of Nicaragua. The island measures 276 square kilometers and it houses two majestic volcanoes connected through a small strip of land. Take an unforgettable journey to one of the most beautiful places of Nicaragua. Ometepe Island, the biggest island of the world on a fresh water lake.


The excursion starts by heading towards the southern part of the country, getting to San Jorge's port where we will take a ferry that will take us to Ometepe, where you will be able to enjoy spectacular views and one of the most impressive ones of all Nicaragua. We will visit places like the, the Green Puddle's lagoon, Santo Domingo beach and “Ojo de Agua” water springs.


Overnight at Hotel San Juan de Isla, cabaña de lago. Breakfast included.

Day 08: Waterfall San Ramón

This cascade is 1 of the most breathtaking attractions the island has to offer. Crystalline water flows over the edge of a 140 meter high steep cliff, which is surrounded by the lush vegetation of a transition forest.


Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and relax swimming in Lake Nicaragua in front of the Hotel.


Overnight at Hotel San Juan de Isla, cabaña de lago. Breakfast included.

Day 09 - 11: San Juan Del Sur

Transfer to beach town of  San Juan del Sur.


With a rich history as a sea port and fishing village, and as the most popular Nicaragua vacation destination on the Pacific coast, San Juan del Sur offers a lively mix of local culture and international flare. Direct access to a wide variety of activities, sports, nightlife, and amenities makes San Juan del Sur the ideal location to enjoy your Nicaragua vacation.


You must enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in front of the water, in one of the nicest beaches around San Juan.


Three nights at  Victoriano Hotel, standard queen room. Breakfast included.

Day 12: Departure

Transfer back to Peñas Blancas Border or Managua.


End of services

Call Toll Free

USA: 1-888-803-3344

Canada: 1-866-865-7013

Contact Info

I wish to be contacted by phone

Trip Details
Possible Dates

Please indicate if you have any special needs or requirements not specified here (or if there is something you specifically do not like to do):

Best of Nicaragua
This package offers the best of Nicaragua: two antique colonial cities founded almost 500 years ago, their architecture and history; active volcanoes and tropical forests; Mangrov...
Classic Nicaragua
Enjoy  the country's two most beautiful red-roofed, Spanish colonial cities: León and Granada.Visit the Volcanic mud fields of San Jacinto, Juan...
Discovering Nicaragua
Ometepe Island, Largest volcanic island in a lake; Granada, old colonial city; the Masaya National Park and active volcano. A cocktail of history and eco-tourism! This package can starts from Penas Blanca...