Overview & Highlights
Nicaragua, a country of landscape variety and cultural richness is one of the few remaining Latin American adventure destinations. This group holiday travels to hard-to-reach places where you'll be flung back in time.
- Granada: Masaya market and volcano
- Granada: city tour
- Solentiname: Los Guatuzos Wildlife Refuge tour
- El Castillo: Indio Maiz Reserve tour
- León: city tour
This group holiday will be a real adventure: we’ll be travelling by road and by boat across the country, arriving at remote, hard-to-reach destinations where we’ll be flung back in time. We’ll meet back-water rural and riparian communities, discover once wealthy Spanish colonial towns and clamber over a monumental frontier fort. We’ll gasp at the plethora of exotic wildlife on the fringes of Lake Nicaragua, gaze up at the crater of a sizzling volcano, and stroll on the sands of a folksy, English-speaking Caribbean Island. You’ll hardly believe how a country of such variety and richness can be so little-visited.
Nicaragua, much loved at Journey Latin America, is one of the few remaining Latin American destinations which can truly be described as unspoilt. Having suffered decades of civil war, geological and economic instability it remained off the tourist trail during the expansion of tourism in the early years of the 21st century. Now shyly opening up to visitors, it’s a country of great understated charm, from its verdant volcanic landscapes to its deserted jungle-fringed beaches; the people are particularly welcoming, the wildlife profuse, and the history and living culture riveting.
UK clients arrive in Managua, Nicaragua, the same day, Wednesday.
Transfer to a coffee plantation south of the capital and overnight.
At leisure to relax.
Travel to San Jorge and take a ferry to Isla Ometepe.
Two days to explore the islands history, wildlife and scenic vistas.
Travel back to the mainland and onto colonial Granada.
Excursion to Masaya volcano and market.
By road and boat to the unspoilt Solentiname Islands.
Guided tour of Los Guatuzos Wildlife refuge.
Cruise down the Rio San Juan to El Castillo.
Day trip to Indio Maiz Reserve.
Overland journey to Managua.
Fly to the Corn Islands.
Explore the beautiful beaches and interior of the island.
Fly back to Managua and transfer to León.
Transfer to Managua airport for your international flight.
UK clients arrive home the following day, Sunday.
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What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
I loved the beauty of the Solentiname Islands and Corn Islands. But my favourite part of the trip was definitely Leon as there is so much fascinating recent history.FW, Leamington Spa
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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