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Self-drive Nicaragua: Adventures by road

11 days from £1,597pp

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Self-drive Nicaragua: Adventures by road


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In your pre-booked hire car you will drive at your own leisurely pace, with the freedom to stop off at interesting little market towns or a panoramic viewpoint and still be at your next pre-booked hotel in plenty of time for a sun-downer on your hotel terrace.

Nicaragua is one of Latin America’s remaining true adventure destinations. For decades preoccupied with internal struggle, now reconciled, this friendly country remains little developed for tourism, especially compared to its neighbour Costa Rica. The amiable republic soldiers on at its own slow pace, following the rhythms of age-old traditions and an unpressured economy.

But that is where its appeal lies: gorgeous rural scenery, crossed by virtually empty roads where you are more likely to come across cattle being herded by cowboys or rickety overloaded buses than queues of cars. Whether driving west or east over the continental divide you are never far from a spectacular volcanic view. The landscape is peppered with colonial cities, tropical forest reserves and defined by a rugged stretch of golden Pacific coast. 

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Managua, transfer to hotel in a smart residential district.

Day 2

Pick up your car, drive to Matagalpa and Selva Negra.

Day 3

At leisure in the Selva Negra Cloud Forest Reserve.

Day 4

Drive to León.

Day 5

Guided tour of León.

Day 6

Drive from León to Granada via Masaya.

Day 7

Guided tour of Granada.

Day 8

At leisure in Granada.

Day 9

Drive from Granada to San Juan del Sur.

Day 10

At leisure on the Pacific coast.

Day 11

Drive back to Managua airport, drop off car, take international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Places visited

Walking Tour of Granada
Things to do

Los Robles


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