Explore colonial Granada, seek out the revolutionary murals in León, chill out on the beach at San Juan del Sur, savour a typical meal at a rural farm, connect with your hosts in an Ometepe homestay experience.
From the colonial streets of Granada and León to the beauty of San Juan del Sur's horseshoe bay, discover the best of Nicaragua on this unique 12-day adventure. Encounter a nature-lover's paradise on Ometepe Island and both dormant and active volcanoes amidst this country's stunning wilderness. Emerging from a long and turbulent history, Nicaragua is set to become the next big thing. Discover it before the others do and come away with a greater understanding of both the volatile past and a passion for this country's vibrant modern culture.
- León orientation walk including entrance to cathedral rooftop. Planeterra-supported homestay on Ometepe Island, with a local family. Beach time in San Juan del Sur. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. (Allow USD240-320 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (9 nts), homestay (2nts, possible shared facilities).
- Public bus, private van, boat, ferry.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
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Day 1 Granada
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Granada (1L)
Opt to kayak through the nearby isletas in Lake Nicaragua or chill on the main square watching life go by.
Day 4-5 León
Orientation walk around town including entrance to check out León from atop the largest cathedral in Central America. Opt to volcano board down Cerro Negro Volcano or admire the many political murals around town.
Day 6-7 Ometepe Island (2B,2D)
Get to know local friends during a 2-night homestay experience on Ometepe. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and even opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole.
Day 8-10 San Juan del Sur
Options to surf the Pacific, go swimming or fishing or check out the views from above on a ziplining canopy tour.
Day 11 Granada
Transfer back to Granada and spend a final evening with the group.
Day 12 Granada
Depart at any time.
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