The land of lakes and volcanoes is a great destination - especially for families and lovers of nature and the outdoors. Nicaragua´s small size means travel around the country is easy without internal flights. Gorgeous colonial streets in Granada and Leon are surrounded by a fine selection of dramatic and active volcanoes. The north of Nicaragua holds lush cloud forest, ideal for bird watching and making the excellent Nicaraguan coffee. San Juan del Sur and Corn Island offer both Pacific and Caribbean style beach life, and right in the middle of the country is the laid back and peaceful island of Ometepe.
Highlights: Leon and Granada; Ometepe Island; Masaya and Mombacho Volcanoes; Corn Island and San Juan del Sur
Activities: Tortoise watching; surfing down a volcano; bird watching, horse riding, kayaking, hiking, beach life; snorkeling and diving; community tourism.
Best time to go: Peak time to visit is the dry season from December to March. From then until May, most areas are very hot until the rains come in May. Even during the rainy season, though, mornings are generally dry and activities are generally not disrupted.
Insider tips: Stay overnight on top of Mombacho Volcano or other could forest area and wake up to the sound of howler monkeys.
From $ 1495.00 /
£ 975.00 per person
Discover the country of lakes and mountains in 8 packed days. From colonial cities to lush mountain forests; Nicaragua is compact, beautiful and varied. A wonderful mixture of history and nature makes this a perfect short Nicaraguan trip.
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