Colonial Cities & Beaches of Nicaragua
This tour of Nicaragua starts with two nights in Managua with accommodations in a 5-star hotel and city tour of the capital city. From Managua, historic city Granada can be explored by horse-drawn carriage. Finish this 7-day trip with two nights at an all-inclusive beach resort on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, rounding out a trip that provides a little bit of all that Nicaragua has to offer.
From $1,195 per person
Nicaragua Travel, Individual & Group Travel!
Simple Pleasures fr/$1,100
This classic beach vacation takes you to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua to explore San Juan del Sur and its surrounding areas. From beaches to pools and spas, from surfing to sailing, horseback riding, and fishing, this trip has it all!
Nicaragua Sampler fr/$415
This 4-day tour offers you exploring in Managua, Masaya Volcano National Park, the colonial city of Granada, and wonderful shopping. Get this amazing snapshot of Nicaragua with Wild Side Destinations.
Nicaragua's Cuisine & Culture fr/$1,500
Discover the various cuisines of Nicaragua through visits to local markets and cooking workshops with local chefs. Plus sample rum and cigars, as well as explore historical cities and cultural landmarks.
Culture and Green in Nicaragua fr/$1,480
Nicaragua offers colonial history, architecture and tradition. There are uncrowded beaches, active volcanoes, nesting sea turtles, picturesque towns with locals happy to chat, dense jungles full of wildlife and more. Spend 8 days on this magical journey.
For Newly Weds - An active Nicaragua Honeymoon
- bond after the big day by paddling in the warm waters of Lake Nicaragua
- go sailing in the deep blue Pacific Ocean on a private yacht
- romantic rendezvous in private nature reserves
- mountain biking in a private nature reserve full of exotic wildlife
- zipping through the cloud forest canopy on a towering volcano
- takes advantage of Nicaragua's geography and uncrowded nature
- start your new life together with a bang, surrounded in beauty
- escape to an ancient colonial city and romantic lake front Granada
- visit the Pacific Coast at the private beach and wildlife reserve of Morgan’s Rock
- combine a week or more of lake, islands, forests, volcano and ocean
Surfing In Nicaragua
Let us take you to the beach town of San Juan del Sur,a popular location on Nicaragua's Pacific coast. You'll see vans, jeeps and even donkey carts loaded with surfboards as surfers head out to meet the perfect wave at beaches that are just north and south of town.
Once the sun starts going down, even if you've just finished a great day of hiking, fishing or zip-lining through the canopy, the next step is gathering at the cafes, restaurants and bars San Juan del Sur is a culinary and party hot spot with open-air establishments right on the beach and front-row seats for Nicaragua’s fiery sunsets!
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Bird Watching In Nicargua
Head down in the fall with millions of birds from more than 150 species in North America headl south for the winter. Now you know where they go! Many find their way to Nicaragua with tropical vegetation, lakes and rivers filled with fish. You can mingle with hundreds of species of tropical birds-year round as well.
In Nicaragua, there are more than 750 species of birds including egrets, herons, kingfishers, cormorants, ospreys, jacanas, oropendolas, sandpipers and Nicaragua’s national bird, the “Guardabarranco” or “Turquoise-browed Motmot.” Prime bird-watching season runs September to April. We'll set you up with tours that fous on bird watching and of course other nature activities.
Prime bird-watching spots include
* Ometepe Island – in Central America’s largest lake, Lake Nicaragua. The island is positioned between dry tropical Pacific and wet tropical Caribbean coasts. Let us introduce you to all the major habitat types found in Nicaragua on this one island and its identity of al UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You'll find threatened bird species like the Yellow-necked Parrot, the Three-wattled Bellbird and the Purple-throated Mountain Gem Hummingbird.
* Las Isletas de Granada – an archipelago in Lake Nicaragua has more than 300 little islands. Las Isletas is home to parakeets, flycatchers, magpies, jays and egrets, among hundreds of other species. Bird watchers travel by panga, tour boat, or kayak to spot them! The isletas are just offshore from Granada, the most popular tourist destination in Nicaragua, so it's an easy day's excursion to bird-watch.
* Mombacho Cloud Forest – Mombacho Volcano, just outside the city of Granada and home to the protected Mombacho Natural Reserve. If you like to hike (or travel by vehicle) head up to the cloud forest near the summit and start counting 173 species of birds and unique salamanders and orchids.
* Matagalpa Highlands – Nicaragua’s central highlands bring cool mountain weather. The bird community here represents a varied mix of both Pacific and Atlantic-slope species, as well as rare tropical mountain species.
Fishing The Rio San Juan
A great destination for adventurous fishermen@ Nicaragua’s Rio San Juan is a short flight from Managua and you’re in the rainforest, where the water in Lake Nicaragua, one of the largest lakes in Latin America, flows 120 miles down the San Juan River to the Caribbean Sea. Tarpon live more than 100 miles upriver from the sea in freshwater. Tarpon rule just downriver from where the Rio San Juan meets Lake Nicaragua.
We're tarpon weighing well over 100 pounds. (it's catch and release as they're on the endangered list)On the Rio San Juan, fishermen after a morning spent snagging tarpon will also find snook, rainbow bass, machaca and mojara. Stop for an authentic meal with a local family at the rancho on the river bank.
And of course you should stay for “Magic hour,” as the sun descends as it's then time to spot jungle animals such as howler monkeys, sloths and toucans. At night, you might catch the eerie glow of caiman alligator eyes in your flashlight beam.