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Essence of Nicaragua

From $1749 $166 taxes

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 see 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.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Managua
  • 11 night guided adventure tour
  • 11 nights accommodation  (9 nights hotel, 2 nights homestay)
  • 5 meals included (3 breakfasts, 2 dinner –  listed below)
  • Highlights: Pueblo Hotel Homestay, Isla de Ometepe, León orientation walk including entrance to cathedral rooftop, Beach time in San Juan del Sur, Free time in León and Ometepe
  • Transportation between destinations and to/from included activities. Transferred by Public bus, private vehicle, boat, ferry
  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
  • Local guides throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.

Travel Best Bets Exclusive!

July 8
Vancouver, Calgary $1749 + $166 tax
Kelowna $1799 + $248 tax
Toronto $1549 + $256 tax

Per person based on shared accommodation
My own room add $659 (except on nts 6-7 during camping, nts 9-10 in Hopkins & nts 11-14 in Caye Caulker )
5  Meals included (Allow USD315-410 for purchasing additional meals in destination)

Day 1: Granada
Arrive at any time and transfer to your hotel
Hotel: Hotel Chilamates or similar

Day 2-3: Granada
Start with an orientation walk before free time to kayak through the nearby isletas in Lake Nicaragua, hike Mombacho Volcano, or sit in the main square watching life go by. Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Day 4: Granada – Leon
Travel to León with an orientation walk around town. Opt to visit Central America’s largest cathedral or explore León’s history-filled streets

Day 5: Leon
Take a free day to explore. Relax on nearby beaches or admire the many political murals around town

Day 6: Leon – Isla de Ometepe (B/L)
Travel to Ometepe and get to know local friends during a two-night homestay experience. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole. Exclusive Inclusions: Pueblo Hotel homestay

Day 7: Isla de Ometepe (B/L)
Free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepción or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia

Day 8: Isla de Ometepe – San Juan del Sur (B)
Travel to San Juan del Sur and get ready to experience this beach paradise.

Day 9-10: San Juan del Sur
Use your free time wisely. Opt to surf the Pacific, go swimming or fishing, or check out the views from above on a zipline canopy tour

Day 11: San Juan del Sur – Granada
Travel back to Granada and spend a final evening with the group

Day 12: Granada – Canada


Call for details: 1-877-523-7823


Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287