Volcanic Peaks & Colonial Splendour

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: castillo

From: £2717.00

Highlights

  • Explore unspoilt Nicaragua, beloved for its natural beauty and colonial heritage
  • Stay by the beach on Ometepe Island, with its twin volcanic peaks
  • Discover the ancient culture and natural splendour of Lake Nicaragua
  • Stroll the colourful streets of Granada, perhaps Central America's most attractive city
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour and boat trip to small islands
  • Visit the historic city of Leon and hike around the crater of the Cerro Negro volcano
  • Admire the ruins of Leon Viejo, the remains a 16th century colonial settlement

Ometepe Island - Days 1 - 2

Day 1 - Travel to Ometepe

We travel from Liberia in Costa Rica to the border with Nicaragua and transfer to San Jorge for the ferry to the island of Ometepe with two volcano peaks, on the magnificent Lake Nicaragua.

Day 2 - Explore or stay by the beach

Stay by the beach and take a full day island tour learning about its ancient culture and exploring the natural wonders.

Granada - Days 3 - 4

Day 3 - Granada

Boat to the mainland and transfer to Granada where Spanish colonial heritage is evident in the local architecture. Tour of the city on a horse drawn carriage.

 

Day 4 - Boat trip to the Lake

We take a boat trip to view the small islands on the lake and enjoy their rich flora and fauna as well as a visit to an impressive 17th century Spanish fortress and the Mombacho forest.

Leon - Days 5 - 8

Day 5 - Leon

Travel on to the colonial city of León, stopping at the Masaya handicraft market for typical handmade wares, such as hammocks and ceramics.

 

Day 6 - Cerro Negro

The next morning visit the Cerro Negro volcano, hike around the crater with our specialist guide, enjoying the spectacular views. Later we visit Juan Venado Island and León's historic centre.

 

Day 7 - Managua & Leon Viejo

Continue to Managua, visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, a UNESCO site and stay for one night with a tour of the city.

 

Day 8 - Departure

On Day 8 return to Costa Rica, or transfer to the beach at Morgan's Rock for an optional extension.

What's Included

  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • International flights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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