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Essence of Nicaragua


Essence of Nicaragua

12 days, Granada to Granada

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.


Day 1Granada
Arrive at any time.

Days 2–3Granada
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.

Day 4Granada/León
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 5León
Take a free day to explore. Relax on nearby beaches or admire the many political murals around town.

Day 6León/Isla de Ometepe
Travel to Ometepe and get to know local friends during a 2-night homestay experience. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7Isla de Ometepe
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.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8Isla de Ometepe/San Juan del Sur
Travel to San Juan del Sur and get ready to experience this beach paradise.
Meals included: Breakfast

Days 9–10San 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 ziplining canopy tour.

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

Day 12Granada
Depart at any time.

What’s Included

•    León orientation walk including entrance to cathedral rooftop
•    G Adventures-supported homestay on Ometepe Island
•    Beach time in San Juan del Sur
•    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Hotels:  (9 nts), homestay (2 nts, possible shared facilities).
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners 
Allow USD315-410 for meals not included.
Transportation: Public bus, private van, boat, ferry.
Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


Ts & Cs

Save up 25% on guaranteed departures off select G Adventures small group tours. Book by 25 March 2016 or until sold out. Valid for new bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and is subject to availability. Discount applies to tour price only, not applicable to pre- or post-tour accommodation, upgrades, add-ons, “My Own Room” or “My Own Tent,” transfers, theme packs, or other in-country or on-board services. G Adventures reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer from sale at any time without prior notice. Contact your Defence Escapes for full details.

15 May & 12 Jun 2016 only

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