Travel to Nicaragua and experience its highlights with this 7 Day / 6 Night Travel Vacation Package and Tour that includes
Managua, Leon and Granada, Masaya Volcano National Park, Lake Nicaragua, and the Nicaragua Pacific Beach Resort of Montelimar. Nicaragua Highlights – Managua, Granada and Montelimar Travel Vacation Package
Set between the Pacific Ocean and a jagged range of active volcanoes, León was Nicaragua’s colonial capital for 297 years. This city is home to more than 12 colonial period churches, each one unique has a unique design, from tiny parish size chapels to the mighty Cathedral, Central America’s largest church.
León is also the home of Nicaragua’s greatest passion, poetry, the origin of numerous internationally renowned poets, including the national hero Rubén Darío, considered one the Spanish language’s 5 greatest literary figures. León has two very good hotels, and is perfect for setting off to visit Nicaragua’s Maribios Volcanoes for hiking or kayaking in the Juan Venado Nature Reserve. Masaya City is considered the cradle of folklore in Nicaragua. Masaya could be the richest crafts center in Central America. Famous for its restored 19th century open air artisan market, every street in Masaya’s indigenous Monimbó neighborhood is home to at least one artisan workshop.
The town’s residents are best known for their hammocks, but handmade leather, wood, and fabric products are also prevalent. The visitor will often by amused to find the artisans of Monimbó making crafts that carry the name Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and even Guatemala. The reason is simple, much of the “native” crafts of those countries are made in Masaya by the artisans of Monimbó. Masaya can be visited from Managua or Granada hotels just 30 minutes away. Masaya Volcano is in the province of Masaya and could be the most accessible active volcano in the world.
A paved road runs to the summit of the smoking Santiago crater, just 29 km from the center of new Managua. The park’s maximum elevation is 635 meters above sea level measured from the extinct cone of San Fernando where views of the lake valley are priceless. The ancient caldera houses more than 7 volcanic cones and a crater lake, all of which are protected by the Masaya Volcano National Park.
The park’s landscape seems to be a Martian or moonscape, and its most famous residents are the crater dwelling parakeets which live in the toxic inner walls of the active Santiago crater. Santiago’s last eruption was in April of 2001. Laguna de Apoyo, or Apoyo Crater Lake, is the biggest of Nicaragua’s spectacular 14 lake filled craters and has good lodging along its shores, as well as access from good hotels in Managua (1 hour) and Granada (30 minutes).
The interior of the crater is a nature reserve and home to more than 145 species of birds, howler and white face monkeys, and rare species of fish. Granada or the “Gran Sultan” is one of Latin America’s most beautiful colonial cities. This ancient town founded in 1524 on the shores of mighty Lake Nicaragua and is full of history and Spanish colonial charm. It is famed as one of the oldest European settlements in the western hemisphere.
The city’s precious architecture and history is unforgettable; There is not more famous destination inside Nicaragua, with visitors coming from around the world to enjoy its timeless beauty and quiet charm. Granada is also a great jumping off point to visit numerous nature reserves, beaches, and villages in the region. Montelimar is a beach resort with all inclusive service located just over 1 hour from Managua.
The resort is built around a farm with interesting political history and although it is fairly mainstream, those who want to do nothing but relax and eat have found their spot. The beach is long and deep with dark gray sand and a long gradual sandy shelf that extends well into softly breaking waves. Montelimar Resort is located 1 hour and 20 minutes east of Managua.
This is a Sample Travel Vacation Package we have created for Groups in the past.
Day 1 – Managua
Managua Airport greeting and transfer to Hotel Intercontinental in Managua. Overnight at Hotel Intercontinental.
Day 2 – Managua
Managua Full day tour of Leon’s colonial history and culture with visit to the fumaroles of the rural village of San Jacinto. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Intercontinental.
Day 3 – Granada
Managua / Granada Full day tour of the Masaya Volcano National Park, the artisan’s market in Masaya city with visit to Laguna de Apoyo. Visit in boat to Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua. Tour of colonial Granada’s principle points of interest and beauty. Breakfast included. Overnight at Hotel Colonial.
Day 4 – Montelimar
Granada / Montelimar Late morning transfer to the Pacific Coast resort of Montelimar. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Montelimar Beach Resort.
Day 5 and 6 – Montelimar
Montelimar Relaxing at beach. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight at Montelimar Beach Resort.
Montelimar / Managua Transfer to airport for flight home. Breakfast included.
Hotel Intercontinental Metrocentro – Manágua
Located in the new center of Managua, next to the country’s biggest shopping center and two blocks from the new cathedral and 20 minutes from the international airport. This is Nicaragua’s newest 5-star hotel and it is in a great location with friendly and efficient service. 157 top quality rooms, private bath, A/C, telephone, cable TV, swimming pool, restaurant, gym, and all the amenities of an international 5 star. Managua’s finest hotel.
Hotel Colonial – Granada
Located a half-block from central park, this 27 room hotel is a ground-up restoration of a classic colonial home. The hotel has a great deal of charm with many colonial Nicaraguan touches. The hotel’s high quality rooms are decorated with traditional Nicaraguan art and use four-post beds. Each room has private bath, A/C, telephone, cable TV, swimming pool. The hotel restaurant is for breakfast only. This is very comfortable and charming hotel, one of Granada’s two best.
Montelimar Beach Resort – Montelimar
Montelimar Beach Resort is located on the central-Pacific coast of Nicaragua about 1 hour from Managua. The resort has a 3 km and very wide dark tan colored beach and its grounds are decorated with tall palm trees and beach front almond trees. Most of the resort is bungalow style with one 3 story structure around the pool. There is a buffet restaurant on the beach and several bars. On a bluff overlooking the beach is a service restaurant and casino and nightly entertainment. The resort is owned by the Spanish chain Barceló. The resort as all the amenities of a 5 star beach hotel. The most notable difference is the very relaxed unpretentious atmosphere, which lets the visitor know he is still in Nicaragua. 290 rooms, private bath, A/C, cable TV, telephone, swimming pool, 3 restaurants, casino, tennis courts, stores.
Nicaragua Highlights Travel Vacation Package (6N) includes:
- 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Intercontinental in Managua, 1 night at Hotel Colonial in Granada and 3 nights at Montelimar Beach Resort in Montelimar
- Tours in Managua:
- Full day tour of Leon’s colonial history and culture and visit to the fumaroles of the rural village of San Jacinto.
- Tours in Managua:
- Full day tour of Leon’s colonial history and culture and visit to the fumaroles of the rural village of San Jacinto
- Tours in Granada:
- Full day tour of the Masaya Volcano National Park and the artisan’s market in Masaya city with visit to Laguna de Apoyo.
- Visit in boat to Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua
- Tour of colonial Granada
- Tours in Montelimar:
- Relaxing at beach
- Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide, according itinerary.
- This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
- Group Size:
- Any group size.
- Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.