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Signature Nicaragua: Fire, water and revolution

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Signature Nicaragua: Fire, water and revolution

10 days from £1609pp

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Nicaragua, following a history of political and economic upheavals is now a peaceful and congenial place which has become impressively reconciled with the conflicts of its past. Visitors are increasingly drawn to its wonderfully unspoilt landscapes, where the bucolic tranquillity of countryside little changed over the centuries has as its counterpoint seething volcanoes and the legacy of earthquakes in times gone by.

Here you’ll find a couple of the continent’s finest Spanish colonial cities, Granada and León. Spruced up now, with their central Spanish cores faithfully restored, they have a real historical atmosphere, with lovely old mansions, baroque churches and cobbled lanes.

Beyond, rising from the vast silvery waters of Lake Nicaragua is the dozy island Ometepe, whose isolation has protected it from the political upheavals of the past, and held back modern development. Rio San Juan is too important a river to be called a backwater, but its jungle-fringed banks have a timeless, wilderness feel, and the quaint little port of wooden houses on stilts, El Castillo, will make you feel you are on a real adventure of discovery.

There’s more: alongside the cowboy cattle country, quiet, yawning, pure-gold Pacific beaches and rolling coffee plantations: think about an extension to make your holiday complete.

Holiday itinerary

UK clients depart, arriving Managua, Nicaragua, the same day.

Day 1

Transfer to your hotel in the capital.

Day 2

Fly to San Carlos; by boat along Rio San Juan to El Castillo; caiman spotting.

Day 3

Nature walk in Indo Maíz Biosphere Reserve; guided fortress tour.

Day 4

Return by boat to San Carlos, continue to Granada.

Day 5

Guided tour of colonial Granada, lake boat trip to las Isletas.

Day 6

By ferry to Ometepe island with its twin volcanoes.

Day 7

Guided tour of the island, its nature reserves and pre-Columbian artefacts.

Day 8

By ferry to the mainland, drive to León.

Day 9

At leisure in this University city, traditional centre of rebellion.

Day 10

Road transfer to Managua airport for international flight home.

UK clients arrive home the following day

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Places visited


Walking Tour of Granada
Thing to do

Walking tour of Granada

Hotel Patio del Malinche

Hotel Patio del Malinche


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