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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
Nicaragua Granada buildings panorama

Nicaragua in a Nutshell

  • Itinerary:
    Granada - Leon - Ometepe - Managua
  • Duration:
    9 days / 8 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 1,980.- per person (excluding flights)
This compact itinerary is ideal if you're short on time. Wander through the streets of glorious Granada, try your hand at some traditional art work in Leon and watch an evening bat exodus. With enough time to relax on one of Ometepe Island’s volcanic beaches, this itinerary really does have everything you need in just over a week.
Granada buildings

Days 1-3 – Glory days of Granada

The oldest city in the New World, Granada is striking with its colourful colonial buildings and diverse culture. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred directly to your hotel in Granada, a journey of about an hour. You’ll stay in a comfortable colonial-style hotel with its own swimming pool, and go on a walk with a local guide through the city.

Days 3-6 – The colonial charm of Léon

Days 6-8 – Discover Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island lies in the second largest freshwater lake in Latin America. There’s nothing planned for you during your stay so you can decide how to spend your time. Relax on the beach, try some hiking up one of the volcanoes, or jump on a bike and discover the island. You’ll stay in the centre of Ometepe between the two volcanoes. From your hammock, you can enjoy the sounds of wind, water and birds.

Days 8-9 – The mighty volcano

Managua may not be the prettiest of cities, but it’s worth stopping a while to appreciate the fading colonial buildings and take in the impressive site of Masaya Volcano. Along the way try to catch a glimpse of the green Parakeets and bats before peering into the crater mouth. At the end of your trip we’ll arrange for a private transfer to pick you up from your hotel and take you to Managua Airport ready to catch your flight back to the UK.


Granada accommodation bed
Granada accommodation garden
Granada accommodation pool
Leon accommodation bed
Leon accommodation gardens

For this itinerary we offer the following options


Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    From £ 2,030.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this itinerary we have an alternative option available for your accommodation in certain places. Our In Style options have something a bit more special or unique but are still bursting with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation select our In Style option below.