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Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua
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Tobacco, Tortillas & Trails

  • Itinerary:
    Granada - Leon - Esteli - Jinotega - Matagalpa - San Ramon - Ometepe - Managua
  • Duration:
    16 days / 15 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    From £ 2,975.- per person (excluding flights)
Get ready to discover Nicaragua’s northern bounty. Bursting with coffee, tobacco and butterflies, it’s a lush, intriguing place just begging to be explored. After walking the colonial streets of Granada and Leon you’ll journey through the tobacco fields, wander along hiking trails in the rainforest and sip copious amounts of coffee. Learn the art of tortilla making with a local family and top it all off with a bit of rest and relaxation on peaceful Ometepe Island. You’ve earned that tropical cocktail!
Nicaragua landscape nature mist

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 in Managua 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 3-5 – The colonial charm of Léon

Days 5-7 – Take in the tobacco hills

Days 7-9 – Hiking trails and quetzal tails

Days 9-11 – Wake up and smell the coffee!

Days 11-13 – At home with the Nicos

Days 13-15 – 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 15-16 – The mighty volcano


Granada accommodation bed
Granada accommodation garden
Granada accommodation mountain view
Matagalpa accommodation bedroom
Matagalpa accommodation riverside