Nicaragua Family Cultural Vacation
An educational and historical few days in Nicaragua.
This is our “Tale of Two Cities” package modified for a family of four. You’ll experience the cultural and historical centers of Granada and Leon on this six-night vacation, staying three nights in each destination.
Fly into Managua and transfer only 45 minutes to the city of Granada. The oldest European city on the American mainland, Granada represents Nicaragua and Central America at its most photogenic. Over the years the gentrification of Granada has produced an eclectic restaurant and bar scene, and numerous little boutique hotels springing up behind the city’s ornate carved doors. The best thing to do in Granada is just to walk around, soaking up the atmosphere. Granada also has easy access to Lake Nicaragua and its Isletas, the breathtakingly beautiful Laguna de Apoyo, a 200m-deep crater lake with “healing waters”, and also the cloud forests of Volcan Mombacho. While here you will stay at the Hotel Plaza Colon for three nights, experience a horse-drawn carriage tour of the colonial highlights of the town, as well as tour the 360 little volcanic islands that shape the archipelago of “Las Isletas de Granada”. Colorful species of birds such as kingfishers, herons, jacanas, magpie jays, oropendolas, flycatchers, parakeets, sandpipers, and others can be enjoyed.
From Granada we’ll pick you up for your private transfer to the city of Leon. The home of Nicaragua’s best museums, oldest learning centers, and finest churches, Leon is the intellectual heart of Nicaragua (if not Central America). The most authentically colonial Spanish city in country, Leon is surrounded by volcanoes and the Pacific Rim is truly visible here, with great opportunities for “volcano boarding”, the new adrenaline sport sweeping… well sweeping northwest Nicaragua! 20 minutes out of town you’ll hit some of the best surfing in the region on the deserted beaches of Poneloya. You will spend three nights here, in the Hotel El Convento in the center of town, on the site of the former San Francisco Convent. Its colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere while you soak up the history oozing out of these ancient streets. You’ll take a trip to Leon Viejo, on Lake Managua and capital of the Province of Nicaragua during the colonial time. The city was established by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Córdoba in 1524 next to the indigenous village of Imabite. The splendor of Leon Viejo came to an end because of the incessant volcanic activity of Momotombo volcano and the destructive earthquake of 1610. Due to its history and great importance during the colonial period, the ruins of Leon Viejo were declared by UNESCO a World heritage site. You will also have free time in Leon, to explore on your own, or visit nearby volcanoes or even the beach!
This is a fantastic adventure, as well as a learning experience for all the family!
Price is per adult. Additional child from $129 each. Price may vary depending on the age of the child.
*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
Day 1: Fly into Managua and transfer 45 minutes to the city of Granada. While here you will stay at the Hotel Plaza Colon for the first three nights of your Nicaragua Family Cultural Vacation.
Day 2: Enjoy a guided tour of historical Granada from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage. The afternoon is perfect for exploring yourself, relaxing by the pool or finding a favorite cafe to sit outside and people watch.
Day 3: This morning we’ll show you Lake Nicaragua, with a tour of the Isletas.
Day 4: Check out of your hotel and transfer to the historic city of Leon. Stay at Hotel El Convento for three nights.
Day 5: Tour the ruins of Leon Viejo.
Day 6: Spend today at leisure in Leon. Explore these ancient streets on your own. Maybe even take a volcano hike or try “Volcano Boarding”. Or hit the beaches of Poneloya for some sun and lunch!
Day 7: Transfer back to Managua Airport for your flight home.
This package includes these hotels:
Plaza Colon is an elegant, antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with interior courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral.« View Hotel »
Hotel El Convento's colonial buildings and lush gardens offer a unique atmosphere in the historic city of Leon.« View Hotel »
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