Nicaragua Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays


Explore one of Central America's most captivating destinations on one of our Nicaragua tours.

Sandwiched between the Caribbean and the Pacific coast, lies the region’s largest country. Unlike its Neighbour Costa Rica, Nicaragua is still largely undeveloped, its combination of natural beauty, colonial charm and vibrant energy make it one of the most affable and unspoiled countries in the Americas.

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Group tours

Travel to Nicaragua with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.


Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.




Immerse yourself in Granada culture

Immerse yourself in Granada culture

Take a city tour with guided visits to Granada's key cultural sites in the historic centre including the cathedral, churches and convents, enjoying the classic colonial architecture. There is also the option to include a chocolate or cigar workshop.

Climb Maderas or Concepción Volcano

Climb Maderas or Concepción Volcano

The option to hike of one of two spectacular guided volcano climbs: dormant Maderas in muddy cloud forest with great wildlife and a crater lake or, active Concepción through pretty steep, tropical dry forest and loose rocks but even better views.

Relax On The Corn Islands

Relax On The Corn Islands

Head to the best swimming beach on Big Corn; For those who don’t want to snorkel or swim, Picnic Center a beautiful sandy beach to relax on and good eating options.

Kayak in Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge

Kayak in Juan Venado Wildlife Refuge

Kayak in the mangrove forests of Juan Venado with a local expert guide. Juan Venado a barrier island with precious bird and reptile life in protected waters and a great diversity of fauna. The ocean side has a long beach used by marine turtles for nesting.

Sled or hike down Cerro Negro Volcano

Sled or hike down Cerro Negro Volcano

In the heart of the Maribios Volcano Range, the active Volcán Cerro Negro is just one hour from León. Accompanied by a local expert guide you will head up the volcano by 4x4 to hike to its summit before either hiking or sledding down the west face.

Snorkel around Little Corn Island

Snorkel around Little Corn Island

Take a day trip by boat to the pristine beaches of Little Corn Island to snorkel around its lovely reefs full of rays and nurse sharks for the day. With a private guide and boat, the location of this great escape is fully flexible and adaptable to your interests.

Kayak around Las Isletas Archipelago

Kayak around Las Isletas Archipelago

Kayaking in Lake Nicaragua with our local guide is the perfect way to experience the tranquillity and rich bird life of the archipelago. Islanders travel in row boats, so kayaking is also a sociable and sustainable way to experience community life.

Take a thorough island culture tour

Take a thorough island culture tour

You will be taken on a private guided visit to Altagracia to see the basalt statues, visit Pul and La Concha’s local artisans in their homes, check out the island’s museums and end in Charco Verde Lagoon and Finca Magdalena with lunch at an islander’s home.

Gaze down into an active volcano

Gaze down into an active volcano

Take a night tour from either Managua or Granada to the incredible Masaya volcano. Explore around the rim of the active volcano and gaze down into the Santiago crater to see the molten lava flowing side to side.


Corn Islands

This is the Caribbean as it used to be, relaxed islands that live mainly from fishing and a bit of tourism. There are small family-owned hotels on both of the main islands which are modest and comfortable,...


Granada is Nicaragua’s most famous destination, mostly for the beauty of its spacious and brightly painted Andalusian-styled Spanish colonial homes. The historic centre is full of large ...


León is the artistic and intellectual heart of Nicaragua, the colonial capital for three centuries and the former home of its three greatest poets, including the undisputed national hero ...


A dramatic setting by any measure, Managua sprawls along the southern shores of Lake Managua, and being covered mostly by trees, it’s almost invisible from the air. It is a capital without a ...

Ometepe Island

Known as the most iconic of all Nicaraguan destinations, the sight of Ometepe’s two volcanoes rising up out of Lake Nicaragua seem improbable, prehistoric and almost otherworldly. The ...


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El Convento, León

A favourite among travellers, the Hotel El Convento is a ground-up restoration of the 17th century San Francisco Convent. Elegant décor and colonial-style, dark-wood furniture can be found throughout…
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Flor De Sarta, León

Flor De Sarta is an elegant, family-owned, colonial-style hotel located within the historic centre just a few minutes' walk from León's colonial cathedral. There are only eight ensuite rooms here, all…
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Morgan's Rock Ecolodge, Morgan's Rock

Located just north of San Juan Del Sur, Morgan’s Rock maintains a focus on the preservation of Nicaragua’s ecology, biodiversity and culture, which is lived and breathed throughout the hotel experience…
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Plaza Colon, Granada

The boutique Hotel Plaza Colón sits across Granada’s main square opposite the cathedral. The building has housed many a local aristocratic family in the city, with the latest deciding to turn it into a…
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San Juan De La Isla, Ometepe Island

Lakefront on Santo Domingo beach, San Juan de la Isla occupies a place on the sandy isthmus that connects dormant Maderas Volcano with the active Concepción Volcano. The three-star, family-run property…
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Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, Corn Islands

This Little Corn Island gem is tucked away on the most remote corner of the lesser-visited island and considered the best hotel option in the archipelago. With 16 oceanfront cabañas offering barefoot…
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Casa Canada, Corn Islands

This simple hotel, located on most scenic part of Big Corn Island, is great for cultural interaction as well as some downtime with a quaint village and friendly locals always nearby. Rooms are basic,…
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Hotel Boutique Adela, Granada

This exclusive Spanish-style home built in the early 19th century houses only four suites and is a great way to experience the charm of Granada. Hotel Boutique Adela is located just steps from the…
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Hotel Real Intercontinental Metrocentro, Managua

The best of the chain hotels in Nicaragua with soundproof rooms, some of which have impressive lake and cathedral views. The hotel is centrally located close to Managua’s restaurant district Zona Rosa.…
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Xalli Beach Hotel, Ometepe Island

This European owned lakefront lodge is set on a beautiful stretch of Santo Doming Beach surrounded by landscaped gardens. It is laid back hotel with nine ensuite rooms that offer a simple contemporary…

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The rainier months tend to be May through to October, so the high season is December through to April.

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Nicaraguans are gregarious people with a passion for poetry and irony. When things go wrong, this is to be expected they shrug, since they are blessed with the only country where lead floats and cork sinks.


Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Nicaragua though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Nicaragua so you need to consider taking anti-malarials. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.   


In Nicaragua the official unit of currency is the Nicaraguan córdoba 

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.   

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat and also cover their shoulders, while men should take their hats off.    

Language & Religion 

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish; however, Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages and also English. The communities located on the Caribbean coast also have access to education in their native languages.

Additionally, Nicaragua has four extinct indigenous languages. Religion in Nicaragua is predominantly Christian and forms a significant part of the rich culture of the country as well as its constitution. Religious freedom and religious tolerance is promoted by both the Nicaraguan government and the constitution. 


Nicaragua is 6 hours behind GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is  

Food and drink 

The traditional food and drink of Nicaragua is representative of the diversity of its residents. Spanish, Creole, Garifuna, and Indigenous Nicaraguan cuisines have all influenced in the modern Nicaraguan food, which most travellers find delicious—and exceptionally inexpensive. The majority of Nicaraguan meals include corn, beans, plantains, yucca, and peppers.

A characteristic Nicaragua meal that you can try all over the country might include a meat like chicken, pork, or fresh seafood from Nicaragua’s expansive coasts, deep-fried plantains, rice, and beans (gallo pinto) and a cabbage salad. Coconut water and meat are also a common ingredient, mostly on the Caribbean coast.