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Honeymoon in Nicaragua

Our suggestion of itinerary to discover Nicaragua during your honeymoon

Looking for a destination off the beaten track for your honeymoon? Nicaragua is made for you! From the Pacific coast to the Caribbean through colonial cities, volcanoes, nature reserves and lakes, discover the little known beauties of this Central American country.

This tour promises you moments of relaxation, unique experiences and some surprises to share as lovers for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Length of stay: 15 days

Kind: Romantic getaways

Fix: simple

Countries visited: Nicaragua

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Day 1 : Managua

Welcome to Nicaragua!

Welcome at Managua International Airport.

First contact with the country and receipt of your travel documents through your driver.

Then, your private transfer will drive you to your hotel in Managua.

Note: Plan for $10 in cash / person to pay territory entry tax.

Night at hotel Agualcas*.

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Day 2 : San Juan del Sur

In the morning, you will leave the city of Managua in order to head South to Playa Ocotal at the hotel Morgan´s Rock, near the Pacific Ocean.

Note : 3 hours drive.

Free day to enjoy the hotel and the numerous activities proposed (activities to be paid on site) :

– Hiking to the Pluma or Las Tinajas viewpoint

– Local fauna and flora observation tower

– Sunset Boat Tour

– Stroll in the jungle by night

– Kayaking in the mangrove

– Horseback riding

– Surf Lessons

– Mountain bike tour

– Turtle watching (depending on the season)

Night at the hotrel Morgan’s Rock .

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Day 3 : San Juan del Sur

Free day to enjoy the hotel and the numerous activities proposed (activities to be paid on site) :

– Hiking to the Pluma or Las Tinajas viewpoint

– Local fauna and flora observation tower

– Sunset Boat Tour

– Stroll in the jungle by night

– Kayaking in the mangrove

– Horseback riding

– Surf Lessons

– Mountain bike tour

– Turtle watching (depending on the season)

Night at the hotrel Morgan’s Rock .

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Day 4 : San Juan del Sur

Free day to enjoy the hotel and the numerous activities proposed (activities to be paid on site) :

– Hiking to the Pluma or Las Tinajas viewpoint

– Local fauna and flora observation tower

– Sunset Boat Tour

– Stroll in the jungle by night

– Kayaking in the mangrove

– Horseback riding

– Surf Lessons

– Mountain bike tour

– Turtle watching (depending on the season)

Night at the hotrel Morgan’s Rock .

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Day 5 : Granada

Reception of your rental vehicle.

Departure from San Juan del Sur to Granada.

Along the way you will enjoy the spectacular points on Lake Nicaragua and the island of Ometepe.

End of the day free to stroll in the heart of the colonial city.

Note: 2 hours drive.

Guided tour of Granada by horse-drawn carriage

“La Gran Sultana” is a colonial jewel that we propose you to discover by horse-drawn carriage. You will start this guided tour in the Church of San Francisco, the oldest in the city, and then go to the cemetery with its marble tombs over 400 years old. Then you will continue to the fortress of Polvora. Finally, you will end this discovery by the Church of Xalteva, the Cathedral and the Central Park.

Then you will cross the Central Market with its colourful stalls.

For lunch, we suggest that you enjoy a “vigoron” (a typical Nicaraguan dish) in the central square in the shade of the trees.

Note: Entrance fees included at the Convento San Francisco, the church of La Merced and the cathedral of Granada.

Night at hotel Tribal.

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Day 6 : Granada - Masaya

Mombacho Cigars

Discover one of the best cigar factories in the world!

You will learn about the different steps that tobacco leaves go through to create a cigar. You will also learn all the details to be able to make the best cigars: how to choose the leaf, work it, then roll it in order to obtain a perfect cigar.

During this visit, you will have the opportunity to make your own cigar!

Mombacho cigars are handmade with the best tobacco leaves, which are grown in the exuberant fields of volcanic soil. The result of this nutrient-rich volcanic soil is the mark of quality: an incredible smoothness.

Once made, they are stored for six months before being sold in totally airtight glass tubes and grouped together in elegant handmade cedar boxes.

Note: The visit of the factory lasts 1h30 with a local guide, you will have the opportunity to leave with the cigar you made.

Note 2: Monday to Friday 08h00-15h30.

Day to discover Las Isletas, Isla Zopango

In the morning, go to the port del Rayo.

Day dedicated to the discovery of Las Isletas, an archipelago of islands off the coast of Granada.

Around noon, from Granada, you will leave by boat to explore these islands where today the Nicaraguans established their holiday homes.

There are about 400 of these basaltic islands and you will surely have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent view of the proud Mombacho volcano as well as to observe many animals.

You will join Isla Zopango, a private and 100% natural island where the owners have the heart to preserve this little piece of “floating” paradise. You can use the kayaks to explore the surroundings and admire the flora and fauna of this archipelago. You will appreciate the calm that reigns on the island and the surroundings, so close and so far from Granada.

For lunch, you will enjoy the fresh fish grilled made on the barbecue, pleasure insured !

Robinson and Crusoe atmosphere, the opportunity to live like an islander for a day.

Note: from 09:00 to 16:00 approximately.

Suggestion: Discover the Masaya volcano by night !

With its 54km² and 20km of wilderness trails, the Masaya Volcano National Park is a place that will give you another view of what is happening below the earth’s crust. With its five craters, the Masaya, called “Popogatepe” by the Nahuált natives, is the most accessible active volcano in the world.

The tour consists of discovering it at dusk to enjoy the sunset, the lava lake and the observation of the local fauna: parrots and bats among others. You will approach the crater by vehicle to enjoy the view.

Return to your hotel.

Note: Open from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. It is advisable to get there as soon as the park opens as there is an average wait of 30 minutes ($10USD/pers ).

Note 2: Once you enter the park, you have 15 minutes on site.

Night at hotel Tribal.

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Day 7 : Granada

El Crater self-guided hike on the Mombacho volcano.

We propose you to discover the wet nature of the Mombacho Volcano overlooking Granada.

It is composed of four volcanic craters with the highest peak at 1,345 meters.

Go to the entrance of the Mombacho Volcano and you will join in a 4×4 truck the easy access hiking trails through the only rainforest on the Pacific coast of Central America.

Let’s go for a walk in the heart of this atypical ecosystem!

Nearly 150 species of orchids, 50 types of mammals and 120 species of butterflies have been identified.

You’ll also visit a museum showing the great telluric events of this volcano.

Note : 1h30 self-guided hike; medium difficulty.

You will go up to 1000m of altitude, the weather is cooler, be prepared.

Canopy Tour

Departure for a session of canopy. 2 km long with 17 stations, 11 zip line and 3 suspension bridges, this excursion allows you to appreciate the environment of the Mombacho Volcano . All along the route you will be able to observe the diversity of the local fauna.

This dormant volcano is also a nature reserve with about 700 species of plants, 173 species of birds, 36 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians and 47 species of mammals. Plus several thousand species of insects and some endemic species.

Note: Approximately 2 hours of excursion.

Discover the Pueblos Blancos, these small villages around Masaya, famous for their handicrafts.

Between pottery, leather goods and hammocks, the colours of the local handicrafts will fill your eyes!

You will wander between Catarina and San Juan de Oriente to observe these small shops often installed on the porches of the houses. If you wish, you can also stop to visit a black ceramic workshop, the specialty of the region.

Once in Catarina, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Laguna de apoyo from the belvedere, and walk down the sides of the lagoon to reach the restaurant El Paso del Tren, located halfway up.

Free afternoon to enjoy the Laguna de Apoyo, an old volcano’s crater nowadays filled by water. You will be able to choose between walking, swimmimg or kayaking. You can also simply relax and rest in this enchanting setting.

To reach the beach, we recommend one of the following hotels:

– Apoyo Resort

– Monkey Hut

– Paradiso Hostel

– Laguna Beach Club

– Casa Marimba

Note: entrance fee of approximately 7$ to be paid on site.

Night at hotel Tribal.

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Day 8 : León

Departure from Granada to Leon, the old capital of Nicaragua.

Note : 2h30 drive.

Guided tour of León (half day).

Former capital of Nicaragua until 1851, León is a city not to be missed in the north of the country. Seductive for its colonial style, exciting for its rich historical and religious past, we invite you to discover this city with a visit to the main places of the city accompanied by your guide.

You will start the visit by the indigenous district of Sutiaba, then you will visit the museum of Ruben Dario, the mythical child of Nicaraguan letters. Afterwards, you will take the time to discover the imposing cathedral on the Central Park, and admire the panoramic view from its roof. Finally you will end the visit with the revolutionary murals.

Night in the hotel Flor de Sarta *.

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Day 9 : León - Las Peñitas

Sandboard on the slopes of the volcano Cerro Negro.

At 7:30 a.m. your driver will pick you up at your hotel in a 4×4 in the direction of the famous Cerro Negro volcano.

Born 150 years ago, the Cerro Negro volcano is the most active volcano in Nicaragua; the last eruption was in 1999. High of 725m, it is well named “Black Mountain” and its appearance is lunar. Its surface is covered with black volcanic stones up to its summit. The fumaroles and other sulphur emissions accentuate the change of scenery.

You will reach the summit from where you will observe the crater and then go down the slope in sand surfing.

Strong sensations guaranteed standing or sitting on your board!

Then, return to your hotel.

Note: Moderate difficulty hike, about 1h30 walk.

Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve

In the afternoon, appointment with your local guide in the small village of Las Peñitas.

The nature reserve of the island Juan Venado is 22km long and 250m wide. It is by boat that we propose you to discover its mangroves in search of turtles, caimans and iguanas. Located in front of the beach of Las Peñitas, this island is also the refuge of many species of birds.

You can finish the excursion by a bathing or a walk on the beach.

Note: duration about 3 hours.

Night in the hotel Flor de Sarta *.

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Day 10 : León

Ascent of the Telica Volcano with your private English speaking guide

In the early morning, departure for the Telica volcano, one of the most active in the region.

At the foot of the volcano, the small village of Telica lives according to the moods of the colossus. You will be able to observe different volcanic manifestations, including the bubbling baths and the omnipresent smell of sulphur called the Hervideros of San Jacinto. Many legends and myths surround this timeless place.

Beginning of the ascent. You hike at your own pace, as you go up the slopes become more and more difficult.

At the top, you enjoy the view in the crater and the lava before taking a picnic break.

After this well-deserved break you will go down to the bubbling springs.

Return route to León.

Note 1: count between 6 and 7 hours of walking in total.

Ascent of the volcano on horseback included.

Night in the hotel Flor de Sarta *.

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Day 11 : Little Corn Island

Departure from León to reach the capital of Nicaragua, Managua.

End of day free.

Note: 95km – 2 hours drive.

Return of your rental vehicle.

From Managua, domestic flight to Big Corn Island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.

Note: 1h30 flight with a stop in Bluefields.

Once you arrive at Big Corn Island airport, please reconfirm your return flight with the airline.

Then, your taxi is waiting for you to reach Brigg Bay. At the dock, board the Panga publica boat (Note 2) bound for Little Corn Island.

You have arrived at Little Corn Island!

A hotel representative will be waiting for you on the dock and will accompany you to your hotel by private water taxi.

Note: Taxi for approximately 10 minutes.

Note 2: 45 minutes boat ride approximately, 5US$ per person per trip to be paid on site.

Night at hotel Yemaya Island Hideway.

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Day 12 : Little Corn Island

Free day to relax on Little Corn Island.

You can take advantage of the sun and the beach by listening to the Atlantic Ocean.

You can also go and discover the sea by doing snorkeling or plunged bottle, or leave to go fishing with a local fisherman.

For a total rest, try a yoga session or a massage.

Night at hotel Yemaya Island Hideway.

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Day 13 : Little Corn Island

Free day to relax on Little Corn Island.

You can take advantage of the sun and the beach by listening to the Atlantic Ocean.

You can also go and discover the sea by doing snorkeling or plunged bottle, or leave to go fishing with a local fisherman.

For a total rest, try a yoga session or a massage.

Night at hotel Yemaya Island Hideway.

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Day 14 : Managua

Enjoy your last moments on the Caribbean island before heading to the mainland.

Board the boat to Big Corn Island. Then a private transfer awaits you in Brigg Bay to reach the airport.

Note 1: 45 minutes by boat approximately, 5US$ per person per trip to be paid on site.

Note 2: taxi for about 10 minutes.

Domestic flight from Big Corn Island to Managua.

Note: 1h30 flight with a stop at Bluefields.

Arrival in Managua.

Welcome by your private transfer who will drive you to your hotel.

End of the day free.

Night at hotel Agualcas*.

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Day 15 : Managua

Free morning to enjoy your last moments in Managua, at your hotel or around.

Then, according to your flight schedules, three hours before departure, transfer to Managua International Airport for your return flight.

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