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Road Trip THE ESSENTIALS OF NICARAGUA

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Road Trip in the heart of Nicaragua

AUTOTOUR THE ESSENTIALS OF NICARAGUA AT THE WHEEL

Duration 10 days / nights 9

Price from 1 780 €

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  • A flexible pace autotour that allows the visit of the country's must-haves
  • Enjoy the freedom of a rental car by doing your own program
  • Complement your itinerary with activities and live to the rhythm of your desires!

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Road Trip in the heart of Nicaragua

This self-drive in the "land of lakes and volcanoes" will take you to discover the region of Managua, the region of León and the North West, the region of Granada as well as the Pacific Coast and Lake Nicaragua.

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This price includes:

  • France / Managua / France flights in economy class
  • Car rental with GPS
  • Boat tickets for the mentioned transports and maritime taxes
  • 3 * and 4 * accommodation in a double room and breakfasts
  • Local taxes (VAT and tourist taxes)
  • The delivery of a My Luxury Travel travel diary for Nicaragua

This price does not include:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Activities specified as optional
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Multi-risk insurance cancellation repatriation

Possibility of accommodation in superior category hotels: contact us

Get a quote for the custom tour in Nicaragua free of charge by contacting a My Luxury Travel team specialist.

Prices from, per person, on a double basis, subject to availability at the time of booking. Off Christmas period and school holidays.

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  • Formalities and visa

French nationals are not subject to the visa requirement when entering Nicaragua for a short stay (90 maximum days).

  • Health (mandatory vaccines, recommended vaccines)

No vaccine is compulsory except that against yellow fever for travelers from risk areas (Panama and northern South America).

Vaccines against diphtheria and tetanus are recommended.

  • Currency and official language

The currency is the córdoba (NIO). 1.00 € = 34,3634 NIO
The official language is Spanish.

  • Useful addresses

French Embassy 
De la Iglesia del Carmen 1 c - 1/2 abajo AP 1227
Managua
Phone: +505 2264 8970

Embassy of Nicaragua
34, avenue Bugeaud
75016 Paris
Phone: 01.44.05.90.42 / 01.44.05.93.07


Best season to leave : Nicaragua has a tropical climate with humid weather and high temperatures. The rainy season extends from May to October in the western part, and lasts until January on the Caribbean coast.
We therefore recommend traveling to Nicaragua between February and April, during the dry season: temperatures are then between 30 and 35 ° C.

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    Day 1

    Managua

    Upon arrival at Managua International Airport, you will receive your travel documents. Your driver will then drive you to your hotel in Managua.

    Night at the Elements hotel in a standard room.

    Day 2

    Managua - Léon (93 km - 2 hours)

    Breakfast.

    This morning will be dedicated to the visit of the capital of Nicaragua. Discover first the historic district and the cathedral, designed and built in Belgium, then shipped to Managua in the 20 years to be assembled.

    In the early afternoon, you will take the road to Leon, the former capital of Nicaragua. We suggest you take the road that runs alongside the Lake Managua to enjoy the impressive views of the volcanoes Momotombo et Momotombito.

    Along the way, you will have the opportunity to observe the artisanal brick and tile factories.

    End of the day free to Leon. Considered the intellectual capital of Nicaragua, this colonial city with its rich cultural, artistic and religious heritage is the ideal starting point to discover the region.

    Night at the El Convento hotel in Executive Premiere Room.

    Day 3

    Leon

    Breakfast.

    Free day to discover Leon and his region.

    We suggest you start your day with the discovery of Hervideros of San Jacinto, which are bubbling springs from an underground river warmed by the Telica volcano. Then continue on your way to the volcano Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Central America, to discover its lunar landscapes. The more athletic will be able to descend the sides of the Volcano by sledge or on surfboards.

    Finally if you prefer a little cool, the beaches of the Pacific, the reserve of Juan Venado Island and its mangroves are an hour away.

    Overnight at El Convento hotel in Executive Premiere Room.

    Day 4

    Léon - Granada - Masaya Volcano National Park - Granada (138 km - about 3 hours)

    Breakfast.

    Enjoy your free morning to enjoy the city of León and then take the road towards the city of Granada.

    On the way, we suggest you go for a walk in the town market of Masaya, one of the most important in the country and renowned for its craftsmanship.

    You can then go and visit the village of Catarina, whose main activity is the development of bamboo furniture. You will also enjoy the superb view of the city of Granada, the Grand Lake and its islands, the Laguna de Apoyo and the Mombacho Volcano.

    We also suggest you visit the Masaya Vocal National Park, this unique place will give you another vision of what is happening below the earth's crust.

    Overnight at Plaza Colon Hotel in standard room.

    Day 5

    Granada

    Breakfast.

    This day dedicated to the discovery of the charming city of Granada. This ancient colonial city is particularly colorful and lends itself perfectly to photography.

    You then have the choice between many activities: guided tour of the city (in a horse-drawn carriage), discovery of the isletas (famous volcanic islands) by boat or kayak, tour of the Mombacho volcano or the Masaya volcano, traditional fishing on Lake Nicaragua, day at Zapatera Island, discovery of the region and Masaya, visit to a cigar factory, chocolate factory or a coffee farm ...

    Overnight at Plaza Colon Hotel in standard room.

    Day 6

    Granada - Ometepe Island (1h by boat - 1h30 drive)

    After breakfast, you will leave for San Jorge harbor and embark on the ferry to the airport.Ometepe Island.

    A person will wait for you at the port to give you the ferry tickets, you will have to arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure of the ferry.

    Arrival at the park Charco verde, at the foot of the Concepción volcano.

    Stroll along the Charco Verde lagoon and Lake Nicaragua, you will appreciate this atypical landscape with its flora and fauna: you will surely see some turtles, crocodiles as well as all kinds of fish and aquatic birds.

    You will also enjoy a breathtaking view of the Concepcion volcano, but also on the Maderas volcano.

    We suggest you go at the end of the day (17h-18h) to the Punta Jesus Maria in order to admire the sunset on this projection of land nearly a kilometer long in the middle of the lake.

    Overnight at Totoco Eco Lodge hotel in standard bungalow.

    Day 7

    Ometepe Island

    Breakfast.

    Free day to enjoy the many activities possible on theOmetepe Islandconsisting of two large volcanoes, Conception et Woodwind.

    Several choices are then available to you: stroll in the footsteps of petroglyphs, mysterious footprints left in the stone by the Chorotega Indians, go kayaking for half a day in the mangroves from theisthmus Istian to discover the local fauna and flora or, for the more sporty ones, to hike on the slopes of the Maderas volcano to reach the viewpoint or go see the San Ramon waterfall.

    Overnight at Totoco Eco Lodge hotel in standard bungalow.

    Day 8

    Ometepe Island - San Juan del Sur (1 hour by boat - 1 hour by road)

    Early in the morning, you will take the road to the port of Moyogalpa to take the ferry to Rivas.

    The city of Rivas, vibrant and dynamic, is best known for its surf beaches that attract many fans every year. This city of 40 000 inhabitants today testifies to the important of the colonial past by its old buildings.

    Take the road back to your hotel at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

    Overnight at Posada Azul hotel in standard room.

    Day 9

    San juan del sur

    Breakfast.

    Free day to stroll in the small fishing town of San juan del sur.

    You can then explore the wild beaches of the north (Playa Marsella, Woodwind et Majagual) and south (Playa Hermosa, Yankee et Coco), enjoy an activity (yoga classes, surf lessons, kayak or sailing, diving or snorkeling ...), discover the typical dishes in the restaurants ideally located by the sea and end your day with the sunset sun in the magnificent bay of San Juan del Sur.

    Overnight at La Posada Azul hotel in standard room.

    Day 10

    San Juan del Sur - Managua (Road 3h)

    Breakfast.

    Free time to enjoy your hotel and surroundings.

    Then, recovery of the road towards Managua, the Nicaraguan capital.

    Return flight to France.

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