Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

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4.5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17327
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Managua, Nicaragua
  • Ends Managua, Nicaragua
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Get a taste of Nicaragua's volcanoes, lakes, wildlife and cobbled colonial cities
  • Search for wildlife in the Selva Negra cloud forest
  • Relax lakeside on Laguna De Apoyo and Explore the colonial streets of Leon
The tour "Nicaragua - Land Of Lakes And Volcanoes" starts from and ends in Managua. This is an active and outdoor tour that takes 13 days. You will travel through Nicaragua, Spain and Costa Rica and visit Leon, Granada and San Ramon Homestay. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The 'Land of Lakes and Volcanoes' certainly lives up to its name - during this highlights trip, take a boat trip across magnificent Lake Nicaragua to the laid-back volcanic island of Ometepe, discover the birdlife of the lush Selva Negra cloud forest, and explore Leon and Granada, two colonial towns that are bursting with revolutionary history.

Masaya Volcano - Watch the lava glow in the depths of this impressive active volcano

Selva Negra - Go wildlife spotting in the cloud forest and visit a local coffee plantation

Colonial Architecture - Explore the impressive historic cities of Granada and Leon
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 1 : Join trip in Granada
  • Day 2 : Experience rural Granada with a community visit, including a local lunch and chocolate demonstration
  • Day 3 : Discover Granada; optional boat trip on Lake Nicaragua
  • Day 4 : Travel to Ometepe Island
  • Day 5 : Free day on Ometepe Island; optional island tour or volcano hike
  • Day 6 : Travel to Leon; afternoon city tour
  • Day 7 : Free time to explore Leon or optional Cerro Negro hike
  • Day 8 : Boat trip on Juan Venado Nature Reserve
  • Day 9 : Visit San Jacinto en route to Selva Negra Ecolodge; included coffee and farm tour
  • Day 10 : Search for wildlife in the Selva Negra cloud forest
  • Day 11 : Marvel at the glow of Masaya volcano; travel to Laguna De Apoyo
  • Day 12 : Spend the day on the shores of Laguna De Apoyo
  • Day 13 : Trip ends at Managua airport
  • 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • Hotel Con Corazon (3 nights)
  • Playa Venecia (2 nights)
  • Hotel Los Balcones (3 nights)
  • Selva Negra Ecolodge (2 nights)
  • Hotel Pacaya Lodge (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Managua are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Brian Partridge
  • From Scotland
  • On Nov 02 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Alexei Borodin
  • From USA
  • On Mar 05 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Marion
  • On Aug 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Good trip - everything went well and I returned home very relaxed
  • Jacqueline
  • On May 02 2020
5 - Excellent
An excellent trip - quite interesting to note that there dont appear to be many tourists visiting Nicaragua currently. Possibly due to the political unrest in 2018, though we all felt quite safe.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 June 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Nicaragua - Land of Lakes and Volcanoes tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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