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In the Footsteps of Vanderbilt & Mark Twain

10 days / 9 nights

Package Overview

Discover Nicaragua´s remote areas: the majestic river San Juan, a major transport hub operated by Cornelius Vanderbilt during California´s gold rush and admired by famous writer Mark Twain, and the Caribbean paradise Corn Island. And of course, a trip to Nicaragua is not complete without a visit to its colonial jewel, Granada.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2475.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

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Arrive to Managua

- Arrive to Managua and transfer to Hotel Camino Real for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 2

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Managua to San Carlos

- Transfer from Managua to San Carlos by car to pier and then by boat to San Carlos.

- Arrive to San Carlos and transfer to Guacimo Lodge for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 3

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Bartola

EL CASTILLO - INDIO MAIZ: BARTOLA TRAIL

-You have a 2 hour hike in the rain forest, after which you jump back in the boat to witness wildlife.

- After hike we take the boat and going to explore Bartola river, where you have chance for swimming in the middle of the forest.

Accommodations.

Day 4

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San Carlos to El Castillo to Sabalos

- Take a boat transfer from Guacimo Lodge to El Castillo. Followed by another boat transfer to Sabalos.

- Arrive to Sabalos and transfer to Sabalos Lodge for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 5

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Sabalos to Granada

- Transfer by boat from Sabalos to San Carlos and then from San Carlos to Puerto Colon.

- Arrive in Puerto Colon and transfer by bus to Hotel Patio del Malinche for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 6

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Granada and Las Isletas

GRANADA CITY TOUR

- On this tour, you'll discover key sites including the San Francisco Convent, founded in 1529, and La Merced church where you can climb the bell tower and enjoy spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano.

- The last stop is the oldest sector of the city in the area around the Xalteva church and the old city walls.

GRANADA - LAS ISLETAS BOAT TOUR

- You will be transferred to the harbor where you'll meet the captain and board a motor boat. During the tour, your guide will point out the exotic flora and fauna, to later stop at one of the islands, and visit the San Pablo fort, built in the 18th century to protect Granada against English pirates. Beverages are included during the tour.

- Transfer back to Hotel Patio del Malinche for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 7

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Granada to Corn Island

- Transfer from Granada to Managua Airport for flight to Corn Island.

- Arrive in Corn Island and transfer to Hotel Arenas Beach.

Accommodations.

Day 8

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Corn Island

DAY AT YOUR LEISURE.

Accommodations.

Day 9

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Corn Island to Managua

- Transfer to airport for flight back to Managua.

- Arrive to Managua transfer to city tour.

MANAGUA CITY TOUR

- This fascinating city tour around Nicaragua's enigmatic capital starts with a visit to the Tiscapa Crater Lake, where you canadmire the superb view over the surprisingly green city.

- The tour continues to the old city where you will visit the national museum and discover some of the classic early buildings that survived the massive earthquake in 1972.

- Then, the trip will lead you through the colorful and authentic Roberto Huembes market. After which the tour winds up at the city's lakefront, a perfect place for a refreshing beverage and a walk.

- After tour transfer to Hotel Camino Real for accommodations.

Accommodations.

Day 10

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- Transfer to airport for departing flight(s) home.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodgement at hotels as mentioned or similar
  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • Flight Managua - Corn Island
  • Flight Corn Island - Managua
  • Transfers with bottled water
  • VAT / taxes
  • Tours mentioned with an English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Information package with maps and a detailed itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Gratuities
  • Migration fees

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change and is per person based on 2 pax in a room.
  • Subject to Availability
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
  • Due to irregular domestic flights to and from San Carlos, this package starts on a Wednesday.
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10 days / 9 nights Nicaragua Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Managua
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: gold cordoba (NIO)
  • Area: total: 129,494
  • Population: N/A
  • Language: N/A
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant
  • Electricity: 120V/60Hz (USA plug)
  • Calling Code: +505
  • Time Zone: UTC-6

Points of Interest

  • El Castillo
  • Indio Maiz
  • City of Granada
  • Las Isletas
  • Corn Island