Land of Lakes and Volcanoes – See the finest and most exciting sites and landscapes that Nicaragua has to offer with The Ultimate Travel Company.
This absorbing journey is the perfect introduction to Nicaragua, one of Central America’s newest emerging destinations, with its spectacular natural beauty and rich Spanish colonial and indigenous cultural heritage.
From the capital, Managua, this short itinerary explores the cities of Leon and Granada, two of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Americas, where splendid colonial architecture sits alongside graceful adobe buildings. En route the journey encompasses the Parque Nacional Volcán Masaya and the peaks of the spectacular Maribios volcanic chain that runs down the spine of Nicaragua, vast inland seas, magnificent colonial churches, charming artisans’ workshops, the diverse environments and micro-climates that have evolved over the centuries, and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
A highlight of the trip includes a stay at Jicaro, a private island lodge on Lake Nicaragua with wonderful views of Mombacho Volcano. The journey concludes with a few days relaxation at the Mukul Resort on the Emerald Coast.
NB: This itinerary could be undertaken as an extension to a longer journey in Costa Rica, which lies across the southern border.