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Adventure Holidays in Nicaragua

Escape the crowds and lose yourself on Nicaragua’s white sand beaches, dramatic volcanoes and colonial towns

Tours in Nicaragua

Mark Twain’s 'earthly paradise', Nicaragua is lush and green, a land that offers plenty of rainforest adventure, tropical beach paradise and faded colonial beauty. Like Eden, Nicaragua has everything. In fact, the only thing Nicaragua holidays don’t have is crowds.

The revolution and the violent images broadcast around the globe in the 1980s have kept tourists out of the country, but it now has the lowest crime rate in Central America. Our Nicaragua tours have everything from glorious beaches and cultured cities to wonderful walking and cycling.

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Highlights of Nicaragua trips


1. Cultured colonial cities, Granada and Leon: The oldest city in Latin America, Granada is awash with cobbled streets, grand colonial squares, carved wooden doors and elegant homes arranged around pretty courtyards. Leon is the intellectual capital of Nicaragua – a pastel-hued colonial city boasting excellent universities, art museums, historic landmarks and plenty of cultural events to keep you entertained.

2. Nicaraguan culture: A legacy of the revolution is the spirit of the people; friendly, fiery, political and passionate about social justice, they’ll add life and spice to any adventure holiday in Nicaragua. Eat traditional food from street stalls: dishes of creamy curd, blackened plantain bananas, mango sprinkled with chilli and sticky barbecue chicken. 

 3. Volcano trekking on Ometepe Island: With its towering twin volcanic peaks rising from the cobalt-blue Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe Island is straight from a fairytale. You’ll treasure the views of this ecological jewel. On the island itself, you’ll find few tourist attractions but plenty of opportunities for adventure holiday activities with long expanses of beach, organic farms, thick jungle, hidden archaeological treasures and an active volcano too.

4. San Juan del Sur: Here there are a dozen or more glorious beaches where you can enjoy views of the crashing Pacific from a Tiki bar or luxury hotel.

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We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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