Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour
Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

10 days

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See the best of Nicaragua from the Pacific to the Caribbean

The 10-Day Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour shows off the history, culture, cuisine, and stunning natural beauty that Nicaragua has to offer. This guided tour takes you to active volcanos, nature reserves, hidden rockpools, waterfalls, and local communities. You'll see the best of the colonial cities of Leon and Granada, stay on Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua, and fly east to Corn Island where you can soak in the Caribbean Sea.

Experience Nicaragua's hidden gems, famous sites, and peaceful paradise islands on this sun-soaked tour from coast to coast.

Highlights of the Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

Tour the beautiful colonial cities of Leon and Granada with an expert guide.
Visit active volcanos, nature reserves, rockpools, and fishing villages.
Overnight in the volcanic eden of Ometepe Island.
Snorkel the pristine reefs of Corn Island in the Caribbean Sea.

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Day 1 Arrival in Managua

Your tour begins when you arrive in Managua, Nicaragua's bustling capital city. A driver will greet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Managua
Meals: None

Day 2 Leon City Tour – Las Penitas

Today your guide will take you to the historic city of Leon, a former colonial capital that boasts beautiful architecture and museums. Later you visit a small fishing community and relax on the sandy beaches of the coastline.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leon
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 La Garnacha Village

Heading into the cool altitude of the mountains, you'll visit La Garnacha, a rural village and farm with a cheese factory known for its delicious cheeses.

You'll spend the night at a nearby ecolodge in the hills with beautiful views of the mountains and valleys.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Esteli
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Granada and Isletas Boat Cruise

Leaving the hills behind you return to the coast to Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage city recognized for its historic value and preserved colonial architecture.

You'll also take a boat tour of the tiny islands that lay off the coast of Granada and see the local wildlife.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Granada
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Exploring Granada to Masaya Volcano

As the oldest city in Latin America, Granada is full of national treasures and landmarks. After touring the city's top sights, you visit some handicraft markets. Later in the evening you head to the Masaya Volcano and peer into the crater to see the geothermal activity.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Granada
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Overnight on Ometepe Island

After breakfast, you head to the port to catch a ferry to Ometepe Island, a tropical gem in Lake Nicaragua formed by two towering volcanos. There are placid lagoons, black sand beaches, and indigenous rock carvings to explore.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ometepe Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Ometepe Island – Managua

This lovely little island is home to the Charco Verde nature reserve with walking trails, many bird species, and a butterfly house.

After enjoying Ometepe's flora and fauna, catch the ferry back to the mainland and head to Managua.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Managua
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8 Flight to Corn Island

From Managua Airport you take a quick domestic flight to the east coast of Nicaragua to stay on Corn Island, a tiny island gem in the Caribbean Sea. Check in to your beachfront hotel and check out from all of your worries.
Overnight Location: Hotel on Corn Island
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Exploring Corn Island

After waking up to find yourself in paradise, you have a full day to enjoy Corn Island, whether it's snorkelling, swimming, biking around the island, or just laying back in a hammock.
Overnight Location: Hotel on Corn Island
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Corn Island to Managua

You won't want to, but it's time to head back to the real world with a flight back to Managua. From Managua International Airport you take your outbound flight back home. Safe travels!
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour of Nicaragua is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the size of your group and the class of hotels you prefer. There may be additional fees for travel over Easter and Christmas.

The best time to travel to Nicaragua for this tour is from November to April when the climate is drier, but Nicaragua can be visited year-round.

Private Guided Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person sharing a double room, and groups of odd numbers can either book a single room for a supplement of $287 USD (per room) or opt-out for a triple room with a $40 USD per person price reduction.

Standard Accommodations:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,875 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,575 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,425 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6-9: $1,275 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 10-14: $1,195 USD per person

Deluxe Accommodations:

  • Guided groups of 2: $2,095 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,795 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,650 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6-9: $1,495 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 10-14: $1,425 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

This tour is based in hotels. You can choose to stay in either standard 3-star hotels or deluxe 4-star hotels based on your preference and budget. Please see the options and hotel descriptions listed below. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $287 USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement. There is a $40 USD reduction for staying in a triple room.

Standard Hotels

Hotel Mozonte in Managua ★★★

With clean and spacious rooms plus an outdoor pool, Hotel Mozonte is in a great location in Managua.

Hotel Austria in Leon ★★★

With a prime location near Leon's historic centre, this hotel offers modern rooms and lovely gardens.

Marduk Gardens Boutique Hotel in Esteli ★★★

This mountaintop lodge offers rustic wooden cabins surrounded by the lush forest.

Hotel El Almirante in Granada ★★★

This classic colonial hotel in downtown Granada has a lovely courtyard pool and easy access to nearby attractions and restaurants.

Hotel Villa Paraiso in Isla de Ometepe ★★★

This is Ometepe Island's most popular hotel,with incredible beach views, an outdoor pool, and adorable bungalows

Hotel Mozonte in Managua ★★★

With clean and spacious rooms plus an outdoor pool, Hotel Mozonte is in a great location in Managua.

Option 2: Paraiso Beach Hotel on Corn Island ★★★

Paraiso offers quaint thatched-roof beach cabins and a prime location on the water with snorkelling right in front of the hotel.

Deluxe Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Managua ★★★★

This is one of the city's top hotels with a great pool, gym facilities, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Hotel El Convento in Leon ★★★★

This gorgeous colonial hotel in downtown Leon was built on the site of the old San Francisco Convent, with lush gardens and an outdoor pool.

Marduk Gardens Boutique Hotel in Esteli ★★★

This mountaintop lodge offers rustic wooden cabins surrounded by the lush forest.

Hotel Plaza Colon in Granada ★★★★

Plaza Colon is a stylish colonial-style hotel in the heart of Granada's old town, with an outdoor pool and elegant dining facilities.

Finca San Juan de la Isla in Altagracia ★★★

Enjoy these wooden beach cabins with views of the ocean and surrounding volcanos.

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Managua ★★★★

This is one of the city's top hotels with a great pool, gym facilities, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Hotel Casa Canada on Corn Island ★★★

Enjoy this beautiful waterfront resort on Corn Island with an infinity pool facing the beach.

What’s Included in the Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including to and from the airports and for excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

Your round-trip domestic flight between Managua and Corn Island is also included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking tour guides from Day 2-7
  • Entrance fees for excursions mentioned in the itinerary

Not included

  • Flights to and from Managua
  • Nicaraguan tourist card ($10 USD per person)
  • International flight departure tax ($47 USD per person if not included in airfare)
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Coast to Coast Nicaragua Tour

Operating since 1995, ORO Travel is the pioneer tour operator in Nicaragua. Welcoming visitors with enthusiasm and professionalism, ORO allows every kind of traveller to experience the beauty and culture of Nicaragua. Their team works tirelessly to design and personalize tours to ensure unforgettable experiences. ORO’s qualified and passionate tour guides provide visitors with the best information, constant assistance, and unbeatable experiences in English, German, French, Russian and, of course, Spanish.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. Private transportation is included throughout the tour and each day focuses on guided sightseeing. There are opportunities to walk or hike in the nature reserves. Activities in the water are optional.

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