Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour
Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

11 days

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Experience Nicaragua from forest to sea with the whole family

For the active family that doesn't want to sit all week by the pool, the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour is the perfect escape! This tour is an 11-day fun-filled journey into Nicaragua's incredible natural beauty. Your kids will love ziplining through the clouds, visiting a volcano, learning to surf in the Pacific, and swimming in rockpools.

There are boat cruises, kayaking tours, hikes to waterfalls, cooking classes, and even language lessons to enjoy. This tour offers both a natural and cultural immersion into the best of Nicaragua sure to please kids and adults alike. Get out there to soak up the amazing experiences that Nicaragua has to offer to your adventurous family!

Highlights of the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Zipline through a tropical cloud forest and climb an active volcano.
Witness the wonder of baby turtles hatching on the beach if you visit during hatching season.
Stay in off-grid surf lodges on the beach and learn to ride the waves with lessons from locals.
Tour colonial cities and take part in language exchanges and workshops.

Prices

From $975USD
11 days
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Guided
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Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Managua

Welcome to Nicaragua's capital city, Managua. A driver will greet your family at the airport to transfer you to your hotel for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Managua
Meals: None

Day 2 City Tour and Mangrove Tour

After breakfast, you'll get a short tour of Managua and taste the famous 'quesillos' at a local cheesemaker. You then head to the Pacific coast to the Isla Juan Venado Reserve to visit a small fishing community and take a boat tour of the mangroves.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leon
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Mud Pits and Volcano Tour

Today you'll get to see bubbling mud pits at San Jacinto Hot Springs and then continue to the impressive Cerro Negro Volcano, the only active cinder cone volcano in Central America.

Don't miss out on the option to try sandboarding down the volcano!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Leon
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Leon City Tour and Surf Lodge

The beautiful city of Leon has many colourful colonial buildings and museums to explore. From Leon, you’ll drive to the coast to stay at an off-grid surf lodge with beach bungalows.

Take a break on the beach and lay back in the hammock at sunset to enjoy the view.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Los Cardones
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Turtle Hatchery Tour

The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is a protected area as it is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles. Today you'll visit a turtle hatchery, and depending on the season, you may be able to see the newborn turtles.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Los Cardones
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Ometepe Island and Charco Verde Reserve

Today you'll travel to San Jorge and take a ferry over to Ometepe Island for a wildlife watching tour of Charco Verde Nature Reserve.

Spend the night on the island and enjoy the sandy beaches of Lake Nicaragua, also called Lake Cocibolca by locals.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ometepe Island
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Nature Walk and Ojo de Agua Waterhole

Explore Finca el Porvenir to see pre-Colombian rock carvings from Ometepe's original inhabitants and capuchin monkeys hiding in the treetops.

Cool off in the afternoon at Ojo del Agua, a gorgeous natural rock pool with cool clear water.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ometepe Island
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Mombacho Volcano and Ziplining

After saying farewell to tranquil Ometepe Island, you’ll head back to the mainland to visit the summit of the towering Mombacho Volcano. That afternoon you enjoy a thrilling zipline through the treetops of a coffee plantation and transfer to the city of Grenada.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grenada
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Cultural Exchange and Masaya Volcano Tour

It's a day rich in exploration, starting with a tour of the grand colonial city of Grenada and a chocolate-making workshop using local cocoa. After lunch, it's a fun 1-hour Spanish lesson to practice your Español, and then a trip to the active Masaya Volcano where you can peer over the edge of the crater.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Grenada
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 10 Las Isletas and Chocoyero Reserve

Get ready to bike, kayak and hike, all in one day! You'll ride along Lake Nicaragua and kayak around the perfect waters of Las Isletas, stopping at an island for lunch. Then it's on to the Chocoyero Reserve to hike to a waterfall and see thousands of native parakeets.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Managua
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 11 Departure from Managua

Your incredible adventure comes to an end today! After breakfast, you can take the hotel shuttle to the airport for your flight back home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour Price and Dates

This guided family tour around Nicaragua is run as a custom tour for your group only. The price depends on the size of your group. There may be additional fees during Holy week (normally mid-April) and over the Christmas holidays.

The best time to travel to Nicaragua for this family tour is from November to April when the climate is drier, but Nicaragua can be visited year-round. Turtles tend to hatch around August-October.

Private Guided Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person, with 2 adults sharing a double room with children (up to 2 adults and 2 children per room). Groups where number of adults is odd can either opt out to stay in a single room for a supplement of $455 USD or share a triple room with a price reduction of $85 USD per person. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

  • Groups of 2 adults: $2,725 USD
  • Groups of 3 adults: $2,275 USD per person
  • Groups of 4-5 adults: $2,050 USD per person
  • Groups of 6-7 adults: $1,825 USD per person
  • Groups of 8-10 adults: $1,775 USD per person
  • Children younger than 2 years old: free of charge
  • Children 2-11 years old: $975 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Hotels on this tour are 3 and 4-star and have modern conveniences to make this trip more comfortable. Please note that the bungalows at the surf lodge on Days 4-5 are off-grid with no electricity and shared compost toilets, though you will have a private bathroom with a shower and sink.

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. If you prefer a single room, you can pay a supplement of $455 USD to have one where possible. There is a triple room reduction of $85 USD. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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.

Los Cardones EcoLodge in Pochomil

This rustic beachfront eco-resort has a strong focus on conservation and ocean education in one of Nicaragua's best surf spots.

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 Patio del Malinche Estrada in Grenada ★★★

This beautiful hotel right in Grenada's colonial centre has a lovely outdoor pool and spacious rooms.

Hotel Camino Real in Managua ★★★

Camino Real is a clean and modern hotel a few minutes from the airport with an outdoor pool to enjoy.

What’s Included in the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour?

Meals

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 10 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 airport. Private transfers by car and by ferry are also included as mentioned in the itinerary.

Also Included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All excursions, day trips and entrance fees as described in the itinerary

Not included

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

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities:
    • Local school visit (only available from February to October; not available on weekends and holidays)
    • Additional surf lessons ($47 USD per person)
    • Horseback riding on Ometepe Island ($35 USD per person)
    • Volcano boarding at Cerro Negro ($20 USD per person)
    • Additional Spanish lessons in Grenada ($20 USD per person per hour or $95 USD per person for 10 hours)

Frequently Asked Questions about Nicaragua Family Adventure 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. Though it is a family tour, children should be able to take part in activities like walking, hiking and kayaking.

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