Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

Prices

From $1,775USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

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Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Experience Nicaragua from forest to sea with the whole family

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.

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!

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

Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour Price and Dates

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

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 $475USD or share a triple room with a price reduction of $95USD per person. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

  • Groups of 2 adults: $2,725USD
  • Groups of 3 adults: $2,275USD per person
  • Groups of 4-5 adults: $2,050USD per person
  • Groups of 6-7 adults: $1,825USD per person
  • Groups of 8-10 adults: $1,775USD per person
  • Children younger than 2 years old: free of charge
  • Children 2-11 years old: $975USD 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 $475USD to have one where possible. There is a triple room reduction of $95USD. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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 ($50USD per person)
    • Horseback riding on Ometepe Island ($50USD per person)
    • Volcano boarding at Cerro Negro ($25USD per person)
    • Additional Spanish lessons in Grenada ($25USD per person per hour or $95USD per person for 10 hours)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour

How hard is the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour?

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.

Are meals included on the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour?

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

How are the rooms shared?

The prices given are per person, with 2 adults sharing a double room with children (up to 2 adults and 2 children per room). If the room is shared by one adult and children, one child will have to pay the full adult price.

Is the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour in English?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide from Day 1 to Day 10.

How do I get to Managua to start this tour?

Fly into Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua to begin this tour. A guide will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel.

Where does the Nicaragua Family Adventure Tour end?

The tour ends in Managua when you check out from your hotel. You can take the hotel shuttle to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua for your outbound flight.

How old should my children be?

This is a family tour suitable for children. While there is no firm age limit, we recommend children be at least 10 years of age to get the most out of this experience. Note that any child 12 and up will be charged as an adult for pricing purposes.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nicaragua?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Nicaragua?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Nicaragua?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Nicaragua for this tour?

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.

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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Prices

From $1,775USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

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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