Nicaragua – Culture & Wellness Escape

8 days / 7 nights, from $2,350 per person

Highlights: Colonial city of Granada, Volcano’s and Markets, chocolate workshop, wellness resort on the beach

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Trip Itinerary:

Day 1: Granada

Meeting upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in the colonial city of Granada, located in the shadow of Mombacho Volcano and Lake Nicaragua the largest fresh water lake in Central America. The city was named after the city of Granada in Spain and is home to colonial churches, large colonial style mansions, narrow streets and tree lined plazas. Remainder of day at leisure.

Day 2: Granada

Morning yoga class followed by breakfast. Today we will explore the cities main sights with a walking tour that will take you back in time. We will explore the main plazas, La Merced church, the famous “Casa de Los Tres Mundos” and the San Francisco convent. Discover the mysterious stone idols, created by local Indian ancestors, as well as an impressive collection of pre-Columbian sculptures. You will finish your day with a relaxing boat ride around Lake Nicaragua and some of the islands. Enjoy spectacular views of Mombacho volcano. (B)

Day 2: Granada / Masaya Volcano & Markets

Morning yoga class followed by breakfast. Tour of Masaya volcano, which is still active today; see the white smoke, smell the sulfur as you look into the abyss of this sacred caldera. The park incudes a beautiful volcanic lake known as the “Masaya lagoon, walking trails and museum where we can see a model of the park and paintings showing the history of the volcano and the people that lived in it’s shadow. Visit the local artisan market that specializes in ceramics, leather and hand carved wood products. Continue with a visit to San Juan de Oriente a village that is dedicated to making some of the finest ceramics and pottery that you can find anywhere in Latin America. Return to Granada. (B)

Day 3: Granada / Mombacho Volcano Trail and Chocolate workshop

Morning yoga class followed by breakfast. Visit to Mombacho Volcano for a nature walk. Your guide will explain the complex biodiversity and ecosystem of the cloud forest. A four wheel drive vehicle will take you to the top for some breathtaking views. Return to Granada and visit the Cacao museum where you will discover how chocolate is made from organic cacao beans. Learn how to roast, winnow, grind, mix, conch, refine and mold. At the end of the workshop you will leave with a sample of your very own handmade Nicaraguan chocolate. (B)

Day 4: Granada / Aqua Wellness Resort

Morning yoga class followed by breakfast. Transfer to the Aqua Wellness resort, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The perfect location for your yoga and wellness getaway, there are plenty of things to keep you active and balanced within nature. Explore the many hiking and nature trails that surround the property, enjoy the beautiful beach or participate in water sports activities and optional tours. (BLD)

Days 5 -7: Aqua Wellness Resort

Morning yoga followed by breakfast. Remainder of days at leisure to explore, relax, meditate or treat yourself to one of the spa treatments that is offered. (BLD)

Day 8: Aqua / Managua

Morning yoga followed by breakfast. At the appropriate time, transfer to airport. (B)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | BL = Box lunch | D = Dinner

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Price

Price from $2350 per person based on two passengers traveling together sharing a double room

Included in Price

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at the Dario in Granada
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation at the Aqua Wellness Resort on the Beach
  • Private transportation and guide
  • Tour of Granada
  • Tour of Masaya Volcano and markets
  • Tour of Mombacho Volcano and Chocolate workshop
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Not Included in Price

  • Air transportation to/from Nicaragua
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Optional activities or tours.
  • Tips to guides and/or drivers.
  • Local and/or international phone calls.
  • Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)
  • Airport departure tax $45 
(paid at airport in Managua)
  • Entry Tourist Card $10 (paid at airport when arrive)
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