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Exploring Nicaragua: Colonial Towns to Countryside

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Program #18125RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 14 total, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Holiday Inn Select Managua: Managua, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Holiday Inn Select Managua is part of the first world wide Hotel Chain (Intercontinental Hotel Group) that offers fully equipped hotels. Only 20 minutes away from Managua International Airport, this intelligent and ecological building fulfills the highest security standards.

Contact info:
Juan Pablo II Avenue
Managua, Nicaragua
phone: +505 255 6010
web: www.holidayinn.com.ni

Room amenities: High speed internet connection, digital security box, electronic locks, cable T.V., telephone, iron, ironing board.

Facility amenities: 24 hour room service, air conditioned interior public areas, dry cleaning, money exchange, wake up calls, swimming pool, shoe polishing, digital security box, gym.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel El Convento: León, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This historical hotel in the heart of the magical city of Leon, is a true colonial jewel. San Francisco's Convent was the first and most ancient convent in Leon, with its church being founded in 1639 by the Reverend Fray Pedro de Zuniga. Because in the 1830's religious groups were expelled from Nicaragua, San Francisco’s Convent became the Intituto Nacional de Occidente. Now it stands completely refurbished in its original state. A true marvel of a hotel, the one to stay at in Leon.

Contact info:
Next to San Francisco's Church
Leon, 00000 Nicaragua
phone: +505-031-17053
Room amenities: 31 beautiful double rooms (each with two queen beds) and one suite (king size bed), all equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, hot water, international dial tone, internet access, 24 hr room service

Facility amenities: Laundry service, Full service restaurant and coffee shop, Beautiful garden and fountain, Elegant conference and event rooms accommodating up to 250 guests.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel Café: Jinotega, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Café is located in Jinotega, 160km northeast from Managua. Coffee is the most important economical activity and the weather is quite warm from June to December. The mountains are always green with a wide variety of birds and animals. We offer tours to coffee states. The hotel is located in downtown in Jinotega. You can walk around the city safely, buy typical black ceramic, corn bread and a delicious cup of coffee.

Contact info:
Texaco gas station 1 Block East & 1/2 Block Nort
Jinotega, 0000 Nicaragua
phone: +505-782-2710
web: www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/HotelCaf-Jinotega-3560

Room amenities: The rooms are nicely decorated and have private bathrooms with warm water, cable TV, direct dial telephones and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Laundry service, Internet connection, room service, conference room, bar and restaurant, money exchange and private parking. English spoken.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Plaza Colon Hotel: Granada, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel Plaza Colon is located right in front of Parque Colón, known as Parque Central in the historical city of Granada. The hotel is set in an elegant antique colonial house that has been restored to its original style and architecture, with interior courtyards and balconies overlooking Central Park and the Cathedral. Granada has a cheerful night life full of bars and lounges; at the Hotel you can visit El Bar and enjoy your welcome cocktail “El Macua”, the national drink of Nicaragua. Right t the front of the Hotel you can take a horse drawn carriage and tour the city around. Don Simon Cafeteria, just aside from the Hotel, will offer you a taste of the best Nicaraguan coffee.

Contact info:
Front of Central Park
Granada, Nicaragua
phone: +50525528489
web: www.hotelplazacolon.com

Room amenities: 2 Queen beds, AC, hot water, cable TV, safety deposit, hair dryer, minibar, ceiling fan and telephone

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
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