Exploring Nicaragua: Colonial Towns to Countryside

From local coffee production to idyllic Masaya Volcano National Park, from the ancient footprints of Acahualinca to the colonial architecture of downtown Granada, Nicaragua has it all.
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Program No. 18125RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Emerging from decades of political transformation, the tiny nation of Nicaragua is on the brink of even greater change. For now, it still offers a window into the simpler past of Central America a generation or two ago. Downtown Granada is a city in restoration mode with emerging musicians, poets and artists, while León showcases its Spanish past and intellectual leanings. In these towns and in a beautiful countryside of volcanoes, cloud forests, hot springs and plantations, learn about the historical complexities and energetic spirit that are inseparable from Nicaragua’s identity.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Elevations up to 3,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the striking colonial architecture and lovely natural surroundings of Granada, a city on the verge of a cultural revival.
  • See where your morning cup of coffee comes from at a local coffee processing facility high in the hills of Matagalpa.
  • Experience Nicaragua’s spectacular natural beauty and power at Masaya Volcano National Park.
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