Nicaragua adventure holiday, off the beaten track

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07 Dec 2016
£ 2298
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19 Apr 2017
£ 2568
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06 Dec 2017
£ 2568
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Small group adventure holiday

This trip is run by a company which specialises in only Central and South America holidays. Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip and how many others are booked on it) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places, whilst being led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nicaragua adventure holiday, off the beaten track

Environment

Owing to its tumultuous recent history Nicaragua is only now developing as a tourist destination, and many hotels and service providers are keen to avoid making the mistakes committed in some other countries where growth of this sector has a negative impact on the environment and communities. We are conscious that as the countryís popularity increases and the infrastructure improves, this may change. On this tour we take you to some of those places where low-key local initiatives are maintaining the character of the place and having a minimum impact on resources. The little port of el Castillo on the river San Juan and the Solentiname islands, neither of which have vehicular access, are examples of this - we stay in their family run hotels and excursions on the river and Lake Nicaragua are focused on the wildlife and its preservation. On the shores of Lake Nicaragua you visit the Los Guatuzos Nature Reserve. This is part of the RAMSAR wetlands protection area and the fee goes towards the protection of the parkís flora and fauna. At the Joya de Ceren UNESCO world heritage site entrance fees are channelled into the conservation of the site.

Community

This off the beaten track holiday tasks you to small, often reasonably self-sufficient communities with thriving local crafts and workshops where you can engage with local people and observe their way of life, such as the Solentiname Islands which are famous for their primitivist art: a number of local people have established workshops where they sell small objects díart and we encourage you to support them. You visit the Los Guatuzos Nature Reserve. This is part of the RAMSAR wetlands protection area and the fee goes towards the protection of the parks flora and fauna. You also visit Indio Maiz Reservation, operated by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MARENA), where only members of local indigenous tribes are permitted to work as guides.

We stay at DíSantos Hotel which is in a Private Natural Reserve certified by Nicaragua Natural Resources Agency (MARENA) and Hotel Con Corazon, a foundation where profits are channelled into child education.

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