Highlights of Nicaragua holiday

“Two week small group tour featuring moderate hikes through cloud forests and over volcanoes as well as cultural sightseeing, beach days and free time to explore.”

Highlights

Granada | Lake Nicaragua | Mombacho Volcano Reserve | Laguna de Apoyo | San Juan del Sur | Ometepe Island | Maderas Volcano Reserve | León | Los Pueblos Blancos | Cerro Negro Volcano |

Description of Highlights of Nicaragua holiday

Steer clear of the crowds further south in Costa Rica and head to Nicaragua for your next Central American holiday as from the striking colonial architecture of Granada to the Pacific beaches around San Juan, this is your chance to experience the highlights at a much more affordable price.

This two week small group holiday allows travellers to discover a land of lakes and volcanoes with cloud forests in Maderas Volcano Reserve and Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua conjuring just a couple of highlights to enjoy as you travel into a land that time forgot.

Time your Nicaragua holiday to coincide with turtle nesting season, from July to Jan, and you’ll be treated to an abundance of Olive Ridley turtles making their way up and down the Pacific beaches with fewer crowds observing the event which is good news for travellers and turtles.

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11 Mar 2018
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Highlights of Nicaragua holiday

Environment

Conservation:
Our local tour operators make financial contributions towards the ‘Pure Earth Project’, working together on community-based, environmental and social projects in the local community of Salinas Grandes-a remote fishing village located an hour from the city of León. Last year, the project worked on reforesting areas of Isla Juan Venado Reserve with mangrove trees. They also employ local people to patrol the beaches of the Isla Juan Venado Reserve to collect the eggs of endangered nesting Olive Ridley, Pacific Black and Leatherback sea turtles and safely transplant the eggs to a hatchery managed by community staff.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Community

Accommodation and Meals:
You will spend 10 nights in a variety of colonial and modern properties. All accommodations operate with sustainable practises, such as using signs to discourage water and energy waste and having daily linen washing as an option rather than a given. Accommodation is locally staffed, which has a positive effect on employment levels in the region. This also means that most income generated stays within the local community’s economy. Where meals are provided (all breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners), food will be locally sourced wherever possible. Clients are encouraged to use local cafes, restaurants, markets and street vendors as much as possible when they have free mealtimes. Nicaraguan cuisine tends to be dominated by meat (principally beef) accompanied with rice and beans- a staple dish known as gallo pinto and found throughout the country.

Local Craft and Culture:
We visit San Juan De Oriente, which is famous for its tradition of pottery making. We visit the home and workshop of one the town’s greatest potters to learn about and watch the process of traditional pottery making and we each have the opportunity to try it for ourselves and buy products here. This is a great way to support traditional craftsmanship and to provide local people with an avenue of income. Granada is also highly regarded for its traditional craftsmanship and manufacturing of local products. One of the highlights of the trip will be visiting a chocolate factory, learning about the history of cocoa and how to make your very own chocolate bar. Another way to get in touch with local culture and support small handicraft businesses is to explore markets- e.g. Mayasa market, which offers a large variety of foods from around the country and handmade souvenirs.

A Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that all of our guides are local and that in exchange for their expertise that they are paid and treated fairly. The leaders will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 15 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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