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Classic Nicaragua

Private Travel | General interest 9 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1895

Experience the beauty and charm of this delightful country with an introductory tour of Nicaragua's cultural and natural highlights. Stay on a coffee plantation in the highlands, visit the beautiful and historic colonial cities of León and Granada, and explore coastal and volcanic nature reserves. Extend with a beach stay on the Caribbean Corn Islands.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay on a coffee plantation
  • Explore colourful & artistic León
  • Visit geothermal mud pools & the active Masaya volcano
  • Take a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Managua via the US

Fly to Managua via the US and stay for 1 night. (N)

Days 2-3: Selva Negra

Transfer to Matagalpa for a 2-night stay in the cloud forest. Visit a coffee plantation. (B)

Day 4: León

Drive to León for 1 night. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the colonial city. (B)

Day 5: Granada

Morning visit of the Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve. Take a boat trip around the mangrove forest and spot birds and crocodiles. Continue to the ruins of León Viejo, the city’s former site, and on to Granada for 3 nights. (B)

Days 6-7: Granada

Take a city tour of Granada and a boat trip around the isletas of Lake Nicaragua. Optional day trip to Ometepe island. (B)

Days 8-9: Fly home via the US

Transfer to Managua for your flight home via the US. Arrive the following day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Extensions:

It is possible to extend your holiday with a beach stay on the Pacific coast or Caribbean Corn Islands.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Selva Negra Ecolodge
    Selva Negra Ecolodge

    Selva Negra Ecolodge is located on a 1,500 acre private nature reserve comprising unspoiled cloud forest and a sustainable coffee plantation and farm. European settlers in the 19th century were key to establishing the coffee industry in this area and the current owners are themselves coffee producers and descendents of German settlers. We recommend staying in the simple but comfortable private bungalows or larger family-sized chalets that are set in forested grounds, all with their own private porch. The lodge restaurant offers a menu of local and international dishes, and many items are organically produced on the estate. The lodge also offers internet access. Within the nature reserve are marked nature trails allowing you to explore the cloud forest alone or with a nature or birding guide and you can also take a coffee tour to learn about the production process, visit the coffee museum dedicated to the history and culture of ...

  • Hotel Los Robles
    Hotel Los Robles

    Hotel Los Robles is a charming colonial-style property located in a residential area, a few minutes away from Managua’s financial and commercial centre. The 14 comfortable air conditioned rooms are set around an attractive inner courtyard and there is a small business centre with complimentary internet access. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet and a limited daily set menu for lunch and dinner, while a good selection of restaurants can be found within walking distance of the hotel.

  • Hotel El Convento
    Hotel El Convento

    Hotel El Convento Leon is a colonial style property centrally located next to the San Francisco convent. It features 31 comfortable rooms with modern amenities, a restaurant 'El Victoriano' serving local and international cuisine and a cafe 'El Patio

  • Hotel Dario
    Hotel Dario

    Dario Hotel is a charming colonial property located on a pedestrian-only street in Granada's historic centre, with views of the cathedral and the Mombacho volcano. The neo-classical building has a white and pale green facade originating from the early 19th century, wooden staircases and patterned tiled floors. Its comfortable guestrooms are set around lush, plant-filled courtyards. The Tranvia restaurant offers Nicaraguan cuisine. Features: 22 rooms, restaurant, cafe, outdoor swimming pool, Wi-Fi. Room Amenities: Television, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £1895 per person

High season from £1995 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable