Discover the Agua in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a land of lakes, volcanoes and unique ecosystems, flanked by both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Over the course of this 10-day tour you'll experience the beauty and diversity of this country, travelling to the wild jungles around the San Juan river, the spectacular Apoyo Volcano lake, a luxury hideaway on the Pacific Coast, and a private island in the vast Lake Nicaragua.
You'll travel privately throughout, staying in stylish hand-picked accommodation and with a selection of experiences included which will give you an insight into Nicaragua's history, culture and incredible nature.
Day Destination Hotel
1 Managua Hotel Los Robles
2 Bartola Guacimo Lodge
3 Bartola Guacimo Lodge
4 Bartola Guacimo Lodge
5 Apoyo Lagoon Pacaya Lodge y Spa
Day Destination Hotel
6 Apoyo Lagoon Pacaya Lodge y Spa
7 San Juan del Sur Morgan's Rock
8 San Juan del Sur Morgan's Rock
9 Isletas de Granada Jicaro Ecolodge
10 Isletas de Granada Jicaro Ecolodge

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Pickup point: Managua Airport - International Flights

Welcome to Nicaragua! Upon arrival at the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua you will pass through immigration and customs. The process is rather straightforward and waiting times are usually not long. All foreigners entering the country are required to have a passport valid for at least six months and will need to purchase a tourist visa for $10 USD; this payment must be made in US dollars (cash). Please note that damaged bills are not accepted. Leaving the customs area please turn left at the next possible turn, the glass doors give way to the street where our representative will wait for you with a name sign, and transfer you to your first destination.


Day 1 Welcome to Nicaragua!|---

Welcome to the land of lakes, lagoons, rivers and oceans! Upon arrival at Managua International Airport you are met by your guide, who hands you a package with your travel details. Transfer to your hotel in Managua. Overnight.

  • Transfer : Managua Airport - Managua - Distance: 15 km. - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 25 minutes

Hotel Los Robles

Day 2 San Juan River: Exuberant Nature|BLD

Transfer from Managua to San Carlos by ground transportation, the port is the regional hub to travel the Río San Juan area. Once there, you board your private boat for a scenic journey to your jungle lodge. Afternoon at leisure.

  • Transfer : 07:30 - Managua - San Carlos - Distance: 293 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 5:00h
  • Boat : 14:00 - San Carlos - Guacimo Lodge Average travel time: 2:15h

Guacimo Lodge

Day 3 Indio Maiz Biological Reserve - Bartola Trail|BLD

Today you visit the impressive Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve, considered one of the best-preserved protected areas in the region of Río San Juan. During the two hours hike across the thick rainforest, you may observe green parrots, howler monkeys, alligators, and turtles. Afternoon at leisure at you riverfront jungle lodge.

Included Experiences

Guacimo Lodge

Day 4 Guacimo Lodge - Bird Watching and Forest Trails|BLD

Before breakfast a local nature guide takes you out birdwatching. With a bit of luck you will be able to observe the conspicuous green parrot (Ara Ambigua) around giant almond trees. Your local guide introduces you to the most prevalent species of this particular ecosystem. After breakfast your guide is available to discover the trails around the lodge and other complimentary activities.

Included Experiences

Guacimo Lodge

Day 5 Visit El Castillo and travel on to Apoyo Lagoon|B--

After breakfast you continue with an on-route tour to the charming settlement of El Castillo, where you visit the historic La Inmaculada Concepción Fortress, and the surrounding picturesque pedestrian streets. You continue to San Carlos, to have a lunch with a stunning view, then head to Apoyo Lagoon by ground transportation.

  • Boat : 07:30 - Guacimo Lodge - San Carlos Average travel time: 2:15h
  • Transfer : 10:00 - San Carlos - Apoyo Lagoon - Distance: 310 km. - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 4:30h

Included Experiences

Pacaya Lodge y Spa

Day 6 Nature day at Apoyo Lagoon|BL-

Be prepared for a spectacular nature walk at Apoyo Lagoon Nature Reserve, with a local naturalist guide. During the walk you may observe howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, green iguanas, hummingbirds, golden orioles, and many other species of resident birds. After your hike and a delicious lunch at a waterfront local restaurant, and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Included Experiences

Pacaya Lodge y Spa

Day 7 Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve and Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge|BLD

Your next destination is a spectacular ecolodge, constructed in a different environment altogether, a marine ecosystem. On route to the Pacific, you visit Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve for a nature walk around the crater, through coffee plantations and cloud forest. At the resort, you have the chance to relax and enjoy the intimacy of this very special place, where the forest actually meets the beach. Overnight at Morgan's Rock.

  • Transfer : 10:00 - Apoyo Lagoon - San Juan del Sur - Distance: 97 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 1:45h
  • Transfer : 11:00 - Ext. Morgan´s Rock - Distance: 12 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 25 minutes

Included Experiences

Morgan's Rock

Day 8 Morgan's Rock Experience|BLD

Today you can either relax at the beach, or discover the tropical dry forest around the lodge. What about ´breakfast on the farm´, or to participate in nature interpretation excursions or reforestation programs. In season, from August to January, you might even witness the nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtle.

Included Experiences

Morgan's Rock

Day 9 Colonial History of Granada & Las Isletas Archipelago|BLD

After breakfast you continue your journey to the colonial town of Granada, where you enjoy a stroll through Granada, after which you continue to a local port at Lake Cocibolca, a large freshwater body that hides an archipelago of over 300 islets of volcanic origin; Las Isletas de Granada. Your high-end resort at one of the islands, allows you to experience the environment of this unique freshwater ecosystem.

  • Transfer : 07:00 - Ext. Morgan´s Rock - Distance: 12 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 25 minutes
  • Transfer : 08:00 - San Juan del Sur - Granada - Distance: 98 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 2:00h
  • Transfer : 16:00 - Ext. Marina Cocibolca - Distance: 5 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 10 minutes
  • Boat : 16:30 - Granada´s Asese Port - Jicaro Island

Included Experiences

Jicaro Ecolodge

Day 10 Jicaro Island Experience|BLD

Day at leisure to enjoy the amenities of your lodge, to relax at the pool with amazing vistas, go birdwatching, or to paddle though the archipelago by kayak.

Jicaro Ecolodge

Day 11 End of your Nicaragua experience|B--

Adjusting to your travel plans, you are transferred to Managua International Airport for your outbound flight. We trust a transformative experience at the different aquatic ecosystems of Nicaragua allowed you to reconnect with the essence of nature, wellbeing and happiness.

  • Boat : Jicaro Island - Granada´s Asese Port Average travel time: 10 minutes
  • Transfer : Ext. Marina Cocibolca - Distance: 5 km. - Road is in good condition.
    Average travel time: 10 minutes
  • Transfer : Granada - Managua Airport - Distance: 51 km. - Road is in very good condition.
    Average travel time: 1:00h

 Drop off point: Managua Airport - International Flights

Upon arrival at the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in Managua, head to the check-in counter. Pass through security and onward towards your gate and outbound international flight. There are no fees to be paid, unless your departure tax (42 USD) is not included in your ticket. Facilities within the airport include a bank, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, duty free shops, and a VIP lounge (charges apply).


  CO2 compensation

In this reservation you traveled 898 km approximately. This produces 87.73 kg of C02. It takes 5.77 trees to compensate for the environment impact.

  Our sustainable suppliers

  •  Water Refill Point
    • Guacimo Lodge : Guacimo Lodge minimizes use of plastic products as plastic bottled water. It also minimizes use of non-recyclable products. Therefore, it also provide purified water dispensers for water refill
    • Morgan's Rock
  •  Community based tourism
    • Jicaro Ecolodge : Hiring of a local staff is essential to the success of the lodge. We want to spread the potential wealth that tourism brings to Nicaragua by hiring locals as employees, subcontracting services locally and buying and producing locally.
  •  Renewable energy
    • Guacimo Lodge : Guacimo Lodge uses solar energy for pumping water, lighting rooms and common areas and make kitchen appliances work.
    • Morgan's Rock : Solar panels are used to heat the bath water.
  •  Nature Conservation Project
    • Guacimo Lodge : Guacimo Lodge is working in ways to expand the critical habitat for the species that live here. The Indio Maiz buffer zone corridor project connects Guacimo Lodge's 50 hectares of protected forest with the greater reserve through a corridor enabling animals to find sufficient feeding. It also allows protection of endangered tree species as the mountain almond tree, which is essential to the survival of the great green macaw.
    • Morgan's Rock : Morgans Rock is located on a 4,446-acre farm of which 1,976 acres are conserved primary forest and the remaining 2,470 acres have been planted with 1.5 million timber and fruit trees in order to recreate a natural habitat for many species that were endangered.
    • Jicaro Ecolodge : Harmony with nature and the local community were a key consideration in the development of Jicaro Island Ecolodge. The hotel was built with minimum impact to the island and with very careful planning in terms of water supply, waste water treatment and electricity usage. The team in charge of the management of Jicaro has a 12 year track record running ecolodges and sustainable hotels in Costa Rica and has brought this accumulated know how to Nicaragua.

    For our comprehensive sustainability policy, we invite you to visit our website:

    Note: Alternative hotels will be booked if quoted properties are unavailable at time of booking, possibly affecting provided net rates. We accept credit card payments up to a maximum of 1000 USD, without a surcharge. For larger sums we encourage payment through wire (bank) transfer. The quoted itinerary is subject to change, due to possible unforeseen circumstances.

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    Contact details Vapues Travel
    Nicaragua: Los Robles, casa # 45
    Phone: (+505) 2270-1936