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NICARAGUA CONNOISSEUR

11 Days/10 Nights
Managua, Leon, Granada, Ometepe, Morgan's Rock.
Click on the links in the itinerary for a virtual tour with photos and descriptions.

Introductory prices 2005-06.

Day 1: Arrive Managua
We will pick you up at the airport and take you to the Hotel Los Robles, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Managua-Leon
Morning city tour of Managua. After lunch drive to Leon with your guide, stopping en route to visit the the ruins of Leon Viejo. Overnight at Hotel El Convento. (B,L)

Day 3: Leon
In the morning explore Leon with your guide. Then, in the afternoon see the geysers of San Jacinto. Overnight at Hotel El Convento. (B,L)

Day 4: Leon-Granada
After breakfast drive to the town of Masaya with your guide to visit the markets where Nicaraguan crafts (and most everything else) are sold. Then on to the “Pueblos Blancos,” the cradle of Nicaragua’s craft tradition. Mid to late afternoon in Granada. Overnight at Casona de los Estrada. (B,L)

Day 5: Granada

Morning horse-drawn carriage tour of Granada with your guide. Afternoon boat tour of Lake Nicaragua. Overnight at Casona de los Estradas. (B,L)

Day 6: Granada
Morning visit with your guide to Mombacho Volcano. Afternoon free to explore Granada on your own. Overnight at Casona de los Estrada. (B,L)

Day 7: Granada-Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Lodge
Early morning departure with your guide for the drive to make to make the ferry to Ometepe Island. All day to explore Ometepe. Return on the ferry and drive to Morgan’s Rock. Overnight at Morgans’s Rock Hacienda & Lodge. (B,L,D)

Days 8-10: Morgan's Rock
Days at leisure or participating in optional activities (at additional cost), which include: nature walks, horseback riding, mountain biking and visits to the Hacienda's working farm, reforestation project and traditional sugar mill. Nights at Morgan's Rock. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Departure
Drive to airport for your return flight. (B)


NICARAGUA CONNOISSEUR
Special Introductory Prices (US$)
Prices are per person and subject to change without notice.
Prices in effect at the time of deposit will be honored.

Nov. 1 to Dec. 14, 2005 and Jan. 6 to May 15, 2006

With 2 participants in double occupancy
With 4 participants in double occupancy
Single supplement


$1,999.00
$1,799.00
$410.00
Dec. 15, 2005 to Jan. 05, 2006

With 2 participants in double occupancy
With 4 participants in double occupancy
Single supplement

$2,499.00
$2,299.00
$410.00
May 16 to Oct. 31, 2006
With 2 participants in double occupancy
With 4 participants in double occupancy
Single supplement

Upgrade deluxe room at La Gran Francia*
Single supplement at La Gran Francia
*Prices for upgrades at La Gran Francia are valid all year.
$1,899.00
$1,699.00
$366.00

$64.00
$55.00

Tour prices include:
Accommodations as featured in the itinerary. Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner). All land transportation. Taxes and entrance fees. (Hotel taxes, entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest in effect at the time of booking are included unless otherwise specified.) Tax increases or new taxes charged for services that were not taxed in the past may occasion a surcharge. Tours as specified in the itinerary. The services of a professional, bilingual guide days 1-7.

Not included:
Costs of obtaining passports, visas or tourist cards (tourist cards US$5.00 per person as of Aug 7, 2005). Excess baggage fees; personal expenses such as room service, beverages and laundry; gratuities to tour escorts, guides or drivers; personal communications charges; international airfare and airport departure taxes; tax increases or new taxes charged for services that were not taxed at the time the booking was made; excess mileage carried out at the request of the client; sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary; personal trip cancellation insurance coverage (strongly recommended).

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Photos by:
Larry Bleiberg
Sally Solaro
Richard Bangs
Bill Mackenzie
Michael Kaye