Since 1971, Festival Tours has specialized in customized, tailor-made travel arrangements for individuals and groups traveling to South America, Central America, and Mexico.  In addition, Festival Tours is a leading Receptive Tour Operator for the United States and Canada.  WE LOVE TRAVEL AGENTS!

ABOUT

Since 1971, Festival Tours has specialized in customized, tailor-made travel arrangements for individual travelers, families and groups traveling to South America, Central America, and Mexico. 

However, our love for Latin America began many years earlier when our founder, Ray Heckmann, and a fellow adventurer, Cedric Philipp, bought a US Army surplus jeep and traveled overland from New York to Chile. The two young World War II veterans left Manhattan on October 30, 1946, and arrived to Santiago, Chile in mid-1947.

In addition, Festival Tours is also a leading Receptive Tour Operator for the United States and Canada.  Based in Orlando, Florida, and working with a carefully selected team of local operators throughout North America, Festival Tours offers complete ground services for visitors to the United States and Canada.

Our Destination Management division can assist you with Incentive Group Travel, Event Planning, Corporate Meetings and more...Please visit us at Destination Management Orlando for more information.

NICARAGUA SPECTACULAR

"Indeed, Nicaragua is now welcoming visitors with unspoiled coasts, socially conscious upscale resorts, charming colonial towns and its own live volcanoes.  Visitors are drawn to Nicaragua's natural beauty, affordable prices and reputation for being the next Costa Rica, as coined by articles in the consumer press. Like its neighbor to the south, Nicaragua has ecological attractions such as live volcanoes, enormous lakes, rain forests and abundant wildlife For now, however, Nicaragua offers an authentic experience with inexpensive accommodations and cheap meals, even in tourist areas."
Agent@Home Magazine, www.agentathome.com

 
                       NICARAGUA SPECTACULAR
                           7 Days / 6 Nights

Features: Managua - Colonial Granada - Lake Nicaragua - San Juan Del Sur - Masaya Volcano National Park - Colonial Leon - Hot Spring

Prices from $1189.00 Per Person in Double Accommodations.  Includes Land Arrangements only.  Ask for our Airline Specials, too!


Day 1  Home City - Managua
Meet and Greet upon arrival to Managua's International Airport, and Transfer to the beautiful colonial city of Granada. Check in to the Hotel Dario www.hoteldario.com.  Evening free to stroll, shop and explore its charming city streets on your own.

Day 2  Colonial Granada - Lake Nicaragua
City Tour of Granada, founded in 1524, and the oldest city in the Americas. Enjoy its colorful colonial homes, neoclassical and baroque churches and cobblestone streets. Sites to see include San Francisco Church and Convent, the oldest church in Central America founded in 1529, Central Park, the Palacio de Cultura and Casa de los Tres Mundos. Continue to stunning Lake Nicaragua for a glimpse of Las Isletas, 350 small islands formed when the Mombacho Volcano exploded over 20,000 years ago. Includes Lunch.  B, L

Day 3   Granada - San Juan Del Sur
Transfer to San Juan Del Sur and check in to the Palermo Hotel & Resort www.villasdepalermo.com.  This lovely tropical resort nestled in the foothills above San Juan Del Sur sits on a beautiful 600 acre preserve on the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua. It offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, lush tropical gardens and walking trails, an outdoor pool and waterfall, flourishing wildlife, horseback riding and canopy tours.  Relax poolside, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and sample the wonderful cuisine at the resort's El Tercer Ojo restaurant and lounge.   B

Day 4   San Juan Del Sur
Day free to relax poolside, stroll the gardens, explore the many trails, go for a ride on horseback, or perhaps visit the nearby fishing village of San Juan Del Sur.    B

Day 5   San Juan Del Sur - Masaya Volcano National Park - Craft Market - Managua
Depart San Juan Del Sur for close up views of the majestic, imposing crater of Masaya Volcano over 2000 feet above sea level.  Nearly 1800 feet wide and 1300 feet deep, it is an active crater offering spectacular views of the surrounding park. Enjoy a presentation on the volcanic activity of the country at the Interpretation Centre, followed by a visit to the archaeological museum of Nindiri, a small village housing a display of items used by the indigeneous people of the region. Continue to Masaya, home to Nicaragua's richest folklore and colorful handicraft.  Masaya's artisans are renowned throughout Central Ameriuca for their beautiful hammocks, woodworks, sculpted masks, clay ceramics and delicate, handmade embroidered blouses.  Enjoy spirited bargaining for wonderful one-of-a-kind souvenirs before continuing to Managua for check-in to the Holiday Inn Managuawww.holidayinn.com.ni.  Includes Lunch.   B, L

Day 6  Leon - Hot Spring
Visit to Leon, historic colonial city which shared with Granada the capital of Nicaragua until 1852. Enjoy its impressive Cathedral considered one of the most outstanding colonial buildings in Central America. Its walls are decorated with beautiful oleos and frescoes. At the entrance are six engraved lions decorating the atrium and a fountain adorns the center of the church's plaza. Several prominent Nicaraguans are buried here including its most renowned poet, Ruben Dario. Marvel at its rooftoop view of the Maribios Volcanic chain and numerous colonial style buildings including Nicaragua's first university, one of the two oldest in Central America. Includes Lunch.   B, L

Day 7   Managua - Home City
At scheduled hour, Transfer to Airport for flight homeward or next destination.   B

B   Breakfast      L   Lunch


Package Includes:
- Meet and Greet upon arrival to Managua's International Airport
- Round Trip Transfers Airport to Hotel
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Granada
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in San Juan Del Sur
- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Managua
- Sightseeing Excursion Colonial Granada and Lake Nicaragua (Includes Lunch)
- Sightseeing Excursion Masaya Volcano National Park & Craft Market (Includes Lunch)
- Sightseeing Excursion Colonial Leon & Hot Spring (Includes Lunch)
- Breakfast (4)
- Continental Breakfast (2) 

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