Family Oriented Program

Day #1:

Meet & Greet at the International Airport, follow by Private Transfer with Bilingual Guide to Colonial Granada City.

**Overnight at Dario Hotel for Three (03) Nights
   Breakfast & Taxes Included

Dario Hotel, Granada

Charming hotel with a colonial atmosphere, completely refurbished, in a neoclassic building of the early nineteenth century, catalogued as a building of historic interest. The Hotel offers an intimate and peaceful atmosphere. Housed on beautiful grounds, with a swimming pool, gymnasium, business centre and truly excellent facilities, the hotel is the perfect place for an unforgettable stay; 22 double rooms and one suite, all fully equipped and carefully designed for maximum comfort are equipped with: Air conditioning (Split), Ceiling fan, Cable T.V. Universal plug (110V) Wireless internet. One of the rooms was designed for Physically Challenged people and is the only hotel in Granada with this service.

Located in the historic centre of Granada, in the Calle de la Calzada, the hotel is just 100 meters from the Parque Central and only a few minutes away from the Great Lake of Nicaragua, or Lago Cocibolca, as it is also known, with excellent views of the Cathedral and the Mombacho Volcano.

Day #2:

  • Breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Pick up at the hotel at 08:00 Hrs.

The Colonial city of Granada was founded by Captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in the year 1524; next to the Mombacho volcano and the great lake of Nicaragua. Named after the city of Granada in Spain, this city has plenty of colonial churches, narrow streets and large homes with beautiful indoor patios, tiled roofs and pretty colonial colors.

You will have a sightseeing tour by horse carriage arriving at the main plaza for our walking tour of the surrounding area. You will see “La Merced” church, the house of the Zamora family, the famous “Casa de Los Tres Mundos” and the San Francisco convent.  Here, we will have the opportunity to see and take pictures of mysterious idols made by our ancestors.  This is an impressive collection of genuine pre-Columbian sculptures in human and animal shapes. Due to the historical and cultural value of the city, it is in the process of being declared heritage site by UNESCO.

You will continue your day with a relaxing boat ride around some of the islands. Formed by the impressive Mombacho volcano. See the volcanic evidence and influence of the area. Enjoy great landscape views and wildlife and of course have a chance to take pictures.

Lunch included in a local restaurant in Granada.

After Lunch you enjoy the “Chocolate Cooking Class”

Everybody knows about Belgian, Swiss or French chocolate but have you ever heard about Nicaraguan chocolate? Originally from Central America, this plant has an extraordinary history; it was one of the most important products for the Mayan and Aztec cultures, as well as other Central American cultures. The discovery of America led to the introduction of chocolate in Europe, transforming it into the product we all know today. At Choco Museum we will follow all the processes to make chocolate from fermented organic cacao beans. We will learn how to roast, winnow, grind, and mix, conch, refine and mold. At the end of the 2 hour workshop you will leave with a sample of your very own handmade Nicaraguan chocolate. Don’t miss an original opportunity to learn how to prepare Chocolate!

  • Overnight at Dario Hotel

Day #3:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up at the hotel at 08:00 Hrs.
  • Today you will head to Mombacho Volcano for a nature walk.

There we will switch to a four-wheel drive vehicle and start our way up to the top. The adventure begins on a paved road and right from the start we will be surprised by the biodiversity of this natural reserve. When we reach the summit, we will understand why this ecosystem is a cloud forest. The park keeper will give instructions to everyone so we can enjoy our visit. We will then take the trails of the volcano (For approximately 1:45 minutes) to learn about the flora, the fauna, the ancient people who lived there and the Vulcan logy of the area. If the day is clear enough, we will visit an impressive viewpoint to observe the plain pacific region of Nicaragua.

Typical lunch included at Casa Hacienda in the reserve.


Then you will be transferred to Catarina View Point. “Catarina”: From the edge of the Catarina viewpoint, an amazing view of the Apoyo Volcanic Lagoon offers the visitor an exceptional photo opportunity. The Mombacho Volcano, Granada, and the Nicaragua Lake, can be seen from this high point. Restaurants and bars offer food and beverages

We will also visit the Masaya arts and crafts market for local ceramics, hammocks wood and leather souvenirs.

Our last visit of the day is the Masaya Volcano. The vehicle will go up the hill and within only a few steps you will see the impressive Santiago crater, active since 1946. Learn from your local expert how the Aratinga Strenua manages to live in the toxic crater walls as well as the history of the Spanish priests who explored the volcano and the superstitious beliefs held by the natives who inhabited the area. The second attraction is to watch a large number of bats departing massively from their caves. Followed by a visit to an underground tunnel which was formed by lava streams. Equipped with flashlight and helmet you will enter the tunnel and observe the interesting rock formations. The tour ends with a visit to a viewpoint that provides the possibility to actually look inside the crater mouth of the volcano, observing the red, glowing lava.

  • Diner in a local restaurant in Masaya and Back to Granada

Day #4:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up at the hotel at 08:30 Hrs.

Private guided transfer from Dario Hotel in Granada and travel to San Jorge Port, Rivas. You will board a ferry for a one-hour ride that will take you into the heart of Ometepelt (Ometepe). Upon arrival enjoy a full-day tour of Ometepe Island. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the most interesting places on the Island. You will visit the Numismatic Museum, a short hike around mysterious Charco Verde, Altagracia, known for its charming little church, museum, stone statues & Ojo de Agua.

**Overnight at Villa Paraiso Hotel for Two (02) Nights
   Breakfast & Taxes Included

Hotel Villa Paraiso is located on Playa Santo Domingo, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, situated just between the Concepcion and Maderas volcanoes.

Playa Santo Domingo’s incomparable natural beauty includes 7 km of white, sandy beaches and countless varieties of tropical foliage including the ancient trees of La Cabulla Park.

Day #5:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up at the hotel at 07:00 Hrs.

During this three hour tour you will enjoy nature at its best. You will paddle by the lake shore and its beach until you will reach the mouth of the Istiam River.

Once you have reached the river you will have the opportunity to observe a great variety of birds, monkeys, turtles and the “cujipal” (a type of caiman native to the island). You will also be able to appreciate the variety of plant life typical of this wetland ecosystem.

Without a doubt this is the most exciting and exotic tour that Ometepe Island has to offer

Day #6:

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from the hotel to Moyogalpa port to catch the ferry to San Jorge Port at 09:00 Hrs.

**Overnight at Morgan´s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge for Three (03) Nights
   Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Taxes Included

Morgan’s Rock Hacienda Ecolodge

Morgan’s Rock is located near the town of San Juan del Sur, which lies just north of the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, south from the colonial city of Granada and about two and a half hours from the city of Managua. Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Eco Lodge is part of a 1,000-hectare reforestation project and an 800-hectare private nature reserve which is actually one of the last, large natural sanctuaries along the Pacific Coast of Central America. The conservation of this area is crucial for maintaining the habitat of the animals living in this region. During the past five years, almost 1.5 million trees (both hardwood and fruit), have been planted in these lands, hoping to return them back to the ecosystem they once used to be. These reforested lands, together with the nature reserve and the estuary, host a variety of forest animals such as howler monkeys, sloths, white tipped deer and many birds native to the subtropical region. The beach is a nesting ground for giant sea turtles. All fifteen bungalows face west; letting you revere dramatic sunsets disappear into the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding forest adds indispensable privacy and peace to each unit. Most bungalows sit on a cliff overlooking the private bay and estuary. While they have been soundly designed to offer shelter from rain, sun or wind, each bungalow breathes nature. Some may have a tree growing out through the roof but all enjoy an indoor beach garden hosting your own private outdoor shower.

All hotel bungalows feature one king size bed, a comfortable sofa bed and a private deck. The architect has carefully used mainly local materials and the wooden furniture was custom made by local artisans. Even the quaint lamps have been made out of recycled wood from a former cattle ranch at Morgan’s Rock Eco Lodge!

Day #7-8:

Free day to explore on your own the property.

Day #9:

Private Guided Transfer to International Airport (the transfer takes 3 hours maximum, we do recommend a late flight)


  • All Private Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide (English Speaking) all the program
  • Granada City Tour
  • Boat ride trip, Lake Nicaragua
  • Chocolate Cooking Class
  • Hike The Crater Trail & Canopy (Zip line) at Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve
  • Tour Masaya Volcano at Night & Artisan Market
  • Ometepe Island Tour
  • Kayaking tour at Istian River, Ometepe Island
  • 3 Nights lodging at Dario Hotel, Granada
  • 2 Nights lodging at Villa Paraiso Hotel, Ometepe Island
  • 3 Nights lodging at Morgan´s Rock Hotel, San Juan Del Sur
  • Meals as specified on above itinerary
  • All entrance fee
  • Bottle of water every day.
  • Hotel taxes (17% sales tax)

Not included:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Entry & Exit from International Airport in Managua
    • Entry: Tourist Card US$ 10.00 per person
    • Exit:   Airport Tax US$ 45.00 per person (Some airlines included on their tickets)
  • Meals & Tours or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Bellboys & Maids Tips
  • Local and/or International phone calls
  • Personal and/or medical expenses