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NICARAGUA small group trips


Back by popular demand: the perfect piece of paradise, Nicaragua! Idyllic Nicaragua serves up a healthy dose of Andalusian and Colonial-style architecture draped in the type of greenery that only a rich, tropical, volcanic hillside can deliver. Sea, sun and adventure await you around every corner, making those return flights impossible to fathom. You’re going to have to trust us on this one. Neighboring Costa Rica may typically steal the spotlight, but Nicaragua’s ability to repeatedly deliver immersive, off-the-beaten-path experiences is exactly what we love about it. After all, it’s not everyday that a country is bestowed with the title of, “Emerald Coast”.

Join us as we take a hard turn off the Central American Highway and traverse these lesser known dirt roads to discover something new.

The boldness of your first steps will be affectionately, familiarly and welcomingly met. Spend some time connecting with Granada’s social change-makers, UPNicaragua, an organization dedicated to helping young women realize their potential to be the protagonist in their own stories through science, tech, and math. Relax in a geothermally-heated lagoon, tour the Emerald Coast in style on a private catamaran, and bask in the sun on our own private island for a day. This trip is perfect for those of you that identify as a busy, go-getter type, or anyone who just really needs a break. Round off each sun-kissed day over dinner and drinks with your crew of old and new travel buds.













Nicaragua Small Group Trip Day One


Morning: Arrive by plane to Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, and be whisked away to stunning Granada (a.k.a. La Gran Sultana—an homage to it’s Andalusian design and architecture). The colonial buildings found here have stood for centuries (literally!). Granada was the first city to be recorded by Spain and as it’s well-deserved nickname—La Gran Sultana—suggests; it’s like Seville, but, you know...TROPICAL.

Afternoon: Settle in to your stylish accommodations that were designed by the internationally recognized and award-winning hoteliers of Tribal Hotel. We’ve booked out the hotel and a newly designed private home and can’t wait to share this stunning oasis with you. If the scenery entering the city doesn’t make you want to go to drop everything and pursue a career in architecture, the stunning boutique homes that we’ll call home for the next 5 days will. Take a break from your busy lifestyle back home and try this on for size: take a dip in the pool, get to know your fellow travelers and gaze upon the interesting design of the hotel. 

Evening: Enjoy an intimate dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants featuring a wide assortment of fresh, local ingredients. Consider this celebratory dinner your official welcome to Nicaragua as you get your first taste of the unforgettable cuisine of the region while knocking back some drinks and engaging in invigorating conversations with your new friends. 

Meals Included: Dinner

Nicaragua Small Group Trip Day Two


Morning: We’ll let you sleep in after that memorable first night (you’re welcome) and embark on a walking tour of Granada in the late morning light. If you are an early riser, the pool will be calling your name. There’s much to discover on our tour of this historic city—such as a visit to an interesting tile factory and stopping in at our friend’s hammock shop with employs disabled youth, enabling their independence—so grab your comfiest walking shoes and get ready to fall in love.

Afternoon: Take a dip in Laguna de Apoyo, an azure, volcanically-heated lagoon. The water will be warm, and surrounded by… well, practically nothing, except for the rolling green hills and open blue sky. Grab a kayak, drift around the tepid waters or sunbathe on a dock in the middle of the water. Head back to shore for a cold beer at one of four restaurants along the shoreline.

Evening: Enjoy your first free evening however your heart desires. Tap your city guide—lovingly prepared by yours truly—for our favorite places to dine, dance, sip and relax. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Nicaragua Small Group Trip Day Three


Morning: Discover why the Nicaraguan Pacfic coastline is called the Emerald Coast as we travel to San Juan del Sur via catamaran. We’ll sail north to secluded beaches, peaceful coves perfect for swimming and enjoy some cocktails on the boat. Admire the cliffs, observe the dolphins, sea turtles, birds and even the occasional howler monkey searching for crabs along the shore. Catch a fish off the boat, make some ceviche to accompany our endless supply of guacamole. Could this be heaven? 

Afternoon: Return to your private homes in the late afternoon feeling salty, sun-kissed and grateful after a beautiful day on the water. Freshen up for a free evening out on the town, or melt into the pool if you’re not quite ready for life on dry land.

Evening: The night is yours to discover. This is your last free evening so let’s make the most of it!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch