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“Exceeded our expectations!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nicaragua Adventures - Day Tours

Nicaragua Adventures - Day Tours
Calle la Libertad, From Bac 2 Blocks West | Opposite Corner to Hotel El Club, Granada, Nicaragua
+505 2552 8461
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Ranked #2 of 39 Activities in Granada
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Owner description: Nicaragua Adventures offers private, custom and unique tours, exclusively designed to satisfy our guest's many requests and expectations (we do not form groups!). Operating since 1999 and based in Granada, Nicaragua, we offer sightseeing, soft and more strenuous adventures, for couples, families and small-mid size groups. We offer the highlights, but also always try to include a few original activities/visits on the way, to make our itineraries more valuable and maximize time during your vacation. We also are one of the very few agencies with a license/permit to operate (Delivered by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute INTUR, you may require it when booking with tour provider in Nicaragua). We own a fleet of vehicles (all a/c, recent and comfortable, well maintained to accommodate all group sizes from 1 person to groups, with well trained, professional and friendly drivers), allowing more flexibility and satisfaction for oour customers. Our company is recommended by New York Times, Outside Magazine, Washington Post and several other magazines, please check about us. In addition, Nicaragua Adventure's manager (Pierre, a native from France living in Nicaragua/Costa Rica since year 1996) has been awarded as the "Top Travel Specialist" for Nicaragua by Conde Nast Traveler, three years in a row since 2011. Contact us for a unique travel experience.
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Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Exceeded our expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Pierre and Katia helped us plan our eight day trip and they did not disappoint! We had a fantastic time and can't wait to return. They worked with us to plan both full and half day activities, so that we had time to relax and explore Granada on our own. Two highlights they arranged for us were a day visit to Zopango, a private island with amazing hosts, and a tour of La Granadilla, an agriculture cooperative. Wonderful experiences. Our guide, Gustavo, was a delightful companion, knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic about his country. Everyone helped make this a trip of a lifetime!

Visited January 2014
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Roswell, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“First Class Travel Agency”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I booked a 9 day trip to Nicaragua with Nicaragua Adventures for 4 of my friends and myself. We visited Managua, Leon, Granada, Ometepe, and San Juan del Sur. Pierre coordinated all arrangements with me. He returned emails promptly, answered all questions with great detail, and provided one of the most seamless individual travel experiences that I have encountered. Given I have been to over 100 countries, this says something. He does everything first class--from the arrangements, to the guides, to the drivers and equipment. Every recommendation he made from hotels to restaurants was right-on. His organization is professional, willing to make changes along the way, and frankly exceptional in every way. If you are visiting Nicaragua, definitely work with Nicaragua Adventures. You won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2014
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Seattle
1 review
“Fantastic Agency - Very Highly Recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I'm not sure I've ever seen a company so uniformly raved about, and all I will do is add to it! Every detail of our trip was perfect, I really can't find anything to complain about. Every place we visited was wonderful - beautiful, interesting, with just the right mix of relaxation, culture, and fun (we did a pretty typical first timer's route through Managua-SJDS-Ometepe-Granada). Every single guide was fantastic - energetic, knowledgeable and so sweet. Always on time, but also flexible to changing things to suit our particular needs (we were traveling with 2 small children and an older person as well). Each hotel was charming and interesting in its own way. Pierre and his team removed pretty much every bit of stress from this vacation, so we were just able to enjoy. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Visited December 2013
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Monte Sereno, CA
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“They really are as good as all the reviews!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Our very active group of two families (9 people total, 4 adults, 4 teenagers and one 10 year old) booked our air and accommodations on our own, so when it came to planning our activities, we didn't want to "wing-it" in Nicaragua, a country we had no familiarity with and at a busy time between Xmas and New Year's. When I checked on Trip Advisor for a tour company, Nica Adventures had so many good reviews I contacted them to arrange an 8 day itinerary of multiple activities in Granada and SJDS for our group. There was sometimes a lag time of a day or two getting responses, so I almost made the mistake of booking with another company, but when Katia came through with her final itinerary for us, it was immediately apparent that Nica Adventures knew what they were doing and were spot on with advice and recommendations for specific times/dates to experience the activities we wanted to do that were more well thought out and realistic given times, driving distances, etc.

Every driver, activity and tour guide were great. From being met at the airport by a friendly and courteous driver who took us to our hotel in Granada to our wonderful and knowledgeable guides Ramon (Granada to SJDS) and Luis (Ometepe Island). Both guides spoke excellent English (Luis actually speaks 4 languages!), were rich with knowledge and made the experience fun and interesting for our kids as well. On the days we only used Nica Adventures to book activities such as an ATV Tour or Zip lining all tours were paid for in advance, booked for specific times and a driver sent to take us there and bring us back to our rental home near SJDS. The divers always arrived on time, often arriving 1/2 hour early and would courteously wait until we were ready to go. The vans were comfortable, air conditioned and roomy.

Activities we had Nica Adventures help us with included: Kayaking Isletas on Lake Nicaragua, Granada City tour, Mombacho Volcano hike, ATV tour of SJDS beaches, La Flor Nature Reserve to view Sea Turtles, Tour of Ometepe Island, Zip lining at Da Flying Frog, Sailing excursion, and all our our transfer/rides to and from activities, hotels and airport. I have to add that even with all of these activities they were able to arrange our itinerary to give us plenty of down time for sleeping in (most days) and enjoying the beautiful beaches in Nicaragua.

I highly recommend using Nica Adventures, we had a fabulous experience. They made our trip stress-free, organized, safe and super fun.

Visited December 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Everything you need for Nicaragua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We spent a week in Nicaragua in December 2013 from Christmas to New Years repeating a trek from Leon to Matagalpa and Granada in 1986 -- and we added Ometepe. Pierre and his excellent staff provided suggestions from accomodations to restaurants, then provided drivers, guides and outstanding vans for the four of us. They listened to our interests, made appropriate recommendations and worked through any concerns or changes professionally. The package price made sense and for the few dollars more, we strongly recommend that you let Pierre arrange transportation so you can learn more about the country and forget the rental car (and vigilant police). If you are going to Nicaragua, talk to these folks!

Visited December 2013
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