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“Nica-Adventures is Professional all the way -- a good investment for a successful trip”

Nicaragua Adventures - Day Tours
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$54.00*
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3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada
Ranked #2 of 46 Tours in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Nica-Adventures is Professional all the way -- a good investment for a successful trip”
Reviewed March 24, 2011

If you’re thinking of trying Nicaragua, Pierre Gedeon is your man. Our tour turned out even better than we anticipated due to the professionalism and attentiveness of Gedeon and his staff. We were initially interested in planning a whirlwind tour through Estelli (“cigar land”), visiting some cigar factories to eyeball the raw tobacco leaves, take in the aroma of fresh cigars, and watch expert rollers working their magic from start to finish – maybe even sampling one or two for ourselves. Nica-Adventures not only delivered but broadened that dream into a scenic, historical, and cultural smorgasbord beyond what we anticipated. Our driver and expert guide, whose knowledge was jaw-droppingly impressive, opened our eyes to all that Nicaragua is, and they became our good friends as well as our advisors. We laughed so much it was hard to remember we were clients. And when we were ready to return to the States, they solved our problem of how to pack our delicate souvenirs by whisking us to a hardware store (which we never would have found on our own) where we procured everything we needed to do the job – and THEN returned with us to our hotel and helped pack the case. Our tour was perfect. We didn’t have to lift a finger--unless we told them we wanted to. They were prompt, considerate of what WE wanted, flexible, and handed us surprise after surprise based no doubt on Pierre’s guidance. We corresponded with Gedeon for some months before our trip, so he had a good idea of our level of education and our interests. Nica-Adventures has an office in Costa Rica, and we were delighted that Pierre took the time to return to Nicaragua to meet us for a brewski just after sunset once we reached Granada. I am convinced one reason our trip was such a marvelous success is that we let Gedeon advise and guide us, after providing some general idea of what we’d like to do, and made a commitment to just go with it. The food was fantastic – we were treated to several great places to eat frequented by the locals.
If you’re considering Nicaragua, here’s my advice. Read as much as possible about the history and the culture before you go. I recommend Customs and Culture of Nicaragua by White and Caulderon (Greenwood Press, 2008) – anything BUT dull and very readable. (Prior to our trip, I discovered most Americans, including myself, know almost nothing about Nicaragua except the Sandanista-Contra conflict of 30 years ago, so the image they have in their head is way inaccurate.) Be sensitive to the economic hardship of this beautiful country and give back to it before you leave by engaging in a little philanthropic tourism (we adopted a not-for-profit Nicaraguan traditional folk dance troupe consisting of young people at risk and were amazed by their performance). If you love cigars, one of the highlights of our tour was a small factory in Estelli – Tabacalera Santiago de Nicaragua S.A – where we were treated like kings – no! – I’d say BETTER than kings! And, if you’re considering a travel agency, Nica-Adventures provided a great experience for us and I recommend them without hesitation

Visited November 2010
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“had problems but great customer service”
Reviewed March 6, 2011

i used nicaragua adventures to book two days of transportation. pierre was always a pleasure to deal with and he responded to e-mails quickly. their services were also very competitively priced. unfortunately i had problems with both of my trips. the company had great customer service and i felt taken care of by them. even with the problems i'd still recommend nica adventures.

Visited February 2011
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Canada
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“Great Service the Exceeded our Expectations”
Reviewed February 11, 2011

We booked our trip to Nicaragua via e-mail through Nica Adventures. We didn't want to be with a group so we opted to go with having Nica Adventures arrange the lodging, transportation and some day tours. Everything went very smoothly and we couldn't have been happier.

Edgard at Nica Adventures was fantastic in helping us arrange everything via e-mail and the pricing was excellent. We took a bit of a leap of faith because we trusted that the driver would show up and that the hotel reservations would be in place and we weren't dissappointed. Everything worked perfectly and exceeded every one of our expectations.

The vehicles were clean and comfortable, the drivers and guides were fantastic. If you are doing any tours around Granada you should request Ramon as the guide. He is the best.

We have a wonderful time and we would recommend Nica Adventures to anyone without hesitation.

Visited January 2011
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Nevada City, California
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“Nicaragua Adventures is excellent tour provider for Nicaragua”
Reviewed February 6, 2011

We used Nicaragua Adventures and Edgard Moreira of their Granada office to plan a custom tour of western Nicaragua, including Leon, Selva Negra, Granada, Ometepe Island and San Juan del Sur. The tour and service they provided (including accomodations, drivers and guides) was excellent throughout and we would highly recommend them to anyone interested in touring Nicaragua.

Visited February 2011
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Abingdon, Maryland
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“A-Plus Service and Value!”
Reviewed January 23, 2011

We usually travel independently or with Intrepid travel and have never utilized the services of a company that plans individualized tours based around one's specific interests...we are so glad we did this thru Nica Adventures. We did this based upon the recommendations of a travel-experienced couple whom we traveled with for 10 days in the country and have known for a while. Pierre and Edgard of Nica-Adventures, planned an incrediblly interesting and informative itinerary for us, start to finish, to visit the best attractions in the country hassle-free, and once we got there, a seamless flow of our fabulous vacation unfolded with friendly and knowledgeable drivers and guides. Had we done this trip on our own, we would not have even scratched the surface of what this beautiful country has to offer...things that we learned going with Nica Adventures. We had many questions prior to the trip and they were answered promptly and professionally. The company also offers very reasonable prices. Their integrity and honesty was highly apparent. Strongly Recommend if you want to visit the real Nicaragua!

Visited December 2010
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