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The largest of the Central American republics, Nicaragua is known for its rugged mountains and many volcanoes and lakes.
With Expedia’s Nicaragua Vacation Packages, you’ll be able to create your dream escape while saving some serious money. Combine your accommodations with your flight bookings, and then save even more by adding extras like car rental and activities. If you plan on visiting Lake Nicaragua, why not add a guided tour of some nearby San Jorge landmarks to your package?
Day 1-2: Most people arrive at Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in the national capital, Managua. Once you’ve settled into your hotel, spend a day or two exploring the city. Check out well-known sights like Old Cathedral, National Palace of Culture and the ruins of the former Somoza Presidential House.
Day 3-5: Hop in your rental car and take a road trip around the country’s north. Known for its tobacco production, Estli is also a great base from which to explore the Cliff Carvings of El Tisey, or go volcano boarding on Cerro Negro.
Day 6-7: Be sure to stop by Granada. With a vast history of indigenous civilization, Spanish colonization and piracy, yet a young, creative culture, travellers adore its unique, sophisticated vibe. Soak up the spectacular views from La Merced Church’s bell tower while you’re in town.
Nicaraguans celebrate Independence Day, their National Day, on September 15 each year. If you happen to visit around this public holiday, expect to see colourful parades, traditional music and lively festivities.
Spending a few nights in the capital city? You’ll find some great deals in our Managua Vacation Packages .