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Nicaragua eNewsletter August 2013
 
     
spacer Nicaragua Named in National Geographic Traveler’s “2013 Tours of a Lifetime”

National Geographic Traveler has included a Nicaraguan tour as part of its list of the best tours in Central and South America for 2013. Listed as one of 50 trips of a lifetime, International Expeditions’ “Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” 9-day tour starts at $3,398 and offers travelers visits to five wildlife reserves, including the bird-friendly coffee estate Selva Negra. An added bonus for this trip includes the opportunity to contribute to Nicaragua’s first birding book.

Additional nature-focused tours include:

Eco-Adventure International “Nicaragua – Rio San Juan” 4-day package: Exploring, adventure, culture

  • Coveted Solentiname Archipelagos
  • Los Guatuzos Wildlife Reserve
  • Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve
  • Hiking
  • Local artisans
  • San Juan River

Ladatco Tours “Nicaragua Explorer” 10-day package: Coffee, culture, relaxing

  • Selva Negra coffee plantation
  • Tour of coffee-making process
  • Colonial city of Leon
  • Ruben Dario Museum
  • UNESCO World Heritage site at Leon Viejo
  • Colonial city of Granada
  • San Juan del Sur
  • Masaya arts and craft market

Mountain Travel Sobek “Nicaragua Tranquila” 10-day package: Magical,

  • Chocolate factory
  • Selva Negra coffee plantation
  • Hike cloud forest
  • Arenal Nature Reserve and La Bastilla Ecolodge
  • Horseback riding
  • The town of Esteli
  • Tour of cigar factory
  • Somoto Canyon and the Rio Coco
  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Swimming, boating, snorkeling, kayaking
  • San Juan Del Sur
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Promoting Sustainable Travel in Nicaragua

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spacer Nicaragua features some of Central America’s most untouched nature reserves, thriving coffee and sugar cane farms, rich culture, and abundant flora and fauna. It’s no wonder that tourism to the cou ntry has rapidly increased, making it Nicaragua’s top industry. This increase in visitors has led the Nicaraguan Tourism Board (INTUR) to commit to ensuring sustainable travel.

This commitment is so deep that many local tour operators are now working alongside Rainforest Alliance, an international conservation organization dedicated to the promotion of sustainable tourism, and INTUR, to promote sustainable tourism within Nicaragua. These tour operators are becoming certified in sustainability, so that your clients’ travels in Nicaragua will be not only enjoyable, but also eco-friendly. The country’s sustainable efforts will allow travelers to explore different regions in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Here are a few tours that include sustainable travel in Nicaragua:

Journeys International “Nicaragua Eco Escape” 9-day package: Nature, colonial heritage, beach, serenity

  • Colonial city of Granada
  • Lake Nicaragua and Las Isletas
  • Ometepe Island and its twin volcanoes
  • Pacific Coast beaches

Greenloons “Nicaragua Jungle & Wildlife Package” 8-day package: Flora & fauna, volcanoes, cloud forests

  • Indio Maiz Biosphere Reserve
  • River boat tours
  • Birding in nature reserves
  • Cloud forest volcano
  • Colonial city of Granada

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Nicaraguan Tourism Board
Hotel Crowne Plaza, 1c Sur, 1c. Oeste. Managua, Nicaragua. Aptdo. Postal No. 5088
Pbx: (505) 2254-5191 / Fax: (505) 2222-6610
www.visitnicaragua.us