Travel to Nicaragua with On The Go Tours

Discover the wonders of Nicaragua - Central America's largest and yet least visited country, which remains refreshingly untouched by tourism. Sandwiched between Honduras and Costa Rica, Nicaragua has a string of attractions, from miles of dense rainforest, lush tobacco fields and majestic volcanoes, to beautiful lakes and the charming Spanish colonial towns towns of Leon and ancient Granada.

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Founded by the Spanish in 1524 and located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, at the base of Mombacho Volcano, Granada is one of Central America’s most charismatic towns and has a distinctly Moorish feel.

Our tours to Nicaragua are multi-country tours which also include a visit to nearby Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica.

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Nicaragua Group Tours

The Way To San Jose

15 days | FROM USD $2,275

Travelling from Antigua to San Jose, discover the magnificent Mayan of...

Our group tours in Central America offer plenty of local immersion with the use of public transport to get from A to B and staying overnight in simple, locally-owned guesthouses. In Nicaragua you can discover the charming colonial town of Leon and the exquisite volcanic island of Ometepe, in a maximum group size of 16 escorted by a tour leader.

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The tranquil island of Ometepe
The Jewel in Nicaragua's ecological crown

In the centre of picturesque Lake Nicaragua, is the tranquil island of Ometepe. With its two towering volcanic peaks rising dramatically from the lake, Ometepe is a spectacular sight to behold, blessed with pristine white sand beaches and lush rainforest, which are home to an array of wildlife and ripe for adventure.

Nicaragua Travel Guide

Plan your visit to Nicaragua with the aid of our trusty travel guide with information on top spots, the weather, visas and more.

Ometepe Island | Nicaragua | Central America

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Nicaragua

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Nicaragua

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, tipping, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Nicaragua and info on getting your visa

Style of Travel

What to expect on our Central America group tours

Get to know Nicaragua

Recommended Reading

  • The Ladies of Managua
    by Eleni N. Gage
  • The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
    by Giaconda Belli
  • Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle
    by Thomas W. Walker
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Facts about Nicaragua

  • Lake Nicaragua is the only lake in the world that has fresh water sharks living within it.
  • Unlike most of Central and South America, the most popular sport in Nicaragua is baseball, not football.
  • A myth in Nicaragua says that if pregnant women go out during an eclipse, their baby will be born with a birthmark.

Nicaragua Travel Advice:

We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Nicaragua and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Nicaragua Tourist Organisation site and the latest Nicaragua Weather Updates from the BBC.

Activities available on our tours to Nicaragua

On Ometepe Island see waterfalls and wildlife as you hike through cloud forest to the top of Maderas Volcano where you can freshen up with a dip in its incredible crater lake; take the challenging trek to the summit of Concepcion Volcano; try zip lining through the Mombacho Volcano Cloud Forest; or enjoy a trek through scenic Masaya National Park, with its double-crested and still active volcano.

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