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3.5 Mrs Charlotte Hobley, 14/01/15

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

We had a fantastic experience and loved the holiday from beginning to end! Our highlights were jumping down the volcano, surfing, zip wiring and chocolate making!

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5 Active Nicaragua , 03/12/14

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

We loved the exhilarating run down Cerro Negro volcano and the fantastic scenery surrounding this trek. The surfing was tremendous fun, with the eco lodge in an idyllic setting. Ometepe Island was very beautiful and we enjoyed seeing howler monkey and the varied birdlife - also loved the 'Mystery Machine' tour bus! Granada is a fascinating city, enjoyed by all. Finally, we loved unwinding on the picturesque Corn Island, which offered excellent snorkelling and a picture post card setting.

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5 , 15/10/13


Christina Hallam

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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

Too many to list them all. zipwiring was amazing, running down the volcano more fun than it sounds and lovely kayaking on the lake. the kids enjoying all the swimming opportunities and the pet monkey on the island, the chocolate museum was also popular

How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

Fantastic, and good with the kids

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

Do not change money at the airport-dreadful exchange rate and US dollars are accepted everywhere. snorkelling on Corn island is more expensive ($30) than in the trip notes and not a lot to see

Do You Have Anything Else To Add

Nicaragua is safe and wonderfully unspoilt.

5 , 15/08/13


The Robsons

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Active Nicaragua

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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

Too many highlights. Surfing, School visit, Speedboat ride through torrential rain, running down volcano, chocolate making, carnival and hipicas in Granada, horse and carriage ride, chilling on the beach on corn island and the exhilaration of 2.5km of zip wire.

Tour Leader Name

David Rosales

How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

The best! Attentive, flexible, inclusive, caring, funny, organised, thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable about SO many things. A prefect guide.

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

Get fit. Be brave. Throw yourself into every activity and you'll have the holiday of a lifetime. Take plenty of things to give away. Children's clothes and books, games, toys, stationary items. The kids there need it - and appreciate it - SO much more than we do.

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This holiday gives everything it says in the brochure and do much more.

0 Ashley Toft (Explore Staff), 28/04/11
Nicaragua is adventure travel at its very best. With so few tour groups around (especially family ones!) we were quite a novelty… and the local people throughout were incredibly friendly and welcoming.

One of the great highlights was playing football and volleyball with the local kids on beaches around Corn Island and during the school visit. I also got to read to the class of 4 year olds in Spanish, which very high pressure & led to much amusement!

Scree running down Cerro Negro volcano was a real hit (you need decent trainers/boots for this!), as was surfing the Pacific coast – the instructors got almost half the group standing! On that same beach we were so lucky to see an Olive Ridley Turtle lay her eggs, even though it was out of season.

Peering into the huge belching Masaya Volcano was quite an experience - the sulphur vapour was quite over-powering. Just as exciting was zip wiring down the lower slopes of the volcano through the coffee plantations.

Kayaking on Lake Nicaragua was another highlight, ending up on a secluded island near Granada for a typical lunch of lake fish, rice, beans, salad and a platter of tropical fruit. The food throughout the trip was far better than I’d expected, with excellent local seafood, fish and steaks - all great value too.

If I was going on this trip again, I’d take some cheap cricket stuff with me & endeavour to teach the local kids a new game! (FNI 11th April 2011)
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