New Tours from the Nicaragua Tourism Board

Positioned between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the beautiful country of Nicaragua is a fascinating land of stunning scenery and friendly people. Nicaragua’s turbulent recent history has left its volcanoes, abundant waterways, historic colonial towns and peaceful rural villages relatively undiscovered by the tourism trade.

It is true that over the past thirty years Nicaragua has endured distressing political upheaval and some devastating natural disasters which have had a detrimental effect on tourism. However, the country and its people in general have emerged stronger, friendlier and with more to offer. Nicaragua is now considered one of the safest of the Central and South American countries and many people, especially those who appreciate getting off the beaten track, are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities to explore this exotic location.

Recognizing the benefits that tourism is bringing to the economy of the country, the Nicaragua Tourism Board (INTUR) is focusing on promoting the country’s image as a prime Central American destination. The natural beauty of Nicaragua, including sparkling beaches, volcanoes, unspoiled rainforests and abundant animal life is reason enough to visit the country. But add to this the pre-Hispanic artifacts, vibrant folkloric traditions and historic colonial architecture and Nicaragua becomes a destination of choice for tourists.

The Nicaragua Tourism Board has put together tour packages under different themes and there really is something for everyone.

“A Journey into the Heart of Greenness” is an eight-day excursion which takes tourists down the San Juan River to explore the dense tropical rain forest, starting at Lake Nicaragua and winding down to the Caribbean Sea. The Rio San Juan, described by Mark Twain as being an earthly paradise, is one of the most rewarding rain forest experiences to be found.

“Nicaragua’s Sleeping Beauties” will give tourists a look into Nicaragua’s history and colonial architecture. This six-day tour includes visiting the towns of Managua, Granada and Leon with day trips into the cloud forests of Granada’s Mombacho Volcano, as well as the active volcanoes to be found in the Masaya Volcano National Park.

Other tours available are “Nicaragua History, Culture and Nature” and “Nicaragua Trekking Tour”. The Nicaragua Tourism Board are soon to launch the “Nicaragua Coffee Route” which will give tourists the opportunity to experience the traditions, culture and livelihood of the region and the people who make a living out of one of the country’s leading exports.

Young or old, adventurous or reticent – the Nicaragua Tourism Board is making sure that a visit to this diverse country will be a holiday to remember.