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Nicaragua Adventures - Day Tours
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Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve: Hike and Zipline Tour
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3-Hour Walking Tour of Granada
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One-Way Private Transfer from Granada to Managua
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Owner description: Nicaragua Adventures offers private, custom and unique tours, exclusively designed to satisfy our guest's many requests and expectations (we do not form groups!). Operating since 1999 and based in Granada, Nicaragua, we offer sightseeing, soft and more strenuous adventures, for couples, families and small-mid size groups. We offer the highlights, but also always try to include a few original activities/visits on the way, to make our itineraries more valuable and maximize time during your vacation. We also are one of the very few agencies with a license/permit to operate (Delivered by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute INTUR, you may require it when booking with tour provider in Nicaragua). We own a fleet of vehicles (all a/c, recent and comfortable, well maintained to accommodate all group sizes from 1 person to groups, with well trained, professional and friendly drivers), allowing more flexibility and satisfaction for oour customers. Our company is recommended by New York Times, Outside Magazine, Washington Post and several other magazines, please check about us. In addition, Nicaragua Adventure's manager (Pierre, a native from France living in Nicaragua/Costa Rica since year 1996) has been awarded as the "Top Travel Specialist" for Nicaragua by Conde Nast Traveler, three years in a row since 2011. Contact us for a unique travel experience.
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Pierre and Osnar helped us in the office, Eduardo was our guide for the week and Roberto was our driver. Everything worked perfectly -- from airport pick up to airport drop off and all of the moves in between. We called audibles (cancelling dinners when tired/adding lunches when hungry), we went on adventures with varying degrees of tolerance (ashboarding/zip lining/hiking) from the 5 kids ranging in ages from 3-16, and all the while nica-adventures helped us navigate the language, the excursions, the tempers (which admittedly weren't that bad, as we were having a great time, but we were still travelling after all), and all other logistics.

Our process: I researched the activities I wanted our family to do and the places I wanted to stay. I emailed Pierre and asked if he could help me reserve the excursions and arrange for the transfers. What we got was so much more, because we were provided a cool and knowledgeable (and not irritating or overly talky) private guide, comfortable car and very nice driver for the entire trip. As an example of how this helped -- we arrived in Leon prior to the check in time at the hotel (we knew ahead of time that would happen) and found a place for lunch that Eduardo recommended. It was, however, busy, because a cruise ship had dropped some folks off there for drinks. So Eduardo took paper in hand, took our orders, and brought them straight back into the kitchen. He suggested we check out the nearby cathedral while we waited and that he'd hold down the table. We were served within minutes of sitting back down and the food was delicious. This kind of efficiency on a trip with a group of 8 is priceless.

Another above and beyond moment -- we left a blanket at the first hotel we stayed at in Managua. Even though we had moved on to Granada, Nica-adventures sent someone back to the hotel to fetch it for us, as they clearly understood that preserving the good-will of the 3 year old was going to be key to keeping the whole gang upbeat, but we didn't have to tell them this, they just knew and took care of it and never made us feel bad for being such blockheads.

All in all, I was very impressed, and to give such a comment context, I'll say that despite frequent luxury travel, this is the first time I felt inspired to write a TA review.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Osnar helped us plan a great family vacation over spring break with our two teenage daughters. We enjoyed all the activities and still enjoyed our downtime. 12 unforgettable days in Nicaragua with some very knowledgable and fun guides. Thank you.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Katia organized a wonderful 10 day tour for us according to our interests and both she and Pierre helped immediately when we had some issues with one of our hotels that came up and needed to be addressed. I highly recommend them, we had a hassle free, relaxing vacation in this beautiful country, exactly what we were hoping for.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We took a eleven day (ten night) tour with Nicaragua Adventures and can not say enough good things about them. The tour was organized based on our preferences--active travelers, interested in culture and nature. They prepared a draft itinerary for our approval before finalizing it. Someone was there to greet us when we landed and from then on we were under their care. Transportation was provided and so were guides. The hotels they booked us in were all very nice. We visited Granada, Isla Ometepe (highly recommended), San Juan del Sur, Leon and Mangua. The drivers, Carlos and Roberto, were courteous, pleasant and professional. We had guides for our hikes (Mombacho cloud forest, San Ramon waterfall on Volcan Maderas, and Masaya National Park) and also for other attractions along the way. These guides---Edgar, Erik and Eduardo were all excellent. Very knowledgable, friendly and passionate about their country. This was a private customized trip---just for the two of us, but yet reasonably priced. We had never indulged into such luxury but decided to do so because Nicaragua is not yet at a stage where the infrastructure permits easy travel on your own, unless you are a member of the backpacking set. I am glad we did. Thanks Katia for all the arrangements.

Thank DeshiMusafeer
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nica Adventures is much more than just a day tour company. Pierre arranged our hotels, vehicles, drivers, and translator guides. The vehicles were modern and nice with functioning seat belts and air conditioning. Drivers arrived on time and accommodated us cheerfully. The hotels were very nice with hot showers, air conditioning, and private bathrooms. All were well-located for our purposes. Eric at Ometepe Island was an excellent guide and driver who spoke English very well. If I ever get back to Nicaragua I will definitely hire Pierre to arrange everything for me.

Thank AnneG0772
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