Austin-Lehman Adventures Introduces Nicaragua Itineraries

For the first time in 2013, tour operator Austin-Lehman Adventures (ALA) will bring its small-group and custom itineraries to Nicaragua. The eight-day/seven-night Nicaragua: Cerro Negro to San Juan del Sur programs - with scheduled departures on January 26, March 23 and 30, July 27, August 03, November 16 and 23, and December 21 and 28, 2013 - begin and end in Managua.

Often referred to as “unvisited and off-the-radar as Costa Rica was 50 years ago”, Nicaragua’s attractions include surfing in black volcanic sands to zip lining through tropical rainforest.

Activities include: a climb to the rim of Cerro Negro crater before surfing on an ash board down its black volcanic sands; tour of the cathedral, galleries and museums of Leon, the intellectual capital of Nicaragua; hike the Masaya Volcano National Park, home to a 54-square-kilometer caldera and two (one active, one dormant) volcanoes; kayak on the Asesse Peninsula among the Mombacho islets of Lake Nicaragua to witness some 250 species of birds; soar with a population of monkeys and birds on a zip line tour of Mombacho Nature Reserve; and relax on the white sand beaches of San Juan del Sur.