Antigua Esteli Cigars & Tropical Paradise Tour
DATES: December 1st - 7th, 2017
Join us brothers and sisters of the leaf as we head south into the "Ring of Fire" where Nicaragua and it's rich volcanic soil has been home to some of the worlds most premium cigars for years. This one of a kind trip will take you behind the scenes in Esteli where you will get to see, feel, and experience tobacco in ways you never imagined.
Join the master blender behind Antigua Esteli Cigars. Visit some of the most popular tobacco fields and see how this extraordinary plant grows. Then test your taste buds with a hands on blending experience where you will be able to select your own tobacco creating your very own private blend. Dine and smoke with industry VIP's and get access inside their operations where all the magic happens. Stay at multiple destinations while learning about Nicaragua's nutrient rich volcanic soil which is thriving while other nations are on the decline.
This is not just a cigar factory tour or a vacation like other offers out there. You will be fully submerged into the local culture while supporting the community with a portion of the trip sales going towards NicaFund a non-profit in Esteli helping to preserve the lively hood of rural Nicaragua. Enjoy the cigars, the stories, the food, the music, the dancing and of course the views, not to mention some FREE gifts along the way!
$1800* - Shared Room (Double Occupancy)**
* Early Bird Discounts Before August 30, 2017
** Additional fee for private accommodations
7 days / 6 nights
Esteli, Granada, San Juan del Sur, Ometepe
HOTEL IN ESTELI (Double Occupancy)
CUSTOM HOME - San Juan del Sur
Private Transportation & Driver
- Granada Day Trip
- Cigar Factory Tours
- Sunset at the Cristo
- Day Trip To Ometepe Island
- Playa Hermosa
- Playa Maderas
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
- Daily breakfast
- Daily Dinner
- Welcome case of Toña Beer
- Welcome bottle of Flor de Caña
- Welcome package of cigars
Day 1: ESTELI
You’ll be arriving to Nicaragua and one of our drivers will be waiting for you at the airport. Depart directly to Esteli and visit one of the many tobacco fields of the area then check into the hotel before dinner. Enjoy a nice welcome dinner at a fine steakhouse in Esteli and the night is yours to enjoy.
Day 2: GRANADA
Enjoy a Nica style breakfast at the hotel then visit some of the most famous cigar factories of Esteli and learn how this plant goes from seed to cigar. After your tour of the factory we head out to Granada one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. Here we will stop by an old Italian Mansion which has been converted into a boutique Cigar Factory. Dinner served in Granada before heading to home in San Juan del Sur.
Day 3: SAN JUAN DEL SUR
After a lazy start to your morning and a delicious breakfast head into town to experience the San Juan Life. Here you will be able to visit the market, stock up on any snacks for the houses, check out the coffee shops, stores or walk the beach in the bay. Check out the amazing view of the San Juan Bay from high up on the hill by the statue of Christ, one of the best views in town. Dinner will be prepared back at the house by local chefs.
Day 4: OMETEPE ISLAND
After breakfast we head out to the port of San Jorge where we board a ferry to Ometepe Island. This amazing island is in the middle of lake Nicaragua and is formed out of 2 volcanoes side by side. The rich volcanic soil here makes any agriculture thrive, especially tobacco. Visit Ojo de Agua a crystal clear natural pool, smoke a cigar at Playa Santo Domingo, and venture out to the tip of Punta Jesus Maria. Dinner served at the house in San Juan.
Day 5: PLAYA MADERAS
Enjoy another lazy morning at the house with a late breakfast. Awe will visit a nearby popular beach called Playa Maderas. Watch the local surfers catch waves, or the relax under one of the cabanas. As the sun starts to set we will begin the preparation of your last nights good bye dinner at the beach. Watch us as we prepare your dinner under the stars and in the sand with the ocean waves crashing over your toes. Party the last night away in town at any of the many bars.
Day 6: PLAYA HERMOSA
Enjoy your morning by the pool and have a late breakfast. Today we head 30 mins south to Playa Hermosa an open sandy beach with cabanas, hammocks, bar, restaurant and beauty in all directions. After sunset we head back to the house for the last nights dinner and party.
Day 7: DEPARTURE
Depending on departure times there may be an opportunity to pass by a local market for last minute souvenirs. We will drop you off at the airport and we look forward to see you back again!
- Local Guides
- 6 Breakfasts
- 5 Dinners
- Ferry to Ometepe
- Bottle of Nicaraguan Rum
- Complimentary Case of Nicaraguan Beer
- Welcome bag of Nicaraguan Cigars
- Activities & Entrance Fees
- Complimentary Diakachimba T-Shirt
Daily lunch, food & alcohol at bars or restaurants, tips
There are so many activities to do while in Nicaragua but unfortunately we can not fit everything into a single trip so here are a few other activities. If any of these interest you they would be in addition to the package outlined above.
- Horseback riding
- Golf at Guacalito de La Isla
- Boat trip along the pacific coast
- Horse carriage tour of Granada
- Volcano Boarding w/ Stop in Leon (Full day)
- Ometepe Island Tour (Full day)
- Flor de Cana Rum Tour (Full day)
- Nicaraguan style cooking class (½ day)
- Day trips to other cities (Full day)
10% of this package will be donated to a local charity in Esteli to help those in need.
All staff receives a base pay however they do rely on your support and tips when you feel they have gone above and beyond which they so regularly do. Please remember to tip your guide in advance or make sure to save something at the end. We all greatly appreciate your help. Any amount can often times make the difference.
For more information or questions regarding this package please give us a call or send us a message.
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- MGA Managua International Airport
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