AJ and I had just over a week to see the best of Nicaragua, and Granada was top of our itinerary. We only had four days to spare for our visit, but they were four days well-spent, getting to know the town and its surrounding districts and environmental attractions. I’ve distilled what we saw and experienced into a three-day itinerary for any traveller wanting to experience the best of what Granada has to offer.
Cartagena is a wonderfully vibrant city full of history and culture, from its colonial architecture and original city walls to its many and varied museums. There are also many parks and beaches providing opportunities to relax and unwind. A trip to Colombia would be incomplete without a visit to this city boasting Café Havana, Casa Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and its local mud bath volcano. Below I’ve put together a three-day itinerary for seeing the best of Cartagena, with ideas for what to do afterwards.
Huaraz is a small town high up in the Andes which acts as the gateway to the Corderilla Blanca National Park; it is because of this that it is perfectly set up for the multitude of backpackers, hikers, climbers and thrill seekers that descend on it every year. It was a last-minute addition to the itinerary as we charted a route through northern Peru into Ecuador – the promise of cosy cafes, good food and day hikes drew us in so we set aside three days to cram in what we could. Arriving early morning from an overnight bus on day one, and out on another overnight bus on day three. Given the variety of activities on offer, we had to whittle them down to the following itinerary in order to enjoy the best of what Huaraz has to offer in the short amount of time we had.