About Us - VaPues Nicaragua Tours


I loved my time in Nicaragua

I'm back home - and all is well. I loved my time in Nicaragua - your country quite touched my heart. Not just the beautiful landscape, but the people too. I've nothing negative to say about Va Pues - the meet and greet and your guides were all excellent, always courteous and always punctual.

Roddon | May 2017

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Particularly your guides. I've had many guides in my travels, but all of yours seemed instinctively to know the skills involved in guiding - how to 'read' people, how to make a tour interesting, offering options so that guests don't become too tired. I congratulate you.

A service with heart

Fantastic guides, great transport (usually air conditioned 7 seater type minibuses) and very friendly drivers. Always on time if not early, and even if there was a language barrier between us and the drivers they were super friendly, pointing things out along the way, offering loo stops etc. And the guides were amazing.

Meyer | February 2017

Very knowledgeable

We could not have asked for a better guide than Oscar, who was knowledgeable and informative, friendly and helpful. He gave us a real insight into the city and country. The horse-carriage tour through the city was really enjoyable.

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Oscar's running commentary on the history of Granada and Nicaragua was fascinating. Ometepe: Danny, the local guide, was very good. Like Oscar in Granada he was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of information about Ometepe and life on the island, and about the wildlife. Masaya: The highlights of this day were seeing the volcano and then the time spent at the pottery in the Pueblos Blancos. General: Excellent service and support from Vapues, particularly when one of the family fell ill.We would definitely use them again in Nicaragua.
Tepper | August 2016

Very helpful and accommodating

We travelled in Nicaragua having booked through an UK agency, who use Va Pues their chosen local partners. We were highly pleased with the arrangements they made for us. Their local guides were informative, interesting and very good company.

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And when we hit some health problems, Va Pues could not have done more to help us sort things out.
Simon | August 2016

A relaxed and enjoyable time

Arranged a tour of Las Isletas in Granada with Vapues. The guide (sorry I can't remember his name) was very fluent in English and full of information not only of Las Isletas but also of Granada, local wildlife and the culture/history of Nicaragua.

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Booking the tour in the Granada office was handled by friendly efficient staff. A relaxed and enjoyable time, Regretted that our stay in Granada was too short to book other tours with them.
Danielle | June 2016

Outstanding support

Jackie and I are back home after a wonderful holiday in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I would like to compliment you on your outstanding support to us while we were in Nicaragua.

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I rarely do this, but in your case I felt that you really deserved recognition. You phoned us at all key points throughout our tour, ensuring that all was progressing well, whether it was a transfer or a hotel. When we asked for help, such as bringing forward a tour to avoid the high afternoon temperatures, you went out of your way to ensure that our needs were met. You anticipated problems before they occurred. For example, when our ferry from Ometepe was delayed, you advised our driver in Costa Rica that we would be late. Your support even extended beyond the point where we left your country. I was dumbfounded when our driver in Costa Rica, having picked us up from the border crossing, took a phone call from you. Looking bewildered, he told is that you were checking that we were OK. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to meet you and thank you face-to-face for your support. I hope that this email will go some way to expressing my gratitude. You will note that I have copied this to my holiday agents in the UK to ensure that they are aware of your incredible customer service.

Hoey Family | May 2016

Siblings Trip of a Lifetime to Nicaragua

There are a total of five siblings in our family. My parents left Nicaragua to live in the United States when they were twenty and all five of us siblings were born in the U.S.

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During summertime,when we were young, our parents would pack us up in a station wagon and drive us to Nicaragua.....Yes, I said drive us to Nicaragua........ We all have very fond memories of these times but as I discovered on our recent 'Sibling Trip of a Lifetime to Nicaragua', there were a lot of places we never had visited. My siblings and I decided to visit our roots together, probably for the last time. In comes with Vapues Tours. We decided to go back and visit our roots. Vapues meticulously arranged 97% of our trip. Since four of us are senior citizens, we had certain ailments to deal with. So we asked Vapues to arrange all transportation, tours and hotels for us. Let me say that she was relentless with her people. The minute we were picked up she was calling them to make sure all was well. She also would call me throughout the trip to ask if I needed anything. We had family to meet and sometimes changed our itinerary, Vapues professionally took care of everything. We traveled to Managua, Leon, Esteli, Matagalpa, Corn Island, Granada, Ometepe and San Juan del Sur. It was a great bonding trip. My older siblings hadn't been to Nicaragua for over fifty years. I am not sure what could be improved on by Vapues but I encourage you to use them!

Irene | May 2016

Excellent job

First of all we thoroughly enjoyed the country. Such a variety, authenticity, kind people and good atmosphere! Really very, very nice. But the real reason to write is to let you know that Vapues has done an excellent job in organizing our trip.

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On a number of occasions we were in contact with the Travel Planner and was always very helpful and came with good suggestions and solutions. This varied between help with recovering a laptop we forgot at a hotel, a change in the plans in the Corn Islands, a late minute request for a tour and help with a SIM card for an IPad. Vapues really went out of way to make our vacation a success.

Noordink | February 2016

82-days round trip in Nicaragua

I made a 82-days round trip in Nicaragua, from January 18 to April 9. I prepared my holiday by reading Lonely Planet and Moon guides, and also consulting web-sites of several tour operators, e.g. Vapues Tours (Managua). I composed the itinerary, and the fine-tuning I did with the help of Vapues Tours in Managua. Vapues Tours also did the reservations for the overnights, car rental, boat transports, flights, guides and ‘meet and greets.

Michael Broekman | May 2015