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Careli Tours

Type of destination:

  • Beach / ocean
  • City
  • Farm / ranch / rural
  • River / lake / wetland
  • Forest / rainforest
  • Indigenous community
  • Historic site
  • World Heritage Site
  • Mountain

Type of business:

  • Tour operator


Rates:

See details about rates below.


Target Market:

Budget

Description

Since 1992, Careli Tours has shared its passion for travel and the genuine exploration of Nicaragua’s history, culture, and nature. The company proudly promotes tourism destinations such as the indigenous communities of the Pacific and Caribbean coast; the colonial cities of León and Granada; the three UNESCO biosphere reserves of Bosawas, Isla de Ometepe, and Indio Maíz-Río San Juan; 78 protected areas and 47 private reserves that combined represent nearly 30% of Nicaraguan territory; Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua, the latter with 365 islets; 25 impressive volcanoes, 6 of them still active and 12 with crater lakes; and more.

We are experts in creating specialized itineraries for your trip to Nicaragua. Our services include:

  • Transportation.
  • Welcoming you at the airport.
  • Half and full-day tours.
  • Multi-day travel packages:
    • History & Culture of Nicaragua.
    • Adventure in Nicaragua.
    • Nicaragua Ecology Trips.
    • Beaches of Nicaragua.
  • Hotel reservations.
  • Vehicle rental.
  • Domestic flight reservations.
  • Brief orientations for newly-arrived clients.
  • Incentive groups.
  • Special interest groups.

Our staff members are the flag-bearers of our company’s reputation. We have fully bilingual tour guides (Spanish/English) and several speak other languages fluently, such as French and German. Our drivers are responsible and experienced, providing the highest level of safety to our clients. We are proud to say that we also have professionals available for the following activities:

  • Bird watching: 2 Nicaraguan ornithologists.
  • Nature tour: 1 biologist and many experienced guides.
  • Hiking: 2 experts specializing in volcanoes and the colonial city of León.
  • Scuba diving: 2 certified divers (one is a professional) that are affiliated with the PADI diving certification.
  • History and culture: we have full-time, experienced guides who work closely with a Doctor of Nicaraguan history to develop specialized talks.

Activities

  • Adventure sports
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Educational / research / volunteering
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain climbing
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Spiritual / religious
  • Surfing
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Walking / hiking

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 12

Percentage of local employees: 90%

Ours is a progressive company that is committed to doing business sustainably to avoid harming the environment and prevent pollution. We carefully select the tourism products we offer and promote best environmentally-friendly practices and respect for the local communities we visit.

Careli Tours also develops an annual environmental education project called “Eco-School” at the Pedro Joaquín Chamorro school in the city of Granada, with the following basic elements:

  • Primary school: interactive talks, drawing and writing contests.
  • Secondary school: promotion of bird-watching, relating it to ecotourism and the need to conserve habitats.
  • Solid waste management and recycling program: give the school center the tools and knowledge needed to sort solid wastes.
  • Improvements to infrastructure with environmentally-friendly buildings.
  • Cultural exchanges between foreign visitors and the student population, using the environment and its conservation as a connection.

Careli Tours is a member of Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS), a specialized global platform of tour operators dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable tourism in their respective markets.

Rates

Our rates vary since they are subject to the requirements and itineraries requested by the clients.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Managua (MGA)

Travel time to nearest airport: Depends on the destination the client is visiting. For example, transport time is 25 to 30 minutes from the city of Managua.

Our business can be reached year-round; there are no access limitations.

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

2010, Guatemala - "Central American Award for Excellence for Tourism Without Borders", given by the Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Central America (FEDECATUR).

2009, Nicaragua - "El Guegüense for tourism excellence" in the category Business Excellence, given by the National Tourism Chamber of Nicaragua.

2006, Nicaragua – Recognition “Export business with global quality standards, generating employment and contributing to the national wellbeing – We Export With Pride" by ex-president of the Republic, Enrique Bolaños.

Date This Information Was Provided

March 2011.

Photos courtesy of Careli Tours, Nicaragua, for SustainableTrip.org.

    Nicaragua Nature - Careli Tours Nicaragua

    Nicaragua's History & Culture - Careli Tours Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Outdoor Activities - Careli Tours Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Tourism: Travel to Nicaragua with Careli Tours Nicaragua

Contact Information

Lourdes Fuentes
Marketing & Sales Manager

Planes de Altamira, Edificio Invercasa, oficina 107
Managua
Nicaragua

Tel: +505/2278-6919 ; +505/2278-2572
Fax: +505/2278-2574

www.carelitours.com;
www.carelitoursnicaragua.com

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Verification

Rainforest Alliance Verified™

Date: February, 2011

Sustainability performance:
Environmental management: 74%
Sociocultural management: 84%
Business management: 80%

Overall performance: 79%

 

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