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Vapues 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:

Mid range

Description

From our beginning in 2002, Vapues Tours has evolved into one of Nicaragua's leading tour operators, known throughout the travel industry for professionalism and reliability. Offering personalized travel services, including customized itineraries, day tours, transportation services, accommodations, and knowledgeable guides, our team of professionals comes with extensive and in-depth knowledge of Nicaragua’s premier destinations and lesser-known regions. Our goal is to provide unique and memorable experiences tailored to each client’s interests and needs. We offer a wide variety of activities including trekking, cultural tours, natural reserves, bird watching, and volunteer opportunities.

Through our passion for conservation and philanthropy, Vapues is actively developing and supporting new Nicaraguan destinations with a focus on eco and community-based tourism.

Learn more about Vapues Tours exciting tour itineraries in Nicaragua by visiting the "Additional Information" section below.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Mountain climbing
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Walking / hiking

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 14

Percentage of local employees: 93%

We are the founder of Bosawas.com, an initiative that promotes the sustainable tourism in Nicaragua (see Additional Websites below).

We really make a difference by actively promoting sustainable tourism and community based tourism, and working together with local NGOs and universities. We believe in Central American integration and multi-destination dynamic packaging, working together with colleagues from neighboring countries, under the Calorca Initiative.

Vapues 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

Fixed departure and group rates are available. For more information about rates and reservations, visit our website or click on the orange “Contact” button above.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Managua (MGA), Nicaragua; Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica

Travel time to nearest airport: 45 minutes

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

  • Award FITUR ACTIVO (2004), Best Product – International category.
  • Recognition on product development by ANTUR (Association of Nicaraguan Tour Operators).

Additional Web sites

  • www.bosawas.com (available in English and Spanish). Bosawas.com was created by Vapues Tours in order to highlight the importance of community participation and sustainable practices in the promotion and management of the country's emerging tourism infrastructure. With technical assistance from Rainforest Alliance, our staff and service providers (hotels, tour guides and drivers) are trained to implement Best Management Practices (BMP) in sustainable tourism.
  • www.crucedelgolfo.com (available in English and Spanish). More information about one of our tours from El Salvador to Nicaragua.
  • www.aguatrails.com (available in English). Agua Trails is a Costa Rican tour operator, based in "La Fortuna de San Carlos". The Nicaraguan part of their services is operated by Vapues Tours.

Files

  • Vapues Tours Itinerary - Discover Nicaragua´s Natural Treasures: 5 days/ 4 nights. A summary of one of our exciting itineraries.

Date This Information Was Provided

April 2013.

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

Contact Information

Jan Strik
General Manager

León: costado sur este del teatro municipal, contiguo a Hostal Casa Ivana.

Granada: casa azul contiguo a la Catedral, Parque Central.

Managua: del Restaurante La Marseillaise, 1c. sur 1/2 c. arriba, casa # 6.

Apartado postal N° A - 10, Managua
Nicaragua

Tel: +505/2315-4099 ; +505/2552-4835; +505/2270-1936 (Managua); +505/8606-2276 (24/7)


www.vapues.com;
www.bosawas.com

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Verification

Rainforest Alliance Verified™

Date: March, 2011

Sustainability performance:
Environmental management: 74%
Sociocultural management: 91%
Business management: 83%

Overall performance: 83%

 

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