Charms of Nicaragua: Guaranteed departures
Duration: 08 days / 07 nights
Location: Begins & ends at Managua Airport.
Visits: Managua, Leon, Masaya, Catarina, Granada, Mombacho Volcano & Apoyo.
Starting dates: Nov 29 2017 / Feb 21 2018 / Apr 25 2018 / Jul 25 2018 / Oct 24 2018 / Nov 28 2018
Ensure a smooth travel by relying on our experience of more than 15 years. We have designed a great program to explore our beautiful country without any worries.
- Visit two World Heritage Sites, the Cathedral of Leon and the Ruins of Leon Viejo.
- Learn about the production process of one of the best rums in the World: Flor de Caña.
- Stand on the edge of an active volcano at Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Discover the city of Granada, one of the oldest cities in America, built in 1524.
- Explore the Isletas, an archipelago of 365 islets on Lake Cocibolca.
- Explore the cloud forest of Mombacho Volcano.
- Visit one of the most popular beach towns of Nicaragua.
DAY 01 Airport – Managua Hotel
Greeting to your arrival at the airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel in Managua.
DAY 02 Managua – León
Breakfast. Transfer in the morning to the beautiful colonial city of Leon. On the way, we’ll visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. This first city of Leon, built in 1524, was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1610 due to the constant threat of Momotombo volcano. The city was buried by the ashes of Momotombo volcano and rediscovered centuries later. Here you learn more about the origin and development of one of the most important cities of Nicaragua.
Upon our arrival to the city of Leon, you will do the check-in at the hotel. After lunch, enjoy a tour around the city. The best way to explore this fascinating city is walking, since much of its charm lies in the narrow colonial streets, museums, restaurants and cafes. In this guided tour on foot you can visit the revolutionary murals, the baroque and neoclassical churches and a surprisingly interesting museum of legends, arts and poetry. You will also visit the Cathedral of Leon and its churches: El Calvario, La Recolección and La Merced; and the Rubén Darío Museum. Overnight in Leon.
DAY 03 / León – Chichigalpa – Juan Venado Island
Breakfast. In the morning, transfer to Chichigalpa for the famous Flor de Caña Rum tour, the leader rum in Central America that has also been recognized as the best rum in the world in renowned international competitions in London, San Francisco and Chicago. Ron Flor de Caña is today the # 1 exported brand in Nicaragua, with a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide, and one of the fastest growing premium rums in the United States.
After lunch, we will go to the Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve located in front of the town of Las Peñitas. Between the island and the coast grows a mangrove forest, with birds, crocodiles, crabs and other crustaceans. Here, we will enjoy a boat tour around the small, curvy waterways. Overnight in Leon.
DAY 04 León – Masaya – Catarina – Granada
Breakfast. Departure towards Masaya Volcano National Park, where we will observe the volcanic activity of the Santiago crater. We will also visit the museum to learn more about the biodiversity and history of the volcano. After, we will visit the handicrafts market where you will be able to discover and acquire Nicaraguan handicrafts.
We will continue on to Catarina, famous for its viewpoint of Apoyo Crater Lagoon. Here you will have some time for lunch. Then, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the artisan’s workshops, where you can live the experience of creating a craft. Transfer to Granada. Overnight in Granada.
DAY 05 Granada
Breakfast. We will begin our tour in the oldest city of mainland America: Granada. We will explore its main streets to appreciate the architecture of the houses that go back to the time of the Colony. We will take a walk through Colón Park, visit La Merced Church and the Museum at San Francisco Convent, while we appreciate the monuments, culture, and human warmth of this wonderful city.
In the afternoon, we will take an aquatic tour on Lake Cocibolca. We will go around the Isletas, an archipelago of more than 360 small islands of varied sizes and easy access and these are a paradisiacal tourist attraction. Here we will have the opportunity to fish, but not in the way we normally would with a fishing rod; we will use the artisan way of the islanders “La Atarraya”. We will return to mainland, with the fall of the sun. Overnight in Granada.
DAY 06 Granada – Mombacho Volcano – San Juan del Sur
Breakfast. Departure at 8:00 a.m. in the morning to Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve, where you can admire the beautiful flora and fauna, and enjoy the refreshing climate on the slopes of the volcano. We will visit the Biological Station, making a brief tour of one of the main contemplative and interpretive trails of the Volcano: El Crater.
At the end of the trip we head to San Juan del Sur where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch in front of the beautiful bay. Overnight in San Juan del Sur.
DAY 07 San Juan del Sur
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the beautiful bay of San Juan del Sur, surrounded by restaurants, bars and eye-catching infrastructure that combine with its picturesque village, a reference point for all the tourists that visit our country due to the human warmth of its inhabitants and the diverse activities that can be carried out in this famous beach. Our representative will recommend places to enjoy the nightlife and party atmosphere of San Juan del Sur. Overnight in San Juan del Sur.
DAY 08 San Juan del Sur – Managua
Breakfast. At the agreed time departure to the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport. End of Services.
- Transportation in vehicle with air conditioning.
- 01 night in Managua / standard room
- 02 nights in Leon / standard room
- 02 nights in Granada / standard room
- 02 nights in San Juan del Sur / standard room
- 05 lunches.
- Visit to the Ruins of Leon Viejo
- City tour of Leon.
- Flor de Caña Rum Tour.
- Visit to Juan Venado Island.
- Visit to Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Visit to Catarina.
- City tour of Granada.
- Boat tour in Granada’s Islets.
- Visit to Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve.
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