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Nicaragua Complete - 15 days, 14 nights

ITINERARY

DAY 01

Arrive at Managua, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, overnight at Managua

DAY 02

We will take a brief city tour of Managua, with visits to key political and cultural sites, including its historic center and to see the incredible footprints left by the Managua residents of 4,000 BC, in the afternoon and evening at leisure, overnight at Managua.

DAY 03

Today, we are heading to Matagalpa, we will drive north towards to mountainous region Matagalpa and its fresh weather, home of famous coffee plantations, on the way, we will stop by El Castillo del Cacao, a chocolate factory run by Dutch partners, you will visit and learn more about the way chocolate is processed, the castle project, distribution channels, and try the chocolate where it is made, arrive at Matagalpa in the afternoon for overnight at Hotel Selva Negra.

DAY 04

In the morning, we tour the plantations around the coffee activity, this tour takes about 2 ½ hours, depending if it is harvest season or not, and includes visit to the Coffee museum, Beneficio Humedo (small processing plants where the first steps of coffee cleaning and beans preselection are realized), and visit the coffee plantations, rest of the day is at leisure to sign up for optional tours that the property offers, such as horseback riding and hiking with a local guide, overnight at Selva Negra.

DAY 05

At 8:00 AM, we will continue southwest to Leon, arriving around 10:30 AM, we will have a city tour of Leon Viejo including the Art Museum and the magnificent Leon Cathedral were we will have a chance to go on the roof top and observe the volcanic chain in the far ground, overnight at Leon.

DAY 06

Mid-morning, you will be driven back to Managua to catch your 2:00 PM La Costeña flight to Corn Island, arriving at 3:20 PM, pickup and transfer to your hotel for your 2 night leisure package at the island, overnight at Corn Island.

DAY 07

At leisure at Corn Island to enjoy several optional activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, diving or just enjoying your time at the beach.

DAY 08

Early morning, you will be driven to the airport to catch your 7:45 AM La Costeña flight, arriving to Managua at 9:00 AM, upon pickup, we are heading to Colonial city of Granada, afternoon and evening free, overnight at Granada.

DAY 09

Morning tour of Granada, a chariot / walking combination to visit the many old colonial building and churches, later we will take a boat to cruise around the “Isletas” consisting of several small isles of volcanic origin where weekend getaway homes have been built, we will visit the old Spanish fort of San Pablo, we shall be back at the hotel around 4:00 PM, evening free.

DAY 10

Today we have an early start. We leave Granada at 6:00 AM and drive to San Jorge where we will take the ferry at 7:45 a.m. We arrive the port of Moyogalpa at 8:45 AM, we will drive from Moyogalpa to Altagracia, visiting some amazing panoramic view points over both volcanoes and explaining about local agriculture. Our first stop is Charco Verde: Home of the mythological figure, Chico Largo! You learn about this mysterious legend while walking around the lagoon enjoying this ecological reserve. At Altagracia we visit the Roman Catholic Church and the museum with pre-Colombian stone statue. We drive from Altagracia to Balgue where we visit Finca Magdalena, a cooperative that grows organic coffee. We visit the coffee plantations and the forest. It is time for lunch so we go to Santo Domingo, this wonderful beach is located between the 2 volcanoes. Time for lunch, relax and swimming, after Lunch we are going to visit some water wells, called Ojos de Agua Cabrera, we end the day at the beach.

DAY 11

After breakfast, transfer to Moyogalpa to catch the 9:00 AM ferry back to San Jorge, dock pick up and drive to San Juan del Sur, a typical fishermen port located at the southwest, 15 miles away from the border with Costa Rica, were we will enjoy the Pacific beaches in this 3 night stay, overnight at San Juan del Sur.

DAY 12-13

At leisure to enjoy several optional activities such as fishing, boat rides, snorkeling, diving or just enjoying your time at the beach.

DAY 14

Today you will be driven back to Managua, on our way, we will visit, the town and market of Masaya, the Apoyo Lagoon, the town of Catarina and Masaya Volcano National Park, where we will have a chance to drive up to the very crater for stunning views, arriving at the capital city midafternoon, evening free.

DAY 15

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your international departure flight.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Accommodations at 4-star hotels in double occupancy, all breakfasts, domestic flight Managua - Corn Island - Managua, private ground transportation in A/C vehicle, english speaking guide, sightseeing tours listed with admissions, local guides, airport transfers and hotel taxes.


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