Paquete viaje por 8 días y 7 noches en Nicaragua “región central norte” Ruta del café, tabaco y cacao.
Nature & Culture Tour Itinerary
DAY 01: MANAGUAAirport greeting and transfer to the new restaurant district of Managua and the Hotel.
DAY 02: MANAGUA – SELVA NEGRATour of the nation’s capital 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. Transfer north along the eastern shores of Lake Managua into the heart of the coffee growing northern mountains Matagalpa. Coffee tour of organic shade coffee farm of Selva Negra. Lodging in private cabin surrounded by cloud forest.
DAY 03: SELVA NEGRAWalking in the peaceful cloud forest reserve at Selva Negra. Lodging in private cabin.
DAY 04: SELVA NEGRA – ESTELÍ – LEONTransfer through the onion and rice growing region of Sébaco to the cigar capital of Central America, Estelí. Visit to a small handmade cigar operation to learn about this unique process (Mon-Fri only) then transfer through the rustic mining region of El Jicaral to the 21 strong Maribios Volcanic Range, 5 of which are active. Stop at the rural village of San Jacinto, in the middle of the densely active Maribios Volcano chain, to visit with its population and see their fumarolic fields, the result of water being superheated on a volcanic vein beneath the earth’s surface. Transfer to León current location, founded in 1610. Lodging in the historic city center at Hotel El Convento.
DAY 05: LEON – LAS PEÑITAS BEACH – LEONBreakfast at hotel and morning walking tour of Nicaragua’s intellectual and artistic capital colonial León, with visits to the world famous poet Rubén Darío’s house, a colonial home art gallery, some of the city’s 12 colonial period churches, which includes Central America’s grandest cathedral. Transfer to the wave-swept Pacific Coast to enjoy fresh seafood (meal cost not included) at an outdoor restaurant on the beach. Return to León, lodging at Hotel El Convento.
DAY 06: LEON – LEON VIEJO – GRANADABreakfast at hotel and transfer south to the base of the smoking Momotombo Volcano and the archeological site of León Viejo, now declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. León Viejo was Nicaragua’s first capital before being destroyed by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the late 16th century. It is now being excavated and the tragic history of the site has come to light. Complete historical tour of this ancient colonial locale. Transfer to Central America’s oldest European settlement, early 16th century Granada. Granada is quickly becoming a must visit for travelers to Central America for its unique beauty, relaxed atmosphere and great dining possibilities. Private tour of lake front Granada’s colonial beauty, history and art. Lodging on historical center at Hotel Granada.
DAY 07: MESA VILLAGES – MASAYA – GRANADABreakfast at Hotel and transfer to the ancient highland villages of “La Meseta”, for visits to the mesa artisan’s workshops of Catarina, San Juan de Oriente and Masatepe. All these precious towns have colonial period houses and churches and a hardworking, native population. After the highland villages, transfer to the historic city of Masaya, populated for more than 3,000 years and the arrival of the Spanish in the early 16th century organized the local artisans in small workshops for export. Masaya makes the world’s finest hammocks, as well as wood, leather and clothing goods, all created by hand. Masaya’s friendly population has restored their 19th century outdoor indigenous market for the sale of their hand made goods. After a visit to a hammock maker’s shop transfer to the active cone of Santiago at the Masaya Volcano National Park for hiking or just observing the inside of this big smoking crater. Return to Granada Hotel.
DAY 08: GRANADA – MANAGUABreakfast at Hotel and transfer to airport for flight home.Nature & Culture Tour includes:
- All transfers in private vehicle with a/c and driver
- Assistance of an English speaking guide
- 1 night lodging at Hotelin Managua
- 2 nights lodging at the Hotel in León
- 2 nights lodging at the Hotel in Granada
- 2 nights lodging at Selva Negra Mountain Resort in Matagalpa
- All breakfasts
- Walking tour of León’s art and history
- Historical tour of León Viejo
- Walking tour of colonial Granada
- Coffee tour
- Cigar tour
- Visit to village of San Jacinto
- Visit to Masaya Market
- Visit to hammock workshop (Mon-Fri only)
- Visit to mesa villages of San Juan, Catarina, and Masatepe
- Visit to Volcán Masaya National Park
- All museum and park admissions
All Nicaragua tours are private and can begin any day of the year.Tour in Nicaragua costs depend on the number of travelers in your party and visit dates; please specify number when requesting a quote. Custom tour itineraries are available upon request.Trip does not include: Drinks, lunch or dinner. Assistance of a tour guide for free day in Selva Negra. International flights or airport taxes. Travel insurance, tips, visas, or medical treatment.
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