Day 1:

Arrival at the airport, where one of our staff will assist you with locating your luggage and transferring to your hotel.  You’ll receive a welcome packet with details of your itinerary, and then our driver will take you to your hotel in Granada in a private vehicle.

DAY 2:

Breakfast.  In the morning, your guide waits in the lobby to take you to the port, where you’ll embark on the voyage of the aquatic Viacrucis, a unique tour on Lake Nicaragua.  The tour begins at 7am and will include other participants; together, you’ll travel to  the 12 stations located on different islands, a mix of tradition, culture and nature over the course of the 3-hour tour.  Return to solid ground and time for lunch at a local restaurant on the edge of Lake Nicaragua with spectacular views.

Rest of the afternoon free.

DAY 3:

Breakfast.  Your guide will be waiting to begin this day full of color and cuisine.  You’ll head out for the white villages, where you’ll learn a bit about local cuisine and seasonal treats — first you’ll visit Diriomo, where you can buy traditional cajetas and donuts made from corn.  Then, you’ll continue to Masatepe, where you’ll visit the old train station and the city parish.  From there you’ll go on to Catarina, known for its decorative plants, and then to San Juan de Oriente, famous for its ceramic artists.  Lunch at a traditional restaurant, and arrival at Masaya where you’ll visit some of the churches and observe different religious activities that are practiced in Masaya.  Then, you’ll have a chance to visit the Masaya Volcano National Park and its lake of lava, followed by the return to Granada.

DAY 4:

Breakfast.  Free time in the morning in Granada.  After lunch, transfer to the city of León, located 90km from Managua with panoramic views of the Masaya Volcano, Momotombo Volcano, and the Xolotlán Lake.  You’ll be staying in León and have the opportunity to visit the indigenous community of Sutiava and see their famous traditional sawdust rugs.

DAY 5:

Breakfast.  Early in the morning, your guide will take you on a private tour of León, one of the most ancient cities in the Americas.  León was the capital of Nicaragua, and is still considered the intellectual capital.  Here you’ll be able to see the major churches, and visit the indigenous community of Sutiava to see their traditional, multi-colored rugs made from sawdust.  You’ll also visit the largest cathedral in Central America, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, located in the central plaza.  You’ll see the birth house of Rubén Darío, the Ortiz Guardián art gallery, and the El Convento hotel with its colonial architecture.  You’ll also take a walking tour to see some of the city’s historic murals and understand León’s role in the social, economic and political development of Nicaragua.  Check out and return to the hotel.

DAY 6:

Breakfast.  Time to visit the beach.  Your guide and driver will take you to one of the beaches in Pacific Nicaragua, just 20 minutes from León: Las Peñitas.  Here you’ll have free time and lunch, and continue on to Managua. 

Optional: Time to tour Managua and learn about the capital of Nicaragua, with panoramic views of the Santiago Cathedral, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1972.  A visit to Paseo Xolotlán, where there’s a miniature replica of Managua before the earthquake.  End the day at Salvador Allende Port, where there’s a wide variety of restaurants to choose from and enjoy the breeze off Lake Managua.

DAY 7:

Breakfast.  At the scheduled time, transportation to the airport will be arranged.

Approx 6 nights|7 days

* Precios Basados en Ocupación Doble * Paquete sujeto a disponibilidad en el momento de la reserva * Importante: Las habitaciones para ocupación triple y cuádruple solo disponen de 2 camas dobles – Paquete válido para el año 2018

Included in the package

Lodging

Breakfast (And lunch on Days 2,3 and 6 - Dinner on Day 6)

Guided tours with bilingual guide

Hotel taxes

Not included in the package

International flights

Travel insurance

Excursions and activities not specified on the itinerary

Meals and services not specified on the itinerary

Tips

Airport taxes on the day of departure