Nicaraguan History and Traditions
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: SIG9
- Sightseeing in Historical Managua
- Boat tour on Lake Nicaragua
- Masaya Volcano National Park
Day To Day Itinerary:
Day 01 Managua /Granada
Reception at the airport in Managua and transfer to the hotel in Granada. Lodging.
Day 2 - Granada /Masaya / Managua
Breakfast. To begin the day we take a boat trip in Granadas Islets During this trip we'll slowly pass by the slands and catch a glimpse of the immensity of Lake Nicaragua. The birdlife around the islands is bundant.we'll also see cormorants, herons, parrots, hawks, vultures, and many other birds. Later we visit the Masaya Volcano National Park. This Park comprises an area of 54 kilometers and includes two volcanoes and five craters. The volcanoes have erupted several times in history, and were feared by both the indigenous people and the panish conquerors. The Spanish baptized the active volcano "La Boca del Infierno" or "The Mouth of Hell". They planted a cross, "La Cruz de Bobadilla" (named after Father Francisco Bobadilla), on the crater lip in the 16th century in order to exorcise the Devil. Return to Managua. Lodging.
Day 3 - Managua -City Tour - Leon
Breakfast.This tour introduces you into the culture and the history of Nicaragua visiting the museums, parks and historical sites of the Capital of the Republic since 1852. Located next to Lake Xolotlan or Managua, it is the main entrance for visitors to the country. We will begin by a visit to Acahualinca Footprints Museum, showing us foot springs from humans and animals escaping from a volcano eruption between 6.000 to 10.000 years ago We will then visit historical sites like: The Old Cathedral destroyed by the earthquake of 1972, the Presidential House, the waterfront, the Central Market where you can observe or buy the finest Nicaraguan Handcrafts, the National Palace of Culture, the Central Park, Tiscapa Hill Historical Park,Park of Peace, National Theatre Ruben Dario and the new Metropolitan Cathedral which was the last built in the past century and that makes it today the most modern cathedral of our time. Transfer to Leon where we'll visit Leon Viejo. This is the pace where the city of Leon was originally founded in what is now the town of Puerto Momotombo in the Municipality of La Paz Centro of the Department of Leon, Nicaragua. This city, after a popular consultation, was abandoned to be settled in another location. For this reason it is called "Leon Viejo" (Old Leon). his town, in other time inhabited for the first colonists after the discovery, in the beginning had in its suburbs a few 15.000 natural neighbors of the country. It is located on the banks of the Lago de Managua (Lake Managua or Lake Xolotlan), in front of the volcano Momotombo. Lodging
Day 4 - Leon - San Jacinto Hot Springs - Managua
Breakfast In the morning we visit the Little town of San Jacinto, just 20 kilometers northeast of Leon. Behind the village lie the boiling mud holes, connected probably to the Telica volcano. The field is not big but it is interesting as well as extremely hot to walk around and see the holes, which differ in size and color, where the mud is fiercely boiling. The mud sometimes throws little rocks in the air and steam is continuously emitted from the holes. Return to Managua. Lodging.
Day 05 - Managua
Breakfast.Transfer to the airport. End of services.
4 nights hotel accommodation
All mentioned tours and transfers
Spanish / English speaking tour guide
Items of personal nature
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