Colonial cities, Rainforest & Burning mountains - Honduras & Nicaragua
8 days / 7 nights from San Pedro Sula to Managua
Day 5: Tegucigalpa - León (Nicaragua)
We leave Tegucigalpa towards the pacific coast and cross the border to Nicaragua. After a scenic drive, we reach León in the afternoon. With its university founded in 1813, León has long been the intellectual centre of the nation. Until today León has more colonial churches and cathedrals per capita than any other place in Nicaragua. The highlight of the sightseeing tour is the cathedral, built between 1747 and 1814, which was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2011. It is the largest cathedral in Central America and one of the best known in the Americas. Overnight in León.
Day 6: León - Managua - Granada
In the morning we visit the Ruins of León Viejo, the Old León. Founded at the beginning of the 16th century, it was one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas. After an earthquake in 1610 the town was abandoned, not even 100 years after its foundation. The ruins are therefore preserved unaltered by subsequent rebuilding and demonstrate in a uniquely way the form and nature of early Spanish settlements in the Americas. After an exploration of the archaeological site we continue our way to Managua. On a short tour we discover Nicaragua's current capital. In the late afternoon we finally arrive at Granada. 2 overnights in Granada.
Day 7: Granada - Masaya Volcano - Granada
Granada is the oldest colonial town in Nicaragua and said to be one of the most beautiful Central American towns. Located directly at the shore of Lake Nicaragua it is a famous tourist destination with its coloured buildings and its interesting history. It is also a popular initial point for day-tours to the surroundings. After an extensive city tour visiting the colonial buildings we go on to the Volcano Masaya National Park, Nicaragua's first and biggest national park. The area comprises two volcanoes and five craters. Due to various eruptions the volcanoes were feared by both the indigenous people and the Spanish conquerors. The Spanish baptized the active volcano "The Mouth of Hell" and planted a cross on the crater lip in order to exorcise the Devil. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view from the lookout point including the lagoon of Apoyo, the Lake Nicaragua and Granada.
Day 8: Granada - Managua
Drive back to Managua in time for your international flight. End of program.
* For a small additional charge we transfer you back to Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula.
* You can book this tour in the opposite direction without additional costs. You can also extend or shorten it or propose program changes.
* We suggest extension stays on the Bay Islands in the Honduran Caribbean or at the lodge Morgan's Rock at the Nicaraguan pacific coast.
7 nights lodging including breakfast
Mesoamerica Travel Guide Day
Entrance fees and local guides
Transfers according to itinerary
Rates valid until 15.12.2013
Price Per Person
2 persons U$ 1445.-
3 persons U$ 1147.-
4 persons U$ 1042.-
5 persons U$ 939.-
6 persons U$ 867.-
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