Premium 8 days / 7 nights to visiting the colonial splendors and natural attractions of Nicaragua. Highlights include touring the highlands of Matagalpa, where our guests visit a coffee plantation and the Selva Negra Rainforest. The tour Continues to Granada, the oldest, Continuously inhabited colonial city in the Americas, on the way there with a stop at the still-active Masaya Volcano is made. Granada is located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the largest to lake in Central America. Boat tour of the lake, visiting tropical islets is included. Returning to the capital city of Managua, tour the Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve to observe the tropical dry forest ecosystem surrounding this volcanic lake. After this, a stopover in the indigenous and historic village of San Juan de Oriente, known for its famous pottery.Premium 8 days / 7 nights to visiting the colonial splendors and natural attractions of Nicaragua. Highlights include touring the highlands of Matagalpa, where our guests visit a coffee plantation and the Selva Negra Rainforest. The tour Continues to Granada, the oldest, Continuously inhabited colonial city in the Americas, on the way there with a stop at the still-active Masaya Volcano is made. Granada is located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, the largest to lake in Central America. Boat tour of the lake, visiting tropical islets is included. Returning to the capital city of Managua, tour the Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve to observe the tropical dry forest ecosystem surrounding this volcanic lake. After this, a stopover in the indigenous and historic village of San Juan de Oriente, known for its famous pottery.
Day 1 - Saturday Arrive in ManaguaArrive in Managua. A Troy Tours representative will meet you at the airport in the arrivals hall after clearing customs. You will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome cocktail.
Overnight at Hotel Los Robles, a colonial boutique hotel.
Day 2 - Sunday Managua to LeonAfter breakfast, you will have a brief Managua city tour. After the tour, we begin the journey with a drive to the colonial city of León, known as the country’s intellectual center. We will see the oldest cathedral in Central America; and don’t forget to get a view from the roof to admire the whole city. Later continue with a walk through the main plaza to visit the childhood house of Poet Rubén Darío, the brightly colored El Calvario and the Recolección churches. We will continue your day with a visit to the Ortiz Gurdián Latin American Art Gallery.
Overnight at Hotel El Convento
Day 3 - Monday León- Posoltega-MatagalpaEarly in the morning, and after breakfast we go to Posoltega will visit to Banana plantation, continue north to Matagalpa. At an altitude of 2300 feet above sea level, Matagalpa is al known as the “Pearl of the North “, the country’s fourth largest city, and the largest in the interior. Afternoon on your own to enjoy the natural surroundings of your hotel, which borders the 300-acre Selva Negra Nature Reserve. Selva Negra or Black Forest is aptly named since the forest canopy is thick and only allows a fraction of natural sunlight to reach the forest floor.
Overnight at the Hotel Selva Negra Ecolodge.
Day 4 - Tuesday Coffee TourCoffee tour at a gourmet coffee farm and historical review on European settlements during the 19th century at the Matagalpa mountains.
Overnight at Hotel Selva Negra Lodge
Day 5 - Wednesday Matagalpa - Volcan Masaya – GranadaDrive south to the colonial city Granada, enroute visit the Masaya Volcano National Park, the country’s first and largest national park, home to the still active Masaya Volcano . Overnight at the centrally located Hotel Colonial, around the corner from the Parque Central and less than 700 feet from the Granada Cathedral, which was originally built in 1583, the present structure dates from 1915 and is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción)
Overnight at the Hotel Colonial.
Day 6 - Thursday GranadaAfter breakfast, visit the historic center with its colonial and new classic buildings, followed by a boat excursion between three hundred beautiful islets on Lake Nicaragua, also known as Lago Cocibolca, the largest lake in Central America.
Overnight at the Hotel Colonial.
Day 7 - Friday Catarina & San Juan de Oriente – ManaguaCatarina & San Juan de Oriente – ManaguaTour to the Catarina outlook (Mirador de Catarina) at the Apoyo Lagoon Nature Reserve and visit to the Indian Ceramic Workshop and School Valentín Lopez at San Juan de Oriente, a town famous for its pottery. Continue to Managua in the afternoon.
Overnight at Hotel Los Robles.
Day 8 - Saturday Managua to USAfter breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
|Hotel Los Robles Managua|
|Located 2.3 miles from central Managua, Hotel Los Robles greets its guest with breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, and 24 hour front desk service. Hotel Los Robles is a colonial style hotel with the rooms distributed around a lush tropical garden with a fountain. Some of the services the hotel offer are laundry, dry cleaning, barber/beauty shop, an on-site restaurant with buffet and à la carte service, and a fitness centre. The room at the hotel feature air conditioning, a safety deposit box, cable TV, and private bathroom that have a bathrobe and free toiletries. Los Robles has a privileged location, just 350 feet from bars and restaurants, 2,300 feet from Metrocentro Shopping Mall. Zona Hippos is 650 feet away.|
|Selva Negra Eco Lodge|
|High above the worries of the world in the mountains of Nicaragua a special place awaits you. It is a forest in the clouds called Selva Negra. Shielded from clamor of modern life by cool highland mists and pure mountain air, the life of the cloud forest unfolds before you as it has done for immeasurable millennia. The beating heart of the cloud forest is a treasure chest of species and resources that have fed, clothed, sheltered and enriched the people of Nicaragua's mountains for more than fifteen centuries. In turn, the peoples of the mountains used the gifts of the cloud forest wisely, taking care to nurture and guard the permanence of its intricate, frail, interdependent ecosystems. Towering trees as high as skyscrapers that began life as seedlings when George Washington was an infant ... exotic and elusive bird species ... jaw-dropping vistas of fog-shrouded mountains and valleys... fragile, rare orchids ... the haunting cry of howler monkeys calling to one another... the exquisite splendor of delicate rainforest flowers and vines ... all of them await you in the peace and stillness of Selva Negra's vast nature reserve. At the base of the cloud forest lies a resort, where hot showers, fluffy towels, crisply-laundered sheets, hearty mountain fare and fine wines await you after a day of hiking and birding in the cloud forest. Surrounding the resort is an organic farm and plantation that produces one of the most celebrated coffees in the world, and a rich abundance of pure food. Selva Negra -- an eco-resort, nature reserve, fine-dining restaurant, coffee plantation, organic farm, scientific research station, wedding chapel and conference center, nestled in the mountains of Nicaragua and united by a philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to be delighted.|
|Hotel El Convento|
|The San Francisco Convent was founded in the city of León in 1639 by the Reverend Brother Pedro de Zúñiga. It was the first convent in the city. On 7th September 1829 a government decree was issued which ended the recognition of religious orders, forcing the Franciscan Brothers to leave Nicaragua. In 1830, it was decreed that convent or monastery buildings should be used as educational establishments or for public benefit. In 1995 the Hotel El Convento project began with the purchase of the site. The construction followed a design which sought to respect the architectural and colonial features of the building at the time of the San Francisco convent and the Instituto Nacional de Occidente, as well as incorporating the requirements of a modern hotel.|
|Hotel Colonial Granada|
|Hotel Colonial Granada is in the center of Granada, on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It has 2 outdoor pools, a gym and massage service, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. The colonial-style rooms have tile floors and have air conditioning and a fan. There is cable TV, a desk and private bathroom with a shower and toiletries. The hotel has a restaurant, a bar and poolside bar. It is possible to have breakfast in the room.|
7 Nights accommodations at Hotel Los Robles, Selva Negra, Hotel Colonial
All transfers in modern vehicles with A/C
Entrances fees, sightseeing included as program mentioned
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