Colonial Central America

DAY 1

Arrival to Managua, Nicaragua. Transfer to Granada.

Granada Cathedral, Nuestra Señora de Asunción.

La Merced Church, Granada.

Tile roofs in Granada with Mombacho Volcano in the background.

DAY 2

Today, enjoy a boat tour through the Granada Islets in Lake Nicaragua and explore the charming town of Granada.

Boarding boat to explore the Islets in Lake Nicaragua.

One of 360 islands of volcanic origin in Lake Nicaragua.

Local fishermen in Lake Nicaragua.

DAY 3

Today we will head west towards Leon. On the way, we will visit Masaya Volcano and Market. Night in Leon.

At the edge of the crater of Masaya Volcano.

Leon Cathedral, the biggest in Central America and a World Heritage Site.

Charming hotel in Leon.

DAY 4

We will continue west towards Potosi Port where we will board a boat to cross the Fonseca Gulf from Nicaragua to El Salvador, witnessing the local fishermen and beautiful views of islands and volcanoes.

Local fishermen on their daily shores.

Local fishing village.

Local kid coming from school in an island of Fonseca Gulf.

DAY 5

In El Icacal community, we will visit a local rural school sponsored by our own nonprofit organization. We will also learn about the sea turtle conservation program. Afternoon continue to Suchitoto for overnight.

Visiting a rural school and participating with local children.

Carlos, who is in charge of the local nursery of four species of sea turtles in El Icacal.

Baby sea turtles heading towards the Pacific Ocean.

DAY 6

Suchitoto is an inviting town for walking. We will also learn about Indigo: A Maya natural colorant extracted from a plant. You will be able to dye your own scarf.

Indigo, during the oxygenation process at an Hacienda near Suchitoto.

Each scarf was designed and dyed by a traveler and will take it as a souvenir.

Santa Lucia Church at Main Square in Suchitoto.

DAY 7

We will continue west towards the border of El Salvador with Guatemala. Then we will continue to Antigua Guatemala.

San José el Viejo, Antigua Guatemala.

Central Park in Antigua Guatemala.

Santa Catarina Arch.

DAY 8

Today we will explore Antigua Guatemala, its churches, plazas and charming streets. Also enjoy a free afternoon.

Charming houses and in the background majestic volcanoes.

Religious traditions during Holy Week.

Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala.