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• Enjoy the colonial gems of Leon, Granada and Suchitoto
• Experience close encounters with several volcanoes including a flyover of San Miguel volcano
• Explore the colonial charm of the Flower Route
• Search for monkeys, sloths, turtles and a myriad of birdlife
• Visit beautiful Omotepe Island on Lake Nicaragua, formed by its 2 volcanoes
• Spend a very insightful and shocking day with a former communist guerilla fighter in the remote former headquarters of Perkin
• Visit Museum of the Revolution and Place of the Massacre
• Explore 3 Mayan sites
• Journey to Masaya market and volcano

Fact File

• 15 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in San Salvador, finish in Managua
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 2


Come and visit 2 of Central America's least visited countries. El Salvador and Nicaragua!

In El Salvador, visit the ancient Mayan sites of Joya de Ceren, Tazumal and San Andreas. Enjoy the relaxing pace of the indigenous colonial towns, coffee plantations and markets of Ruta de Las Flores (Flower Route). Visit a turtle sanctuary and help to tag resident turtles. Enjoy a scenic flight over active San Miguel volcano enroute to remote Perquin, the former mountain headquarters of the communist guerrillas during the Civil War. We will learn about what really happened including shameful government massacres of civilians. You will meet our local guide, a former communist guerrilla at the age of 10. His story is sad, shocking and yet inspiring!

We leave El Salvador by private ferry to Nicaragua. Our first 4 nights are shared between 2 of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas; Leon (the oldest city in America, est. 1525) and Granada. We visit Masaya Volcano and market and enjoy local cuisine during a cooking lesson. Enjoy time on Omotepe island, formed by 2 volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua. We visit pre-Colombian petroglyphs, a butterfly farm and a local church that has its own 'indigenous Jesus'. On the Pacific coast, we visit a turtle sanctuary which has several major turtle migrations to lay eggs between July and January each year. If we visit during a major migration, the site is truly magnificent! If the beach has no turtles, we can learn about the turtles and go for a swim at this pristine white sand beach. Always keep an eye out for monkeys! Our last stop is the capital of Managua, where we enjoy a city tour and our farewell dinner.

FROM: $4495 USD



Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drive through mountain roads.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Salvador, El Salvador
Day 2: SeƱor Romero, War History Museum, 2 Mayan Sites
Day 3: Coatepeque 'Volcanic' Lake, Colonial Santa Ana, Mayan Site
Day 4: Ruta de Las Flores - Indigenous Town & Markets, Coffee Plantation
Day 5: To Puerto Barillas, Monkeys and Turtles
Day 6: Colonial Suchitoto, Boat Excursion to Bird Island
Day 7: Private Flight Over Active San Miguel Volcano to Revolution Headquarters of Perkin
Day 8: To La Union, Private Boat to Nicaragua, to Leon
Day 9: Leon - Oldest City in the Americas (est. 1525)
Day 10: Masaya Volcano & Market, Cooking Lesson, to Granada
Day 11: Granada Sites, Mombacha Volcano Hike, Laguna de Poloya
Day 12: To Omotepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
Day 13: To San Juan del Sur, Zipline, Turtle Reserve
Day 14: To Managua
Day 15: Depart Managua
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