Gallo Pinto Tour
(15 days / 14 nights)

 

 

Gallo Pinto is one of the most famous dishes in Nicaragua. It is easy to make, and you will eat it in every familyís house in Nicaragua. Itís inexpensive, but very nutritious : rice and beans!! This tour features exactly the same recipe, showing the contrasts in the country, between the Pacific side and the Atlantic side, the natural beauties and the colonial towns, the rich and poor, the old and the new. You will difficulty find such variation on earth in so little time and space. Enjoy your meal!!

Day 1: International Airport – Managua You will arrive in Managua. Pick-up at airport and transfer to our City hotel in Managua. Accommodation at Hostal Real*** or similar.

Day 2 :  Managua – León
After breakfast and a briefing of the trip, we will visit the most important monuments of the capital.  Following this, we will drive from Lake Managua to the former capital, León.  Dinner in the city and two night’s accommodation at Hotel Los Balcones** or equivalent. (B,D)

Day 3 :      León – Las Peñitas - Leon
Breakfast.  Walking through the colonial streets of this city, we will visit its principal monuments the Cathedral, the old University and the Museum of Rubén Darío.  At mid day, we will take a trip to the Pacific Ocean to the town of Poneloya / Las Peñitas enjoying a delicious meal by the natural beach. (B, L)

 

Day 4 :      León – Matagalpa – Selva Negra
Breakfast.  We will depart to the cool region of the central mountain area of Nicaragua.  After passing through the town of Matagalpa, we will reach the famous lodge of Selva Negra.  In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walk through a mixed tropical forest.  Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Selva Negra. (B, D)

Day 5 :      Selva Negra – Finca La Cumplida
Breakfast at Hotel.  By 4x4, a farmer will pick us up for a ride trough the mountain region of the “golden triangle” of coffee.  At La Cumplida, we will of course not only learn about coffee, but also about ferns, reforestation, basic crops and social in a Nicaraguan Finca.  Accommodation at Owners house at Finca. (B, D)

 

Day 6 :      Finca La Cumplida – Laguna de Apoyo
Bird watching just outside the door of your bungalow is incredible.  After breakfast, you can enjoy the area on your own, before we depart for the Pacific area and reach our next destination : the Apoyo Lagoon.  Dinner and accommodation at Hotel San Simian** or similar. (B, D)

Day 7 :      Laguna de Apoyo – Ometepe Island – Playa Santo Domingo.
In the morning, by ferry we will reach the island of Ometepe and we’ll transfer to Playa Santo Domingo, passing through traditional little villages and the legendary Charco Verde.  The afternoon is free for the visitor to swim, relax or walk along the beach.  Dinner and two night’s accommodations at Hotel Villa Paraiso*(*) or similar are included. (B, D)

 

Day 8 :      Maderas Volcano – Playa Santo Domingo
Breakfast. Depending of the physical condition of the people, we will explore the volcano Madera’s.  For visitors in good condition, we will climb to the Laguna of Madera’s, or for a moderate walk, we will at stay Finca Sta Magdalena.  Lunch bag included on the trail.(B, L)

Day 9 :      Ometepe Island – San Juan del Sur
Breakfast and departure to the mainland.  Here we will travel to the vacational town of San Juan del Sur and begin a short tour of the city. Here you will have the opportunity to observe the daily life of the locals, as well as, enjoying a fresh swim in the Pacific ocean.  Accommodation at Hotel Posada Azul*** (B)

 

Day 10 :    San Juan del Sur – City Tour Granada – Isletas  - Granada
Breakfast.  We will depart to the colonial city of Granada, here we will visit its most attracting monuments .   Then we will continue our journey and start a boat tour to the romantic and tropical “Isletas”.   Lunch at Puerto Asese.  Accommodation at Hotel Casona de los Estrada**(*) (B, L)

Day 11 :    Granada - Masaya Volcano – Markets – Catarina - Granada
Breakfast.  Excursion to the National Park the Masaya Volcano, followed by a tour of the town of Masaya with its colorful indigenous market.  On the way back to Granada, we will stop at Catarina, which has a tremendous view of the Laguna Apoyo.  Dinner in Granada and two nights accommodation at the famous Hotel Casona de los Estrada.(B, D)

 

Day 12 :    Granada – Managua – Bluefields – Corn Island
Breakfast.  Departure to the airport, we will enjoy a scenic route through Nicaragua’s less populated country side.  Then we will take our plane to Bluefields on the Atlantic coast to receive some Caribbean impressions and atmosphere, visit of the most attracting places.  Then afternoon flight to Corn Island.  Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Club Paraiso**(*) or equivalent. (B)

Corn Island Beach

Day 13 :    Corn Island.
Breakfast. This day will be dedicated for swimming in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, biking around the island, snorkeling on the beautiful reef, enjoying delicious seafood or just being lazy and lying in the hammock.
Hotel Club Paraiso**(*) or equivalent. (B)

Day 14 :    Corn Island – Managua
Breakfast.  Morning is free to finish enjoying the island.  In the afternoon, you’ll take your flight back to Managua and transfer to Hotel Camino Real or equivalent. (B)

Day 15 :    Transfer Out
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.(B)

 

 

Valid Until October 31st, 2012

 

Gallo Pinto Tour (Price per Person)
 Double Occupancy $2,415


Please ask to your travel adviser about the special rates for groups and students

 

Tour Includes
  • All transfers and transportation during the roundtrip in comfortable vehicles with a/c,
    and by boat according to program (from 2-3 Pax we use a Minibus, from 4 to 7/8 Pax we
    use a Hiace Typ vehicle for 16 Passagers, from 8/9 to 13/14 Pax we use a Sprinter Typ
    vehicle for 19 Passagers and from 14/15 to 18 Pax we use a Coaster Typ vehicle for 25
    Passagers) Note : on Ometepe Island NO a/c vehicle.
  • Domestic flights Managua – Bluefields – Corn Island – Managua ( at this time US$224.21
    / Pers. including the stop-over in Bluefields. Price can change anytime without previous
    advice )
  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar in rooms with private bathrooms incl. local taxes
  • Meals as per description [B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner]
  • English speaking tour guide from Day 2 to Day 11
  • Local English speaking Tour Guide in Bluefields
  • All entrance fees for the visits as per description
  • Travel documentation with useful information
Not Included
  • Tourist Card entering Nicaragua ( US$10.00 / Pers. )
  • Beverages
  • Additional meals
  • All extras and personal expenses
  • Voluntary Tips
  • Airport Departure for domestic flight ( at this time US$2.00 / Pers. / Way )
Operations dayEveryday
Extra serviceBoat transfer to Los Chiles (instead Managua): same prices
ObservationBecause of the flight schedule, departure on Monday or Wednesday are the best choices for this trip.

 

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