Duration
11 Days
Destination
Central America

A great trip to relax Modern and Colonial Fusion

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Come and explore with us the very heart of Central America, a truly land of contrast, great beaches, impressive Maya ruins, the majestic volcano chain of Nicaragua and awesome colonial towns; in addition to the warmth of their friendly people, await you.

What's included

Destination
Central America Discover Central America
Departure Location
Monseñor Oscar A. Romero International (SAL), San Salvador, El Salvador
Return Location
Augusto Cesar Sandino International (MGA), Managua, Nicaragua
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • Admissions
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals and local drinks at Sonsonate
  • Breakfast daily
  • English speaking guide
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Hotel taxes
  • Local guides
  • Lunch at Lake Yojoa
  • Sightseeing tours listed
Price does not include
  • Airport taxes
  • Any meals not mentioned as included
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters or waiters
  • International flights

Vibrant Cities

On tour, we will visit the capital cities of San Salvador in El Salvador and Tegucigalpa in Honduras, both busy and populated areas in the region.

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Colonial Towns

With great Spanish influence, you will explore several towns while on tour which have great history, visiting several churches and buildings from colonial times, Comayagua in Honduras, Leon and Granada in Nicaragua.

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
Day 1

Arrival Day

Arrive at San Salvador, El Salvador, airport pick up and transfer to Sonsonate on the Pacific coast, to start your vacation getting some rest and gathering your strength at an all-inclusive beach resort.

Day 2

Sonsonate

Day at leisure at Sonsonate. 

Day 3

San Salvador to Copan, Honduras

At 7:00 AM we drive to San Salvador, in route, visit to Joya de Ceren, declared world heritage by UNESCO in 1993 for being the only maya archaeological site where one can appreciate the day to day life style of the pre-Columbian inhabitants, due to the fact that all remains were well preserved, buried under the ashes of the volcanic eruption; then, we will explore the capital city of El Salvador, San Salvador, driving through the streets and avenues of residential and historical districts, we will first visit the David Guzman Museum of anthropology, we will pass Zona Rosa on our way to the Divino Salvador del Mundo monument at Plaza Las Americas, then, we will drive up to a viewpoint located in Planes de Renderos, allowing for a sweeping view of the city and surroundings. In the afternoon, we our heading to the Maya ruins of Copan in Honduras, we drive back into Guatemala briefly to enter Honduras via El Florido border station, arriving at Copan before sunset.

Day 4

Copan

In the morning, we will have a guided tour of the main archaeological site located just one mile away from town, here we will see the hieroglyphic staircase, the ball court, the main ceremonial plaza and its famous high relief carved stelas among many other structures; We will also visit the Museum of Maya Sculpture and museum of archaeology. Evening free and overnight at Copan.

Day 5

Copan to San Pedro Sula

No visit to Copan can be complete without a close encounter with the quarters of the royal families at “Las Sepulturas” site, we will end our Copan visit with a tour of the Macaw Mountain Bird park, afternoon drive to San Pedro Sula arriving around 6:00 PM. Evening free and overnight. 

Day 6

San Pedro Sula to Tegucigalpa

At 8:00 A.M.  We are on our way to central Honduras, admiring the green and mountainous scenery while we head to the capital city Tegucigalpa, in route, we will visit the impressive Pulhapanzak waterfall, we will have lunch at beautiful Lake Yojoa and also visit colonial former capital city Comayagua, where we will see the oldest functioning clock in the Americas. We will arrive in Tegucigalpa late afternoon, evening free and overnight.

Day 7

Tegucigalpa to Choluteca

Tegucigalpa is not only the capital city of Honduras but further a colonial town of abundant history, we will enjoy a morning tour of both modern and colonial districts, the Basilica of Suyapa and a sweeping view of the metropolitan area at the foot of the giant figure of Christ located at Picacho hill. We will finish our tour visiting two charming old mining colonial towns, Santa Lucia and Valle de Angeles that are home to the local artisan’s school and many souvenir shops, midafternoon, drive south to the city of Choluteca, near the Nicaraguan border, for overnight.

Day 8

Choluteca to Leon, Nicaragua

In the morning, we will enter Nicaraguan territory and shall arrive at the colonial city of Leon around noon, later, enjoy a city tour of Leon, explore the rich cultural and political history of one of Nicaragua’s oldest and most influential cities, much of its charm lies in the narrow colonial streets, museums, restaurants and cafes. In this guided walking tour, you will visit revolutionary murals, baroque and neoclassical churches including the Basilica de la Asuncion, surprisingly interesting Museum of Legends, arts and poetry and the Museum of Art Ortiz Gurdian, in addition, you will get to climb the rooftop of Central America’s largest cathedral and enjoy the amazing views over the city and surrounding Maribios Volcanic Chain. evening at leisure, overnight at Leon.

Day 9

Leon to Granada

Early morning, depart for Granada, in route driving tour of the capital Managua and Masaya Volcano National Park, arriving at Granada at noon, in the afternoon enjoy a carriage / walking tour of Granada, Granada is considered to be one of the oldest colonial cities in the Western hemisphere. On this guided walking tour, you will explore the San Francisco Church and neighboring San Francisco Convent built in 1529. Now functioning as a museum, the Convent is home to an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art. Continue on to the beautiful Merced Church where you will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the bell tower and take in spectacular views over the city, Lake Nicaragua, and Mombacho volcano; evening free. Overnight at Granada.

Day 10

Granada to Managua

Today we will enjoy a hiking tour of Mombacho volcano and Natural reserve, departing at 8:00 AM, we will reach the summit in about an hour, Mombacho is truly one of the most imposing attractions of the country. The Volcano Natural Reserve is covered by exuberant nature, typical of the tropical rain forest and a singular dwarf forest where you will admire the flora and fauna as well as the majestic crater at an altitude of 1,345 meters above sea level, then, drive to Managua. Evening free and overnight. 

Day 11

Departure Day

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport.

More about this tour

  • Several guaranteed departures available throughout the year, please enquire for dates.
  • Price shown is per person, staying in budget accommodations / double occupancy
  • Single room accommodations and upgraded hotels are available for a supplement
  • Discounts and special deals are usually available on certain dates and for advance purchase.
  • This tour can be operated on a private basis, for rates and details please contact us.
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