A fascinating look at Nicaragua’s art scene guided by a Nicaraguan artists and art enthusiasts. This trip is a way to immerse oneself in Nicaragua’s unique culture through its art works and artists. With visits to both galleries and artists’ studios in León, Managua and Granada, this is a special trip for lovers of the visual arts. Join us for a different kind of tour that takes you out of the mainstream and into the creative world of tropical inspiration.
Nicaragua is one of Latin America’s most fascinating republics. Part of that notoriety stems from the only successful mainland Marxist revolution in the hemisphere. After effectively ruling Nicaragua from 1979-1990 with the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) and taking a forced 16 year hiatus, Daniel Ortega took the presidential office again in 2007. This trip examines both past and present Nicaragua politics, with a focus on Sandino and the oft misunderstood Sandinista political organization.
Nicaragua’s northern mountains are home to Nicaragua’s most important export crop, coffee and fine hand rolled cigars as well as an ancient method of gold mining. This cultural tour program gives the visitor an in-depth look at the rural and colonial history of these northern mountains and León, Granada, Los Pueblos with the aid of an expert English speaking guide to uncover their profound beauty.
This is a fascinating eight-day examination of Nicaraguan pre-Columbian societies. Nicaragua’s archaeology is vastly understudied and equally fascinating. This archaeological tour is lead by one of Nicaragua’s foremost, working archeologists. Lost Civilizations of Nicaragua is a journey through space and time that will feed your mind and open the doors of your imagination. Visits include the 4,000 BC Las Huellas site in Managua, the unique Chontales rock art, the Zapatera Island National Park in Lake Nicaragua and also in the great lake, Ometepe Island, the crossroads of Mesoamerican cultures for more than six millenniums.
A unique travel experience, Revolutionary Nicaragua is a political history tour that examines the beautiful and tragic history of Nicaragua, with visits to numerous parts of the country which few outsiders have been privilege too. This in-depth look at Nicaragua’s political past and present includes firsthand accounts of Nicaragua’s troubled years from 1978-1990, including personal accounts from players in of the infamous Contra War. On visits to both urban and rural Nicaragua in private 4×4 we will listen to how the Nicaraguans view their fascinating past, present and future.