Explore the town of Corinto surrounded by the pristine cerulean-blue Pacific. Then visit Leon to admire the Leon Cathedral and the artistic treasure trove, Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián. Back in Corinto, be sure to see the Alfonso Cores-Corinto History Museum, Library & Auditorium. Stroll through the lush, tropical Parque Central admiring the handicrafts, locally grown produce and handmade clothing of the vendors lining the streets. Look for souvenirs and locally made hammocks to take home – Nicaraguan hammocks are among the best and most comfortable. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal and a locally brewed beer or cold margarita in a family run restaurant overlooking the sea in this serene island destination.

Port: Corinto
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  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Flora de Cana Rum Tour

    Discover the complexity and joy of producing rum at the esteemed Flor de Caña distillery, where you will enjoy a tasting of slow-aged rum.

    Depart from the pier and drive inland to the rural town of Chichigalpa. Located at the foot of the steep San Cristobal volcano, the town is surrounded by plains that are ideal for growing cotton and sugar cane. This latter crop has been especially important to Chichigalpa’s growth, as it’s a primary ingredient in the rum produced here since 1890.

    Although the brand Flor de Caña wasn’t created until 1937, the company’s founders were among Nicaragua’s earliest rum makers. The fifth generation of the Pellas family now owns the distillery, which you will tour in depth. Flor de Caña rums are slow-aged, a process that starts with molasses from sugar cane harvested locally. After distillation, the rum is aged in small American white oak barrels without additives or accelerants that might alter the purity.

    The finished products are outstanding, as you will see by sampling some exquisite 18-year-old Flor de Caña rum. Amber-colored and full-bodied, the rum is richly complex. Flor de Caña also produces a light-bodied 4-year-old rum, mahogany-hued 7-year-old rum best served on ice, and a toasty, tobacco-like rum that has been rated one of the world’s Top 10 spirits. There are even Kosher-certified rums, which are available in the Flor de Caña boutique.

    Following your tour and tasting, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking with a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests under 21 years of age are not permitted to take part in this tour. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Colonial Leon & Chorotega Museum

    Behold the artistry of northwestern Nicaragua, which is beautifully expressed through the colonial architecture of Leon and the pre-Columbian ceramics in the Chorotega Museum.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a picturesque drive into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. It’s a dramatic setting for Leon, the country’s second largest city. Founded by Spanish conquistadors on the edge of Lake Managua in 1524, Leon was heavily damaged in an earthquake and later moved to its present site, where it has since thrived.

    One of the city’s most striking features is its colonial architecture. You’ll experience its charm firsthand by touring the main plaza and the magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. As you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. The wooden Flemish altarpiece is particularly treasured.

    Then, following free time to explore more of Leon on your own, you will rejoin your coach and drive to Chorotega Museum in Chinandega, which lies in the shadow of San Cristobal volcano. The museum’s collection of more than 1,000 pieces is primarily pre-Columbian ceramics. There are also other beautifully crafted stone and metal artifacts. However, it’s the pottery that reveals the culture of early Nicaragua, as it’s decorated with intricately painted mythical figures, animals and people in the traditional clothing of the time. Following your tour of the museum, you will transfer directly back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Colonial Leon

    Tour Nicaragua’s former capital of Leon, a colonial city now beloved for its architecture, especially the glorious Roman Catholic cathedral, the largest in Central America.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a picturesque drive inland, well into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. It’s a dramatic setting for Leon, the country’s second largest city. Founded by Spanish conquistadors on the edge of Lake Managua in 1524, Leon was heavily damaged in an earthquake and later moved to its present site, where it has since thrived.

    One of the city’s most striking features is its colonial architecture, which imbues Leon with an Old World ambiance. You’ll experience its charm firsthand by touring the main plaza, a wonderful gathering place of fountains and statues flanked by magnificent, historical buildings. The plaza’s undisputed gem is Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747.

    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. As you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. The wooden Flemish altarpiece is particularly treasured.

    Following your guided walking tour, you will enjoy free time to explore more of Leon on your own. Don’t limit yourself to churches and plazas, of which there are plenty. The museum dedicated to Nicaragua’s revered poet and national hero Ruben Dario is also noteworthy. Afterwards, you’ll rejoin your coach for the drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 45-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Colonial Leon & Bubbling Mud Pots

    A study in contrasts, this excursion presents the beautiful colonial architecture of Leon, juxtaposed against a field of bubbling mud pots in the countryside.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a picturesque drive into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. It’s a dramatic setting for Leon, the country’s second largest city. Founded by Spanish conquistadors on the edge of Lake Managua in 1524, Leon was heavily damaged in an earthquake and later moved to its present site, where it has since thrived.

    One of the city’s most striking features is its colonial architecture. You’ll experience its charm firsthand by touring the main plaza and the magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. As you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. The wooden Flemish altarpiece is particularly treasured.

    Following some free time to explore more of Leon on your own, you will rejoin your coach and drive to the nearby rural community of San Jacinto for a look at its boiling mud pots. This geothermal phenomenon is constantly active, spewing steam and occasionally hot mud into the air. If you get close enough to the craters, you can hear the mud boiling fiercely below the surface. The source of all this commotion and intense heat is Telica volcano, which looms in the background.

    After visiting the mud pots, you will transfer back to the pier in Corinto.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • History & Arts

    Nicaragua’s bountiful creativity takes center stage as you tour an extraordinary art gallery, a museum devoted to the country’s most revered poet, and historical Leon Cathedral.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a scenic drive to Leon, a city in the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. Founded by Spanish conquistadors on the edge of Lake Managua in 1524, Leon was heavily damaged in an earthquake and later moved to its present site.

    Your first stop here will be the Ortiz-Gurdian Foundation, an esteemed art gallery with an extensive collection housed in two restored colonial buildings on opposite sides of the street. One building displays mostly pre-Columbian pieces; the other exhibits more contemporary works of art. While Latin American masters such as Diego Rivera are certainly represented, you may be surprised to find treasures from the likes of Chagall and Picasso, as well.

    Next, you will visit the home of Nicaragua’s most famous poet and national hero Ruben Dario. Now a museum, the modest residence contains many of his personal belongings, original manuscripts, and first editions of his books. Dario is buried in nearby Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747.

    While touring the extraordinary cathedral, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, be sure to notice the treasured Flemish altarpiece. The building is a splendid example of colonial architecture and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. Later, during free time, you can explore the adjoining plaza before returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 3/4 hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There are photo restrictions at the Ortiz-Gurdian Foundation and Ruben Dario house. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Old Leon & Colonial Leon

    Explore the two Leons: the original 16th-century city, which was once buried in volcanic ash, and then a later version, which became an alluring colonial city.

    Depart from the pier and drive inland to Lake Managua, which is often referred to by its indigenous name Xolotian. Here, in 1524 Spanish conquistadors founded the original city of Leon, now known as Old Leon. Although in ruins, the city is an archaeological marvel because it was abandoned after a series of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in the early 1600s, which buried everything in ash. The city stood completely undisturbed until 1967, when excavation began, leading to Old Leon’s nickname “The Pompeii of Central America.”

    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city offers a remarkable glimpse into 16th-century life in one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements. During your guided tour of the well-preserved ruins, you will see a cathedral, convent, royal foundry and private homes constructed of wood, bamboo and mud. Eventually, the inhabitants left and established a newer Leon, which you will explore following a buffet lunch at a local restaurant there.

    You’ll experience the colonial city’s charm firsthand by touring the main plaza and the magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. As you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation, including a treasured wooden Flemish altarpiece. At the conclusion of your guided walking tour, you will re-board your coach and drive back to the pier in Corinto.

    Please note: This tour includes nearly 4-hours of travel on a coach and just over 2-hours of moderate walking. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please check with your guide before taking photos in Old Leon as there are some restrictions. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Leon Botanic Garden

    Savor the serenity of Nicaragua’s first botanic garden, and then set off for Leon, a city long admired for its colonial architecture, especially the Leon Cathedral.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a leisurely ninety-minute drive into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua, where you will find the esteemed university in Leon. While the university dates back to early 19th century, this tour focuses on its recently developed botanic garden, the first one in Nicaragua.

    You will spend about two hours in this serene oasis, walking the two and one-half mile nature trail, admiring countless species of plants that have been collected throughout Nicaragua. Most of the specimens come from tropical dry forest and savanna ecosystems, and many of the plants have attributes other than beauty. Leaves from cacao trees are used as a natural insect repellant, and extracts from the bark of the massively crowned guanacaste tree serve as soap substitutes. Guanacaste means “ear tree,” as its curled seedpods resemble human ears. Succulents also thrive here, as do dozens of species of birds from kingfishers to magpies. Following your guided walk, you will have a bit of free time to stroll about on your own.

    More attractions await you in Leon’s main plaza, which is dominated by the magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. If you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. The wooden Flemish altarpiece is particularly treasured. Later, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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  • Live the Traditions of Nicaragua

    Delve into the delightful culture and traditions of Nicaragua in the colonial town of Chinandega and at a nearby hacienda, where you may watch the local artisans.

    After departing from the pier, you will drive inland to Chinandega, which lies in the shadow of San Cristobal volcano. Being Nicaragua’s highest and most active volcano, it provides a spectacular backdrop for the city. Past eruptions have produced highly fertile soil over time, fueling the region’s agricultural economy, based largely on sugar, bananas and peanuts.

    Architectural highlights await you in Chinandega, including the 17th-century Santa Ana church. Constructed in the Romanesque style, the colonial church has been lovingly restored to its original form, complete with limestone walls and plenty of gilt throughout the interior.

    The church is one of the focal points overlooking the city’s central park, which you will also see. A popular gathering place any time of the day, the park provides a wonderfully authentic snapshot of life in a typical Nicaraguan city.

    You will delve even deeper into the country’s culture and traditions at a ranch nearby. While wandering about the grounds, you can expect to watch folkloric performers, artisans creating ceramics, and hammocks being woven. You may also sample fresh tortillas topped with refried beans and pico de gallo. If locally grown fruit is offered, you might try it in a smoothie or simply cut into juicy, bite-size pieces. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes just over 2 hours of moderate walking/standing that includes a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Colonial Leon, Folkloric Show & Lunch

    Behold the extraordinary colonial architecture of Leon, Nicaragua’s second largest city, and then enjoy lunch and a folkloric performance at a hotel that was once a convent.

    After departing from the pier, you will drive into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. It’s a dramatic setting for Leon, a city known for its colonial architecture and Old World ambiance.

    You will experience Leon’s charm by first touring the main plaza, a wonderful gathering place of fountains and statues flanked by historical buildings such as the Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes.

    Nicaragua’s most famous poet and national hero Ruben Dario is buried at the cathedral. His former residence nearby has been converted into a museum, where you will find many of his personal belongings, original manuscripts, and first editions of his books.

    The region’s creativity is also on display at the Ortiz-Gurdian Foundation, an esteemed art gallery with an extensive collection housed in two restored colonial buildings on opposite sides of the street. One building displays mostly pre-Columbian pieces; the other exhibits more contemporary works of art by Latin American masters such as Diego Rivera.

    After touring the city, you will enjoy a traditional Nicaraguan lunch and folkloric performance at the colonial-style Hotel El Convento before returning to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking/standing that includes a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach, and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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  • Cerro Negro Trek

    Savor the adventure of climbing to the rim of Cerro Negro volcano, following by a more leisurely exploration of the colonial city of Leon.

    Depart from the pier and settle in for a scenic drive into Nicaragua’s rural countryside. In time, you will arrive at the base of Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Central America. It first erupted in 1850, and while there have been occasional eruptions since then the volcano has only damaged farmland because it is located in a sparsely populated area.

    Your hike along the black basalt slopes of Cerro Negro will take approximately two hours, and the views are spectacular throughout as the volcano is completely void of vegetation. The trail is an unpaved, natural path that leads to the rim, where you will have a bird’s-eye view into the smoking crater below and a 360-degree view of the surrounding land. It’s well worth the effort and compared to other volcanoes, Cerro Negro is easily accessible.

    After descending, you will drive to the colonial city of Leon for lunch and free time in its vibrant main square. Magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747, dominates the popular gathering place. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. If you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. Later, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes over 4-hours of travel on a coach, 2-hours strenuous hiking, plus anY additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time in Leon. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests should be in good physical condition. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and a bottle of water from the ship are recommended. Flat, sturdy hiking shoes are required. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

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