The Trail of the Naturalist
Undoubtedly, the chronicles pirates like the English naturalist William Dampier, the findings of Charles Darwin and researcher awaken the restless spirit of great Swedish naturalist Carl Bovallius, who also gave us accounts of the life of the rubber of the Rio San Juan and the simple life of its inhabitants, the German Julius Froebel, the Americans William Wells, Ephraim Squier and English Thomas Belt who during his foray into Nicaragua from 1868 to 1873 has been inspired by the charm of this land to wrote “The Naturalist Nicaragua, “which was published in London in 1874. This tour will take us from the journey undertaken by this notorious land initiating scientific beginging in Chontales to finish by the ecstatic San Juan River which traveling through the coastal towns of the Great Lake of Nicaragua.
Where to go
MANAGUA – SANTO DOMINGO – JUIGALPA
The indigenous people of the territory of Chontales are Sumo – Caribbean. The first settlers were the Quiribíes or Caribi, later known as Chontallis, mixing with other tribes and ethnic groups led the Caribic, Caribbean, Miskito, Sumo and others. Departure Juigalpa, department head of Chontales. Juigalpa was founded in April 1668. Museo Gregorio Aguilar visit home to the richest collection of statues Silvestre Los Guatuzos.Arrival at the village of the same name. En route to observe the color and dense foliage of the rainforest, countless flocks of birds, noisy howler monkeys, spider monkeys and daring naughty white-faced monkeys, of course, do not miss the shy elusive alligators and river turtles resting peacefully on the banks and sandbanks in the sun. Arrival at the Ecological Center short briefing with the leaders of the Centre and visit the turtle hatchery and caiman (Caiman Cocodrilus), then the explanation will continue until the suspension bridge called the path of sloth, in this journey of 180 meters to admire viewbird nature. After lunch we will make the trip dinner night watching alligators. Overnight at the Ecology Center.
JUIGALPA – ACOYAPA – SAN MIGUELITO – SAN CARLOS
San Miguelito business boomed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as the covered railroad route from San Miguelito to Punta Mico in the Atlantic Coast taking advantage of the removal of the radicle and the rubber that was abundant in the area. Tour and Lunch to go to San Carlos along the coast of Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of Rio San Juan. Dinner and accommodation in San Carlos.
SAN CARLOS – LOS GUATUZOS
LOS GUATUZOS – SOLENTINAME
SOLENTINAME – EL CASTILLO
In 1762 the young Rafaela Herrera became a main character of the history of Nicaragua by repelling the British attack but in 1780 found the young British Captain Horace Nelson attacked and won the battle besieging the fort for several days. After lodging and dinner at El Castillo.
EL CASTILLO – BARTOLA
BARTOLA – FRESH WATER – BARTOLA
BARTOLA – RIO SARNOSO – GREYTOWN
In 1847, the Miskito King George Frederic II baptized August Greytown Greytown in homage as the governor of Jamaica and granted Britain the right to land logging.
GREYTOWN – RIO INDIO – GREYTOWN
Observe the majestic and ancient dredges are still immersed in the river continues to the Blue Lagoon, one of the main natural attractions that exist in the municipality of San Juan de Nicaragua. Arrival at Greytown and free time to explore this quiet and picturesque village. Farewell dinner in which we enjoy a cultural show Garifuna own in the region.
GREYTOWN – MANAGUA
After breakfast, transfer time to take the domestic flight to Managua.