After the Footsteps of Sandino
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The fascinating story of the Nicaraguan Revolution (1979 - 1990) that surprised and moved the world, a revolution that couldn't conceive without the man from whom the revolution took its name: Augusto C. Sandino, better known as the General of Free Men.
After the footsteps of Sandino, is a historical tour in which the tourists will learn the fascinating and beautiful, but tragic history of Nicaragua. History that includes the United States Marine occupation since 1910, the dictatorship of Anastacio Somoza, the famous War of the Contras linked directly to the Iran Contra Affair in the North American Congress in the 1980's. The Nicaraguan history has inspired the solidarity of millions of people around the world.
Day 1: First Encounter with Sandino: Arrival to Managua. Welcome at the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport and Managua City Tour to visit the principle sites of the city of Managua, which also is the capital city, where General Sandino after the signing of the peace treaty is betrated by the General Anastacio Somozo Garcia, founder of the National Guard and also the Somoza's Dynasty. Overnight at Hotel Express Managua.
Day 2: Getting to know Sandino: The tour continues to the city of Jinotega also known as the City of Brumas for its constant fog. On September 2, 1927, Sandino established his general headquarters of the Defending Army of the National Sovereignty over the hills of El Chipote, his army was also baptized by the Argentinean writer Gregorio Selser as the "little crazy army:. In the same department, in the municipality of San Rafael del Norte, where Sandino meets Blanca Arauz, the telephonist of the town, of whom he falls in love with and marries. The love of Sandino for Blanca has inspired many national songwriters. Lunch included. Overnight at Hotel Cafe.
Day 3: First Political Manifesto: Departure to San Sebastian city of Yali in the Jinotega department. This is where Sandino launched his first Political Manifesto, and also where you will be able to appreciate landscapes of the mountains and the crops of the site, after we will arrive to the beautiful small town of Bramadero that served as a containment barrier against the American troops. Here we will visit the town's small museum and then head to the cities of Condega and to the heroic city of Esteli, a city that was bombarded on three occasions by the National Guards during the war against Somoxa's Dictatorship. Lunch included. Overnight at Hotel Los Acros.
Day 4: Deepening into the Mountain: We will continue to enter further into the colorful towns where the small crazy army of Sandino had a strong social base during the years of the war that allowed them to face with success the American invasion. Somoto is the cradle of the Mejia Godoy brothers (Carlos and Luis Enrique) they are the main songwriters of the Sandinista struggle. Lunch included. Overnight at Hotel Los Acros.
Day 5: Sandino's Birthplace: After a delicious breakfast, we will head southeast of the country to the little town of Niquinohomo, birthplace of the Augusto C. Sandino, better known as the General of Free Men. Lunch included. Afternoon visit to the Craft Market at Masaya City and transfer to Managua. Overnight at Hotel Express Managua.
Day 6: Sandino in our Memory: After a delicious breakfast, we will head to the Augusto C. Sandino International airport in the capital city of Managua.
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