Begin your journey in southern Nicaragua. Land in Managua where your captain and expert guide will meet you and escort you to your waiting yacht on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. After your first night onboard, hop in a helicopter to Ometepe Island. This stunning Island lies in the centre of Lake Nicaragua and is comprised of two volcanoes that rise out of the lake.
Explore Charco Verde Reserve, a wooded ecological reserve rich with wildlife and surrounded by black-sand beaches. Hike along the winding trails that twist through the reserve and spot families of howler monkeys swinging through the trees, Enjoy a wild lunch designed and set up by your yacht crew on a secluded beach before heading to Ojo de Agua (Eye of Water), a natural spring in the middle of the island where you can dive in for a cooling swim. Refreshed, make your way to Magdalena Farm where you will be shown 2,000-year-old Petroglyphs carved deep into the stone, and evidence of the ancient civilisation that once existed on Ometepe Island.
Arise early and leave your vessel to arrive at Masaya Volcano before the sun rises. Watch lava glow in the crater lake in the dawn darkness. Explore the depths of the park, discovering lava tubes and caves imbued with native Nicaraguan history and culture. Head into the lowlands and browse the famous Masaya artisans’ market where you can find craftwork of all kinds from high-quality, handmade shoes to valuable ceramics. Meet with local artisans who will welcome you and demonstrate how they create their stunning handworks such as colourful hammocks.
Explore Nicaraguan White Villages atop the Catarina hills to appreciate the incredible panoramic view of Apoyo Lake and Mombacho Volcano. End your day in Granada, a charming colonial city perched on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Learn about this city’s storied history that involves French pirates and British colonists. Wander down cobblestone streets and return to your waiting vessel where you can enjoy a Michelin-level dinner on the aft deck.
Head out from your yacht to Central American’s youngest volcano, Cerro Negro. Formed in 1850, this young volcano is a hub for adventure and excitement. Hike up sandy trails and catch the tell-tale scent of sulphur. At the summit of the volcano, you can take in the barren moonscape of the volcano itself and beyond it, panoramas stretching in every direction. Get your heart pumping and try your hand at ash boarding down the side of the volcano. Dressed in a safety suit and goggles you can fly down the mountainside all the way to the bottom reaching speeds of up to 55 mph. Return to your vessel and enjoy sundowners and dinner while your crew takes care of all the paperwork so you can cruise north, up the coast and into Honduras.
Wake up off the stunning shores of Honduras and after a refreshing breakfast on deck, make your way to Lake Yojoa. This lake is a birder’s utopia with more than 375 avian species. Hike along twisting trails discovering ancient ruins covered in twisting vines and overtaken by nature. Pass cascading waterfalls, thermal springs, and head below ground exploring a series of caves.
Discover the 43m high Pulhapanzak Falls where you can take to the water in tubes or simply swim in the refreshing waterfall pools. For something a little more heart-pumping, take to the skies in a helicopter and fly over the crashing waterfall. Explore Comayagua, a city that served as the capital of Honduras for more than 300 years and boasts a diverse and rich history. Return to your vessel where local musicians will serenade you as you indulge in a delicious dinner. Push yourself and try your hand at learning the unique Latin rhythms of some of the local dances such as bachata and salsa with expert local dancers who will instruct you from the comfort of your own deck.