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After the Footsteps of Sandino

“We’ll go towards the sun of freedom or to our death and if we die, it doesn’t matter to us because others will follow”.

Augusto C. Sandino

Get to know the history of the Nicaraguan hero, Augusto C. Sandino better known as the General of Free Man that inspired the revolutionary battles of the biggest international proportions in the American Continent.

The fascinating story of the Nicaraguan Revolution (1979-1990) that surprised and moved the world, a revolution that couldn’t have been conceive without the man from whom the revolution took its name: AUGUSTO C. SANDINO, better known as the General of Free Man.

After the footsteps of Sandino is a historical tour in which the tourists will learn the fascinating and beautiful but tragic history of Nicaragua, that includes the United States Marine occupation since 1910 and the popular against 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, a history that only a few had the chance to know from the scene of the events and Gray Line Tours Nicaragua offers you the chance to really get to know the facts during this tour.

“The man that from his homeland doesn’t ask not even for a grain of sand for his grave deserves not only to be heard but also to be believed.”

Augusto C. Sandino

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 the capital city, where General Sandino after the signing a peace treaty is betrayed 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
Managua –Jinotega-San Rafael del Norte
The tour continues to The city of Jinotega is also known as the City of the Brumas for its constant fogs, on September the 2nd, 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 same Department, in the municipality of San Rafael del Norte, where Sandino meets Blanca Arauz, the telephonist of that town, of whom he falls in love and marries. The love of Sandino for Blanca has inspired many national songwriters. Lunch included.
Overnight at Hotel Cafe

Day 3:First Political Manifesto
Jinotega: Yalí – Estelí
Departure to San Sebastian city of Yalí in the Jinotega Department, another bastion of many of Sandino’s battles, where he launched his first Political Manifesto, 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 small museum and then we will head to the cities of Condega and to the heroic City of Estelí, a city that was bombarded on three occasions by the National Guards during the war against the Somoza’s Dictatorship. Lunch Included.
Overnight at Hotel Los Arcos

Day 4:Deepening into the Mountain
Nueva Segovia: Ciudad Antigua – Madriz: Somoto
We will continue to enter further into the colourful 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 Arcos

Day 5: Sandino’s Birthplace
Niquinohomo–Masaya- Managua
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
Transfer to the airport
After a delicious breakfast, we will head to the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in the capital city of Managua to return home.


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  • I just returned from Nicaragua and wanted to tell you that both tours that we went on were fabulous! (Masaya volcano tour and "a day at the beach")- the tour guide Jimmy was very knowledgable and fun! And the bus driver Roger was also really good (calm & courteous drive)....We had a great time learning about the culture while enjoying the beautiful country. Please pass this on so Jimmy and Roger get 'kudos' from their manager! Best regards,-- Lisa Rothgeb | Senior Technical Designer - SWAT

  • I had booked online from the US 4 different one-day tours to different places in Nicaragua with Gray Line Managua and I have been very satisfied. Even though I had booked group tours, I found out I was the only passenger so I benefited of my own driver an tour guide for personalized tours during the whole 4 tours for the same price and was glad my tours were not canceled. Both tour guides were very professional, showing up on (or even before) time and attentive to all my desires, making all the changes to the program I wanted.

  • I was in Nicaragua last week, traveling with Rosemary McClure of the Los Angeles Times. David Rosales was our tour guide. He is a remarkable combination -- professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful, insightful, flexible, fluent in English, and fun to be with. You have a winner there. He is an excellent tour guide. We also appreciated Roger, our driver, who was always on time, flexible, courteous and a very good driver. I suspect they are your very best employees. Thank you for assigning us your very best.-- Marty


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