Fiestas Patrias at El Castillo
|Fiestas Patrias at El Castillo|
SEPTEMBER 13: SAN CARLOS - EL CASTILLO
Departure by boat to El Castillo, which is only 50 kilometers far away from San Carlos, the provincial capital of the department of Rio San Juan. We go into a magical world filled with colorful birds, wildlife and amazing forests.
Suddenly the hue of the landscape is broken by the astonishing figure of silent watch: The fortress of the Immaculate Conception. Arrival, lunch and tour of the town culminating with the visit of the Fortaleza. Accommodation and dinner at El Castillo. Free time to hire one of the optional excursions such as boat trips to the mouth of the Juana, kayak, horseback ride to visit the agro-ecological farms.
14 SEPTEMBER: EL CASTILLO - MILESTONES - EL CASTILLO
Breakfast and departure to participate in the parade of students and rhythmic bands through the streets of the town of El Castillo culminating cultural event in tribute to the heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto. Lunch at El Castillo and transfer to the private reserve which covers 480 “manzanas” located 6 kilometers from El Castillo, at the confluence of the Rio San Juan, Bartola,s river and precisely where he began the vast Indio Maiz Biological Reserve.
We will do a canoe trip on the River Bartola to enter the Reserve. Lunch and tour of the trails of the reserve to observe and learn the rich biodiversity in situ, natural history and healing properties of plants and trees in this area and its ancient use. Dinner and overnight at El Castillo.
SEPTEMBER 15: THE CASTLE-BARTOLO - EL CASTILLO
Breakfast and departure to take part in the caravan water - adorned with the flags of the five countries of Central America, which goes to the landmark number 2 marks the boundary of the territory of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Central America became independent from Spain on September 15, 1821. Gala evening cultural and food festival. To conclude we will see the staging of the Rafaela Herrera heroic episode in the same venue where it took place. Accommodation.
16 SEPTEMBER: EL CASTILLO - SAN CARLOS
Breakfast and transfer to San Carlos.