Visit where Flor de Caña produces one of the world´s finest rums. At the compound they grow their own sugar cane, making them the only rum manufacturer to hold all different stages of rum production in their very own hands. When entering the gates, an eco-friendly transport brings you to the different stations where you learn about the history, production and conservation of the award-winning rum. You also get a taste too! After the tour can buy some souvenirs, then you would have lunch at the factory.
After lunch, you continue to León Viejo, first capital of Nicaragua, which was founded in 1524 by the Spanish conquistadores, south of the Momotombo volcano. The area suffered under frequent volcanic activity and the earthquakes of 1594 and 1610. Due to the damage caused to the infrastructure and the seismic activity, the city was relocated to its present location, about 20 miles to the west. The old city was gradually buried by the continuous expulsions of ash and volcanic stone coming from Momotombo and by lake sediments.
The ruins of León Viejo were discovered in 1967 and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. During the tour the foundations of some of the houses and partially restored buildings can be seen as the original church. We take you up a hill inside León Viejo from where you have great views over Lake Managua and the impressive Momotombo volcano and its little brother, Momotombito.
Menu for Lunch:
Choose between beef or chicken, served with: rice, salad, mashed potatoes, bread and sauce. Includes beverage and dessert.