Dating from two different worlds

Here on a range of walks hope to see some of the 200 species of birds, howler and capuchin monkeys, mammals such as otters, ocelots and pumas and turtles.Over lunch we sail the short distance to Tortuga Island where we have the chance to snorkel over the volcanic reef home to angelfish, morays and needlefish.We have two days to explore the southern region of El Salvador and will offer a number of excursion options.

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The port of Corinto is our base for our visit to Leon, the former capital of Nicaragua.

Here we will explore the colonial architecture and the 18th century cathedral which is one of the most prominent buildings in the city with fantastic views from the rooftop.

Enjoy a welcome briefing, drinks and dinner as we sail tonight to our anchorage at Puerto Quepos.

From our anchorage at Quepos we travel to Manuel Antonio National Park which is one of the most stunning and bio-diverse areas of the world.

Alternatively spend the afternoon relaxing on the white sand beaches.

Our final stop in Costa Rica is the beach town of Playa del Coco in the Papagayo Gulf, once a small fishing village it has grown into a popular destination for local Costa Rican tourism.

There is also much of the natural world to occupy us on our journey including our visit to El Salvador’s most important marine ecosystem, the Jiquilisco Bay Biosphere Reserve and Costa Rica’s Curu National Wildlife Refuge and Manuel Antonio National Park.

The charming MS Serenissima began her career as the Harald Jarl, cruising the Norwegian coastline and fjords.

We continue to the village of El Mozote where in December 1981 one of the worst atrocities occurred and more than 1000 people were killed in a single day.

Our local guides will explain about living in the country during this time and we will see the monument erected for the victims and the memorial garden decorated with brightly coloured murals.

Inside we will see the fresco paintings, statues and the lion that guards the tomb of Ruben Dario, the famous Nicaraguan poet.

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