Duration: 05 days / 04 nights
Location: Begins & ends at Managua Airport
Visits: Managua, León, Masaya, Granada, Mombacho Volcano & Catarina.
With this tour you will have the chance to visit some of Nicaragua’s most important cultural and historical attractions.
- Explore two World Heritage sites, the ruins of León Viejo and the amazing Cathedral of Leon.
- Go to the edge of an active crater by vehicle at Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Discover the city of Granada, one of our colonial jewels and one of the oldest cities in America.
DAY 01 Airport – Managua
Reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel in Managua
DAY 02 Managua – Leon
Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Managua. We’ll visit the historic center where we’ll find important sites like the Central Park, the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago, the National Palace and the National Theater Ruben Dario.
Transfer to the colonial city of Leon. First we’ll visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Then we’ll go to Leon, founded in 1610. We’ll visit the Cathedral of Leon, one of the most beautiful temples of the continent and the biggest one in Central America, recently declared as a World Heritage Site.
Then, we will visit Ortiz Gurdian Art Gallery where you will find an interesting collection that includes works from noted Nicaraguan artists as well as renowned international artists like Picasso, Chagall, Miró; and Latin American masters like Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero and Roberto Matta.
We will also go to Ruben Dario Museum, located in the house where the great poet lived during 14 years.
DAY 03 Leon – Masaya – Granada
Breakfast in the hotel. Early transfer to Granada. On our way we’ll visit Masaya Volcano National Park where we can go near the edge of an active crater by vehicle in a paved road. We will continue to the Handicraft Market where you can find great souvenirs and beautiful crafts made out of wood and ceramics, embroidery, hammocks, clothes and jewelry.
Transfer to Granada, founded in 1524 by conquistador Hernández de Cordoba, is the oldest city in the western hemisphere of the Americas. Granada welcomes visitors with its colorful architecture and deep historical roots. We’ll visit the museum at San Francisco Convent, with its vast exposition of pre-Columbian statutes and pottery. You will also have the chance to enjoy a great panoramic view of the city from the bell tower of La Merced Church.
DAY 04 Granada – Mombacho – Catarina – Granada
Breakfast in the hotel. We’ll start the day with a boat tour of Granada’s famous Isletas, an archipelago formed by an ancient volcanic explosion, just off the shore of Lake Nicaragua.
Then we’ll visit Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve. Then we’ll go to Catarina, where you will have the chance to see the beautiful panoramic view of Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho volcano and Granada.
DAY 05 Granada – Airport
Transfer to the airport according to your flight’s departure time.
- Private transportation in vehicle with air conditioning.
- 01 night in Managua.
- 01 night in Leon.
- 02 nights in Granada.
- Managua City Tour.
- Visit to the Ruins of Leon Viejo.
- City tour of Leon.
- Visit to Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Visit to Masaya’s Handicraft Market.
- City tour of Granada.
- Boat tour in Las Isletas.
- Visit to Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve.
- Visit to Catarina.
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