Nicaragua: From Peñas Blancas to El Guasaule
Duration: 04 days / 03 nights
Location: Begins in Peñas Blancas (Costa Rica-Nicaragua border) & ends in El Guasaule (Nicaragua-Honduras border)
Visit: Catarina, Granada, Masaya, Managua & Leon.
If you’re planning on visiting Central America this tour is perfect if you’re coming from Costa Rica and want to continue north. Our services start at Peñas Blancas Border and finish at El Guasaule border.
- Enjoy great views of our volcanic landscape at the artisan town of Catarina, from where you can see Apoyo crater lagoon, Mombacho volcano and Granada.
- Explore the Isletas, an archipelago of 365 islets on Lake Cocibolca.
- Stand on the edge of an active volcano at Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Discover the cities of Granada and Leon, our colonial jewels and two of the oldest cities in America.
- Visit two World Heritage Sites: The Cathedral of Leon and the Ruins of Leon Viejo.
DAY 01 Peñas Blancas Border (Costa Rica/Nicaragua) – Catarina – Granada
Greeting to your arrival at the Peñas Blancas Border. Departure to Granada. On the way, we will visit Mirador de Catarina. Arrival to the colonial city of Granada, the oldest city in the western hemisphere of the Americas; founded in 1524.On this tour, we will 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 top of the tower bell of La Merced Church.
DAY 02 Granada – Masaya – Managua
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start the day visiting Masaya’s Handicraft Market where you will find beautiful crafts made of wood and ceramics, embroidery, hammocks, clothes and jewelry. We will continue to Masaya Volcano National Park where we can go near the edge of an active crater by vehicle.
In Managua, we will visit the historic center that contains the Central Park, the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago, the National Palace and the National Theater Ruben Dario. You can also enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city from the Tiscapa Historic Park.
DAY 03 Managua – Leon
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the colonial city of Leon where we will visit two World Heritage sites, Leon Viejo and the Cathedral of Leon. First, we will visit the ruins of Leon Viejo. The first city of Leon was built in 1524 and later abandoned in1610. Here you learn more about the origin and development of one of the most important cities of Nicaragua.
Then we will go to Leon, founded in 1610. We will visit the Cathedral of Leon, one of the most beautiful temples of the continent and the biggest one in Central America. This temple is the resting place of Ruben Dario. We will also visit the Art Centre of Ortiz-Gurdián Foundation and the Ruben Dario Museum, located in the house where the great poet lived for 14 years.
DAY 04 Leon – Guasaule Border (Nicaragua/Honduras)
Transfer to El Guasaule Border.
- Private transportation in vehicle with air conditioning.
- 01 night in Granada
- 01 night in Managua
- 01 night in Leon
- Visit to Catarina.
- City Tour of Granada.
- Visit to Handicraft Market and Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Visit to Ruins of Leon Viejo.
- City Tour of Leon.
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