Nicaragua from El Guasaule to Peñas Blancas
04 days / 03 nights
Begins at El Guasaule Border (Honduras/Nicaragua) and ends at Peñas Blancas Border (Nicaragua/Costa Rica).
Visit León, Masaya and Granada.
If you’re planning on visiting Central America, this tour is perfect if you’re coming from Honduras and want to continue south to Costa Rica. Our services start at El Guasaule border and finish at Peñas Blancas border.
- 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.
- Stand on the edge of an active volcano at Masaya Volcano National Park.
- Explore the Isletas, an archipelago of 365 islets on Lake Cocibolca.
DAY 01 Guasaule Border (Honduras/Nicaragua) – León
Greeting upon your arrival at Guasaule Border. Transfer to the colonial city of 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, recently declared as a World Heritage Site. This temple is the resting place of great Nicaraguans like Ruben Dario and Salomon de la Selva. From the roof of the Cathedral you will get an extraordinary panoramic view of this charming city and the Maribios volcano range.
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 02 Leon – Masaya – Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Granada. On our way will visit the ruins of León Viejo, declared a World Heritage Site because of its historical importance. The first city of Leon was built in 1524 on the shores of Lake Xolotlan and abandoned in 1610. The city was buried by the ashes of Momotombo volcano and rediscovered centuries later. Here you learn more about the origin and development of one of the most important cities of Nicaragua.
Then, we will visit Masaya Volcano National Park, where we can go near the edge of an active crater by vehicle in a paved road.
Finally, we will arrive in Granada, the oldest colonial city in the western hemisphere of the Americas that still remains in its original place of construction. The city was founded in 1524 on the shores of Lake Cocibolca.
DAY 03 Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll start the day with a boat tour of Granada’s famous Isletas, an archipelago of more than 360 islets formed by an ancient volcanic explosion, just off the shore of Lake Cocibolca. While you listen to your guide’s commentary about the history of Lake Cocibolca, admire views of Mombacho Volcano and keep an eye out for native birds like tanagers, hawks, jays and warblers.
Then we will explore the city of Granada, one of the oldest cities in America, founded in 1524. Granada welcomes visitors with its colorful architecture and deep historical roots. On this tour, we will visit the museum at San Francisco Convent, which houses an important collection of historical artifacts and paintings, like the 28 pre-Columbian statues from Zapatera Island, dating from the years 800 to 1200 AD. You will also have the chance to enjoy the city from a different perspective at the top of the bell tower of La Merced Church.
DAY 04 Granada – Peñas Blancas Border (Nicaragua/Costa Rica)
Transfer to Peñas Blancas Border.
- Private transportation in vehicle with A/C.
- 01 night in Leon.
- 02 nights in Granada.
- City tour of Leon
- Visit to the Ruins of Leon Viejo.
- Visit to Masaya Volcano National Park.
- City tour of Granada
- Boat tour of Las Isletas.
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