04 days / 03 nights
Begins and ends at Managua Airport
Founded in 1524, on the shores of Lake Cocibolca, Granada welcomes visitors with its colorful colonial architecture, deep historical roots, mouth-watering cuisine, and friendly people.
DAY 01 Airport – Granada
Reception at the airport. Transfer to Granada, the oldest colonial city in the western hemisphere of the Americas that still remains in its original place of construction.
DAY 02 Granada – Masaya – Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a boat tour of Granada’s famous Isletas, an archipelago of over 300 islands in Lake Cocibolca. While you listen to your guide’s commentary about the history of Lake Nicaragua, admire views of Mombacho Volcano and keep an eye out for native birds like tanagers, hawks, jays and warblers.
Then we will go to Masaya Volcano National Park, where a paved road takes us to the edge of the active Santiago crater.
Back in Granada, we will visit La Merced Church. From the top of the bell tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then, we will continue our tour to Convento San Francisco Museum, which houses an important collection of historical artifacts and paintings. One of its most interesting collections are 28 pre-Columbian Zapatera Island statues dating from the years 800 to 1200 AD. During the city tour, you will also get to see Calle Atravesada, Xalteva Church, the Cathedral and the Church of Guadalupe.
DAY 03 Granada – Mombacho – Apoyo – Granada
After breakfast, we will go to Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve. We will drive from the tropical dry forest region, through coffee farms and into the cloud forest humid conditions. Arriving at the top, we will do the 1-km trail, along which we will observe an unusual collection of orchids, ferns and butterflies. If the weather conditions are clear, we will enjoy fantastic views of Granada, the Isletas and the surrounding countryside.
Afterwards, we will continue to Apoyo lagoon, an ancient crater lake located in the dry tropical forest of Nicaragua, which is home to Howler monkeys and a variety of tropical birds. Here you can swim or kayak on the pristine waters of the lagoon. Whatever you choose, there is no doubt you will enjoy the tranquility of a very special place. Transfer back to Granada at the end of the day.
DAY 04 Granada – Airport
Transfer to Managua International Airport according to your flight’s departure time. We recommend being at the airport 02 hours earlier.
- Private transportation in vehicle with A/C.
- 03 nights in Granada.
- Visit to Masaya Volcano National Park.
- City Tour of Granada.
- Boat tour in Granada’s Islets.
- Visit to Mombacho Volcano Natural Reserve.
- Visit to Apoyo lagoon.