Masaya Volcano National Park

Nicaragua from Peñas Blancas to El Guasaule

04 days / 03 nights
Begins at Peñas Blancas Border (Costa Rica/Nicaragua) and ends at El Guasaule Border (Nicaragua/Honduras)
Visit Catarina, Granada, Masaya, Managua and 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.
  • Enjoy the tropical paradise of Las Isletas, an archipelago of 365 islets on Lake Cocibolca.
  • Discover the colonial city of Granada, one of the oldest cities in America.
  • Go to the edge of an active crater by vehicle at Masaya Volcano National Park.
  • 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. Transfer to Granada. On the way, we will visit Catarina, a popular artisan’s town that stands out for the gardens with ornamental plants and for its incredible viewpoint from where you can see Apoyo Lagoon, Mombacho Volcano and Granada.

Arrival to 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.

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. On our way 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.

We will continue 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, 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 04 Leon – Guasaule Border (Nicaragua/Honduras)

Transfer to El Guasaule Border.

Package Includes

  • Private transportation in vehicle with A/C.
  • 01 night in Granada.
  • 01 night in Managua.
  • 01 night in Leon.
  • Visit to Catarina.
  • City tour of Granada.
  • Visit to Handicraft Market.
  • Visit to Masaya Volcano National Park.
  • Sightseeing tour of Managua.
  • Visit to Ruins of Leon Viejo.
  • City Tour of Leon.

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