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Leon Day Trip from Managua

Leon Day Trip from Managua - Managua, Nicaragua
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Managua, Nicaragua

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$70.00

Visit the colonial city of Leon on this day trip from Managua. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Leon Viejo and the Cathedral of Leon, and learn about the history of this charming city from your knowledgeable, bilingual guide ... More info ›

Visit the colonial city of Leon on this day trip from Managua. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Leon Viejo and the Cathedral of Leon, and learn about the history of this charming city from your knowledgeable, bilingual guide. Discover Nicaraguan art culture with a tour of the Ortiz Gurdian Foundation’s Art Center and learn about the life of famous Nicaraguan writer Rubén Darío while touring the Rubén Darío Museum. This full-day tour is a great way to learn about Nicaragua's rich culture and history!

After pickup from your Managua hotel, head north to Leon by comfortable coach. On your way, admire the beautiful surrounding landscape featuring Lake Managua (Lake Xolotlan), the Momotombo volcano and the Maribios volcanic chain.

Visit the ruins of Leon Viejo, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Follow your guide on a tour of the ruins and learn how Leon is the second-oldest city in Nicaragua, established in the early 1500s. You'll see foundations of houses as well as some restored buildings.

Continue into the city of Leon, founded in the early 1600s. Known for its beautiful churches and stunning streetscapes, Leon is a picturesque colonial city. With your guide, tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Leon, one of the largest churches in Central America. Admire the interior filled with magnificent works of art including marble statues.

Next, head to a local restaurant for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the Art Center of the Ortiz Gurdian Foundation. Located in two restored colonial buildings, this center houses various exhibits of paintings, sculptures and contemporary art. Tour the center with your guide and learn about various Nicaraguan artists.

Then, visit the Rubén Darío Museum, located in the old house famous Nicaraguan writer Rubén Darío once lived in. Ruben Darío was the poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement that took off at the end of the 19th century and had a lasting influence on Spanish literature and journalism. Tour the museum and see hand-written manuscripts, as well as photographs. After your tour, you'll be driven back to your Managua hotel.

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Granada City Tour from Managua with Boat Ride on Lake Nicaragua

Granada City Tour from Managua with Boat Ride on Lake Nicaragua - Managua, Nicaragua
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Managua, Nicaragua

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$58.75

Experience the colonial city of Granada and the enormous Lake Nicaragua on this day trip from Managua. In the city, visit the Casa de los Tres Mundos cultural center, tour the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, browse local markets and admire gorgeous architecture around the main square, Parque Central ... More info ›

Experience the colonial city of Granada and the enormous Lake Nicaragua on this day trip from Managua. In the city, visit the Casa de los Tres Mundos cultural center, tour the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, browse local markets and admire gorgeous architecture around the main square, Parque Central. Then, hop in a boat for a cruise around Lake Nicaragua’s archipelago of tiny tropical islands. Learn about the islands’ ecosystems from your guide and see native flora and fauna. Round-trip transportation from Managua hotels is included.

After pickup from your Managua hotel, your day trip to Granada starts as you head southeast with your guide to the shore of Lake Nicaragua, on which Granada sits.

Begin your Granada tour with a visit to the cultural center of Casa de los Tres Mundos. Created to support and promote cultural projects in Nicaragua and the rest of Central America, Casa de los Tres Mundos is located in a beautiful colonial mansion, which you’ll tour with your guide. Browse through the art gallery that includes paintings from local artists, and learn the history behind the center from your guide. Next, head Parque Central and browse local markets and admire colonial architecture as you make your way to the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, a striking colonial church with a blue facade. Tour the impressive museum inside the church, where you'll see pre-Colombian statues and pottery. Then, visit a nearby colonial-style house for lunch (own expense).

After lunch, your Lake Nicaragua adventure begins as you board a boat for a cruise to around 365 tiny tropical islands. Stay on the boat, cruising around the islands and learning about the lush flora from your guide. Marvel at Mombacho Volcano while cruising through the small islands, formed over 10,000 years ago when the volcano erupted. Keep an eye out for native birds like tanagers, hawks, jays and warblers, and listen to your guide’s commentary about the history of the islands and of Lake Nicaragua, which is home to freshwater sharks and sawfish.

After your boat ride, you'll be transported back to your Managua hotel.

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Day Trip to Masaya and Granada from Managua

Day Trip to Masaya and Granada from Managua - Managua, Nicaragua
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Managua, Nicaragua

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$66.25

Visit the Nicaraguan cities of Masaya and Granada on this day trip from Managua. First explore Masaya, where you'll discover a large local market filled with beautiful handmade crafts and jewelry ... More info ›

Visit the Nicaraguan cities of Masaya and Granada on this day trip from Managua. First explore Masaya, where you'll discover a large local market filled with beautiful handmade crafts and jewelry. You’ll also see an active volcanic crater in Masaya Volcano National Park before you head to colonial Granada, where you’ll visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, Cathedral of Granada , Independence Plaza and more! Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through both cities and teach you about their histories along the way.

After pickup from your Managua hotel, head 18 miles (29 km) to Masaya, known both as the 'City of Flowers' and as the ‘Cradle of Folklore.’ First visit Masaya Volcano National Park, where you’ll see its active crater up close before visiting the Ecological Museum to learn about the geology and history of the volcano. Then head into town and walk through the local market, where you'll find beautiful handmade crafts made from wood and ceramics, as well as clothing and jewelry. Masaya is known for its handicrafts, so this is a great place to pick up a souvenir, if you wish!

Next, re-board your coach and enjoy the drive to Granada. Located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua (also known as Lake Cocibolca), Granada is a quaint colonial city filled with colorfully painted buildings and rich history. Admire the colonial architecture, sample local food like the delicious vigoron, a plantain wrap filled with pork and cabbage (own expense), and learn about the city’s culture and history from your guide.

Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and then continue your tour of Granada to Independence Plaza, where you'll find an obelisk dedicated to the heroes of the 1821 struggle for independence. Then head to Central Park, where you'll see the Cathedral of Granada, originally built in the early 1500s. Admire the cathedral’s four chapels and 12 stained-glass windows, and then walk along the pedestrianized street of La Calzada to marvel at the colorful colonial buildings.

Next, visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, which houses one of the best museums in the region. Tour the museum to see Primitivist art, a to-scale model of the city and the Zapatera statuary. Then visit Casa de los Tres Mundos, a foundation created to support and promote cultural projects in Nicaragua. Tour the beautiful mansion that houses Casa de los Tres Mundos, and browse through a few art displays.

Your tour ends when you are transported back to your Managua hotel.

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Pilas El Hoyo - Asososca Lagoon

Pilas El Hoyo - Asososca Lagoon - León, Nicaragua

Duration: 1 day
Location: León, Nicaragua

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$73.75

El Hoyo is a volcanic complex consisting of several structures located in the city of León. The first volcano called El Picachu; After being active the volcano collapsed, forming other volcanic structures.
Currently, the most significant is the volcano El Hoyo ... More info ›

El Hoyo is a volcanic complex consisting of several structures located in the city of León. The first volcano called El Picachu; After being active the volcano collapsed, forming other volcanic structures.
Currently, the most significant is the volcano El Hoyo. This is distinguishable because the crater is a perfect rounded circle and is located in one of its sides, instead of being located at the top. This volcano is not very much climbed so their paths retain a fairly rich and unspoiled nature.
Other volcanic structures include the volcano Las Pilas and two other volcanic formations called Laguna de Asososca and Malpaisillo. After a violent eruption craters were formed with less depth, and eventually the water collected in them formed a lagoon. Asososca lagoon is completely covered with water and it is possible to enjoy crystal clear waters.

El Hoyo is a volcanic complex consisting of several structures located in the city of Leon. The first volcano called El Picachu; After being active the volcano collapsed, forming other volcanic structures.

  • Departure from the city of Leon in 4WD to the Nature Reserve Volcanic Complex Pilas-El Hoyo.
  • Climbing the Volcano Pilas to reach the crater of the volcano El Hoyo.
  • Coming down from the volcano to the Asososca lagoon, also known as Laguna del Tigre.
  • You can enjoy a bath in the fresh waters of the Laguna.
  • If you want you can camp in the El Hoyo Volcano or if you prefer in the Asososca lagoon 

Total Duration Of Tour: 9h.
Trekking Time: 6-7h.
Level: Medium.
Volcanic Complex Battery-Hole

Includes: Private transport, guide, entry to the reserve
Does not include: Food and drinks

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León City tour and Mud pools of San Jacinto

León City tour and Mud pools of San Jacinto - León, Nicaragua

Duration: 1 day
Location: León, Nicaragua

From USD
$32.50

During the León City Tour, you will visit the most beautiful places of this colonial city. After this you will go and see the mud pools of San Jacinto where you can admire boiling mud pools.

Guided visit through the colonial center city of Leon ... More info ›

During the León City Tour, you will visit the most beautiful places of this colonial city. After this you will go and see the mud pools of San Jacinto where you can admire boiling mud pools.

Guided visit through the colonial center city of Leon. The meeting point is in the office of El Perezoso agency at 9:00 AM. Visit to the most important museums of the city. Climb to the roof of the cathedral to have a panoramic view of Leon from the top. The tour last 3 hours and it end up by noon. After this tour you will go and visit the mud pools of San Jacinto and discover more about the natural force of the volcanoes in Nicaragua.

This guided tour is offered in English, Spanish and Italian. There is not a minimun age to participate, but participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve - León, Nicaragua

Duration: 1 day
Location: León, Nicaragua

From USD
$45.00

Belonging to León and located between Las Peñitas Beach and Salinas Grandes community, Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve is 22 km long and 1500 mt wide in its widest part.

Since 1983 the Island is one of the 76 national areas protected by the state of Nicaragua for its biodiversity.

Its characteristic mangrove forest is home to miles of migratory birds, of several species of reptiles, among which crocodiles, and of a large number of small mammals. From august to December you can seen Paslama turtles laying eggs, which is a species actually declared in danger of extinction.

WHY TRAVELLING WITH EL PEREZOSO?

In order to organize the trip in the Reserve we work with Ulises Zamora, a well-known fisherman belonging to Salinas Grandes community and recognized by the Tourism Institute as a professional guide.

Departure from Leon city at 8:00 AM, arriving to Juan Venado Island reserve entrance by Las Peñitas beach at 8:30 AM ... More info ›

Belonging to León and located between Las Peñitas Beach and Salinas Grandes community, Juan Venado Island Natural Reserve is 22 km long and 1500 mt wide in its widest part.

Since 1983 the Island is one of the 76 national areas protected by the state of Nicaragua for its biodiversity.

Its characteristic mangrove forest is home to miles of migratory birds, of several species of reptiles, among which crocodiles, and of a large number of small mammals. From august to December you can seen Paslama turtles laying eggs, which is a species actually declared in danger of extinction.

WHY TRAVELLING WITH EL PEREZOSO?

In order to organize the trip in the Reserve we work with Ulises Zamora, a well-known fisherman belonging to Salinas Grandes community and recognized by the Tourism Institute as a professional guide.

Departure from Leon city at 8:00 AM, arriving to Juan Venado Island reserve entrance by Las Peñitas beach at 8:30 AM. You will visit the mangroves area by motor boat with a local guide who will show you the local flora and fauna. The tour inside the reserve lasts between 3 or 4 hours, and during sea turtle nesting season you could also visit a sea turtle nursery. In addition to being in touch with nature, you will have the opportunity to take a dip in the ocean during this tour. Return to Leon city at 12:30 PM.

Recommended
Use sunscreen and repellent. Bring a cap or hat, and extra clothes. Don’t forget your swimsuit.

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