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Colonial Nicaragua

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NICARAGUA

Reception at Augusto C-Sandino International Airport, Managua, at the time of arrival of your flight, our driver will receive it with a sign with your name, Depending on your flight schedule this day or the last one offers to make a City tours in the city of Managua and its historic center, approximate time 3 to 4 hours. Accommodation in Managua

DAY 2: TOUR TO RUINS OF LEON VIEJO, CITY OF LEON.

TOUR TO RUINS OF LEON VIEJO, CITY OF LEON AND SAN JACINTO BOILERS

Enjoy the experience of exploring the ruins of the Old City of León, the first capital of Nicaragua, founded in 1524 by the Spanish captain Francisco Hernández de Córdoba on the banks of the Momotombo volcano; by several earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in 1610, this city was relocated 53 miles (90 km) north of Managua. Then the 1 hour trip on a scenic road, bordering Lake Xolotlan or Lake Managua, with a breathtaking view of the Momotombo and Momotombito volcanoes. Old City León was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000.

Visit to the hot springs of San Jacinto, a place where the hot water vapor and the gases of bubbles through the mud of the depths of the Telica Volcano; The field is not large, but it is interesting as it is hot to walk to see the different holes that vary in size and color. The mud sometimes throws small pebbles and the steam is always being thrown by the many children in the area offering to guide them, which is a good idea since there is no sign indicating where it is safe to walk and the locals know where to take it.

Lunch in the city of Leon on the banks of the Cathedral.

León was the capital of Nicaragua for more than 200 years until it was replaced by Managua in 1851. The Cathedral of León is the largest colonial religious edifice in Central America. The remains of the immortal and internationally known poet Rubén Darío still rest here. Enjoy a visit to the Ruben Dario Museum, the Ortiz-Gurdian Art Galley (one of the main private art galleries in Latin America) and several other important sites.

Arrival in Managua. Accommodation in Managua / B-L

DAY 3: TOUR TO THE MASAYA VOLCANO, CRAFTS MARKET …

TOUR TO THE MASAYA VOLCANO, CRAFTS MARKET AND THE MIRADOR DE CATARINA, and GRANADA

Departure from the hotel to make the tour to the Masaya volcano: This is one of the 7 active volcanoes in the country. With an area of ​​54 square kilometers that includes 2 volcanoes and 5 craters, it is the only volcano in the western hemisphere where you can reach the crater by vehicle; Its crater has an altitude of 635 meters and continuously emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide gas; it also maintains an incandescence inside due to a lake of persistent lava. It is known as one of the 6 gates to infíerno, the product of legends in times of Spanish conquest. In addition to them you can go through the volcano museum where you will know the history of this colossus.

Then visit the handicraft market of Masaya this is an interesting site to get Nicaraguan handmade souvenirs and enjoy folkloric shows. It is a friendly stage with many small shops full of colorful memories. Transfer to visit the viewpoint of Catarina: Catarina is a town near Masaya, overlooking the Laguna de Apoyo. Catarina is famous for its majestic view of the lagoon, as well as its nurseries. The viewpoint of Catarina is one of the highest hills surrounding the Laguna de Apoyo, and the view from here is very good. You can see the whole lagoon, as well as the Lake of Nicaragua that is behind it. The Mombacho volcano that surrounds the lake is also present in this view

Lunch

Transfer to Granada, take a cultural walk through Granada: you will get to know the central park of Granada, the cathedral, the Chocolate Museum, the San Francisco convent, the old hospital in Granada, and then a tour of the Isletas de Granada: Las Isletas of Granada are considered one of the most attractive natural paradises in Nicaragua. It is an archipelago of more than 365 islets in the Great Lake of Nicaragua or Lake Cocibolca, which are presumed to have been formed thousands of years ago by the eruption of a volcano. Traveling in a small boat on the islets is an attractive, fun and relaxed way to travel the narrow canals that separate the islands and appreciate in all its splendor part of the immensity of the Great Lake of Nicaragua.

Accommodation in Granada / B-L

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

At the agreed time; We will take you from your hotel in Granada to the International Airport, to take your flight back home, Depending on the time of your flight this day or the first one offers to make a City tours in the city of Managua and its historic center, approximate time 3 to 4 hours.

Accommodation and hotel taxes

4 breakfasts

Transfers to Hotel and Airport

Tours Volcan Masaya

Boat Tour in islets of Granada

Local Guide Service

It also includes

  • Tours by the Ruins of León Viejo
  • Tours around the city of León
  • Visit to Hervideros de San Jacinto
  • Visit to the Masaya volcano.
  • Visit Masaya Craft Market and viewpoint of Catarina.
  • City Tour Granada
  • Boat tour in the islets of Granada.
  • City Tours Managua
  • Local guide service in Spanish or English
  • Private or shared transportation (A / C, Wi-Fi and GPS)

  • Entry tax to Nicaragua of $ 14.
  • Tours not detailed in the program.
  • Travel insurance, medical assistance.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry and telephone calls).
  • Feeding not detailed in the program (Dinner)
  • Tips and other similar expenses.
  • Any other expense not established in the program.

  • Travel with a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months.
  • Travel with a passport photocopy.
  • Pay the entrance tax to Nicaragua of $ 14 upon arrival.
  • Change the currency when arriving at the country in local banks.
  • Have emergency numbers on hand.
  • Acquire travel insurance or assistance.
  • Ropa cómoda para senderismo.
  • Wear sunscreen (Blocker, goggles, hat or cap).
Place Hotel Link
Managua Hotel Almendro www.hotelelalmendro.com
Granada Hotel Selina Granada www.selina.com/granada/

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