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Day Tours in Nicaragua

Adventure - Nature - Culture – Wellness


All our half or full day tours and activities are private and specially designed to cater to the groups specific needs and wants, enabling you to enjoy Nicaragua's beauty. They range from Nicaraguan culture and traditions, exotic plants and animals, volcanic wonders, sightseeing, a variety of art exhibits, shopping, and plenty of beautiful photos to take home with you. Our tour guides will accompany you throughout the day and share the secrets of each destination. Unless listed otherwise, each excursion departs daily. These are also only a sample of our most popular day tours, please contact us should you be interested in something specific.


*Recommended gear for all these tours: comfortable walking or hiking shoes, light clothing, bathing suite, sunscreen, sunglasses, drinking water.



Granada City Tour / ½ Day

The oldest city in the western hemisphere of the Americas, Granada was founded in 1524 by the conquistador Hernández de Cordoba. Once the business and shipping capital for the entire region, today Granada proudly remains as one of the last and truly colonial cities: an undiscovered jewel. On this excursion, we will visit the Casa de los Leones, San Francisco Convent and its Museum, with its vast exposition of pre-Columbian statutes and pottery, the colorful market, the charming cobblestone streets, and numerous architecturally significant churches and monuments. During our horse-carriage drive, your guide will not only focus on the rich and exiting history but also on the today's daily life of the "Granadinos".

*Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land and boat transportation, horse carriage, entrance fee at monuments, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)


Granada and Isletas / ¾ or Full Day

The oldest city in the western hemisphere of the Americas, Granada was founded in 1524 by the conquistador Hernández de Cordoba. Once the business and shipping capital for the entire region, today Granada proudly remains as one of the last and truly colonial cities: an undiscovered jewel. On this excursion, we will visit the Casa de los Leones, San Francisco Convent and its Museum, with its vast exposition of pre-Columbian statutes and pottery, the colorful market, the charming cobblestone streets, and numerous architecturally significant churches and monuments. Following our appetizing lunch in a colonial style house, we'll embark on a boat tour of Granada's famous Isletas, an archipelago of inhabited islands formed by an ancient volcanic explosion, just off the shore of Lake Nicaragua.

* Available from Granada or Managua: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land and boat transportation, horse carriage, entrance fee at monuments, lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)


Classic Masaya & Catarina / Full Day

This is an unforgettable day in rural Nicaragua. We begin the day by visiting the Masaya Volcano National Park, with the stunning and active Santiago crater. It's one of the few places in the world where such an active volcano can be observed up close. We will also visit the ecological museum, here our tour-guide will explain various details: geology, history, vulcanology and ecology. Next, we will visit Nicaragua's most popular open-air handcraft market located in Masaya, where Nicaraguan handicrafts can be purchased at exceptionally low prices. At lunch time, we will drive to Catarina one of the famous traditional towns, where ornamental plants and flowers are grown. Here we will taste the traditional food (bocadillos) at a typical restaurant, while enjoying the impressive panoramic views, over the Apoyo Lagoon and the region. Before returning to your departure point we'll pass by San Juan de Oriente and observe artisans making the famous and beautiful potteries.

* Tour available from Granada, Managua or Montelimar: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land transportation, entrance fees at National Park and monuments, lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / other on request ).


León and Leon Viejo / Full Day

We will start our day by visiting the first city of Leónbuilt in 1524 by Francisco Hernandez de Córdoba and abandoned by its inhabitants 60 years later, because of scaring activities caused by the Volcano Momotombo. León Viejo has been declared in the year 2000 by UNESCO a "heritage site of humanity" as a symbol of Spanish conquest. Following that, we will discover the charms of the actual León, enjoying the attractions of this cultural city, its churches, monuments, markets, and learn about its rich history, including its most famous former resident Rubén Darío, Father of Nicaraguan poetry. After enjoying a pleasant walk through the colonial streets, we will enjoy our lunch at a typical restaurant in the second largest city of Nicaragua.

Departure: Daily from Tuesday to Sunday

* Tour available from Granada, Managua or Montelimar: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land transportation, entrance fees at monuments and museum, lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)



Managua City Tour / ½ Day

Managua has been Nicaragua's capital since 1851 and today more than 1/3 of the country's population lives there. During this half-day excursion we will witness the evidence of the 1972 earthquake on old Managua, as well as the emerging new Managua city, product of a rapid growth. We will visit its both Cathedrals, Lake Managua, the recently renovated National Palace (containing most of Nicaraguan culture and history), and a thriving market. This tour also presents the dramatic differences of the two societies, between the rich and poor and the contrasts that exist in many other ways as well and shows the visitors urban daily life in an unforgettable way. Departure: Daily from Tuesday to Saturday

* Tour available from Granada or Managua: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land transportation, entrance fees at National Palast, Foot Springs museum, Lomas de Tiscapa, lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)



Mombacho Cloud Forest Volcano / ½ Day

The Mombacho Volcano is known as the guard of the colonial city of Granada. The high point measures over 1,300 meters and is a unique microclimate for the region, because of its altitude and frequent thick cloud covered forest. This impressive forest is protected and since 1999 part of the Natural Reserves of Nicaragua. We will drive from the savanna dry region at the volcano's base up, driving through coffee farms, into cloud forest humid conditions. Arriving at the top, the self-guided tour will bring you into the 2.5 km path with descriptive panels and information about the area, the fauna, the flora, and the volcanic activities. Along this path we will discover an unusual collection of orchids, ferns, butterflies, birds, and, when the weather is right, we will enjoy fantastic views of Granada and the surrounding countryside.

* Tour available from Granada or Managua: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: 4x4 transportation from departure point, entrance fee at the reserve, documentation with translation of explanation panels.
Please note: Mombacho Cloud Forest is a self-guided tour. For more flexibility we use our own 4x4 transportation to drive until the summit of the volcano.



The Mombacho Cloud Forest and Canopy Tour / ¾ Day

We will start our day by visiting the mysterious Mombacho Vulcano Natural Reserve. Here we will enjoy the impressive and unique fauna and flora of the area (see tour before). After this visit we will continue our day stopping by the "Canopy" installations. After receiving our gear and carefully listening to the instructions about our next exciting tour, we will begin to glide safely the 17 platforms located in the tree tops. During our trip, we will enjoy at the same time the forest, coffee plantations, great surrounding panoramic views and lots of fun!!
Departure: Daily from Wednesday to Sunday (Mon-Tue on request & with additional costs)

* Tour available from Granada or Managua: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land and 4x4 transportation, entrance fee at the Reserve, Canopy Tour with professional instructors and equipment, translation of explanation panels.
Please Note: Self-guided Tour at Mombacho Cloud Forest / Canopy Tour with English speaking instructors


The Cerro Negro and Las Peñitas / Full Day

Born in 1850, the Cerro Negro volcano (Black mountain) is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world. During the last 9 years its violent activity has left permanent marks on the region. In 1992, lava ash completely covered León, the second largest city of Nicaragua. The last eruption was in August 1999, when two new craters were formed. Hiking the lunar landscape of the volcano, descending its crater, and admiring the surrounding landscape are an unforgettable and exciting experience. Medium to good physical condition is required by all participants. This tour will be combined with a lunch stop at the Pacific beach of Las Peñitas where we will enjoy a succulent fresh fish in front of the ocean.

* Tour available from Granada, Managua or Leon: Please inquire for details and pricing

Tour includes: Land and 4x4 transportation, entrance fee at the reserve and to the hot springs, Lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)
Please note: Medium to good physical condition is required.


The Cerro Negro and the Hot Springs of San Jacinto / Full Day

Born in 1850, the Cerro Negro volcano (Black mountain) is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world. During the last 9 years its violent activity has left permanent marks on the region. In 1992, lava ash completely covered León, the second largest city of Nicaragua. The last eruption was in August 1999, when two new craters were formed. Hiking the lunar landscape of the volcano, descending its crater, and admiring the surrounding landscape are an unforgettable and exciting experience. Medium to good physical condition is required by all participants. This will be combined with a visit to the San Jacinto boiling soils, testimony of the large and constant activity of the area.

* Tour available from Granada, Managua or Leon: Please inquire for details and pricing
Tour includes: Land and 4x4 transportation, entrance fee at the reserve and to the hot springs, Lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)
Please note: Medium to good physical condition is required.

One Day on Ometepe / Full Day

The early start in the morning will certainly to be compensated by this full day excursion, exploring the world biggest volcanic island in a fresh water lake. We will drive first to the little port of San Jorge and enjoy a one hour smooth ferry ride on the great Lake Nicaragua. At Moyogalpa, Ometepe's main town, we will continue our trip by land passing several villages, observing the rural daily life of the inhabitants with sceneries reminiscent of the middle age!! At Altagracia, we will stop, visit the museum and learn about the rich Pre-Columbian past of the island, major encounter place by the Indian tribes. At Playa Santo Domingo, we will not only be able to enjoy a nice swim in the fresh waters of the lake, but also have a delicious meal served in front of this huge extension, second biggest lake in Latin America. In the afternoon, on the way back to Moyogalpa, we will stop at the legendary "Charco Verde" and observe some of the rich bird life of the area. Then we will return to the mainland and take you back to your hotel.

* Tour available from Granada, Managua or Leon: Please inquire for details and pricing
Tour includes: Land and water transportation, entrance fee at Natural Reserve, lunch, English speaking tour guide (German / French / Other on request)




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