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Colonial Cities of Nicaragua - Superior Tour

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Overview

Taking you to not only see but truly explore and discover Nicaragua’s historical and cultural cities of Leon and Granada, this superior tour includes fully guided city tours, delicious lunches at authentic local eateries and excellent accommodation at a selection of four-star hotels. With the Colonial Cities of Nicaragua Tour you will embrace these cities' unique warmth, their colourful traditions, spectacular natural scenery and beautiful architecture.

Day 1 – Arrival in Granada

After the meeting and greeting session at the airport with our local representatives, you will be transferred to the Dario Hotel for your first overnight stay in Granada.

Day 2 – Granada

After breakfast at your hotel you will be taken to the heart of Granada for a full city tour. You’ll soon be admiring the oldest city of the entire American continent, a historical gem like no other. The first European city of its kind in the Americas, Granada is overflowing with culture and remarkable architecture. You will be strolling along the city streets, stopping at Parque Colon (Columbus Park), visiting the San Francisco Convent, the historical Fort of La Polvora and the beautiful Church of La Merced. During the tour you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

The overnight stay will be at your accommodation in Granada, the Dario Hotel.

Day 3 – Catarina, Masaya and Masaya’s Volcano

In the morning, not long after breakfast you will be taken to Catarina, a place made famous by its viewpoint, and to the town of San Juan de Oriente. We will continue to the city of Masaya, famous by its colorful markets in which you can purchase hand-crafted items made by artisans in Nicaragua; then we will continue our Journey to Masaya’s Volcano National Park, where we will observe the volcanic activity of San Fernando’s Crater. When returning to Granada, we will take a boat tour through the beautiful Granada’s islets.

For your second night, you will once again stay at the Dario Hotel in Granada.

Day 4 – Managua, Old Leon and Leon

In the morning you will leave Granada towards Leon. During our route, we will pass through the capital of Nicaragua, Managua, where we will have a city tour visiting its main monuments. Here you will be taking a break to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We continued towards Old Leon, first city founded on 1524, and declared by UNESCO “Human Patrimony”. In the afternoon, we will arrive at the actual city of Leon, where we will have the opportunity to visit to main monuments including its museums.

Your overnight stay will be at the 4* El Convento hotel in Leon.

Day 5 – San Jacinto Hot Springs – Managua Airport

After breakfast in the morning, you will visit San Jacinto hot springs, where you will witness the volcanic activity of the region. You then will make your way back to Managua where your tour ends.

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