Once your cruise ship docks in port, exit the port gates and meet your waiting guide and vehicle. With your private party, sit back and relax onthe drive to Masaya and nearby Catarina.
When you arrive at Masaya Volcano National Park, Nicaragua's largest, drive directly to the summit of the crater for the rare opportunity to look inside an actively smoking caldera. Few places in the world allow visitors to get up close to an active volcano like this. Snap photos and ask questions of your guide as you take it all in.
Your second stop is the craft market in Masaya, purveyor of an array of authentic Nicaraguan handicrafts. Shop for items such as jewelry, clothes, hammocks, embroidery, wood, and ceramics.
Continue to Catarina, a traditional town nearby that showcases the country's ornamental flowers and plants in abundance. Get panoramic views over the nearby Mombacho volcano and Apoyo Lagoon before heading back to the San Juan del Sur port for drop-off in time for your ship's departure.