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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Explore the towns of Granada and Masaya on this full-day trip from Managua with a local guide. Browse Masaya's extensive crafts market for souvenirs, then visit Masaya Volcano National Park to see an active volcano crater. Spend time in Granada, a colonial city criss-crossed with cobblestone streets and home to many important architectural landmarks. Visit the Cathedral of Granada, Independence Plaza and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco. Round-trip transportation from Managua is included.
  • Discover Masaya and Granada on a day trip from Managua
  • Visit Masaya Volcano National Park and get up-close views of its active crater
  • Take a city tour to see the colonial town of Granada
  • Visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco, the Cathedral of Granada and Independence Plaza
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees included
Following pickup at your hotel in Managua, board your comfortable vehicle for the 18-mile ride to Masaya.

Arrive at Masaya National Park, founded in the 1970s as Nicaragua's first national park, to stand on the lip of the active volcano crater. Visit the Ecological Museum with your guide to learn about the geological, cultural and ecological history of the region. 

Travel to the town of Masaya to peruse the extensive selection of ceramics, clothing, jewelry and art at the crafts market. Masaya is the largest crafts market in Nicaragua and a great place to pick up souvenirs.

Drive to Granada, the colonial city on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. Learn about the city's culture and history from your guide as you stroll the cobblestone pedestrian street of La Calzada among the pastel-painted colonial buildings. Taste the local specialty, vigoron, made from a plantain wrap filled with cabbage and pork (own expense). After a break for lunch (own expense) visit Independence Plaza, the 16th-century Cathedral of Granada and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco. Stop by Casa de los Tres Mundos, a beautiful mansion that houses a foundation supporting cultural projects in Nicaragua. 

At the end of your day exploring Masaya and Granada, return to Managua for drop-off at your hotel. 
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