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Explore colonial Granada and take a peaceful boat ride on Lake Granada during this full-day tour from Managua. While visiting Granada, stroll the quaint streets filled with colonial buildings while enjoying informative commentary from your guide. Stop at Central Park and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco. Visit the Tres Mundos cultural center, an organization dedicated to supporting Nicaraguan cultural pursuits and housed in a stately mansion. Board a wooden boat for a cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Nicaragua, weaving in and out of the small islands that dot the water. Learn about the native plant and animal life that inhabit the archipelago of 365 islands. Round-trip transportation from Managua hotels is included. 


  • Explore Granada on a day trip from Managua
  • Visit the Casa de los Tres Mundos cultural center and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco
  • Take a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua around the tiny tropical islands near Mombacho Volcano
  • All entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Granada City Tour from Managua with Boat Ride on Lake Nicaragua

Cathedral of Granada

Following pickup from your hotel in Managua, make the trip to Granada in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. On the way, get to know your local guide and ask any questions you may have about Nicaraguan culture or history. 

Start your overview of Granada with a stop at the Casa de los Tres Mundos, where you'll tour its colonial mansion headquarters and learn about its mission to support cultural projects in Nicaragua and the rest of Central America. Learn about the center's history and view some of the art by local painters and sculptors. 

At Parque Central (Central Park), view the surrounding colonial architecture and peruse the local market, then visit the Convent and Museum of San Francisco for a tour that includes an opportunity to view pre-Columbian pottery and statues.

After lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense), head for Lake Nicaragua and board your small boat. Cruise around the archipelago of 365 islands, host to native wildlife and many wealthy Nicaraguans' vacation homes. These islands are residue from the lava of nearby Mombacho Volcano's eruption over 10,000 years ago. Look for warblers, jays, tanagers and hawks while learning about the lake from your guide. 

Disembark back on the shores of the lake and board your vehicle for the ride back to Managua.

Customer Reviews

P. Kay C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The lake part was excellent and we enjoyed Granada as it has retained it's older look. Edgar was very good for both trips.

Thomas N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The tour was absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide, Erick, was not only friendly but very knowledgeable about the history of the city. This was very impressive. Being history buffs, we found this quite interesting. The city itself is beautiful and again, Erick, put us at ease in our new surroundings. The boat ride was of course peaceful and gorgeous. Erick, again amazed us by courting the monkeys and by surprising wifey with a flower that grew inside a banana shaped plant hanging from a tree. Amazing!!

euclides m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

amazing servitours local operator was amazing the tour guide was very good, knew every detail about the tour, and was very professional, I have done tours in many countries with different operators and I am amaze to say in this little corner of central America I found the best tour operators ever. thank you for a lifetime experience.

Joan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

We could not have been MORE pleased with this tour! Our guide Erick was excellent, so informative, spoke both languages to perfection, and knew the answer to every question we asked. The city and sights were beautiful and interesting, lunch was at a charming garden restaurant, and the boat tour so fun and relaxing - and we saw more than a dozen species of herons, kingfishers, and other birds. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

Klaus P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Good combination with culture (Granada) and nature (Lake Nicaragua). Very good guide with perfecte knowledges of the local animals


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Martin,tour guide did an excellent job.
Not only did he showed us all of the important places to see in Granada. He also took us to eat the typical plate from the region which is call Vigoron-which consists of Cassava with pork rinders, very tasty.

Carol R

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Henry was a great guide, good day!

gregory h

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

Interesting town with a few things to do. Lake ride was fun too but too short. Guide made the whole day worth it. Henry's knowledge of everything and care for his clients can't be beat. Looked after my son as if his own.

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