My husband and I booked this tour because we wanted to see what Managua has to offer, but didn't want to have the burden of renting a car and driving around in the snarling traffic of Managua. This was our third tour with Moises Ferreti, who was amazing as he had been in the previous two tours we had with him. I was born in Managua and lived there until the age of 9, and have returned many times to visit my father, who still lives there. Many of the things I saw in the tour weren't necessarily new to me, but they were to my husband, who is from Colorado. Perhaps my favorite thing was going up to the Loma de Tiscapa. My dad's job and the school I attended as a child are very nearby. Tiscapa is a familiar place to me, but I had never been up on the hill and seen where the old Presidential Palace had one stood. The views of Old Managua and New Managua were breathtaking. Visiting Central Park, Plaza de la Revolucion, Palacio Nacional and the Old Cathedral are a must for anyone who wants to understand the history of Nicaragua, and the many challenges it has faced throughout the years of political unrest and natural disasters. Finally, we ended the day at the shores of Lake Managua or Lago Xolotlan as we locals also refer to it. The Lakefront has gone through many changes to the year. Puerto Salvador Allende is an amazing way to admire the natural beauty of the lake and offers you several restaurant options, from steak houses, seafood restaurants, to authentic Nica treats like quesillo and raspados. Through it all, Moises always remained friendly, professional, informative, and extremely flexible. We highly recommend this tour, and specifically Moises as a tour guide. I felt like I had re-discovered the history, beauty and magic of my home city.
Edgar is an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, and accommodating. A great day!
The problem is that Managua is not a great city to tour. I should have gone to Leon instead.
This tour was amazing!
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