Learn Managua and Granada History - Day Tour

Theme: Landmarks, Walking, History, Culture/Tradition

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We will start your adventure from your hotel. After introductions, we head toward old Managua to begin to learn about our capital's remarkable history.

Our first stop is Plaza de la Revolución to discuss the history of distinguished Nicaraguan political/cultural leaders. From there we will dine with a view, in front of Nicaragua's famous Lake Xolotlán. This newer lakeside development has dozens of restaurants and shops to choose from.

We continue on to the Tiscapa Hillside where the Somoza presidential family used to live. Although it was destroyed in the 1931 earthquake, the gorgeous view of the capital city is still there to be enjoyed. Below the ruins you can read famous quotes from national revolutionaries, and follow our political timeline through posted photos and captions.

We will finish off by perusing the bustling halls of Huembés Market, a popular place for artisan shopping and good deals. The perfect place to find a keepsake for your memorable day!

In the afternoon we will go to Granada, home of the oldest colonial city established on mainland. Granada has a lot to offer (Its territory includes lagoons, an archipelago, natural reserves, elongated shoreline in Lake Nicaragua and the Mombacho volcano).

We will make a tour around the city in a horse-pulled carriage (4 passengers per carriage). All of you can sit back and relax while the horses walk you through the city. The standard rides last for either about 30 or about 60 minutes. During the ride, we will pass by old colonial houses and other important buildings like to San Francisco Convent or Guadeloupe Church. Sitting in the back of a carriage is a more relaxed way to enjoy the city than from a car, and it is less tiring than to walk around. The prices are reasonable:US$5 for a half an hour ride and US$10 for a one hour ride.

We will dine in a bar-restaurant in the Calzada Street - to explore the night life of the city, and take you to the hotel.

Theme

  • Landmarks
  • Walking
  • History
  • Culture/Tradition

Additional Information

Estimated local cash needed:

850 Cordobas - This translates to about US $30. This would be used to cover a regular brunch or lunch at the Malecon and some extra spending cash for some trinkets at the local market. I suggest bringing a bit more if you would like to buy larger items like local ceramic art and hammocks.
We can also do the following on the tour if you are interested. You would pay directly:
- Boat tour on Lake Xolotlán (70 Cordobas per person)
- Zip-lining Canopy Tour at Tiscapa Hillside (US$15.00 per person)

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What´s included:

- Hotel pick-up
- Local Daily Newspaper
- Cold Bottled Water
- Entrance Fees to All Sites and Museums
- Parking Fees
- Gas and Vehicle Costs

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What´s extra:

Meals and Artisanal Shopping

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Transportation Method: A comfortable modern Sedan with air-conditioning and space for four passengers.

Tariff details

Price includes

What´s included:

- Hotel pick-up
- Local Daily Newspaper
- Cold Bottled Water
- Entrance Fees to All Sites and Museums
- Parking Fees
- Gas and Vehicle Costs

 

Not included

What´s extra:

Meals and Artisanal Shopping

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Guided Tour Details

Duration: 9 Hours
Language: English, Español, Português
Suitable for Children:
Maximum number of participants: 4

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Departure:
Nicaragua, Managua

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