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Managua: 4-Hour Guided Historical Walking Tour

1. Managua: 4-Hour Guided Historical Walking Tour

Admire all the wonders Managua has to offer on this 4-hour guided city highlights tour. From the lively city center to the breathtaking views from the Tiscapa Lagoon, discover the history behind every turn with your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the Ruben Dario Monument, make a turn and see the Ruben Dario National Theatre. Learn about the powerful cultural and literary influence of Ruben Dario from your guide as you stroll. Continue to Plaza la Fe and see the statue of Simon Bolivar, a figure of independence and revolution throughout South America. Enter the bustling city center and explore Parque Central and the historical Plaza de la Revolución. From here, make your way to the Casa Presidential and see the main office of the president. Arrive at the Old Cathedral and marvel at the neoclassical architecture. Visit the National Palace of Culture, formally a royal residence, and see the Roosevelt Monument. Then, arrive at the Tiscapa Lagoon for stunning views of Managua before finishing your tour at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Managua: 3-Day Granada, Masaya, and Leon Tour

2. Managua: 3-Day Granada, Masaya, and Leon Tour

Day 1: Stop by the Masaya Volcano National Park before learning about the history and culture of locals 500 years ago by visiting the park's museum. Throughout the day you can also hike to the other 3 extinct craters and see the beautiful landscape from the park, from where you can view Lake Managua and the city. Later, pass by Granada islets and meet a cute family of monkeys, before getting off the boat to learn about the San Palo Fortress which was built more than 250 years ago. You will then take a nice walking tour through the colonial city of Granada as your guide narrates the history of the city, with a visit to the chocolate museum included. Finally, enjoy the nice breeze at the lookout of Catarina Hill where you will have the option to enjoy a little hiking. Day 2: Stop at the Ruins of Leon Viejo to learn about how Nicaragua was first colonized by the Spanish, before taking pictures from Momotombo Volcano. Following that, stop at Leon where you will Learn about the history, culture, and the great poet Ruben Dario, before taking a walk on top of the roof of the cathedral. Day 3: On your final day you'll stop at the Masaya Crafts Market where you can shop for souvenirs to take home. You'll then stop at Masaya to visit the city and the main church, which sits in its central park. Following that, stop by the Coyotepe Fortress, where you will learn how this building was used as a political prison in the 80s. You will later stop at Laguna de Apoyo to relax on the shore of the lagoon, before encountering the Masaya Volcano in the evening. This final stop will allow you to take stunning pictures with the orange of the lava in the background, and will also allow you to see the volcano's magma.

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