Leon Nicaragua

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Day 1 – Managua - Leon
You will be met at the Managua International Airport and transferred in your vehicle to the colonial city of Leon. En route, (or even before landing) you will notice the volcanoes in Lake Managua – and indeed, the volcano dominates the horizon for your entire stay in Nicaragua. Leon is a thriving cultural centre, with great churches and also a hip and happening university scene. On Day 1 you will have an opportunity to visit Leon’s cathedral and soak up the atmosphere.
Accommodation: Leon Hotel


Day 2 – Cerro Negro
A day of adventure as you hike to the top of Cerro Negro and can chose to sandboard down!
Accommodation: Leon Hotel


Day 3 – Leon – Granada 
After breakfast we will take our private transport south, returning towards Managua. En route we will stop at the ruins of Old Leon (Leon Viejo) which was destroyed by eruptions of the Volcano Momotombo around 1610, and resulted in the city of Leon moving to its current currently location. We will continue from here to Masaya. In Masaya we will visit the active Volcano, Masaya, as well as the famous markets where no doubt the beautiful work of Nicaragua’s artisans will inspire you to make some purchases. From Masaya we will make the short trip into Granada


Accomodation: Hotel, Granada




Day 4– Granada
From the moment you wake in Granada, to the sound of horses hooves on cobblestone streets, you will be enchanted by this famous city

In Granada there are a wealth of things to do and see and we offer clients a range of options:
1. City tour with horse drawn carriage
2. Ziplining and hike to the Mombacho Volcano
3. A visit to Laguna Apoyo (you can stay overnight here if you wish)
4. A tour of Las Isletas (including the opportunity to stay overnight on the ecotourism island El Roble)
5. A day tour of the Pueblos blancos (white towns) including Catarina.


Day 5 – Granada

You can chose to utilize more of the tours described above or just take some time out to enjoy the atmosphere


Day 6 – Granada – San Juan del Sur

Early in the morning you will be collected by your private taxi to be transferred to San Juan del Sur, arriving around 2 hours after departure.

You will check into your beachside hotel and have the rest of the day free to enjoy the beaches and surf town ambience of San Juan del Sur.

In the evening, sample some great seafood from any one of San Juan del Sur’s many restaurants or hit the dance floor at one of the local clubs.

Accomodation: Hotel San Juan del Sur


Day 7 – San Juan del Sur

Today we transfer you to nearby Maderas Beach where you can soak up the rays on the sand or perhaps you can take surf lessons!

In season, we will take a camping trip to see Oliver Ridley turtles (Peak Season Sept-October)

Accomodation: Hotel San Juan del Sur (or Camping trip to see Oliver Ridley turtles)


Day 8 – San Juan del Sur – Managua

In the morning you will be able to either visit Maderas beach or simply relax at your hotel.  After lunch you will return in your private car to either Granada or Managua. (depending on your preference.)  We can organize a hotel for you and/or your transfers to the Managua International airport.


Itinerary notes

  • Indicative Prices:
    "Standard tour" good hotels in 2-3 star category (on a twin share basis) $696
    "Deluxe tour" luxurious hotels in 3-4 star category (on a twin share basis) $895
  • Please contact us directly reservas@explore-central-america.com to discuss your travel needs and interests and we can provide you with an accurate quote. Don't forget to mention style of hotel (in stars), fitness level and length of holiday in your email!

Indicative Prices:




Nicaragua is a hot and humid country. Price quotes are based on prices for a basic car without airconditioning.


Hotels as included in itinerary
Meals as included in itinerary
Private transport
Guide for tours
Entry fees where there is a guided tour
Transfer assistance where there is no guide
Accommodation as specified in itinerary


Not included:
Meals not mentioned in itinerary (in general you will be responsible for your own meals)
Airport taxes
Entry fees for non guided tours.
International flights
Cost of optional tours

Sunset Maderas beach Nicaragua


San Juan del Sur beach

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