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Private Daytrip In Leon And Ruins Of Leon From Managua

Private Daytrip In Leon And Ruins Of Leon From Managua

By Show Me Nicaragua Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 4-59
Duration: 8–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to museums and churches
  • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Leon Viejo

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We can pick you up at your hotel in Managua or the airport
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62978P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 62978P7

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        About the operator
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        • Show Me Nicaragua Tours
          Managua, Nicaragua
          Joined in February 2016
        • Matt D
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mike is a scam artist. Don't book with a liar like him
          Mike is obviously a scammer/con artist. Use whatever word you like. He was booked through my travel agent for a private transfer from Managua to Esteli. Then less than 24 hours from my booking, said it would be $70 extra in cash! I obviously declined and cancelled. I have continuously messaged Mike on Whatsapp to no response. I will get the refund one way or another but be aware and don't book with this sham company.
          Written June 11, 2024
        • koryd935
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Waterway Experience
          Great experience and amazing tour guides. Monkey island was my favorite. They are very informative on the islands who owns them and the history behind how the islands where formed by the volcano near by!
          Written April 9, 2024
        • 423jinw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful trip
          We are in a very comfortable AC car. The driver and tour guide are professional. They take us to all the beautiful places.
          Written February 28, 2024
        • staceyjm412
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Female solo travelers stay away!
          I would’ve liked this tour more if they offered group tours bc it made no sense for me to have a huge van all to myself and pay $120. The price is extremely high to not have lunch and all entrance fees included AT LEAST. Get a smaller car so a solo traveler is not overpaying for something that is not her fault. The only reason I booked this tour was bc it went to all the main spots in one day and I was short on time in Granada. Know what I know now, I would skip the boat tour, it was $20 and we saw 2 monkeys. The views of the homes were nice however. Everything else can be done on your own terms either by taxi or night tour to see the masaya volcano which was cool. I was aware of the additional costs from reading reviews and the PDF I was sent via WhatsApp which confirmed the fees I would have to pay. NO WHERE in that did it mention that I would have to pay for the guides lunch as well. When the bill came, I told him I was going to the bathroom first and then coming back to pay MY meal. When I came back, the bill was still on my side of the table and he made no motion to see how much his meal was. If he had been more professional and been great conversation, I would have had no problem paying for his lunch. I’ve done it on previous private tours when the guide is great but I did not like the feeling of being forced especially under the circumstances that I have yet to mention. During the city tour, the guide asked for a selfie which is common bc I know sometimes guides are required to take pictures of guests interacting during activities. I had no problem with the first and second selfie until he kept insisting and it felt like I was on a vacation with my boyfriend taking selfies at every single location. After the second pic, I told him “NO that was enough” and he stopped. He then asked for me to take a picture of him and to send it to him. I was born at night but not last night and I knew this was a way for him to get my number. I took the pic in the moment but never sent it to him. I do speak very good Spanish so I think he may have gotten too comfortable and forgotten that this was a business transaction and that flirting won’t get him anywhere. When he dropped me off, he asked when he would see me again and I said “never” and ran to my hotel across the street. I have a strong personality so nothing he did ever made me feel uncomfortable, I felt more annoyed than anything. The tour company could benefit from getting a smaller car if there is a solo traveler and having all entrance fees, activities, and lunch included in the price. Do not recommend this for a female solo traveler.
          Written February 24, 2024
        • yavuza318
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cherlisbeth is a great guide
          This was a well organized, fun private tour. Our guide Cherlisbeth took us around the sights in Granada and the lake. She also took us to a really nice local restaurant we wouldnt find on our own. We managed to catch the sunset ont the volcano too.
          Written February 1, 2024
        • lavincentg2022
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          This was an amazing boat ride that allowed us to tour multiple small Islands within 2hrs. The tour guide told us the history behind many of the islands. This is something great to do with a group of people.
          Written January 30, 2024
        • J8979YOjimmys
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great whole day tour experience
          Brisi Sr was my tour guide for the day. She was very informative, friendly, and bilingual. Highly recommend her and her driver!! If I had to take another tour I would request her
          Written January 29, 2024
        • Grand024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Greta night tour
          David is excellent guide ,English is perfect, volcano Masaya is amazing. Great experience at night , will recommend. Very professional guide
          Written January 24, 2024
        • Road432073
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Constant smart contact with whats up
          The guide was a great translatet and the driver was amazing. They were so comforting that I booked a private again to do a nine hour tour. Then shared them with fellow hotel guests
          Written January 21, 2024
        • SisaOne
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Discovering the hidden gems of Nicaragua in one day
          This was a private tour of Lake Nicaragua, Masaya Volcano & Old Town Granada by Show Me Nicaragua. Hansell and female guide picked us 3 from our downtown hotel & we proceeded to Lake Nicaragua. We transferred to a 12 person boat where the boat captain who was also the guide, had us wear life vests. He explained the flora & fauna in the islands & Nicaraguan A-listers who own the islands. He stopped at one island & called out to Michael, later he explained that Michael is a monkey. We paid the boat captain $40 after the 1 hr boat tour. We drove to Granada Old Town to see the Granada Cathedral & later, with Hansell's help we went to a local restaurant & ordered the meat specialty (we paid for the meal with a credit card- it was cheap) & Nicaraguan coffee. Yum! We shared the food & enjoyed discussing Nicaraguan traditions. We then went to a chocolate museum. It would have been enjoyable but the museum guide was impatient & had an attitude. Our next stop was a volcanology museum which explained tectonic plates extensively. Our female guide explained tectonic plates & how they created earthquakes. It reminded me of our Icelandic tour. We missed the marketplace but stopping at the restaurant was worth it because touring a country includes sampling the local food in my book. Masaya Volcano was our last stop. We tourists paid $10 each for admission to the volcano park. There was a road that went all the way to the volcano crater. We took photos & marveled at the so called "Mouth of Hell" covered by a thick blanket of smoke. It was amazing to see the fiery reddish churning lava at the crater against the dark of the night. Finally, it was time to go home. The roads were fine as we passed by the Christmas street lights in the city back to our hotel. I recommend this tour because Hansell & our female guide did a fine job in spite of the language barrier. We did speak some Spanish so that made the experience fun, educational & interesting. Thank you Show Me Nicaragua, Hansell did exactly that for us.
          Written January 6, 2024
        • reneee2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun time in Managua!
          Seeing the volcano and monkeys on the lake boat ride was the highlight of the excursion. Our young guides were college students. The young lady was sweet but you could tell she did not like doing these things. The young man was a guide for the first time. The driver was good and we felt safe. We took everyone to lunch before we took off to the volcano. Communication with the student guides was not too bad. They are students in college learning English. Make sure you bring lots of money. $20 a person for the boat ride and $10 for admission to the volcano. Also you will be asked to pay $25 for gas. It was an expensive day, but well worth it.
          Written November 19, 2023
        • Edwina G
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stay Away from Show Me Nicaragua Tour Company
          Stay Away, Stay Away from Show Me Nicaragua Tour Company due to Michael, i think he is the Owner was unprofessional. Michael my tours just because i was asking why there are additional charges? Gas for $25 more though i was Solo and already paid for 2 people. Other reviews called him a Scammer. Pls book your Nicaraguan tours somewhere else and NOT Show Me Nicaragua. Super bad company.
          Written October 30, 2023
        • timothywW4067GO
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Show Me Nicaragua Tours is the most unprofessional shakedown scammers in Managua
          We hired a driver from Show Me Nicaragua Tours for 9 hours to tour some of the cities in Nicaragua. The driver was 20 minutes late for pickup at our hotel. On the drive to Leon, the owner, Michael Peters, called the driver and then tried to charge us $25 extra for going to Leon and threatened to return us to our hotel if we did not pay extra. Michael tried to change the start time from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and the drivers drive time from 9 hours to 8 hours. He also told the driver we only wanted to go from Granada to Masaya which is 19Km distance and takes about 30 minutes. We never discussed where we wanted to go with Michael. The driver also took us to a kiddie park in Managua and we had to tell him several times that we wanted to go to Leon. At the end of the tour the driver wanted $20 extra in addition to the $25 that we paid him to cover his gas cost as agreed upon in our texts with Michael.
          Written October 5, 2023
        • Alonzo M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Granada all day tour
          Highly recommend this tour! Anthony was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. He answered all of our Qs
          Written August 24, 2023
        • JGR001
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Nice Day in Granada, the Granada Islets, and Masaya Volcano
          We took the whole day excursion to the former Nicaraguan capital of Granada, courtesy of Show Me Nicaragua Tours, headed by a former English teacher. Unlike Managua which had been destroyed several times by earthquakes and floods, Granada’s colonial architecture had more or less been preserved. We stopped at the center of the colonial town and checked out the coffee ‘museum’. We also very briefly ducked into a hammock weaving center and almost went inside a tobacco making outfit but our tour guide didn’t know that we had to roll our own cigars then pay for the experience. So we said ‘no’. Then we went to the main square and in front of it the cathedral. We roamed the pedestrianized cobbled streets with the cute colonial houses and the old hotels with their open courtyards, very typical of 19th century villas in Granada. From the town proper, we headed toward the coast of Lake Nicaragua where we took a leisurely boat ride through the supposedly 365 islets dotting the coast and which have become the haven of lake retreat houses for Nicaragua’s rich and famous. We saw monkeys and birds in some of the islets. Finally, our last stop was the Masaya Volcano National Park. It took a long time for our van to get through – we believe they were controlling the traffic at the volcano viewpoint. But that was ok since we were able to do some trekking as well. Finally, dusk fell and the visitors could then see a bit of the lava in the center of the deep crater. And that was it for the day. Unfortunately, we were assigned David, who was supposedly a student of the owner. He didn’t speak English well and had very little knowledge of the history and culture of Nicaragua or Managua so he couldn’t share too much. He drove a big Hyundai van, which was a bit too big for just the two of us. But David tried hard and we give him A for effort.
          Written July 28, 2023
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