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Granada Colonial City Tour and Masaya Volcano provided by Duran Tours Nicaragua

Granada Colonial City Tour and Masaya Volcano

Granada Colonial City Tour and Masaya Volcano
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Following pickup at your Granada hotel around 9am, depart for the central square in Granada, where your guide will give you an orientation to the city and its history. Stroll through Independent Plaza and Colon Plaza to get a window into the city residents' daily lives.  Visit the House of the 3 Worlds, a colonial historical building, then continue to the Museum of San Francisco (entrance included) to see the collection of pre-colonial indigenous art. Leave the city, bound for the nearby Masaya Volcano, where you'll visit the onsite museum and then drive up to the crater's edge.  Stop at the local craft market to peruse the many handicrafts and maybe pick up some souvenirs before heading on to your last activity: a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. Finish your day relaxing on a boat, feeling the cool lake breeze, and spotting wildlife on the lake's many small islands.  Return to your hotel for drop-off at the end of your tour.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 24283P1
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Important information
Inclusions
1-hour boat ride • Transportation with AC • One cold bottle of water per guest • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park
Exclusions
Meals • Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks • Snack • Entry/Admission - Las Isletas
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Air BB or Rental Homes
Granada, Granada, Granada Department Hotel in Granada or Managua
Airports:
Augusto C Sandino Airport, Managua Nicaragua
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
1-hour boat ride • Transportation with AC • One cold bottle of water per guest • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park
Exclusions
Meals • Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks • Snack • Entry/Admission - Las Isletas
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Air BB or Rental Homes
Granada, Granada, Granada Department Hotel in Granada or Managua
Airports:
Augusto C Sandino Airport, Managua Nicaragua
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Granada
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Masaya Volcano National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Masaya Crafts Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Las Isletas
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jen F
6 contributions
Excellent Private Tour
We booked Gerald for a private all-day tour of Granada, the Islets on Lake Nicaragua and Masaya Volcano for a family of four. He was very accommodating and even came to San Juan del Sur to pick us up. We had a terrific day enjoying the sights and learning about Nicaraguan history. Gerald’s English is excellent and we enjoyed hearing about his experiences growing up in Central America. Highly recommend!

Highlights for us were holding the red-eyed tree frog, making pottery, climbing the tower at the Mercy church in Granada, and the boat tour of the islets. We enjoyed the volcano too but next time I would go at night to be able to see the lava more easily.
Written June 10, 2021
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DuranToursNicaragua
Thank you so much Jen and your wonderful family to book my tour in Nicaragua it was my pleasure serving you as your local guide.All the best for ya all!!!
Written June 11, 2021
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Kyle N
Washington DC, DC42 contributions
Best tour guide
Dec 2019 • Solo
I have been traveling to many places and Gerald was very knowledgeable, ameaniable and kind to put a tour together. I highly reccomend both Duran Tours and coming to Nicaragua. There is currently negative news about the country however do not let that distract you from coming to the land of volcanoes.
Written December 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for coming to Nicaragua and it was our pleasure to tour you in the country!! Kinds regards Gerald Duran
Written March 1, 2020
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Elliot K
University Park, FL9 contributions
Great Tour Guide
Gerald Duran provided a fabulous, outstanding tour...best tour guide I ever had. Gerald is a great story teller with a terrific sense of humor. Included details of Nicaragua's fascinating history starting in 1600's. He told fun, cultural/ folklore stories of small villages. Visited unique, ecological developing location no tour bus would visit. Fun stop. Visit to active volcano was neat...told history. Great boat ride and lunch in beautful setting. HIghly recommend Gerald as a great tour guide. AAA+
Written December 11, 2019
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britgal1160
Bakersfield, CA45 contributions
Cruise Ship Independent tour
We highly recommend this tour with Gerald Duran & Company. There were 8 of us for 8 hour tour to highlights of Nicaragua. My favorite parts were learning the customs & traditions of locals. Also, the boat tour on Lake Nicaragua was spectacular! Gorgeous homes built on the islands, were sights to behold. The air conditioned van was comfortable & Gerald & his driver made us feel at home. We stopped for a special lunch in Granada which was a special request of our group & the food was amazing ! When you are planning your tour for San Juan del Sur, highly recommend spending a day with Duran Tours!!
Written April 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ruthie V.
Texas40 contributions
Night visit to the boiling lava of Masaya Volcano
Nov 2017
Visit to the Masaya Volcano at night is about the experience of viewing boiling lava with clear view as one cannot see this during the day. Visiting at night also means you do not have the experience of viewing the surrounding volcano the same way you can view it during the day. So one or the other, or do both. Long line of cars wanting to view the lava at night making it a longer travel time to the volcano. So, be prepared to spend a longer time waiting.
Written July 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bstcyr
Houston, TX1 contribution
Granada and Lake Nicaragua
May 2018 • Friends
Gerald Duran and our driver Byron were outstanding, there were 4 of us and the van was very comfortable. He was very punctual in picking us up Mukul. The tour of the city was excellent, Gerald knows Nicaragua and is a very personable fellow. We felt very safe with him and Byron the whole time, the side tour of the cigar factory was a lot of fun. The boat trip was fascinating, beautiful flora and fauna and great views all around. Side trip to Playa Gigante was also fun, I would highly recommend this tour operator and we hope to meet him again in the future.
Written May 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelxpertNY
New york73 contributions
Wonderful Tour Guide
Apr 2018 • Solo
I must say Gerald was such a great tour guide. Firstly his English is perfect as he has lived for a number of years in the states. I told him exactly what I wanted to cover and he fit it all in with some extra stops (cigar factory & chocolate factory) that were wonderful. He has a luxurious SUV that has a mini fridge to keep water cool and his rates are very reasonable. He is clearly one of the most experienced tour guides in Nicaragua and I will recommend to anyone visiting for Gerald to be your go to guide. During the many hours in the car he will give you a fascinating history of the country and his own personal experiences. He is punctual and is just a pleasure to be in the company of which is important when you're in a car for 8 hours. The Granada and Masaya Volcano tour was first class - thank you Gerald
Written April 16, 2018
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Steve
Cathedral City39 contributions
We had the best day today!
Jan 2018 • Couples
Gerald was incredible. He was very open to customizing our day to our wishes. Gerald's English is wonderful (grew up his early years in the US). He as a great knowledge of the nature and history of Nicaragua and is very happy to share.
The town of Granada and boat tour of local islands was also wonderful. On the way there and back, we stopped by the Masaya Volcano to see if it was worth the drive to see the lava lake. On the way back, it seemed the air had cleared and Gerald took us up. It was an impressive sight.
We all had a terrific day, including Gerald's recommendation of a beautiful lake-side restaurant. Thank you Gerald!
If coming to Nicaragua, we strongly recommend hiring Gerald as a guide.
Written January 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Catherine D
1 contribution
Spectacular Masaya Volcano Tour
Jan 2018 • Friends
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to tour Masaya Volcano with Gerald. Gerald is flexible, kind, and entertaining. He picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the volcano while sharing stories of his experience growing up in Nicaragua and the history of the volcano. While the sight of the volcano at night was spectacular, Gerald’s storytelling was even better. After the tour, he dropped us off at one of his favorite restaurants and we had the most delicious Nicaraguan food. When I return to Nicaragua, I look forward to taking another tour with Gerald.
Written January 8, 2018
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Dear Catherine, Thank you for choosing us for Masaya Volcano Night Tour and and for your visit to Nicaragua,it was totally a pleasure being your guide. Kinds Regards Gerald Duran
Written January 9, 2018
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Rageann
Winnipeg, Canada11 contributions
Tours of Nicaragua
Dec 2017 • Family
We are a family of five from Canada who had the pleasure of spending time with Gerald from Duran Tours. He is very patient with families; he has a great sense of humour and made our adventures very fun. Gerald is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Nicaragua. We were taken to many non-touristry areas which we greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend Duran Tours!
Written December 30, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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