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Granada Colonial City Tour and Masaya Volcano

Granada, Nicaragua
Granada Colonial City Tour and Masaya Volcano

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Combine a city tour of Granada, a visit to the active Masaya volcano, and a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua during this tour. Along the way, listen to engaging commentary about the history, culture, food, and people of this Nicaraguan region. Round-trip transportation from Granada hotels included.
  • City tour of Granada, Masaya Volcano, and Lake Nicaragua
  • Explore the city of Granada, including the House of 3 Worlds and the Museum of San Francisco
  • Visit the active Masaya Volcano
  • Shop for local handicrafts at a craft market
  • Boat ride on Lake Nicaragua
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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1-hour boat ride
Transportation with AC
One cold bottle of water per guest
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks

Departure Point

Granada, Granada, Granada Department

Traveler pickup is offered
Air BB or Rental Homes


  • Augusto C Sandino Airport, Managua Nicaragua

Hotel in Granada or Managua

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
Masaya Volcano National Park
Visitor Center Active Crater with fume and Lava
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Masaya Crafts Market
Local souvenir,ceramic.wood bowls,T shirts,painting,leather,shoes,and more...
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Las Isletas
Small Island full of vegetation and shore birds and monkeys Local Fisherman house and luxury vacation homes
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Duran Tours Nicaragua
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Gerald was like meeting an old...
, Jan 2018
Gerald was like meeting an old friend ! He was very accommodating and friendly. Transportation was a very clean air conditioned car. Highly recommend this Tour if you have a short time in Granada. You see everything!!! Thanks Gerald we’ll see you soon amigo. - Ramón y Christina
We enjoyed the Granada tour. Gerald...
Veletta L
, Dec 2017
We enjoyed the Granada tour. Gerald was very knowledgeable and spent time at each stop to explain its significance. We made a stop at a local non profit center to see local handicraft. We particularly enjoyed the boat ride to the islands which afforded a view of the local wildlife. The stop at the volcano included a natural history museum which Gerald guided us through. Overall, we made 12 stops and thought the time spent and site choices were well planned.
This was an amazing tour. The tour...
Michele M
, Sep 2017
This was an amazing tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a breathe taking event. You get to see a lot of wonderful sites. I would recommend you doing this.
This tour has it all! City views...
Emily S
, Mar 2017
This tour has it all! City views from a church tower along with tour of a beautiful museum with detailed information on the history, people, and culture of Granada. We also visited Cafe de las Sonrisas which is a must see! Visit to the Volcano was perfect. Our guide knew the best place to stand to see the lava. The boat tour was also one of our favorites, got to see so many mini islands, nature, and native animals on our private boat. Visit to the Masaya market was amazing. We were given time to have lunch and/or shop at the market before heading back to Granada! Couldn't have asked for a better tour. Especially if you have limited time and need to see a lot in one day, this is the tour to booK! This was certainly a personalized experience. We were given wonderful recommendations on food to try and other places to visit. This tour was put on by Duran Tours Nicaragua. Tour guide was Gerald and he was the best tour guide on our entire trip!

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