- Explore one of Nicaragua’s most important cities
- Take a boat ride on the largest lake in Central America
Granada, in western Nicaragua on the shores of the huge Lake Nicaragua, has played a vital role in the country’s history and culture, and is well-known for its impressive colonial architecture. With this fantastic Nicaragua gift experience you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Granada, taking in the most significant points of interest, such as the Casa de los Tres Mundos cultural centre, located in a handsome mansion; the local markets of Parque Central, and the Convent and Museum of San Francisco. Tour art galleries with works by local painters, potters and sculptors and have lunch in a charming colonial home.
After lunch, the centrepiece of this unforgettable Granada day-trip begins. You’ll take a cruise on Lake Nicaragua, which at over 3000 square miles is the largest lake in all of Central America. Once a notorious haunt of Caribbean pirates, the lake has more than 300 tiny islands and , looked over by the imposing Mombacho Volcano, it provides rich habitat for many species of bird and marine life such as freshwater sharks and sawfish. A fascinating, exciting cultural day-trip from Managua, this tour will delight from start to finish.