Granada Colonial City Tour And Masaya Volcano - Managua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Granada, Granada, Granada Department
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Air BB or Rental Homes
    Augusto C Sandino Airport, Managua Nicaragua
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


In this tour, you will explore the colonial city of Granada and learn about its history,culture and gastronomy.
You will watch the active volcano of Masaya and be impressed by its power. You will also get to shop at the local hand craft market in Masaya. The last activity will be a boat ride on Lake nicaragua where you will be able to relax and enjoy nature.


Informative, friendly and professional guide

Led by a local guide

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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The will start at the main central park of Granada, where you will learn about the history, gastronomy,culture and the daily lives of the locals. You will walk around the two main plazas which are Colon Plaza and the Independent Plaza.

Afterwards you will visit the house of the 3 worlds which is a historical colonial building. Later, you will visit the museum of San Francisco which hosts of pre-colonial indigenouscollectionin a show room where we could take close up photos.Then, you will be taken to Masaya, an active volcano, visit the museum and drive to the summit of the active crater where you will be close to the drop of the crater. This volcano release 6000 tons of sulfur everyday.

The next stop will be Masaya's hand craft market where you can get many local souvenirs.The last activity will be a relaxing boat tour in the Isletas to do bird watching and enjoy the lake breeze.


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




Alcoholic drinks


Entry/Admission - Las Isletas

Additional Info

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

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  • 19-Mar-2022

    I had one day to spend on mainland Nicaragua and reached out to Gerald to book a last minute tour. I had such a wonderful day, it became a highlight of my trip! Gerald was prompt and flexible, and customized the day to what I wanted to see, and he taught me a lot about the history and culture of the Nicaraguan people. We saw main sights (Granada city, Apoyo Lagoon, the Masaya Volcano at night, etc). But we also went to his conservation project to see wild monkeys, and even to a friend’s and family member’s house - a wonderful experience to meet and learn about the local people. Thank you Gerald for a great day and taste of your country!

  • 01-Dec-2021

    We spent 4 really great days with Gerald D in Nicaragua. He is an excellent tour guide !! Very informative, great sense of humor and made sure our trip was wonderful. We had never traveled with "Tours by Local" before but would definitely use them again and refer them because of Gerald D. Thank You so much Gerald !

  • 11-Nov-2021

    Great tour and so much culture to see in a short period of time! My tour guide was Gerald who reached out ahead of time to confirm pick-up time and location. The tour was tailor made for me to make sure all items in the tour were visited and still allow enough time for my afternoon flight. Thank you to Gerald for making sure everything was organized ahead of time and went smoothly. We visited Granada, Masaya, Catarina and lastly we made a quick stop at the Masaya National Park to get some quick pics of the Volcano crater. I highly recommend this tour because you see so much in such a short period of time and for a such a small price, great value. Lastly, on a personal note Gerald took the time to show me Cerro De Piedra a special small-scale conservation project in Masaya Nicaragua that he is working on... Thank you for the tour and thank you for the wonderful conversation!

  • 26-Sep-2021

    Very highly recommend! We spent a full day with Gerald. He was so kind and knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. We especially appreciated his flexibility. For example, he was happy to change the plan when we wanted to stay longer at the market or leave other places earlier that we felt were a bit too touristic for us. Just tell him what you like and he’ll easily find the right trip for you. Would definitely call him again next time.

  • 10-Jun-2021

    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.

  • 14-Dec-2019

    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.

  • 11-Dec-2019

    Gerald Duran provided a fabulous, outstanding 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+

  • 18-Apr-2019

    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!!

  • 30-Jul-2018

    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.

  • 18-May-2018

    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.

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