Managua City Sightseeing Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8am
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from most Managua hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
    Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the capital of Nicaragua on this 6-hour guided city tour that will introduce you to the countrys history and beauty! Visit the ruins of the Old Cathedral of Managua and Rubn Daro National Theatre. See the National Palace of Culture, home to the National Archive, the National Library and the National Museum, which youll tour. And visit Tiscapa Historical National Park and the Metropolitan Cathedral. During this family-friendly sightseeing experience, which is a combination of walking and riding in a comfortable minivan, learn about the culture and history of Nicaragua and its capital city from a local guide.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your Managua hotel, your city sightseeing tour heads first to the ruins of the Old Cathedral of Managua. From the street, view the hollow cathedral, which was designed by a Belgian architect and shipped to Managua in the 1920s. The cathedral was severely damaged during the 1972 earthquake, but the hollow shell of the cathedral still stands, creating a beautiful and serene sight.

Continue your tour to the National Palace of Culture, where the National Archive, National Library and the National Museum are located. Take a guided tour through the National Museum, which houses exhibits ranging from prehistoric bones to pre-Colombian ceramics to modern paintings and sculptures. As you walk through the museum with your guide, see various types of art, including Latin American paintings, metates (indigenous stone instruments used to process corn) and paintings by Rodrigo Penalba.

Then venture to Rubn Daro National Theatre, a well-known Central American theater named for Rubn Daro, a key figure in the Spanish-American literary movement of the late 19th century. A beloved writer, Dario had a lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish literature and journalism. The theater is one of the few buildings that survived the devastating earthquake of 1972, and is home to many shows, concerts and other cultural performances.

Next, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before making your way to Tiscapa Historical National Park, where you'll find the statue of the silhouette of Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguas famous revolutionary leader of the early 1900s. As you walk around the park with your guide, admire impressive panoramic views of Tiscapa Lagoon and the city.

You tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

Inclusions

Managua city tour

Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Entrance fees

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities (optional)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Dec-2016

    My husband and I booked this tour because we wanted to see what Managua has to offer, but didn't want to have the burden of renting a car and driving around in the snarling traffic of Managua. This was our third tour with Moises Ferreti, who was amazing as he had been in the previous two tours we had with him. I was born in Managua and lived there until the age of 9, and have returned many times to visit my father, who still lives there. Many of the things I saw in the tour weren't necessarily new to me, but they were to my husband, who is from Colorado. Perhaps my favorite thing was going up to the Loma de Tiscapa. My dad's job and the school I attended as a child are very nearby. Tiscapa is a familiar place to me, but I had never been up on the hill and seen where the old Presidential Palace had one stood. The views of Old Managua and New Managua were breathtaking. Visiting Central Park, Plaza de la Revolucion, Palacio Nacional and the Old Cathedral are a must for anyone who wants to understand the history of Nicaragua, and the many challenges it has faced throughout the years of political unrest and natural disasters. Finally, we ended the day at the shores of Lake Managua or Lago Xolotlan as we locals also refer to it. The Lakefront has gone through many changes to the year. Puerto Salvador Allende is an amazing way to admire the natural beauty of the lake and offers you several restaurant options, from steak houses, seafood restaurants, to authentic Nica treats like quesillo and raspados. Through it all, Moises always remained friendly, professional, informative, and extremely flexible. We highly recommend this tour, and specifically Moises as a tour guide. I felt like I had re-discovered the history, beauty and magic of my home city.

  • 20-Jun-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 01-Mar-2016

    Edgar is an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, and accommodating. A great day!

  • 07-Jun-2014

    The problem is that Managua is not a great city to tour. I should have gone to Leon instead.