Colonial León & San Jacinto Volcanic Fields

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Duration: 9h
Location: León, 21000, Nicaragua | León, Nicaragua

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Colonial architecture in León's UNESCO-designated Old City
Stunning façade of the largest cathedral in Central America
Art by Latin American masters at the Ortiz-Gurdian gallery
Geothermal activity, steam vents & mud pots at San Jacinto
Expert private guide sharing natural history & Nicaraguan culture

Guided tour of León and San Jacinto
Admission fees
Soft drinks and bottled water
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Managua hotel
Commentary in English and Spanish


Set out from Managua for a day-long private tour of colonial León's fading grandeur, an exploration of its renowned museums and art galleries, and a trek through the otherworldly springs, mud pots, and steam vents of the San Jacinto volcanic fields.

Soak up the crumbling, colonial glory of León as you admire the churches, streetscapes, and cosmopolitan vibe of this one-time capital's UNESCO-designated Old City. Gaze up at the façade of León’s cathedral—the largest in Central America. It blends a mixture of Baroque, Neoclassical, and Gothic styles and holds the tombs of notable Nicaraguans, including the celebrated writer Rubén Darío.

Visit a museum dedicated to the life and works of this 19th-century poet, then admire the world-class art collection on exhibit at the Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian. See works by international artists like Picasso and Rubens as well as Latin American masters like Diego Rivera and Roberto Matta in a charmingly restored Creole Civil-style mansion.

After enjoying lunch in town, make your way to the surreal San Jacinto volcanic fields, where steam and mud broil and the earth's surface bubbles away. Check out the steam vents and mud pots and learn about geothermal activity in the area before your return trip to Managua.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

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