Arrive in Managua. A Troy Tours representative will meet you at the airport in the arrivals hall after clearing customs. You will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome cocktail.
Overnight at Hotel Los Robles, a colonial boutique hotel.
Hotel: Los Robles
After breakfast, you will have a brief Managua city tour. After the tour, we begin the journey with a drive to the colonial city of León, known as the country’s intellectual center. We will see the oldest cathedral in Central America; and don’t forget to get a view from the roof to admire the whole city. Later continue with a walk through the main plaza to visit the childhood house of Poet Rubén Darío, the brightly colored El Calvario and the Recolección churches. We will continue your day with a visit to the Ortiz Gurdián Latin American Art Gallery.
Hotel: El Convento
Early in the morning, and after breakfast we go to Posoltega will visit to Banana plantation, continue north to Matagalpa. At an altitude of 2300 feet above sea level, Matagalpa is al known as the “Pearl of the North “, the country’s fourth largest city, and the largest in the interior. Afternoon on your own to enjoy the natural surroundings of your hotel, which borders the 300-acre Selva Negra Nature Reserve. Selva Negra or Black Forest is aptly named since the forest canopy is thick and only allows a fraction of natural sunlight to reach the forest floor.
Hotel: Selva Negra Ecolodge
Coffee tour at a gourmet coffee farm and historical review on European settlements during the 19th century at the Matagalpa mountains.
Hotel: Selva Negra Ecolodge
Drive south to the colonial city Granada, enroute visit the Masaya Volcano National Park, the country’s first and largest national park, home to the still active Masaya Volcano . Overnight at the centrally located Hotel Colonial, around the corner from the Parque Central and less than 700 feet from the Granada Cathedral, which was originally built in 1583, the present structure dates from 1915 and is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción)
After breakfast, visit the historic center with its colonial and new classic buildings, followed by a boat excursion between three hundred beautiful islets on Lake Nicaragua, also known as Lago Cocibolca, the largest lake in Central America.
Tour to the Catarina outlook (Mirador de Catarina) at the Apoyo Lagoon Nature Reserve and visit to the Indian Ceramic Workshop and School Valentín Lopez at San Juan de Oriente, a town famous for its pottery. Continue to Managua in the afternoon.
Hotel: Los Robles
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Our tour to Nicaragua – March 2023 We loved our time in Leon and were very impressed with Troy Tours. We enjoyed all of our excursions and had Jose. We enjoyed our time with him so much the first day on the kayaking tour of En Isla Juan Venado Las Peñitas that we were very excited the following day to discover that he would be our guide for volcano boarding on Cerro Negro. Our guide, Jose, spoke flawless English, and offered interesting information about the local vegetation, wildlife, and history. He is also an excellent photographer and helped us get some great pictures during both tours. He positioned us to enjoy phenomenal sunsets on both days. Although the photographs are fabulous, they do not do the memories justice. We loved our kayaking and beach time, and the climb to the top of Cerro Negro was well worth the effort for the thrilling volcano boarding on the way down. I would highly recommend Troy Tours to anyone traveling to Leon and Granada who enjoys active recreational tours. I would suggest that you ask for Jose if he is available. Great company and great value for amazing adventures.
Excellent Experience Juan Carlos and Jorge were fantastic. Juan Carlos was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about his country what he does which made the trip very enjoyable.
I would highly recommend Troy Tours to anyone traveling to Leon and Granada who enjoys active recreational tours. I would suggest that you ask for Jose if he is available. Great company and great value for amazing adventure.
Excellent introduction to Nicaragua – Alejandra the guide went over and above her role to ensure we all had a special holiday!!
This was an excellent trip, Edgar the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area and helped with the wildlife spotting and made the travel entertaining. The tour was amazing and high quality. We visited banana and coffee plantations, and a live volcano. Edgar made this work really well. Definitely recommended.