Colonial Leon and Volcanic Hot Springs

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Enjoy the exciting the opportunity to explore the ruins of Old City Leon, the first capital of Nicaragua, founded in 1524 by Spanish Captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba. Unlike Granada which held steady, this city was forced to move to its current location in 1610. Old City Leon was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Leon was the capital of Nicaragua for over 200 years until being replaced by Managua in 1851.

Leon’s Cathedral is the largest religious colonial building in Central America. The remains of the immortal and internationally known poet Ruben Dario still rest here. Enjoy a visit to the Ruben Dario Museum, the Ortiz-Gurdian Art Gallery (one of the top private art galleries in Latin America) and several other important sites.

We will end our tour with a walk through the San Jacinto Volcanic Fields, a place where steaming hot water and gasses bubble up through the mud from deep inside the earth. All the while, the fields afford incredible views of Nicaragua’s impressive volcanic chain.


Roundtrip Transfers from Managua City Hotels; Entrance fees; Bilingual guide; Drinking water; Lunch; Personal insurance.



Hours of operation

Available: Daily, departing at 8:00am.


Approximately 8 hours.

Additional Information We recommend long pants, comfortable shoes and camera.

Additional Information

We recommend long pants, comfortable shoes and camera.

Policies Minimum of 2 passengers per trip required to operate tour.

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