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Las Isletas: Kayak Tour

1. Las Isletas: Kayak Tour

Kayak across Central America's largest lake, Lake Nicaragua – the home to 365 small islets, inhabited by local people, monkeys, and a colorful array of bird life. Discover the different character of each islet, including a wealthy residential area and an 18th-century, colonial fortress, from which you'll enjoy superb views over the lake, Granada, and Mombacho Volcano. The kayak station is a mere 15 minutes from the city center, with complimentary transportation provided from your hotel. Single and double kayaks are both available, with life jackets included for a safe lake excursion into the areas even motorboats can't reach, passing jungles, savannas, and spectacular wildlife.

Granada: Colonial Granada Horse Carriage & Walking Tour

2. Granada: Colonial Granada Horse Carriage & Walking Tour

Tour colonial Granada to discover the first city of the New World, founded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in 1524, and now one of the greatest attractions in Nicaragua. This excursion will introduce you to all the most important monuments, as well as give you a flavor of the local life. Following a pick-up from your hotel, start with a stroll around the main streets of the historic center, learning how the city survived pirates, fire, and filibusters. Constructed by the Spanish as a model city, Granada gave the settlers a chance to showcase their glorious architecture, much of it now restored to its former glory. Admire stunning architecture, such as the Convento San Francisco, the oldest church in Central America. Climb the steps of the Fortaleza La Polvora for panoramic views of the Mombacho Volcano. Then, enjoy a horse carriage ride to some of the most scenic spots outside the city center.

Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

3. Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve

Depart Granada for the towering Mombacho Volcano, a 45-minute drive from the city center. Travel by 4WD vehicle to the foot of the active volcano, which has luckily not erupted since 1570! Start your ascent to the summit, and continue to 2 dormant craters covered in dense cloud forest of moist evergreen leaves and ethereal sheets of fog. A 2-hour hike awaits at the top, with fantastic views of Granada, Lake Nicaragua, Las Isletas, and the Laguna de Apoyo. Walking along well established trails to an altitude of 3,735 feet (1,115 meters), keep your eyes open for unique flora and fauna, such as red-eyed frogs. Mombacho is home to more than 700 different plant species, including exquisite orchids and dwarf forest, some endemic to the area.

Las Isletas: Boat Tour

4. Las Isletas: Boat Tour

The largest lake in Centro-america, Nicaragua Lake or well known like the only lake with fresh water sharks, is just 10 mins driving from the center of Granada. Once we are in the small port we take a motor boat (18 people capacity with life jackets) and we go around the  Little Islets where we will show all their secrets like great bird life, Spanish fortress with two floors where we have  great views over the lake, Granada city and Mombacho Volcano. Learn how the people  in the Islets make their living every day. The nature is beautiful with a lots of bird life and amazing  views of the volcanoes and Lake Nicaragua. These serene and rustic islands we will visit by boat, showing you all its secrets!   

Mombacho Natural Reserve and Canopy Adventure

5. Mombacho Natural Reserve and Canopy Adventure

Spend the day gliding over the lush canopy of the tropical forest on this exciting canopy tour at the Mombacho stratovolcano of Nicaragua. Begin the day with a drive up the volcano to the heart of the dense cloud forest and embark on a small hike, exploring the ancient craters of the volcano and learning about the fascinating flora and fauna of the region. Continue the tour with a visit to the Biological Center, and then observe the ecosystem drastically change to one of a dry tropical forest filled with coffee plantations. It is here that you will begin your exciting canopy adventure, and with over 17 platforms, 11 steel cables, and a long walking bridge, this canopy course is a truly spectacular one. Forming more than 2 kilometers of distance over the many cables, you are guaranteed an adrenaline-filled end to your day.

Experience Granadas Best Sights Carriage ride + Local Guide

6. Experience Granadas Best Sights Carriage ride + Local Guide

Walk through Granada’s streets and breathe in the sweet aroma of local street food while admiring the stunning architecture of the Historic Cemetery. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of the monuments and statues fill your senses with wonder and awe. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the cool breeze of the city on your face. Explore the Polvora Fortress and be transported back in time to a period of great battles and heroic deeds. Touch the old stones of the fortress walls and feel the weight of history in your fingertips. Hear the echoes of past battles and the clanking of swords in your imagination. Marvel at the Maria Auxiliadora Church’s beautiful architecture and exquisite details. Admire the intricate carvings and colorful stained-glass windows. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and feel a sense of serenity and calmness wash over you. Climb up the La Merced Tower and let the breathtaking views of the city take your breath away. Feel the wind in your hair and the warmth of the sun on your face as you gaze upon the majestic Mombacho Volcano and the Great Lake of Nicaragua. Let a sense of wonder and amazement fill your heart and soul. Experience the colonial charm of Granada’s tile roofs and colorful buildings. Let the sounds of the bustling city and friendly chatter of the locals envelop you in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Feel a sense of belonging and connection to this beautiful and historic city.

Granada (Department)

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We had a great kayak tour with Angel, who was really nice and was able to explain a lot to us about the area and the animals. We were picked up from our hotel promptly at 6:00 a.m. and driven about 10 minutes to the port. Angel was already waiting for us there and we set off (both in individual kayaks). In total we were on the road for almost 3 hours, which was really great. We saw lots of colorful birds, monkeys and mangroves. Local families were also out and about fishing. After about 2 hours we docked on an island and Angel had watermelon for us, we were very happy. Great view of the lake and the Mombacho volcano. We would recommend everyone to take this tour 🌞

Top guide, had a lot to say and was a cool experience. We were quite lucky because there were a lot of birds and monkeys. I highly recommend doing the early tour of 6! Get up early, but you can see many more animals and it is still very quiet on the water

We loved our kayak tour with Angel. He was a great guide that we can totaly recommend. He knows a lot of history about the place and also a lot of bird species. Doing it early in the morning was an amazing choice!

The pickup was on time. Very nice driver and tourguide. Saw monkeys, a lot of birds and leguans during the tour. Can totally recommend it :)

Amazing!! Angel was fantastic!! I would recommend this tour to everyone