Day trip

From Managua: Private León City History Tour

From Managua: Private León City History Tour

From US$ 144 per person

Discover the history of León on a private 8-hour guided tour from Managua. Explore the ancient city that was once the capital of Nicaragua and is today one of the most important cities in the country.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
From the lobby of your hotel in the Managua metropolitan area.
Private group


  • Visit the Ruins of León Viejo that were once the capital of Nicaragua
  • Explore the treasures of the colonial city of León
  • Go to the roof of the largest cathedral in Central America
  • Take in majestic views of Momotombo volcano and Lake Xolotlán
Full description
Following a pickup by your guide at your hotel in Managua, take a 2-hour transfer by comfortable bus as you admire the beauty of the Nicaraguan landscape, formed by agricultural plantations, volcanoes, lakes, and small villages.  The first stop off the day is at the Ruins of León Viejo, the original location of León and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the history and battles between the native population and conquerors that took place here. At the same time, take in majestic views of the Momotombo volcano rising on the shores of Lake Xolotlán. The tour continues in modern-day León city, one of the oldest cities in the Americas, where you’ll visit the Basílica de la Asunción, the largest cathedral in Central America. Discover the hidden secrets of its design and ascend to its roof for a panoramic view of León.  Next, walk through León Central Park and the main surrounding buildings with your guide, meeting the locals going about their daily life as you go. If you wish, take time to enjoy lunch at your own expense before departing back to your hotel at 2 PM.
  • Round-trip private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Ruins of León Viejo and León city tour
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • Tour is conducted by walking and by bus
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Product ID: 337801