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Day Tours and Activities in San Juan Del Sur

Iskra Travel will love to help you during your visit in San Juan del Sur, to book any activity you will like to do during your stay, don’t hesitate to contact us any time and we organize the activities to you.

Nicaragua is the safest and the largest country in Central America. It houses two big lakes: Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. Lake Nicaragua is the biggest lake of Central America and has the only fresh-water sharks in the world!

Active volcanoes, hundreds of small islands in an immense lake, mighty rivers that give the birth to the largest rainforests in the region, waterfalls, deed canyons, White and golden beaches, colonial cities, fishing villages, artisans and natural medicine practitioners, the heroism and optimism. Two small islands in the Atlantic Ocean – the Corn Islands – offer everything for a pleasant Caribbean vacation: white beaches, tropical blue waters, and magnificent coral reefs. Every traveler can find his favorite place in Nicaragua!

Capital: Managua Area: 130 370 km², Ethnic groups: Mestizos (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5% Languages: the official language of Nicaragua is Spanish, spoken by 90% of the population. However, Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages.

Day Tours

Iskra Travel offers you One day tours through the most popular tourist city in Nicaragua, If you want to know about the culture, traditions or enjoy nature, we are available to organize excursions for you and your family or group of friends, just contact us and it will be an unforgettable visit for you to our beautiful country.

Masaya

Masaya is located at 2 hours from San Juan del Sur, is known as the cradle of Nicaraguan folklore, This is because many of the cultural expressions of the country, marimba music, traditional dances, adages Castilian nobles to his legitimate Amerindian integration, the wise and cheerful precepts, their craftsmanship and their complex and diverse culinary traditions have in this picturesque town the line of what is Nicaraguan.
If you’d like to experience the sights and smells of an active volcano, you can visit the Masaya volcano National Park which has walking trails and a visitor center. Also if you want to combine the tour you can visit El mirador de Catarina, the place offers you an incredible view of the volcanoes, lagoons and lakes of this region. The Masaya Markets are known as the center of Nicaraguan arts and crafts, this is the most popular of the markets in Mercado Viejo. Now if you want to know about our food, dance and music Las verbenas de Masaya is the best place, here you can enjoy folkloric music with national bands, dance group and taste our typical food. Also you can buy some souvenir made for the artisan man.

Tour includes: Transportation with A/C, Tour guide English Speaker, All entrance fees to the visited places, Lunch

The places we visit are:

  • Artisan Market
  • National Park Masaya Volcano
  • Catarina Viewpoint
  • Coyotepe Fortress
  • local small factory of craftsmen

Ometepe

The Island is a jewel right in the middle of the fresh Great Lake and it has numerous attractive tourist, museums and petroglyphs. There are many activities available to enjoy like: adventures hiking excursions in both volcanoes, Maderas as a National park and Concepcion, Numismatic museum, beaches like Playa San to Domingo, Ecologic parks, canopy tours and so on, If you have a good physical training conditions you can promote volcanoes either and enjoy an enviable view to any human eye on the planet. From the heights all the island can be observed and the vast extension of the Great Cocibolca Lake (Great Lake of Nicaragua) to hike the volcano is 5 hours up and 4 down.

The places we visit are:

  • Museum
  • Butterfly farm
  • Charco Verde reserve
  • Ojo de Agua
  • Santo Domingo beach
    • Activities to do:
    • Kayak
    • Horseback riding

Granada

Granada is located at 1.5 hour from San Juan del Sur, Granada also known as La Gran Sultana, by its Moorish and Andalusian appearance, unlike its sister city of León and historical rival, which has more castilianist trends.

Independence Square.

Granada is also part of the metropolitan area of Managua.

Granada is the quintessential tourist city of Nicaragua. It has an exquisite and well conserved. Es colonial and neoclassical architecture one of the most visited of America for its parties as Riding sites.

We will visit the San Francisco Convent and Church founded in 1524, houses and archeological treasures from Isla Zapatera, a primitive art exhibit and historical display. Transport by horse – drawn carriages. *Cemetery: Enormous colonial graves. Tombs more than 400 years old with marble statues. * La Pólvora Fort: A warehouse built in 1748 to keep gunpowder. We will visit its old towers, which give you a beautiful view of the city. * Xalteva Church and walls: Here the Spaniards met the Indigenous Xalteva population, from which it gets its name. This is the most antique part of Granada. The church was built during colonial times and because of its location, it was also used as a military fort. * We also visit the Cathedral and Central Park

You can wander around the buildings in the Central Park, also known as Parque Colon, including the Culture’s Palace Joaquin Cuadra Pasos, besides you’ll see a stone portico with lions, the only surviving portion of the original building burnt by William Walker, today known as Casa de los tres mundos, arts and cultural center where you can catch and exhibitions or arts rehearsal, also you can visit the museum located in the oldest church of Central America Convento e Iglesia de San Francisco founded in 1529. Another way to take a tour around the city is a Horse draw Carriage called los coches, look for the Spanish tiles marking the city highlighting historical sites and events, including homes of past presidents and the exploits of William Walker, after that you can explore an interesting cementery with tombs of both the rich and poor dating back more than a century, also you can see Fortaleza la Polvora, built in 1749. other activity you can do is walk by Lago Nicaragua for the cool breeze and views, just off Granada on the lake, you can find Las Isletas made up of more than 360 islands created when the Mombacho volcano exploded 20,000 years ago, on one island there are the remands of a fort El Castillo

Tour Isletas
This peninsula and its 365 small islands where formed 20,000 years ago by a massive volcanic explosion! Today it is a unique place where prominent Nicaraguan have their vacation houses and a local fishing community makes its living. The nature is beautiful with a lots of birdlife and amazing views of the volcanoes and Lake Nicaragua. The spanish built a fortress in the 17th Century to stop pirate attacks on the City of Granada! These serene and rustic islands we will visit by boat, showing you all its secrets!

All our tour included: Transportation with A/C, Tour guide English Speaker, All entrance fees to the visited places, Lunch

The places we visit are:

  • Central park
  • Churches and cathedral
  • Cigar Factory
  • Tour in boat by Granada Isletas they are volcanic origin
  • San Francisco museum
  • La polvora fortress
  • Old station of the railroad

Masaya Volcano Lava Tour

The Volcano Masaya National Park is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in the Pacific, offering us the opportunity to have direct contact with the area of ​​its crater and its surroundings, as well as flora and fauna. During the night, I offer a spectacle that marvels at its nocturnal visitors: the appreciation of the so-called “incandescent lava lake” seen from the very edge of the crater.

With the fall of the night, begins the nocturnal visit to the volcano. There begins the amazing: the sky darkening or totally dark lets you see its thousands of star, the wind runs through the place. A rumor sounds like sea. And a shore of the crater, the bottom of it, the impressive lake of lava moves with its color of incandescence. The visit lasts between 10 and 20 minutes, after which the guides and park rangers request to leave the area and leave the park, for gas emanations and is an active volcano.

The Masaya Volcano National Park comprises an area of ​​54km² which includes two volcanoes and five craters. Volcanoes have erupted several times and formerly frightened Spanish natives and conquerors. The Spaniards baptized the active volcano “La Boca del Infierno”. In the 16th century they put “La Cruz de Bobadilla” (by Father Francisco Bobadilla), at the mouth of the crater to exorcize the devil.

The eruptions have had a dramatic impact on the surroundings. Volcanic rocks still cover the surroundings. The nature is a bit rough, Different types of vegetation appeared after the eruptions. The park is inhabited by several types of animals. The park’s wildlife includes chocoyos, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, opossums, iguanas, deer and monkeys.

There are many other paths that lead to the other craters to the cave of Tzinaconostoc where there are hundreds of nests of bats. Roads vary in distance between 1.4 and 5.9 kilometers, and visitors are accompanied by guides.

It includes:

  • Transportation and return from San Juan del Sur
  • entrances to the park

Price per person US $ 55

Place and time of departure 15:30 Offices of Iskra Travel

  • Wear sweater, sports shoes, water
  • Availabile 365 days a year
  • Appropriate ages: 10-65 years
  • Level of difficulty: Low
  • Minimum of people: 2
  • Duration: 5 hours

Tour Flor de Cana

REGULAR
It consists of a tour of 6 interactive stations where you will know the whole process of production and history of the most awarded rum in the world, accompanied at all times with a guide, lasts one hour and 30 minutes, includes a cataclysm of Flor de Caña 18 And a complimentary drink of Flor de Caña 7 slow aged.

It includes:

  • Transportation to and from San Juan del Sur
  • factory inputs
  • Price per person US $ 65

Place and time of departure 6:00 am Offices of Iskra Travel

  • Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
  • Acquired ages: 18-65 years
  • Level of difficulty: Low
  • Minimum of Persons: 4
  • Duration: 10 hours

VIP CANCER FLOWER 18
It is a totally exclusive tour in each of our stations, accompanied at all times with a personal guide. In the tour you will taste each of the rums of the portfolio of Ron Flor de Caña, visit one of our main wineries of aging, Slow Age Station. At the end of the tour, you will receive a special gift, a personalized Ron Flor de Caña 18 bottle. It lasts one hour and 40 minutes.

It includes:

  • Transportation to and from San Juan del Sur
  • factory inputs
  • US $ 165

Place and time of departure 6:00 am Offices of Iskra Travel

  • Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
  • Acquired ages: 18-65 years
  • Level of difficulty: Low
  • Minimum of Persons: 4
  • Duration: 10 hours

Activities

  • Canopy Tours: Iskra Travel has been providing quality and safety adventures with its original Canopy Tour (Zip-line) since 2004 at Finca Palermo, at the beautiful San Juan del Sur bay, Nicaragua.
  • Horseback Riding:Join us on a horseback riding tour through trails around the farm, the beach going all the way to the top of the mountain to enjoy the amazing views of San Juan del Sur bay and surrounding areas.
  • Fishing Experience: the ultimate in sport fishing comfort as you search for mackerel, jack, black and white tunas, and snapper. If you’re in search of sailfish, marlin, and Dorado you’ll head out 10 to 15 miles on our fullday charter.
  • Snorkeling: Come and enjoy the beautiful underwater world just outside of San Juan del Sur Bay. We are fully equipped with 14 sets of snorkeling gear, so whether your group is large or small, we will take care of you. You will be accompanied on your 4 hour trip by our experienced guide to assure your safety and experience. We generally leave at 9 am.
  • Turtle Tour: This is a must see experience. We will take you to the reserve of La Flor where the Olive Ridley turtles come year after year to lay their eggs. Take excellent photos of the arrivals. Thousands of turtles come every year. We usually leave around 7 pm. June- December is the season. Average Departure time: 7pm
  • Salsa Dance Classes: We are offering private dance classes from 1 person to big groups.