Granada, Masaya Market & Volcano, Lunch & Shopping

8.5 hours | San Juan del Sur | S J 1 - 3 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Lake Nicaragua
  • Volcanoes
  • Granada
  • Masaya Market
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your full-day, moderately active shopping and sightseeing excursion begins at the pier where you will board your comfortable, air-conditioned transportation and journey forth out of San Juan del Sur. Travel through the lush landscape as your knowledgeable guide points out areas of interest and regales you with the history of this exotic and mysterious country.

Visit the magical city of Masaya to explore its world renowned market. Nicknamed the "city of flowers" Masaya is the capital of Nicaraguan folklore and is known as the birthplace of the area's best painters, singers, poets, artists and crafts people. So it's only natural that is should be home to one of the largest crafts markets in Central America – The Masaya Market! Shop, browse or even engage in some good-natured bargaining at the collection of shops and vendor stands that offer the very best value and quality in arts, crafts and culture. Among them: leather products, delicately embroidered clothing, wood carvings, Indian art and hand painted ceramics with traditional pre-Columbian designs.

Continue your journey to Masaya Volcano National Park. Established in 1979 this national park is a marvel of nature with its two towering volcanoes, lush tropical dry forest and a crater lagoon. Your transportation will take you near the still active Masaya Volcano, once the object of veneration by indigenous peoples, for an up-close look at steaming fumaroles.

Take a break from your exploration to enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Indulge in a traditional Nicaraguan meal that includes chicken medallions, sea bass, rice and beans, and dessert.

Step back in time as you visit the picturesque, colonial city of Granada, located in the shadow of the towering Mombacho Volcano on the shore of Lake Nicaragua (one of country's largest freshwater lakes). Founded in 1524 by Spanish Conquistador Hernandez de Cordoba, Granada's historic churches and convents have withstood the test of the centuries including invasions from English, Dutch and French pirates. Experience a delightful and informative guided tour of the of the main plaza, the independence square and surroundings. Enjoy a folkloric presentation with local dancer's right in front of "La Casa de los Tres Mundos"

Stroll the Parque Central, the city's social, cultural and economic hub, where local artisans and vendors offer their beautifully crafted products for sale. Take time to marvel at the timeless beauty and historic legacy that has been preserved in this amazing city prior to your scenic drive back to your Princess ship.

Special Notes:

A bottle of water is recommended as well as adequate sun protection. Drive time to Masaya is approximately one hour and forty five minutes each way.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a free time for shopping at Masaya Market

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:45
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
01:45

Time at the Masaya Market

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
900
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from the Masaya Market to the Masaya Volcano

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30

Visit to Masaya Volcano

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
500
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart from the Masaya Volcano to the lunch venue

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:15

Lunch at El Filete

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
44
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Depart from El Filete to Granada City

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
44
Travel time:
00:30
Walking distance:
450
Steps:
8

Guided tour of Granada and cultural preentation

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
1000
Time at site:
00:45
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
15
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Free time

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Restroom available:
Yes