Managua City Tour with Chocolate Testing

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Tour Number

Activity Level

117290


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
We will assist you to get in and out of the car.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

The Greenest Capital in Central America and its bustling Huembes Market


Managua means a concentration of water in the Indigenous Nahuatl language. The Acahualincas natives left their foot prints near Lake Managua around 6000 years ago.

Today's youthful Managua holds 1. 8 million inhabitants with 60 percent of the population under 25 years old. Destroyed 2 times by earthquake, Managua is getting back to a solid economy.

We will learn and discover how the old Managua used to be and all the important building that survived the earth quake, like the old Intercontinental (The pyramid) Hotel where the billionaire Howard Hughes stayed just for himself and his staff.

Also we will see the Peace Park where thousand of weapons were destroyed and burn by the first lady president in 1990. Now a walk to the old park will bring good memories of the old Managua and especially at the new Malecon (lake front).

Our opportunity to try traditional food and fresh natives fruits will be at Roberto Huembes Market and don't be shy to take photos because people are nice, You just have to ask ¿puedo?

Itinerary

We start our day with a visit of our new Metropolitan Cathedral build 1992 (60% of the funds came from Domino's Pizza) the replacement of the old Cathedral that was destroy by the 1972 earth quake .

Next we will drive around of a dormant crater lagoon Tiscapa and enter into the Bunker of Somoza and we will have a spectacular view of the new Downtown Managua which has become the greenest Center in whole Central America. The old Downtown located near Lake Managua and its now being renovate, on this side you can see an over view of the two center of the capital.

After a brief history of Managua and orientations we will head to the old Central Park of Managua and visit the Revolution plaza and its historical building. We will visit the newest Malecon Salvador Allende and after that drive to Roberto Huembes Market, where you are going to find the Nicaraguan souvenir and have the opportunity to experience a food market where they sale from linseed to a huge black iguana.

After this back to your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point at your Hotel in Managua.

End location: We end the tour at your Hotel in Managua.

Duration: 4 hours

Traffic could affect the duration of the tour and national holidays.

Transportation

A modern van with A/C with a capacity of 14 passengers.

What’s Included

Other: - Professional National Guide of Nicaragua
- Transportation with A/C, parking fee
- Entrees
- One bottle of water per person
- Chocolate Testing

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400 Cordobas - Meals and refreshments.

What’s Extra

Other: Food and drinks.

Restrictions

I don't have a license for scuba diving

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour was exactly what I wanted a look into the current city of Managua along with stories and visits to local sites and a market. Gerald's knowledge of the city and its people and history is very impressive.
Michael Boisvert

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