Half Day Capital Private Tour: Learn Managua History Through Hands-On Adventure


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (conversational), Italian (basic), English (fluent)

Plaza de la Revolución, Lake Xolotlán, Tiscapa Hillside & Huembés Market

Have a few extra hours "stuck" in the city of Managua before heading out to your great volcanic and surf adventures? Instead of sitting in your hotel, let me guide you through the rebellious history and gorgeous views. On your half day adventure (4 hours) you will learn about great revolutionary heros, dine at the shore of the capital's lake, and trek through the bustling city market.

It is a private tour, accommodating up a group of four. We can work around your schedule to make the tour just right for you.


We will start your capital adventure from your hotel. After introductions, we head toward old Managua to begin to learn about our capital's remarkable history.

Our first stop is Plaza de la Revolución to discuss the history of distinguished Nicaraguan political/cultural leaders. From there we will dine with a view, in front of Nicaragua's famous Lake Xolotlán. This newer lakeside development has dozens of restaurants and shops to choose from.

We continue on to the Tiscapa Hillside where the Somoza presidential family used to live. Although it was destroyed in the 1931 earthquake, the gorgeous view of the capital city is still there to be enjoyed. Below the ruins you can read famous quotes from national revolutionaries, and follow our political timeline through posted photos and captions.

We will finish off by perusing the bustling halls of Huembés Market, a popular place for artisan shopping and good deals. The perfect place to find a keepsake for your memorable day!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Will pick-up at the airport, or any hotel/location in Managua.

End location: Will drop-off at hotel.

Duration: 5 hours

There may be slight delays if the tour starts or ends during rush hour (7am - 8am or 5pm - 7pm)


A comfortable modern Sedan with air-conditioning and space for four passengers.

What’s Included

Other: - Guiding Service
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation, Gas and Vehicle Costs
- Local Daily Newspaper
- Cold Bottled Water
- Entrance Fees to All Sites and Museums
- Parking Fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

850 Cordobas - This translates to about US $30. This would be used to cover a regular brunch or lunch at the Malecon and some extra spending cash for some trinkets at the local market. I suggest bringing a bit more if you would like to buy larger items like local ceramic art and hammocks.
We can also do the following on the tour if you are interested. You would pay directly:
- Boat tour on Lake Xolotlán (70 Cordobas per person)
- Zip-lining Canopy Tour at Tiscapa Hillside (US$15.00 per person)

What’s Extra

Other: Meals and Artisanal Shopping.

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour was an excellent way to see the highlights of Managua.
Joyce Chapa

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