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City Tour Granada & Isletas
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City Tour Granada & Isletas

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Ages 18-55
Duration: 2–3 hours
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Mobile ticket
German, English, French, Spanish


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco
  • Entry/Admission - Las Isletas
What's not included
  • Personal Expenses


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Clients can be picked up whereever they are staying like Hotels, Vacations Rentals, Hostals.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103891P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with City Tour Granada & Isletas?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book City Tour Granada & Isletas on Tripadvisor
How much is City Tour Granada & Isletas?
City Tour Granada & Isletas price starts from €60.48. Discover and book City Tour Granada & Isletas on Tripadvisor
What is the City Tour Granada & Isletas cancellation policy?
City Tour Granada & Isletas cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book City Tour Granada & Isletas on Tripadvisor
Which company provides City Tour Granada & Isletas?
City Tour Granada & Isletas is hosted by Nica Escapes. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Nica Escapes on Tripadvisor. Discover and book City Tour Granada & Isletas on Tripadvisor

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Iglesia de La Merced
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Las Isletas
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Nica Escapes
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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KimGales
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Excellent and reliable service
I've used Nica Escapes twice so far since arriving in Nicaragua a few days ago and will be using them in the future
lande145
lande145
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Perfectly organised
My partner and I were travelling through Nicaragua for 3 weeks and ends up with an extra day in Granada. After read
Bahamasb4beemer
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Transfers and tours
I was travelling alone with my 10 yr old son and was looking for transfers that were safe and reliable between 5 se
nwcmvt
nwcmvt
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100% good, highly recommended!
We traveled 24 days in Nicaragua with our family and we loved it. The country is surprisingly beautiful, authentic
OwenM753
OwenM753
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No Tour No Refund
Really disappointed. I never give 1 star but unfortunately my experience with this company warrants it. I read the
Alison_L_12345
Alison_L_12345
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Just perfect
Do not hesitate to use Nica Escapes for your travel in Nicaragua. Rodolfo will provide you with the best advice pre
foreverdreamin
foreverdreamin
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Disappointing
After reading all the reviews I decided to go with Rodolfo. My main concern was arriving by plane early in Granada
Infinitibrows
Infinitibrows
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AMAZING!
We were visiting Costa Rica and wanted to come to Nicaragua to see the Masaya Volcano. We arranged a day trip with
ShadyHammock
ShadyHammock
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Great connection for transfer and tours!!
Drivers are courteous and drive safely. They are prompt and flexible. Rodolfo knows everything about Nicaragua and
Angela L
Angela L
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Granada
Just got back from a 4 nights stay in Granada! We use Nicaragua Escapade for our transfers and 3 excursions . We we
cls1986
cls1986
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Great Service
Rodolfo was very responsive and available to us. We used him for transport from the airport to Granada, from Granad
warshaw_bobby
warshaw_bobby
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A+ trip, incredible guide!
I recently took a trip with Rodolfo to the Masaya volcano and surrounding towns and it was fantastic. Rodolfo was w
elisamaude548
elisamaude548
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Very nice service!
We really appreciated Rodolfo's flexibility, he was really helpful with everything, and helped us all the way to Po
358angel
358angel
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Trip from Managua to Montelimar
Price was reasonable. Francisco was excellent. He was very informative about the country. Punctional with their arr
damienhardgrove
damienhardgrove
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Friendly and reliable
Roldofo and his driver Francisco were both extremely friendly and reliable. I was able to coordinate early morning
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April P
3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Rudolfo Ortego took my husband and I around Granada for a day, and he was fantastic. Highly recommend! He knew everything about the city and the entire history of Granada. Exactly what we were looking for. He catered the experience to our preferences, including an amazing lunch (wish I remembered what the restaurant was called!). He was patient with all my picture taking and my husband's questions. Whenever we come back to Central America, he will be the one we reach out to.

He was recommended by Richard Morales from Gaby Transport, which I also highly recommend.
Written 6 November 2022
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Marilyn McElheney
Kapaa, HI2 contributions
Nov 2022
I am a well traveled older woman from the U.S. Since I had never been to Nicaragua I needed someone exactly like Rudy of Nica Escapes to be my guide. He was probably the best guide that I have ever had in all my years of traveling around the world. Rudy is very, very knowledgeable and is also kind, generous and friendly. He makes his clients feel comfortable right away.
I had total trust in him.
Marilyn, Wyoming
Written 5 December 2022
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Marilyn, thanks for your kind words, thisnis very much appreciated. I am glad that you haf a good first taste of Nicaragua, still a lot more to see, take care my friend.
Written 5 December 2022
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Brooke B
1 contribution
Nov 2022
Rudy Ortega is one of the best guides I have ever had on a trip. He speaks perfect English,knows everything about the country, is so pleasant and attentive. Our trip would not have been nearly as good without him. He helped us with actives, hotel booking ,everything.I feel like he became a real friend of ours and really cared about us. I would recommend him to everyone and for everything.
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We felt so lucky we found him.
Written 1 December 2022
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Dear Brooke, Thanks for your review, it means a lot, i was more than happy that destiny brought us together, do know you have a friend here in Nicaragua, my regards to Marilyn
Written 1 December 2022
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Thomas Y
Tenafly, NJ131 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We just returned from a six-night stay in Nicaragua in early August with 17 family members in all, spanning three generations. We relied on Rodolfo (aka, “Rudy”) for our roundtrip airport transfers to/from our resort -- as well as two full days of excursions.

With respect to the roundtrip airport transfers, Rudy’s drivers (both named Marvin) were punctual and courteous -- for the return trip to the airport, we arrived with plenty of time to navigate the gridlock that is Managua airport. The buses that Rudy provided comfortably fit all 17 of us, including our luggage -- and the air-conditioning worked great (a huge plus in the stifling heat).

We booked two different tours with Rudy, The first was the Granada City + Isletas Tour. Granada is Rudy’s hometown and so he knows it like the back of his hand. In the morning, he took us on a walking tour of the city, showing us the main sites in the city. We then stopped off at a local bistro for a delicious lunch before heading to Lake Nicaragua for a boat tour of the Isletas de Granada. I highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to experience Granada.

The second tour was a nighttime visit to the Masaya Volcano. Before we visited the volcano, Rudy took us to Catarina, which gives you amazing views of Laguna de Apoyo (a volcanic lake) down below -- see the photo I posted with the review. You can take postcard-quality photos of the lake from here. After Catarina, we went to the Masaya Arts & Crafts Market to do some shopping. We finished the tour at the Masaya Volcano, which was the highlight of the excursion, with the lava bubbling down below. Because the tour ended at night, we asked Rudy to take us to a nice restaurant in Managua for dinner -- it was a delicious meal and a welcome change from the food we were eating at the resort.

Having previously lived in the U.S. for a decade, Rudy’s English is impeccable and he is able to explain things to American tourists in a way that they will easily understand. He deftly handled the many questions we threw at him about Nicaragua (we knew very little before our trip). Rudy was also very good about showing us an unvarnished “real” look at Nicaragua without any sugar-coating -- something that many in our group appreciated. Sometimes you will run into guides that are only willing to talk about the good things about their country. Not Rudy, who wanted to show us both good and not-so-good.

The best part about hiring Rudy was how responsive he is. Even though we peppered him with daily e-mails about our airport transfers and excursions, he was quick to respond via e-mail each and every time. I cannot say the say for some of his competitors in Nicaragua, some of whom took days to respond to e-mail inquiries. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, please note that Rudy will require a 50% deposit before confirming a booking -- this is customary and perfectly fine, so no need to worry.

Trust me -- if you book Rudy at Nicaragua Escapade, you will be extremely thankful that you did -- Rudy is amazing!
Written 13 August 2017
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Thomas Thank you so much for your review, it was awesome to be part of that family trip, you have a lovely family and i am really happy that you emjoyed Nicaragua, the last meal was a night to remember, everybody was happy
Written 1 November 2018
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joemccarthysghost
Greensboro, NC225 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Rodolfo set up a night tour of the volcano at Masaya. It was incredible!!! If you do nothing else, do this tour. Rodolfo also handled quite a bit of transportation for us. His drivers were friendly, personable, always on time, and, most of all, safe drivers. Thank you, Rodolfo, for all your help.
Written 14 August 2017
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It is very important for us to provide the best service no matter how small the service is, Masaya Volcano at night is most definetely somehting to do while in Nicaragua. Our drivers are all well experienced and we provide the best vehicle possible for the comfort of out clients, i am glad that everything went great for you, thanks for your business
Written 1 November 2018
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Karla Mihm
3 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Rudy and Nicaragua Escapade made our trip to Granada phenomenal. We did three day trips with Rudy over the course of three days: The first was the Granada city tour to get our bearings, on the second day we went to Mombacho/Laguna de Apoyo and finished with the Classic Masaya tour. All were great, including Laguna which exceeded expectations. Rudy did a great job of connecting with three generations of my family and sharing all aspects of Nicaragua for which he is very proud. Having gone to high school in the States, Rudy's English is flawless and he is able to cross culturally relate his experiences in the US to those in Nicaragua. Ask him to take you to the fish restaurant with the dirt floor in the outskirts of town. It was one of our most memorable meals in Nicaragua and one that you will never find on your own.
Written 11 June 2017
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Jeffrey Thanls so much for your review, it wa sgreat to spend time with your family and celebrate a pretend to be birthday. Hope everybody is doing great and remember Nicaragua is always waiting
Written 19 June 2017
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Mike La Charite
Irvine, CA61 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Wow, where do I start with this company. When we were planning our trip to Nicaragua, I really did not want to drive- I'm not big on driving in foreign country's where I don't know the laws, how the roads are, etc. We had been told about a few other companies, but the transportation was SO expensive. Then I stumbled upon Nicaragua Escapade in a Trip Advisor Forum. I was a little worried because they did not have their own Trip Advisor site (now they finally do- awesome!). But their prices were incredibly reasonable, and they offered many different trips, so we decided to look into it.

I probably emailed back and forth with Rodolfo, the owner, 20-30 times before we even made a reservation. We kept changing our itinerary as other parts of our trip changed. He was very patient with us, and every time responded politely, happy to give us the information we needed. I got the sense that he really wanted to help us make our trip great. Even after we finally committed to our reservation and paid the deposit, we had to make a change, which he graciously accommodated.

We ended up using him for 3 private transports (San Carlos to Granada, Granada to San Juan del Sur, and then San Jorge to the Managua Airport), as well as a full day tour of Masaya. We were lucky enough to have the same driver, Julio, for all 4 items. Julio was friendly, funny, and generally interested in making sure we were enjoying our trip. We really enjoyed meeting him! Ramon, our guide for the Masaya tour, was like a walking history book. I don't think there was anything about the history of Nicaragua that he didn't know. When the tour was over, he even offered to accompany us on a horse-drawn carriage tour of Granada to give us more history. They also stopped by a Liquor store for me so I could buy my Flor de Cana. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy.

All in all, I would say booking with Nicaragua Escapade was one of the best decisions of our trip. Their pricing was INCREDIBLE compared to the other companies. For one of the drives, they had to drive 5 hours to pick us up in San Carlos, then 5 hours back to Granada. They go all over Nicaragua (even to the Corn Islands on the East Coast), so make sure you look them up when you are planning your trip!
Written 14 October 2012
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Lisa P
Calgary, Alberta, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Where to start...
My best friend and I did a girl’s trip to Nicaragua. After playing around trying to find options for airport transfer and excursions I came across Nicaraguan Escapade on travel advisor, after reading the amazing reviews I decided to go with them. I reached out to Rodolfo and his response was quick. Communication was constant between us leading up to our trip. I voiced what we would like to do and he was quick to come up with a customised itinerary for us. He will ask for a western union, THIS IS FINE. There is no need to be concerned. Paypal is not set up in Nicaragua and as any tour you book, asking for some sort of payment at booking is normal.
From the beginning of Rodolfo and Francisco picking us up the airport we knew we were in great hands and were about to embark on an amazing trip. They are both welcoming and charismatic gentleman. They were reliable, punctual and everything else you would want in a guide.
From touring Leon, Granada, hiking volcano’s, visiting lagoons, horse carriage rides and boat rides... They went over and beyond for us in every way. Rodolfo and his team blew our expectations out of the water. As far as we were concerned choosing Nicaraguan Escapade is what made our trip! Rodolfo’s passion for his country comes across clearly when he talks about the history, you can’t help but get hypnotised and invested.
Travelling as 2 girls in a different country safety is always a concern. I can’t emphasize enough how safe we felt on all our time with Rodolfo and team. Even when it came to us hiking up Cero Negro and boarding down it.. My friend and I were panicking. Rodolfo and Francisco felt this and were so amazing; they made the hike with us and went down with us. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for them we would have chickened out and missed out one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. They were so unbelievably supportive!!
I could seriously go on and on about our experience with Rodolfo and Nicaraguan Escapade as a hole. As someone who considers herself well traveled, this by far has been my favourite trip and hands down the BEST touring experience. You will not be disappointed, I promise! I would go back to experience more of Nicaragua in a heartbeat and it is all because of Nicaraguan Escapade. They left us wanting more.
When you’re lucky enough to share an experience like this with amazing people as they are, these people stay in your heart. We are so thankful and consider ourselves blessed to have had our Nicaraguan adventure with Nicaraguan Escapade.
Written 4 March 2017
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Lisa, Thank yousomuchfor your review, on behalf of Francisco and i thank you for choosing Nicaragua Escapade as partof your vacation in Nicaragua Reviews like your make us work even harder to provide an ecellentservice to our visitors, please do know that we will be more than glad to take you aroundon your return . my regards to Lisa and yes youalso have a special place in our heart, please take a look of my profile picture here on tripadvisor
Written 5 March 2017
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holidayfun20
Calgary62 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We are a retired couple from Canada and initially contacted Rodolfo based on comments from Trip Advisor. He was very quick to respond and he worked really well with us to understand our travel needs. After many email exchanges, Rodolfo created an exceptional itinerary for our 2 months in Nicaragua that met our expectations for cultural experiences, enjoyment of the natural environment and experiencing all the regions of Nicaragua, while staying within our budget.
We met several drivers during our time, all whom were polite, friendly and went out of their way to ensure a safe, enjoyable trip. Fransisco was the primary driver, and was fantastic. He speaks pretty good English and he took us on little side trips to see local sights and try local food. When Rodolfo counsel to be with us indifferent regions, he arranged for expert local guides, all who spoke great English to accompany us.
Our itinerary consisted of 3 weeks in a small house in Granada, with several day excursions to surrounding sights. Then we took to ferry to Ometepe, where we stayed in a lovely hotel on the beach for 4 nights. Then we flew to San Carlos and travelled down the Río San Juan River, staying for 2 nights in the Sabolas Lodge. Highly recommended! From there we went to the Solentnames Islands for a couple of nights, then on to Selva Negra Lodge, in the mountains north of Matagalpa. In our opinion this is a must do, one of the highlights. Selva Negra is a self sustaining Eco lodge, where you can learn about coffee, farming and enjoy hiking on their numerable trails through the forest. Then we went on to Leon for 19 days, which was also great but I wouldn't recommend staying there more than a week or 10 days. We had a short stay in San Juan Del Sur, a lovely little surfing town we would also recommend as a must do. From there we stayed one night in Managua before flying home. All hotels, tours, fees were included in the price.
I haven't gone into great detail about everything we did, but to summarize I would just like to say the trip went without a hitch, Rodolfo was on top of things the whole time, and it was a great experience. We would definitely recommend Rodolfo to our friends. Don't worry about the cash deposits, that's just the way it is!
Written 11 January 2016
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Travelers5GA
Canton, GA51 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
From the very first email to the end of our journey was a wonderful experience with Rodolfo at Escapade!
Rodolfo will provide you a joyful, carefree vacation in any and all areas of Nicaragua. He is the most accommodating tour guide that we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He has an energetic and fun personality and is sensitive to everyone’s needs.
He is extremely knowledgeable and if you are the least bit apprehensive about your visit or a particular aspect of a tour, he is quick to answer questions, and tailor it to your wants and needs. And a big plus is that he is fluent in English and Spanish.
My husband, I and our 2 teen daughters had arranged transportation as well as all tours with Rodolfo. His driver picked us up at The Springs Resort in Costa Rica. We were worried about the border crossing but all went well.
His driver, Roberto, was kind and polite. Rodolfo was early every day, eager and ready to show us a good time. He had to wait on us on several occasions but was still his patient and cheerful self. He has a passion for the history and culture of his country and we learned so much.
WHAT WE DID IN 4 DAYS: (You can tell that Rodolfo has been doing this for a long time as these tours were very well organized.)
Granada (Tour Isletas) Our Horse Carriage ride and boat ride on the beautiful Lake Nicaragua was very enjoyable.
City tour of Grenada: We toured the city along with spectacular views from the La Merced Church Tower. Great stop for lunch at a local restaurant, fantastic food. On to Choco Museo. I almost backed out of this one but glad we didn’t. It was loads of fun for all. Chocolate making was much more involved than we had imagined.
Masaya Volcano, Arts and Crafts Market, Catarina, Laguna de Apoyo.- The views of the crater at Masaya are unbelievable. The pottery town was interesting. We especially liked swimming in the Laguna and going paddle boarding for the first time.
City tour of Leon. There was a special procession to honor the Virgin Mary that day so we had the pleasure of viewing it. The city is very interesting and we toured some unusual museums.
There was so much more that we wanted to see and do. Last night on the Travel Channel with Samantha Brown, they were featuring Nicaragua and we saw the same guy who taught us how to make chocolate! We had such a great trip.
Thank you, Rodolfo. We really enjoyed your company and we will spread the word of your beautiful country and wonderful services. We hope to return soon.
Written 19 October 2015
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