Colonial Leon & San Jacinto Volcanic Mud Pools

This day tour takes you back in time to visit the ruins of Old Leon City.

This day tour takes you back in time to visit the ruins of Old Leon City, the first capital of Nicaragua founded by the Spanish in 1524. Later we will visit new Leon city, with its astonishing Cathedral recently nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Ruben Dario Museum, Ortiz-Gurdian Art Gallery, and the San Jacinto Mud pools, witness of the volcanic activity of the Maribios volcanic chain.

Main Features

  1. Visit the Pompey of Nicaragua and enjoy the best views overlooking Momotombo Volcano and Lake Managua.
  2. Visit of Leon city, home to the biggest church in Central America; the Ruben Dario house-Museum; and the Ortiz Gurdian Art Gallery the biggest one in Central America.
  3. San Jacinto boiling Mud pools.
  4. All entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Description of the Tour

Your journey starts at your hotel and from there we will drive to the city of Leon. Just before arriving, we will visit the Pompey of Nicaragua, the old city of Leon to see the first city built by the Spanish people in 1524 and abandoned in 1610 because of the volcanic eruptions of Momotombo volcano. After this stop we will continue to the new city of Leon where will visit the biggest church in Central America, the Ruben Dario Museum, the Ortiz Gurdian Museum and the Murals of the Revolution. Before returning to Managua, we will visit the San Jacinto boiling mud pools.


Services Included:

  1. Private transportation in air conditioned vehicles
  2. Entrance fees
  3. Bilingual guide
  4. Bottled water
  5. Lunch
  6. Hotel pickup and drop-off

Services not Included:



Depends where your hotel is located, the activity itself is about 6 hours (approx.).

Place of Departure

Tour departs from your hotel.

Time of Departure

Early in the morning from your hotel.

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