Shore Excursion Details

Granada by Boat & Carriage

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Granada by Boat & Carriage


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  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal
  • Accessibility
  • Limited Accessibility

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely one and three-quarters hour drive north through a gorgeous tropical landscape. This verdant region exemplifies Nicaragua’s nickname, the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” and colonial Granada lies at its heart.

Upon arriving in this historical city, you will board a horse-drawn carriage for a panoramic orientation tour that will make you feel you have stepped back in time. Following this orientation, you'll take a guided walk of the main square, and admire La Merced Church and the famous Convent of San Francisco, with its impressive collection of sculptures. Learn of the civil wars, which nearly destroyed Granada, and the restoration plans to return the city to its original grandeur.

Following a traditional Nicaraguan lunch at a colonial house, you'll be treated to a relaxing boat ride around some of the hundreds of small islands which dot Lake Nicaragua. These lush green jewels that rise from the lake's waters were formed following the last mighty eruption of Mount Mombacho. The views are incredibly scenic and you might even spot some local wildlife as you pass by.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 75-minutes of easy to moderate guided walking over mostly even surfaces, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There may be some cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light clothing to include a sweater for the coach; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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