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Tour of the traditional town of Masaya

Journey through the natural and handcrafted wonders of Masaya, San Juan de Oriente, and Catarina.

8 hrs


2 ~ 8

Medium content


Learn about Nicaragua’s rich culture by traveling from Masaya to San Juan de Oriente to Catarina. Experience each town’s natural and artisanal beauties as you witness volcanoes, local handicrafts, and panoramic views. With your guides, the Bosa Family, get ready to adventure to the volcano and roam through the pottery tour.

You will begin the tour at the “Folklore City” Masaya, a town filled with vibrant traditions, music, dance, art, and stunning landscapes. At Masaya Volcano, visit the volcanology information center and stand by the crater for a close-up view of the lava lake. The volcano and lava lake are known for their radiant glow; in the past, the Spaniards even though the volcano contained gold due to this bright glow! Afterwards, stroll through the Masaya handicraft market, taking in the vivid colors of the detailed art, pottery, and other souvenirs.

The arts and crafts continue at the next location, the artisanal town of San Juan de Oriente. There, not only will you attend a creative pottery tour but you will also be able to personally interact with the brilliant artisans themselves while purchasing pottery from them.

End the day at Catarina with a gorgeous view of Apoyo’s popular crater lagoon. On the way to this impressive viewpoint, you will walk past Catarina’s colorful flowers, see more professionally handmade crafts, such as furniture, and eat tasty rellenitas, Catarina’s famous snack made of corn and melted cheese.

By the end of this one day tour, you will have experienced so much of Nicaragua: its nature, art, culture, traditions, and more!


  • Get picked up at your hotel in Managua.
  • Head to and explore Masaya Volcano.
  • Walk through the Masaya handicrafts market and purchase souvenirs.
  • Visit San Juan de Oriente for a pottery tour.
  • Explore Catarina and its view of Apoyo Lagoon.
  • Get dropped off back at your hotel in Managua.

Available days


Eligibility criteria

This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.

What's Included

  • Round-trip private transportation from centrally located hotels in Managua
  • Cultural Tour
  • Pottery Tour
  • Volcano Tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide

What's not included

  • Meals


  • Wear comfortable casual clothing
  • Bring hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water, snacks, and a camera.


Family-Friendly Day Trip


The Bosa Family

We are a family overflowing with love for our jobs, tourism, and Nicaragua! Our family is united by our passion for all aspects of Nicaragua, from its rich culture to its breathtaking beauty. We are experts on the routes, culture, and landmarks of Nicaragua. Including its thrilling volcanoes, dramatic mountains, colonial cities and ruins, and paradisiacal beaches. Our expertise fuels our dedication to Nicaragua. In addition to the natural wonders of Nicaragua, all of us are devoted to sustainability and development in the country. We strongly believe in what our country stands for and has to offer, and we cannot wait to share this with the rest of the world!

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