• Welcome, Log In or Register
  • 855.OCEANIA (855.623.2642)
  • Guest Services
Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way.

Pacific Sojourn





May we help you

SYDNEY TO MIAMI
54 Days aboard Insignia | Fares from $11,299 per guest
Request a Quote

À La Carte Excursions | General Information


: Corinto  Go
 
The following symbols will assist you in choosing the excursion that is right for you:
Oceania Choice Excursions Oceania Choice Excursion Easy Activity Easy Activity
Oceania Exclusive Excursion Oceania Exclusive Excursion Moderate Activity Moderate Activity
Culinary Discovery Tour Culinary Discovery Tour Strenuous Activity Strenuous Activity
Artists Loft Excursion Artists Loft Excursion Meal Included A Meal is included with excursion
Food & Wine Trails Food & Wine Trails Evening Excursion Evening Excursion
Chairman's Choice Chairman's Choice
 

Corinto


Go




Excursion 2: Colonial Leon & Bubbling Mud Pots
Tour Code: CIO-002
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)

Take advantage of incredible savings by purchasing your excursions in advance.
Tour Price: $89
Unlimited Passport Collection Unlimited Passport Collection
– Discounted Tour Price: $0
Your World Collection Your World Collection
- Advanced Purchase Price: $67 ($22 Savings)

Add To Plan

A study in contrasts, this excursion presents the beautiful colonial architecture of Leon, juxtaposed against a field of bubbling mud pots in the countryside.

Depart from the pier and enjoy a picturesque drive into the volcanic lowlands of northwestern Nicaragua. It’s a dramatic setting for Leon, the country’s second largest city. Founded by Spanish conquistadors on the edge of Lake Managua in 1524, Leon was heavily damaged in an earthquake and later moved to its present site, where it has since thrived.

One of the city’s most striking features is its colonial architecture. You’ll experience its charm firsthand by touring the main plaza and the magnificent Leon Cathedral, whose construction began in 1747. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral beautifully illustrates several architectural styles and features thick low towers shaped to withstand earthquakes. As you walk through the interior, you will notice the abundance of natural sunlight and rich ornamentation. The wooden Flemish altarpiece is particularly treasured.

Following some free time to explore more of Leon on your own, you will rejoin your coach and drive to the nearby rural community of San Jacinto for a look at its boiling mud pots. This geothermal phenomenon is constantly active, spewing steam and occasionally hot mud into the air. If you get close enough to the craters, you can hear the mud boiling fiercely below the surface. The source of all this commotion and intense heat is Telica volcano, which looms in the background.

After visiting the mud pots, you will transfer back to the pier in Corinto.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are an optional 60 steps to negotiate if guests wish to visit the roof of the cathedral. 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 guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. *Daytime temperatures in this destination can be quite high.*

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.


*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.

 
 
Click Here to enlarge map

Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.

You have no saved cruises