Guided Tours at Rancho Santana

Holiday Season 2018

While you could spend your entire vacation at the Ranch and never run out of things to do, guests of Rancho Santana Vacation Rentals can also enjoy guided tours to a variety of Nicaragua’s best attractions.

Let our expert guides show you around Granada, Central America’s oldest colonial city, or the lush natural beauty of Ometepe Island. Peer into the mouth of an active volcano, or learn more about the culture here in rural Nicaragua.

Please contact to reserve your spot or for information on availability and pricing. 

All tours are subject to availability & advanced sign up is required. Please note that we have a strict cancellation policy for services and activities. For our holiday tours, we kindly ask that you provide at least 48 hours’ notice of any cancellation to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.

Full-Day Tours

Masaya Volcano Tour

December 23rd, 30th and January 2nd, 2019

Experience one of the most active volcanoes in the world right here in Nicaragua, “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes.”  We’ll begin with a 1 kilometer hike adjacent to the lava flow of Masaya Volcano’s many explosions and learn about the history of the country’s volcanic activity at the on-site museum.

Masaya Volcano’s crater is easily accessed by vehicle, offering visitors a rare and incredible view of lava bubbling in the mouth of the crater below.  We’ll then tour the colonial city of Masaya, have lunch at one of their many great restaurants, and enjoy shopping at Masaya’s very own artisan market.

Recommended Apparel: Athletic apparel and comfortable walking shoes.

Masaya Volcano Nicaragua

Includes transportation, guide, park entrance, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages. Tour departs from Rancho Santana at 8am & returns at 6pm. $130/person.

San Juan del Sur Adventure

December 28th, 2018 & January 3rd, 2019

Located south of Rancho Santana, San Juan del Sur has transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a premier travel destination. Now offering a mix of lively culture and tourist amenities, San Juan del Sur is quite the versatile destination.

Our morning will begin in Finca Las Nubes, where we will go off-roading in ATVs followed by zip lining through the San Juan forest, hiking and enjoying wildlife in its habitat. We’ll spend the afternoon at Treecasa resort, enjoy a wonderful lunch, and have a chance to cool off by the pool.

Recommended Apparel: Sporty clothes you are comfortable walking around in and don’t mind getting wet. Bring a towel and bathing suit for swimming!

San Juan del Sur Ziplining Tour

Includes transportation, guide, zip lining, lunch,Treecasa pool and non-alcoholic beverages. Tour departs from Rancho Santana at 8am & returns at 6pm. $130/person. *Available to guests aged 6+

Granada Classic City Tour

December 22nd & 29th, 2018

Drawn by year-round warm weather, colonial-era architecture and Lake Nicaragua, travelers from around the world are flocking to Granada. The tour stops at the Mombacho Volcano for zip lining followed by a tour of the historical city of Granada. Following lunch, enjoy a boat tour around Las Isletas (the lake islands).

Includes transportation, guide, zip lining, boat tour, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages. Tour departs from Rancho Santana at 7am & returns at 6pm. $130/person. *Available to guests aged 6+

Rancho Santana's Granada Classic City Tour

The colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua

Ometepe Classic Tour

December 21st & 27th, 2018

Located in Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe is truly a sight to behold. It is home to not one, but two volcanos, Concepcion and Maderas, which are visible from all parts of the island.

Begin your morning taking in the rich flora and fauna of the island with a short hike at Chaco Verde, then cross over to the clear freshwater springs at Ojo de Agua before grabbing lunch. Then we’ll pass by Finca Magdalena to view ancient petroglyphs and watch the sunset over Lake Nicaragua on the return ferry.

Includes guide, water springs entrance, ferry ticket, light breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Tour departs from Rancho Santana at 5:30am and returns at 7pm. $150/person.

Recommended Apparel: Sporty clothes you are comfortable walking around in and don’t mind getting wet. Bring a towel and bathing suit for swimming!

Ometepe Volcano

Ometepe’s rich history, including its unique customs and folklore, varies from the rest of Nicaragua.

Day Tours

Cuascoto Rural Holiday Tour

December 25th, 2018 & January 1st, 2019

Visit the local farms of the Cuascoto Community where you will learn about traditional agricultural practices while participating in a wide variety of activities like picking fruit and planting and harvesting rice, beans, and maize. Enjoy hands on demonstrations of food preparation and authentic Nicaraguan refreshments. Transportation within the community is done in typical Nicaraguan fashion – via Oxcart and horseback.

Includes transportation, guide, bottle of water. Tour departs at 8am and returns at 12pm. $55/person.

Mohosa Mountain Picnic Tour

December 26th, 2018

Be on the lookout for monkeys, birds and sloths as we hike one of the highest hillsides in the area.  At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with a family-friendly picnic lunch as you take in the spectacular views of Nicaragua’s many volcanoes and Lake Nicaragua in the distance.

Tour departs at 8am and returns at 12pm. Recommended Apparel: Athletic apparel and hiking shoes. $55/person.

Gigante Water & Land Tour

December 24th & 31st, 2018

Experience the beauty of Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast via land & sea on this adventure-themed excursion.  Perfect for families & small groups, this tour includes 2 hours of ATV off-roading in Playa Gigante, a relaxing 30 minute cruise on the water via panga to Playa Blanca, and an afternoon of swimming and snorkeling on one of Nicaragua’s most beautiful beaches.

Tour departs Rancho Santana at 7:30am and returns at 3pm and includes a packed lunch provided by el Café.  For groups of 5: $180/person.  For groups of 8: $150/person.

*Please note, a strict maximum of 8 people can participate on this tour.