Ruins of León Viejo + Origin at Asososca Lagoon
Ruins of León Viejo
We leave Leon at 8am, to drive around 1 hour to the Ruins of León Viejo.
A cornerstone of local history, León Viejo was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. In 1578, the city suffered major damage from the eruption of the Momotombo volcano. It's inhabitants abandoned the original city centre and founded a new Leon, roughly 30km west of the initial site.
The original site holds ruins including the foundations of houses and partially restored buildings, such as the original church. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about famous personalities, such as the city's founder Fransisco Hernandez de Cordoba and his beheader Pedrarias Davila.
From the ruins, you can also soak in breathtaking views of Lake Xolotlán, the Momotombo Volcano, and the Momotombito volcano.
Origin Adventure Park at Asosoca Lagoon
We will then drive around 10/15 minutes to Asososca Lagoon, where we have lunch, surrounded by nature, with the breathtaking view of the lagoon.
After lunch you can relax in a hammock, float in a tube, or go for a boat ride around the lagoon, taking in the view of the surrounding volcanoes. You may want to take some spare cash, as there is a bar selling ice-cold drinks here.
Then let the adventure begin! Try out the Tarzan Swing, Canopy and Rappel at Origin Adventure Park, situated right next to Asososca Lagoon. Feel the rush as you fly through the air, in this beautiful setting.
We’ll watch the sunset, then return back to León around 7pm. You can check out the website here: www.originadventurepark.com.
Includes: transport to/from León, local bi-lingual tour guide, all entrance fees, lunch, and all adventure park activities.
We advise you bring/wear:
- Sun protection (hat, sunblock, sunglasses)
- Mosquito repellent
- Horseback Riding at Asososca Lagoon ($20 each)
- Camping overnight at Asososca Lagoon ($25 each, including camping equipment, dinner and breakfast)
- 2-3 people U$ 65.00 each
- 4+ people U$ 50.00 each
All prices are subject to an additional 15% VAT fee.