Free tour

Free tour of León through the eyes of a local

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Julio
Registered on May 08, 2023

Welcome to Julio Tours Nicaragua, a family owned and operated business since 2007. Born, raised, working and living in Nicaragua for many decades, we are experts in the culture and traditions of the people of Nicaragua. Having served in the Sandinista Revolution, Julio Pineda, owner and founder of Julio Tours Nicaragua, speaks passionately and personally about the history of his country. We pride ourselves on being a "premier" travel company with a deep understanding of the needs and expectations of our North American and European guests.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Leon, Nicaragua!
León is a city located in northwestern Nicaragua, known for its rich history, culture, and colonial architecture. Founded in 1524, it is one of the oldest cities in the country and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

The city is famous for some of its buildings such as its baroque cathedral, the Catedral de León, one of the largest in Central America, which has twin towers and an impressive carved stone façade.

In addition, León is a center of Nicaraguan culture, with numerous festivals and cultural events throughout the year, including the famous Independence Fair in September.

During the tour, we will discuss some of the most characteristic data of this beautiful city, led by a local guide who will also tell his own anecdotes, making the experience more immersive.

Do not miss this unforgettable free tour of León!

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  • Meeting point:
    NIC-14, León, Nicaragua
    NIC-14, León, Nicaragua
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    I'll wait for you there with my unmistakable Mikkes cap that always accompanies me :)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Denise 12 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We had a great walking tour with Julio and highly recommend going with him! We were only the two of us, while the other group that we saw were probably around 25 people. We had a lot of time to ask questions and hear stories about history of Nicaragua. We tried fruits at the market with Julio and he took us also to the museum. Hes English is great and he is a very good Fotographer also ☺️
Ken Taylor 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Julio was a fantastic guide. His own personal story is remarkable enough but he managed to weave it around the story of Nicaragua's recent history, and that of Leon too. His English was excellent. I would happily do it all again.
michael 08 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Yup, he didnt show up after confirming the tour. No communication either. He should be removed from the platform if he doesn't want to give tours.
Dora 27 Jul 2023
The Hague

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Travelled in group - Jul 2023
Julio didn't show up!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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