Return to Granada for a guided tour of the city, with its colonial churches, narrow streets and colonial mansions and convents. The historic core is so compact that much of the experience is on foot, with many of the sites within the vicinity of the main square. Later, continue to Lake Nicaragua for a relaxing boat ride around some of the islets formed by eruptions of the looming bulk of the waterside Mombacho volcano.
The vast lake, more like an inland sea, with surf-tipped waves and reflecting fiery sunsets, is the largest body of freshwater in the Americas after the Great Lakes. Climb by vehicle to the summit of the cone-shaped Masaya volcano. Walk a few steps to the sizzling, steamy Santiago crater, active since 1946, and explore the surrounding area, dotted with other volcanic formations. Visit the nearby Masaya arts and crafts market which specialises in ceramics, leatherwork, wooden furniture, and hammocks, before you head back to Granada and your island accommodation.