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Vapues, on the north side of Iglesia El Laborio (tel. 505/2315-4099; www.vapues.com), is one of the city's main tour operators, organizing everything from flights to hotel reservations. Tierra Tour, 1 1/2 blocks north of Iglesia La Merced (tel. 505/2315-4278; www.tierratour.com), organizes tours of the area and transfers to Managua and farther afield. Surf Tours Nicaragua (tel. 505/8814-2975; www.surftoursnicaragua.com) specializes in surfing tours of the north Pacific coast and offers 7-day packages with accommodations included.

Quetzaltrekkers, 1 1/2 blocks east of Iglesia La Recolleción (tel. 505/2311-6695; www.quetzaltrekkers.com) is an agency with a difference. It is run by volunteers, and all profits go to helping street kids in León. They conduct volcanic hiking tours to Momotombo and Cerro Negro, among others.

Julio Tours, a half-block north of the cathedral (tel. 505/8625-4467; www.juliotoursnicaragua.com.ni), is operated by Julio Pineda, an excellent English-speaking city guide who specializes in historical and cultural tours of the city.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.