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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
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icon15 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Grab your passport and head over the border for a whistle-stop tour of Nicaragua’s best bits from Costa Rica. Take in the views from Catarina Volcano, haggle over handicrafts at the Masaya Artisan Market and visit the active Masaya Volcano. After a delicious lunch of typical Nicaraguan cuisine, explore the colonial town of Granada, where you can marvel over the historic architecture and admire views of Mombacho Volcano. Finally, set sail across Lake Nicaragua for a 1-hour sunset cruise, stopping to meet the friendly monkeys of Monkey Island along the way.
  • Full-day tour to Nicaragua from Costa Rica
  • Visit Granada, Masaya Artisan Market and Masaya Volcano
  • Cruise across Lake Nicaragua and feed the monkeys on Monkey Island
  • Delicious lunch of typical Nicaraguan cuisine
  • Separate driver ensures your guide’s full attention throughout the day
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This activity will end right where it started.JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Dreams Las Mareas
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Please bring your passport on the day of your tour
  • Entry to Nicaragua: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry
  • Your departure Ticket that proof of flight out of Costa Rica
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Native's Way Costa Rica
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "Future travelers, bring lots of snacks and an extra cellphone battery charger!" See review
  • "Anyone thinking about taking a day trip to Nicaragua You really need to let this company handle the trip and just sit back and relax." See review

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star-5
Amazing experience, very...
Lizeth_D
, Aug 2022
Amazing experience, very recommended. Great guide!! Worth the wait at the border in the morning, very easy at night.
star-5
The Real Nicaragua
Jerome_W
, Aug 2022
The best tour I ever did. From crossing the border to the boat ride. The boat ride was the best part, and got to feed the monkeys. The meals were great. I definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Una experiencia como nunca antes
Carol_R
, Aug 2022
Juan was a fantastic Tour Guide. The active volcano at Masaya was quite an experience but not to be out done by the boat ride on Lake Nicaragua. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time allotted for shopping. Maybe because the scheduled pickup service leaving Costa Rica was about 45 minutes late. Nevertheless, just a memorable full day trip and a worthwhile experience. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Carol! Thank you very much for choosing Native's Way Costa Rica! We really appreciated your Feedback is the only way to improve our services, continue working hard and motivate our staff we love Juan as well he is amazing and very certified knowledgeable, we will check your Feedback with Operations Departments and the connections to get through to your Feedback on the delay with your pick up hour, we are glad to read that your experience was excellent. Hope to see you again in other opportunity that you visit Costa Rica Gracias y Pura Vida 🙂
star-5
Love our Nicaragua tour
Cecile_D
, Aug 2022
Great experience! I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Misael is knowledgeable and very nice!
star-5
Long but fun day
Brandon_M
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was great! If you do hotel pickup, you are picked up separately from the main group..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nicaragua tour
Brian_S
, Jul 2022
Awesome trip. Our guide Misael was the best. Would recommend this trip to everyone. My 15 year old daughter and I had a great time.
star-4
Lots of driving in this...
Aimee_D
, Jul 2022
Lots of driving in this experience but you get to see and do cool things! The lakes and volcanos were pretty and the monkey boat ride was a lot of fun. Just be prepared to sit for a long time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
True adventure! Educational and fun!
Liliya_J
, Jul 2022
Claudio was an incredible guide! Fun, good sense of humour, he kept everyone engaged and moving! There was A LOT to cover but we will never forget this trip! Expect to be sitting a lot - so bring a travel pillow
star-5
Wonderful Surprise
Melu_H
, Jun 2022
The sites and experience were wonderful! The volcanoes, the lake, Granada, and local food were all fantastic. It was a very long day (16 hours pick up to drop off) and we were tired after, but it was worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful country, excellent guide and driver, smooth logistics!
Jen_L
, May 2022
Wow, what an amazing day!! Such a great opportunity to explore Nicaragua while in Costa Rica! The agenda is thoughtful and the guide/driver have so much passion for sharing their knowledge and country with you. The logistics were impressive given the amount of stops - it was executed flawlessly. The meals were interlaced into stopping at a new location and we’re delicious. In Granada we had the option to do a carriage ride around the town which wasn’t part of the tour - it was just $10 more and totally worth it. You cover so much ground and it’s very hot this time of year. Overall I’m so happy with this adventure, the knowledge shared with us, the tours variety and flawless logistics!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience
Leasa_M
, May 2022
Claudio was an amazing tour guide. Getting through the border was seamless. Granada was beautiful and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend it!
star-5
Amazing tour
Araceli_C
, May 2022
Misael was an amazing tour guide. He gave us a lot of history about Nicaragua. We didn’t feel rushed and Misael was very good about answering qu
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Very long tour
Lakesha_S
, Apr 2022
I was a great tour. But it was way too long . We left at 5am and didn’t return until 9:30 pm. The market stops were cool but the locals rush up to you soon ass u get out the vehicle. N some will pretend they don’t have change for US dollar. Over okay but will not do it again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth it!
Jean_P
, Apr 2022
This tour was amazing! Yes, it is a very long day (especially if you are picked up first, and then you'll be dropped off last), but so worth it to experience Nicaragua for the day while vacationing in Costa Rica. The guides, drivers and office staff were all amazing. The made it a event full day so you truly get a sense of much that Nicaragua has to offer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Very authentic tour.
Dana_K
, Apr 2022
Feeding the spider monkeys was my favorite part. The meals were delicious as well. It’s a nice way to get an extra stamp in your passport!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Memorable experience
Miranda_C
, Feb 2022
Overall this was a great tour! Our tour guide was amazing! However I cannot give it 5 stars because the timing was completely off as far as the pick up and drop off. We got back to our hotel after this tour past 10pm at night. At this point all of the restaurants were closed and there was nothing to eat. Lunch was at about 3pm and they are smaller portioned meals so that’s all we had aside from breakfast in the AM. I would def recommended adding dinner if a time to be back at the hotel is not guaranteed. We were starving by the next morning for breakfast. We also had to cross the border from Nicaragua back to Costa Rica alone at night. Not much of a distance but the group had questions and there was no one around that spoke English. Overall great tour.. just pack a lot of snacks!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Mixed Bag
Chanae_P
, Jan 2022
This tour was a rollercoaster. Very thrilling for many reasons. The PCR test is a huge obstacle to going on this tour and I understand why but this company should communicate with their guests better because they WILL not be giving you your money back. The tour was robust, worth every penny paid. They took us around to alot of vendors and while it was fun I was overwhelmed by the expectation that I would tip at each and every stop.
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible
Laila_N
, Jan 2022
It was a great tour-got to see the Easter Block-the volcano and its crater up close, cultural history of Granada and the grand Nicaragua lake. The tour guide David was excellent and passionate about his country's history.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience
Neale_J
, Nov 2021
Our family had an amazing time on this trip. It was a long ride from Tamarindo but worth every minute of it.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Very well done
Joseph_G
, Aug 2021
The guide and driver were excellent. The experience was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and the trip was great

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