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Costa Rica

Highlights of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

9 Days / 8 Nights



P/P Double Occupancy

These Central American gems have lots of excitement, adventure and nature to offer. The landscape is extremely varied with volcanoes, lakes, valleys, mountains and oceans. Come and discover some of the most unexplored places in this magical part of the world!

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Map of Costa Rica  -  Multi-Day Travel Package

Day 01 Arrival / San Jose

Arrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and will provide you with a welcome kit on Costa Rica. Transfer to your hotel for your first night in Costa Rica. Evening free to relax and enjoy San Jose's active night life. Lodging at El Rodeo Hotel in San Jose

Day 02 San Jose / Arenal (B, D)

In the morning, take a shuttle transfer to the Arenal area. La Fortuna area offers many attractions and activities: hot springs, nature hikes, rafting, boat and lake tours among many others. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a tour that features a nature hike in the Arenal surroundings and then a relaxing swim in the Ecotermales hot springs. Dinner is included. Overnight at Volcano Lodge & Gardens superior room

Day 03 Half day tour Sky tram/sky trek (B)

After breakfast prepare for an amazing and full of adrenaline tour. Sky Trek starts with a tour in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve, then begins a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists on a system of zip lines, that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system. Sky trek must be booked including the Sky Tram. The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops providing a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake. Sky Tram is a 20-minute aerial tram tour that starts in the Reception and reaches a wide observation deck at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, from where you can observed the rain forest, the Arenal volcano and lake. It consists of six gondolas for up to 6 people each and the trip length is 1250 mts. The journey in Sky Tram takes around 20 minutes one way with the possibility of intermediate with short stops that will be supplemented with information of a naturalist guide. Once you have reached the observation deck, you can enjoy a walk through one of the trails with duration of 30 minutes. The Sky tram can be done separately as well as the butterfly garden. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Volcano lodge sup room

Day 04 Arenal / Tamarindo (B)

After breakfast, shuttle transfer to Tamarindo beach, in the North Pacific. This beach town is a relaxing getaway for every type of traveler! Tamarindo and its surrounding areas offer some of the best surfing around as well as magnificent beaches. Enjoy the delicious and abundant dining options running all along the coastline! Lodging at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel tropical pool side room

Day 05 Tamarindo (B)

Today spend at your leisure. There is a lot to do around! Lodging at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel in Tamarindo

Day 06 Tamarindo, Costa Rica / Granada, Nicaragua (B)

You will be transferred to Penas Blancas, the border with Nicaragua, where you will be picked up by a Nicaraguan local guide. After passing through the immigration formalities we will start our tour and travel along the great lake Nicaragua. The journey will continue in the historic and oldest City on the American continent: Granada. Here we will see and explore the most important monuments by walking through the colonial streets of this charming town. Lodging at Plaza Colon Hotel in Granada

Day 07 Granada / Masaya Volcano National Park / Markets / Catarina / Isletas (B, L)

After breakfast at the hotel we will go to explore the Masaya Volcano National Park for a look at one of Central America's most spectacular active volcanoes. Up next we will head to the town of Masaya, known for its colorful market, where you can buy art crafts at very reasonable prices. Next, the road will lead us back to Granada, on our way we will pass through the village of Catarina for a breathtaking view of Apoyo Lagoon. Once in Granada , we will embark on a cruise around the romantic Isletas, or little islands, where you will be able to observe the daily life of its habitants as well as colorful flora and fauna. Return to your hotel. Lodging at Plaza Colon Hotel in Granada

Day 08 Granada / Managua / Leon Viejo / Leon (B)

Today is devoted to both the old and new Managua, Nicaragua's capital city. Our trip includes also a visit near the impressive Momotombo volcano of the old Leon founded in 1524 and declared a few years ago by UNESCO a heritage site of humanity as a symbol of Spanish conquest. At Leon, Nicaragua's other historic capital city we will enjoy a walking tour and visit the most popular museums and monuments. Lodging at El Convento hotel in Leon

Day 09 Leon / Hot spring San Jacinto / Managua Airport (B)

Following breakfast, we will continue the visit of the center and then depart for an excursion to the hot springs at San Jacinto. Here we will observe the strong volcanic activity of the boiling soils. We complete our circuit, and provide transportation to the airport for your flight back home.

Prices Include
  • All land transportation in modern vehicle with a/c
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels, including local taxes
  • Meal plan as described in the program (B = breakfast / L = lunch / D = dinner)
  • Excursions as described in the program including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Documentation of the program with general information
Prices Do Not Include
  • Tourist card upon entering Nicaragua ($10 per person)
  • Beverages
  • Services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Country departure taxes ($35 per person in Nicaragua, $28 per person in Costa Rica)
  • Air tickets (domestic or international)
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Rates are per person in double occupancy in USD and are subject to change depending to specific dates