A unique travel experience from Guanacaste: visiting Colonial Granada, Lake Nicaragua and its hundreds of charming islands “Isletas”, see an active volcano from the crater’s edge and visit native markets; a much more interesting than a day tour to Nicaragua, (that our company doesn’t offer because you would basically spend most of your time in transportation with quick stops on the way-), this round trip extension tour from Costa Rica includes various highlights without being “rushed”.
Destinations and highlights: Granada, Masaya active volcano and markets, Lake Nicaragua & Islands “Isletas”.
Price: U$ 319 per person (in a double room).Valid for all year – pick up and drop off available in Liberia, Coco/Ocotal/Hermosa or Tamarindo/Conchal/Flamingo; please indicate if pick up/drop off location are different):
From Four Seasons/Andaz, Pinilla, add U$ 30 per person.
Tour runs every Tuesday from July 7 to August 25 and from Nov. 17, 2020, to the end of April 2021. Doesn’t operate during Easter week and Dec. 20-Jan 10 as the border is crowded.
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Pick up in Guanacaste between 7 and 8am according to hotel or vacation rental location. Transfer to the border. Exit Costa Rica, enter Nicaragua (formalities are personal) then meet your Nicaraguan driver and your guide and continue in Nicaragua.
On the way visit the typical White Villages, enjoy panoramic views of Apoyo Lagoon, take part of creating beautifully handmade souvenirs with a local family. Visit the popular Handicraft Market in Masaya and end visiting the impressive Masaya volcano and stir at the edge of its active crater.
Overnight at Hotel Patio del Malinche 3* or similar – 1 Standard double room. Meals: B-L
You will first visit the city’s main landmarks. Visit the old historical center, and its Landmarks such as Iglesia La Merced where you take the stairs up to the tower and will have great views of the city.
Then head to Lake Nicaragua to enjoy a relaxing boat cruise to visit the paradisiacal little islands and an exceptional environment. During the tour, you will see many species of birds as well as monkeys swinging from tree to tree on “Monkey Island”, all this with panoramic views to imposing Mombacho volcano.
After the boat cruise, enjoy lunch in a beautiful, lake front restaurant bathed with cool breezes from the lake and boasting stunning views to the islands. Then return to the Border and to your lodge in Guanacaste. Get there between 7 and 8pm according to location and time spent to cross the border. Transfer time from Granada inding border crossing is about 5 to 6 hours.
Note: the price mentionned is based on pick up and drop off in Tamarindo/Flamingo area. Price for pick up from different locations varies.
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