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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Multi-day tour Sabalos River Retreat - 1 night

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    What to Expect
    Your multi-day tour (2 days) starts in La Fortuna. After pick up at your hotel by air-conditioned transportation you first travel for 2 hours to Los Chiles, there you have a coffee break. Afterwards you go to Las Tablillas which is the border crossing with Nicaragua at about 20 minutes from Los Chiles. Before going to Las Tablillas you first stop at a small office in Los Chiles to pay the exit taxes. Once you arrive at Las Tablillas you to do the border formalities at the Costa Rican side of the border after that you walk across to the Nicaraguan side of the border, only a short walk of 500 feet (150 meters). Here your guide waits for you to assist you with the immigration process. Your guide accompanies you to the air-conditioned transportation that takes you to San Carlos (Nicaragua). Once you arrive in San Carlos you have lunch. Then your guide leads you to the dock where your journey continues onto Rio San Juan where the village of Sabalos is situated. After 2 hours you get to your hotel. You have the afternoon at leisure, you can opt to explore the nearby rainforest or you can just relax in your hammock, overlooking impressive Rio San Juan. In the evening you have dinner included at the hotel. The next day you are leaving back to San Carlos at 07:30 AM and afterwards to La Fortuna (Note: On Sundays the boat leaves earlier to San Carlos, at 05:45 AM, if you go back on Sunday you have a complimentary drink and a city walk in San Carlos included before you head back to Costa Rica). Your guide again assists you at the border, Nicaraguan side, with the border formalities, after that transportation waits for you at the Costa Rican side to take you back to a restaurant in Los Chiles. Here you have lunch (included) and then you go back to your hotel in La Fortuna. You arrive in La Fortuna at 3:30 PM
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    All hotels in La Fortuna/Arenal area, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    All hotels in La Fortuna/Arenal area, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied.
    • Ground transportation La Fortuna - San Carlos (Nicaragua) and viceversa
    • Transport by air-conditioned transportation
    • Border assistance Nicaraguan side of the border
    • Bilingual guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Shared boat transportation San Carlos - Sabalos and viceversa
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Mandatory U$8 per person Costa Rica departure tax which is payable at the time of tour check-in
    • Mandatory US$14 per person Nicaragua entrance tax and departure tax
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (from La Fortuna to San Carlos)
    • Children get discount, this only applies to two children being accompanied by two adults
    • Minimum number of passengers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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    By: Agua Trails Crossing Border Tours
    47 reviews
    Athens, Greece
    Aquatrails transfer to Nicaragua
    We were 3 friends on a 20 day trip, starting from Panama, where we spent 6 days and then Costa Rica for 8-9 days.
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    Reece G
    Highly recommend!
    I did not end up using Agua Trails for a trip over to the Solentiname Islands from La Fortuna (simply because we
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    Great border crossing help
    Everything went very smoothly on the way up and back! Having Marjiory was definitely helpful as she knew everyone
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    Gerard M
    Great flight into Ometepe!
    I absolutely recommend getting the flight into Ometepe from San Carlos. With the help of Polle at Agua Trails, and
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    La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
    Excellent shuttle service!
    We were very late in discovering Agua Trails for our shuttle from San Carlos - La Fortuna, so we contacted them
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    New York City, New York
    Best professionalism!
    I'm very impressed by Agua Trail's professionalism. I originally contacted them because I was trying to go in
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    Thomas V
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Perfect shuttle service and great guiding!
    We used Agua Trails for a transfer from Arenal to Sabalos. Everything went fine. Highly recommended. Personal
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    London, United Kingdom
    Well worth it
    My friend and I had some spare time in La Fortuna so we decided at the last minute to book this tour. We didn't
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    La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
    San Carlos de Nicaragua one day trip
    Excellent one day trip starting from La Fortuna all the way to San Carlos de Nicaragua, we had a great time,
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    Breda, The Netherlands
    Border crossing Nica-Costa Rica
    Polle did a great job in answering all our questions and arranged for a perfect pick up at the border into Costa
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    Taipei / London
    Transfer La Fortuna to Isla de Ometepe (shuttle & flight)
    Polle and his team at Aguatrails did a great job of organising our one-way transfer from La Fortuna in Costa Rica
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    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Very wel organized, easy border transfer
    We mainly traveled by public transport through Costa Rica and Nicaragua. But, for passing the border we used the
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    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    never again
    The woman that met us in San carlos was very nice and helpful.The problem was in Costa Rica.We paid in advance by
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    very good organized for those who want an easy border transfer
    We traveled for three weeks from Costa Rica (San Jose) to Nicaragua and back. We mainly used public transport, but
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    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
    invaluable help in getting on a Sunday across the border from La Fortuna to El Castillo Nicaragua. I don't think
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