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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Multi-day tour Indio Maiz Jungle Experience - 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 almost two hours to Los Chiles where 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 complete the border formalities at the Costa Rican side of the border after that you walk across to the Nicaraguan side of the border, a short walk (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. After this your guide leads you to the dock where your journey continues by boat onto Rio San Juan where the village of El Castillo is situated. After 3 hours you get to El Castillo. Upon arrival at your destination, the scenic town of El Castillo, you visit the Fortress of El Castillo and afterwards you board another boat that takes you in 20 minutes to your peaceful location.

The next day you are leaving back to San Carlos at 07:00 AM and afterwards to La Fortuna (Note: On Sundays the boat leaves earlier to San Carlos, at 05:15 AM, if you go back on Sunday you have a complimentary drink in San Carlos 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 the 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 the La Fortuna/Arenal area, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied
  • Roundtrip shared transfer (La Fortuna - San Carlos and viceversa)
  • Border assistance Nicaraguan side of the border
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Visit El Castillo
  • Shared boat transportation San Carlos - El Castillo and viceversa
  • Boat transportation El Castillo - Lodge and viceversa
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • The listed price does not include a US$8 per person Costa Rica departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control. The entrance/exit fees in Nicaragua are US$14 per person.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (from La Fortuna to San Carlos)
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel (passport need to be valid for at least 6 months prior to the date of entry into Costa Rica/Nicaragua)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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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