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Full Day Nicaragua Tour

  • Full-day tour to Nicaragua from Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Visit Granada, Masaya Artisan Market and Masaya Volcano
  • Cruise across Lake Nicaragua and feed the monkeys on Monkey Island
Full Day Nicaragua Tour
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Full Day Nicaragua Tour
Grab your passport and head over the border for a whistle-stop tour of Nicaragua’s best bits, from Liberia in 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.
What to Expect
You will picked up from your hotel promptly and taken to Liberia, Costa Rica where you will eat hearty breakfast to start off the day. Then head to the Costa Rica/Nicaragua border. The guide will make it easy for you and will take care of all of the passport work. You will drive straight across the border and then head to your first destination.

Catarina Volcano Outlook Point: Here you will enjoy an incredible view over the dormant volcano crater, Granada, and Lake Nicaragua. You will be allowed to walk around freely for a while before getting back in the bus and heading to the next stop.

Masaya Artisan Market: Do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs and experience the Nicaraguan life style before sitting down for a typical Nicaraguan lunch.

Masaya Volcano: An active volcano where you will have the opportunity to stand right next to its crater and hear it rumbling and spewing of gases. An incredible, rare sight.

Next stop: Granada! An old Colonial town near Lake Nicaragua. Stop at La Merced Church, considered one of the most beautiful buildings of Granada. It is flanked by a large tower that houses the church bells. You will ascend the stairs and reach the roof of the church. From here, you'll have a panoramic city view of Granada, Mombacho Volcano, and Nicaragua Lake with the islets. This is the perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful city and the surroundings.

Your last stop is a one hour boat ride in Lake Nicaragua viewing the Nicarguan Islets around sunset. Your guide will stop by Monkey Island consisting only of monkeys that will come out and take food from your guide on the boat! You will then head back to Costa Rica, stopping on the way to pick up some snacks for the ride home.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Camera, Passport, Proof of flight out of Costa Rica, US Dollars to buy souvenirs
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Amazing Way to Quickly Explore A New Country!

I just did this excursion a few days ago and it was amazing!! I decided to do a solo trip to Costa Rica to celebrate my birthday and was trying to figure out how to do everything I wanted to in three days. Well I...More

3  Thank A J
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Took the Day Tour from Papagayo to Nicargua

Had a an amazing, tour of Nicaragua for the day. Long day but absolutely worth the trip to experience a truly authentic and down to earth day with food, people and sights with Marlena as guide. She is knowledgeable, careful and opinionated and made our...More

1  Thank derykdavid
Reviewed 26 March 2018
What a day!

Did this tour on the 20th of March, 2018. What a very long day but worth every bit of it! Ronnie was a great tour guide! Loved that we were able to see Granada by Horse and Carriage. The driver of the carriage was very...More

3  Thank LYNDSEY H
Reviewed 23 March 2018
Unforgettable & Unique Experience

Friends & Family were concerned about me doing this tour on my own, particularly as a woman. There were multiple single women on the tour and we had a GREAT time. In fact, the tour group was mostly women! Felt completely safe. The only nervous...More

6  Thank Debeas
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Claudio is the man!

What an experience. Our trip got changed from the Saturday to the Friday but Pura Vida! We got picked up from the Riu Palace at 5 and were returned at 19:45. The stops break up the day and there is plenty of time to sleep...More

3  Thank PaulCollin
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