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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
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Tour snapshot
See the highlights of Nicaragua on a day trip from Costa Rica
Duration:
15h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    15h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit Nicaragua with the security and convenience of a group tour on a day trip from Costa Rica. By traveling with a driver and guide, first-time visitors to Nicaragua can see the country's southern highlights without the hassle of navigating the border crossing or public transportation. Plus, with all the logistics covered in advance, you can squeeze in a boat ride, shopping, and wildlife viewing all in one day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • A separate driver and guide ensure both can give each task their full attention
  • Enjoy a cruise across Lake Nicaragua and visit Monkey Island
  • The comprehensive tour includes door-to-door transportation and lunch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A separate driver and guide ensure both can give each task their full attention
  • Enjoy a cruise across Lake Nicaragua and visit Monkey Island
  • The comprehensive tour includes door-to-door transportation and lunch
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17279P6
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hotel, Condo, or House pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
15h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Dreams Las Mareas
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 50309, Costa Rica 4:00 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Tamarindo/Langosta - 4:30 am
  • Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Conchal - 4:45 am
  • Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Flamingo - 4:30 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Catalinas - 4:30 am
  • Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Grande - 4:30 am
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, Playa Matapalo, Carrillo, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal District, Costa Rica RIU Guanacaste/Palace 5:00 am - please bring copy of passport
  • Playas del Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Coco - 5:20 am
  • Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Hotels (Villas Sol, Condovac, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove) & other Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Hermosa - 5:30 am
  • Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels (Villas Sol, Condovac, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove), Condos, and Private Houses in Playa Panama - 5:30 am
  • Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood - 5:00 am ($50 transport fee per booking, not per person)
  • Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Playa el Jobo La Cruz de Guanacaste El Jobo, Guanacaste Province, 51001, Costa Rica 6:00 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica Hotels and Peri Supermarket at main Liberia Intersection - 5:45 am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Please bring your passport on the day of your tour
  • Entry to Nicaragua: PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours
  • Health Pass to enter Costa Rica
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hotel, Condo, or House pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Dreams Las Mareas
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 50309, Costa Rica 4:00 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Tamarindo/Langosta - 4:30 am
  • Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Conchal - 4:45 am
  • Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Flamingo - 4:30 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Catalinas - 4:30 am
  • Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Grande - 4:30 am
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, Playa Matapalo, Carrillo, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal District, Costa Rica RIU Guanacaste/Palace 5:00 am - please bring copy of passport
  • Playas del Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Coco - 5:20 am
  • Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Hotels (Villas Sol, Condovac, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove) & other Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Hermosa - 5:30 am
  • Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels (Villas Sol, Condovac, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove), Condos, and Private Houses in Playa Panama - 5:30 am
  • Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood - 5:00 am ($50 transport fee per booking, not per person)
  • Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Playa el Jobo La Cruz de Guanacaste El Jobo, Guanacaste Province, 51001, Costa Rica 6:00 am
  • Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica Hotels and Peri Supermarket at main Liberia Intersection - 5:45 am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
15h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Please bring your passport on the day of your tour
  • Entry to Nicaragua: PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours
  • Health Pass to enter Costa Rica
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
A note from Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
Entry to Nicaragua Requirement: PCR test within 72 hours Reentry to Costa Rica: Health Pass (you must fill out another one)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 13 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Pinilla
    Tamarindo
    Playa Langosta
    Tamarindo
  • 1
    Native's Way
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Playa Conchal
    Playa Flamingo
    Playa Hermosa
    Playas del Coco
    Liberia
  • 2
    Mirador de Catarina
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Masaya Crafts Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Masaya Volcano National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Catedral de Granada
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 6
    Las Isletas
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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James M
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2022
Did the one day tour in January 2022. Guide was excellent and provided some great advice on purchases. Trip was excellent, very informative and some great sights. We would recommend this tour, even though it is a long day.
Written 9 January 2022
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smcdaniel221
Hughesville, MD12 contributions
Dec 2021
Everyone on our tour said they had a fantastic time. They had someone meet us at the border and he greatly expedited our crossing into Nicaragua. Claudia was fantastic getting us our own separate lines and moving us quickly through a very slow process. Our guide and driver were amazing. Our guide was extremely well informed and provided us with fantastic information about Nicaragua, even holding maps so we could see the country as he spoke about it. We had breakfast in Rvias, visited a market area, went to the volcano, chocolate museum, and fed the monkeys on Monkey Island. We paid $8 each extra for a very informative carriage right through Granada with a lovely guide that was super informative. If you want to see a lot in one day and learn a tremendous amount about Nicaragua then this is the perfect tour for you. Our tour was on 12/23/21. I am putting the date so Native can look to see who our AMAZING guide was as I am uncertain of the spelling of his name. This young man provides top of the line service!!!!
Written 24 December 2021
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Andrew M
9 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
My wife and I went on the Full Day Guided Tour into Nicaragua with Natives Way and had an excellent time! The day was full of adventure, great stops and tours, and spectacular sightseeing. Having both a driver and guide the whole time helped us get the most out of our one day trip into Nicaragua. As a guide, Claudio was great, giving us a lot of history and insights into Nicaragua, and making the border crossing really easy. I will definitely be recommending this tour to any friends who are in the area, and look forward to more tours with Natives Way in the future!
Written 20 December 2021
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Paul M
Redding, CA8 contributions
From my first telephone contact to my last thank you to the driver they dropped me back off at my door, the excursion to Nicaragua was top notch. Their phone staff put up with a bunch of my questions, called me back a few times, were very accessible via phone and email. They had a driver at my door exactly when they said. Our guide in Nicaragua, Claudio, was extremely knowledgeable, wise, and a genuinely fun guy. Our driver Ephraim was excellent in getting us to each of our destinations. Our separate guide Jamie was also knowledgeable, pleasant And professional. Are guides and drivers made sure that we got to experience as much of the Nicaraguan culture and history as possible in about eight hours. It was definitely worth the money spent and I would recommend it.
Written 11 December 2021
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Rosie Roantree
Pearl River, New York, Usa5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Claudio was a great tour guide and put us at ease about everything such as border crossings etc. Every part of the tour was amazing and I’d highly recommend it!
Written 11 December 2021
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Preston G
2 contributions
My husband and I had the most incredible experience with Marlene (our tour guide). From the beautiful Masaya volcano, to the bustling town of Granada, we enjoyed every moment... ESPECIALLY the chocolate tour! If you ever wanted to visit Nicaragua in a small, but jam-packed sort of way, this is the trip for you. :)
Written 22 October 2021
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xtlztips
palm desert ,ca2 contributions
Sep 2021
It was a VERY LONG DAY ! That being said, the tour itself is worth the effort. The start of the day was very slow and deliberate. We parked at a bank at the border for a VERY LONG TIME waiting to cross into Nicaragua. I am sure it is not the same every day. I must say, the tour operator "Natives Way" is one of the most customer service friendly operations I have ever worked with. They literally returned every single email withing minutes, and did everything they could at every moment to assure me that they were "on top of it". I would recommend using them for any other tour activities you may have within the country. Truly one of the best I have experienced as far as accomodating their customers.
Written 1 October 2021
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Caleb Anderson
Washington DC, DC52 contributions
Jul 2021
Can't recommend this company enough, they run a tight ship. We did the Nicaragua tour and it was fantastic; definitely a highlight of the trip. Our group was fairly small (6 guests, driver, and guide), which made the experience even better and more personal overall. Claudio is a great guide and the tour felt really authentic. I wondered what the big deal was from the other reviewers mentioning the border help; found out they're not wrong. While the actual checkpoint is straightforward, getting there involves walking on roads around trucks and such. Having a guide made it extremely easy for everyone.

Even factoring in a ~$130 COVID PCR test in Costa Rica the price is well worth it. PCR tests from the USA are accepted, so you can shave the test cost to $0 if you do the tour soon after coming into CR. Just ensure it's documented properly (name, DoB, etc.). Native's Way asks for your result before the tour date, so they can print the result for you.

We also did the Rio Celeste tour, as well as a sunset catamaran tour. Both were ran excellently and were easily worth the price. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of the tours to friends/family. Pura Vida!
Written 31 August 2021
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Saharaskt
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Aug 2021
We were looking to go to Nicaragua from Costa Rica for a day. In searching we found this offering, but there was no availability for the days we wanted and we didn't want to spend the entire day there based on the itinerary. So I messaged them personally and was able to book a private tour for me and my boyfriend on the day we wanted. They were very helpful to getting everything set up to be able to enter Nicaragua including the covid testing. Our tour guide and driver in Nicaragua was very friend and knowledgeable. We felt safe and were able to do all the things plus get back early. The food was also very good. I'm so glad we were able to go and it all worked out perfectly. Highly recommend!
Written 8 August 2021
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Notya U
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Claudio, the tour guide, was an exceptional tour guide. It is obvious that he has a deep love for Nicauragua, and he was very willing to provide details about the geo-political history of the area, as well as the wildlife of Nicauragua. I don't know how he does it. This trip had much more to experience than I was expecting-- we saw a wide variety of things, from natural scenery to animals, to culture, and more. I would definitely recommend this trip, and I give applauds to Claudio for his excellent job that he does!
Written 24 July 2021
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Great day
Great trip! Hector was a wonderful guide. He told us us about the areas we were traveling through. He was our gu
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I would do this one again!
This was an amazing tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and we saw lots of animals. He was respectful of the e
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Wonderful Experience
We were at first a little hesitant to commit a whole day to this tour, but we were so glad that we did! Our tour gu
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Snorkeling fun and beautiful sunset views
Our trip was on January 9th. This excursion was enjoyed by our family - 2 parents and 2 college age kids that enjo
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DONT PASS THIS UP!!!
My fiancé and I had an AMAZING TIME! Definitely recommend everyone I know to come here when they visit Costa Rica!
Cole S
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Fun filled cultural experience perfect tour for anyone looking for an adventure in Costa Rica!
Gustavo made this adventure educational and enjoyable!! There were so many interesting pieces of Costa Rican cultur
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Amazing
We went to Rincon de la Vieja first thing in the morning. Our tour guide Hector was very knowledgeable on wildlife
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Fabulous Day!
Our guide was Hector, and he was fantastic! Gave us lots of history on the way there. On the hike he was great and
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Nature at it's best
Nature at it's best! It is wonderful when you can be a witness to amazing things this universe has to offer us. I w
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A must see!
We did the Rio Celeste tour and it was absolutely amazing. Words and pictures really don’t do it justice. Gustavo w
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Great trip!
We’ll organized, fun trip. Beautiful catamaran and awesome crew. Randall was most helpful and very informative.
BiteSizedBeet
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Short excursion with fun staff!
We went ziplining at Black Stallion Ranch, and it's the perfect activity if you're not looking for a full-day excur
Jenny_P_NC
Jenny_P_NC
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Wonderful way to explore CR
Ivan was knowledgeable and made a great experience for our family. We saw crocodiles, monkeys, and tons of birds. W
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A very special experience
This was an absolutely amazing experience and it was thanks to the expertise and organisation of the guide that it
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Great experience, beautiful natural setting.
This was our first outing in Costa Rica and was a good way to get acquainted with nature and the wildlife there. In
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