Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

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From $230.00

176 reviews   (4.64)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 15 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore all of Nicaragua's most famous highlights all in one day from Costa Rica!

You will see a dormant volcano crater, the active Masaya Crater, go shopping at the artisan markets, explore the colonial town of Granada, and go on a boat ride viewing the islets of Lake Nicaragua, and even get to feed monkeys!

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water


Hotel, Condo, or House pickup and drop-off


National Park fees

What's Not Included


PCR Test or Vaccination Card

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Your departure Ticket that proof of flight out of Costa Rica
  • Entry to Nicaragua: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

4:00 am

• Admission Ticket Free

4:30 am

• Admission Ticket Free

Playa Langosta
4:20 am

• Admission Ticket Free

Native's Way
You will picked up from your hotel promptly and taken to the border where your guide will help you in every step of the crossing, which takes about 30 minutes. The guide will make the process easy for you and will take care of all of the passport paperwork and visas. From here we will travel to eat a hearty breakfast to start off the day.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Playa Conchal
4:50 am

• Admission Ticket Free

Playa Flamingo
4:30 am

• Admission Ticket Free

Playa Hermosa
5:30 am - Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove

• Admission Ticket Free

Playas del Coco
5:20 am

• Admission Ticket Free

6:00 am

• Admission Ticket Free

Mirador de Catarina
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Masaya Volcano National Park
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Catedral de 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Las Isletas
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great Tour, Hassle Free
Bob_S23, 17-09-2022
Great visit to Granada and the surrounding areas.

The tour mode boarder crossing easy and hassle free. After seeing the line at the boarder, I was very happy that I chose this tour. The guide took care of everything and the meals were delicious

Granada was informational and fun, but my favorite part was seeing the volcano.
An amazing trip to Nicaragua!
CourtneyC80, 16-09-2022
What an amazing trip to Nicaragua. Our guide Claudio was so knowledgeable and had the best attitude. We saw an active volcano, a colonial town, and went on a lake ride where we were able to feed monkeys. I was originally a little nervous to go to Nicaragua but I felt very safe with the tour guide. Highly recommend!
Safe and fun trip to Nicaragua
JuneM497, 16-09-2022
Highly recommend - great opportunity to visit Nicaragua and experience some of its beautiful landscapes and the city of Granada - the trip on the lake to feed the monkeys was fun and a carriage ride around Granada was a relaxing way to take in the sights of the city. We also got to visit a chocolate factory and a cigar factory and get up close with an active volcano! Our guide Claudio was excellent and took great care of us all the way. Its a very long day (c. 15 hours) so be prepared to bring snacks and spend a lot of time in the bus between destinations - but well worth it!
Adventure here... ;0)..
Voyager511921, 14-09-2022
What a great experience! Don't hesitate. Guides and drivers were outstanding. No issues, just beautiful landscapes! Book-it.
Nicaragua Tour
dubdoubleu, 11-09-2022
Was told to be at the pickup area 5 minutes before the scheduled time. We were there 10 minutes before the scheduled time because they said they will wait for 2 minutes only. We got picked up 5 minutes after the scheduled time. Expect a long process at the border. The itinerary was great and deserve a 5 star if rated by itself. However, part of the reason we go to this tours is to learn about the history and culture of the country. The guide never talked about the history and culture of Nicaragua. The bus was just blasting with music majority of the bus ride.

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