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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
4.5

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

By Native's Way
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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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.
from
RM 1,041.70
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
RM 1,041.70
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 15h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • See the highlights of Nicaragua on a day trip from Costa Rica
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • PCR Test or Vaccination Card


Departure details
  • Traveller 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 Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 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 (Main gate, NOT Lobby) - 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 La Cruz, de Guanacaste, Guanacaste Province, Providence, 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P6

  • 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: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry
  • Your departure Ticket that proof of flight out of Costa Rica
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
  • Entry to Nicaragua: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica?
How much is Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica?
Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica price starts from RM 1,039.51. Discover and book Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica on Tripadvisor
What is the Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica cancellation policy?
Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica?
Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica is hosted by Native's Way. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Native's Way on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P6

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 13 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Pinilla
    Tamarindo
    Playa Langosta
    Tamarindo
  • 1
    Native's Way
    Stop: 3 hours
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    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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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

coconut12016
coconut12016
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Amazing
We went to the Cloud forest last week on Monday where we went zip lining as well as hiking and we had the best time
Climber17191368277
Climber17191368277
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So fun!! Great combination of activities
Packed with fun activities after fun activities!! Very friendly, efficient staff. Great accommodations with trans
Goto321
Goto321
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Amazing trip
Long day but amazing trip, waterfalls & sloth sanctuary a must see. Joselito , Kevin & all the drivers and guides r
danrazgon
danrazgon
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Very fun
Lots of activities, lots of fun, worth the price for fun. I would strongly recommend you do at least one of these c
dolanfamjesse
dolanfamjesse
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Care about the people not just the $$$
My family of 5 is staying at the Westin in Costa Rica. Booking the tour online was seamless. Good details on wha
Suhaida K
Suhaida K
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Okay but felt unethical?
Saw some turtles but we felt really uneasy as we were too close to the baby turtles and mum. Quite hazardous toward
katie b
katie b
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Estuary boat trip
Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic!! We saw all sorts of birds, crocodiles, monkeys and iguanas. I highly recommend
dhorner2121
dhorner2121
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Illegal Turtle Watching
The area is beautiful, but unfortunately, the turtle watching practice is prohibited in Costa Rica. People were bas
Anne T
Anne T
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All in 1 day...
Unimaginable, incredible fun all in 1 day from 9-5 we went... ziplining, rappelling down a crevasse and rock climbi
rachelbW3725JD
rachelbW3725JD
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An amazing day!
Our family of four took this tour yesterday and we had an incredible time! Ariel, our guide, was knowledgeable and
N5283XKannemaried
N5283XKannemaried
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How to spend an unforgetable day in Costa Rica
My husband and I spent an incredible day touring with Native's Way! Our driver, Juan Carlo was friendly and well i
joannd406
joannd406
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awesome tour in CR
Amazing tour. Kevin Pina, our guide was so knowledgeable about the different regions in CR. Rio Celeste Falls, Teno
Amy B
Amy B
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Volcano, hot springs, mud application and lunch. Super fun!
Amazing cool volcanic area, the hot springs were great so was lunch! Our guide did a great job, and everyone got t
Buddhaliamrory
Buddhaliamrory
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Great time just know what to expect.
It was fun and the staff were mostly great. We didn’t see any wildlife if you are hoping to see that you may want t
RhinaC
RhinaC
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Best tour by far
This was by far the best thing we did this trip! We read reviews that the hike was r for small kids, but didn’t rea
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JenVR12
Wisconsin38 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
This was an amazing tour. It was 15 hours long so I anticipated it being a really long day. We got on the van and they took us to breakfast, got to stop at Lake Nicaragua where we did a boat tour, saw monkeys and plenty of local houses on little islands. Unfortunately is was cloudy and raining a little bit so we didn't enjoy that ride as much as if the weather had been better. Got to have a local lunch, did a horse drawn carriage ride in Granada, chocolate tour, cigar tour and then shopping and enjoying some views of the lake, and volcanos. Our tour guide was extremely helpful with guiding us through the border/customs and with his knowledge. We had a great time and I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 29 March 2023
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Helen
2 contributions
Mar 2023
The tour guide in Niccarauga was very knowledge and fun to be with. We saw so many great areas of the country - the volcano national park was my favourite. I definitely would recommend this tour with Native Way.
Written 17 March 2023
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Holly W
4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
It was a LONG day, but we had a great time! I may have even liked Nicaragua more than our time in Costa Rica. Our favorite part was the lava and water volcanoes.
Written 8 March 2023
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Jaime L
1 contribution
Our tour guide in Nicaragua was so great! He was super knowledgeable and efficient. We saw so many cool things and everyone was so kind.
Written 8 March 2023
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DeGrandUni
Oakland, CA55 contributions
Well organized and great tour if you want to get a little taste of Nicaragua. It was a fun day with quick stops around Granada, Masaya, Lake Nicaragua and couple small towns. The tour made me want to visit Nicaragua again for a longer period, because it is a beautiful country! Recommend if you’re in Costa Rica and want to check off another country from your list.
Written 8 March 2023
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Kayla Mae
4 contributions
10 Star Review! As a solo traveler I felt completely safe throughout the trip. A driver picked me up and dropped me off right from my resort, Villas Sol. It's a long day, but it's completely worth the experience. You receive 2 delicious meals, 1 boat ride, feed a monkey on Monkey Island, shop in a small village, and see all the beautiful views of Northern Nicaragua. I highly recommend taking the horse and carriage ride offered by a local company and a (very) small charge. With that added a tour of the city, stopping to watch cigars being rolled and a chocolate tour. Wow. You won't regret this trip to Nicaragua.
Written 28 February 2023
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Deborah B
5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Our guide Gaspar (sp?) was exceptional. He was full of facts, history and general knowledge. It was a cold and rainy day but he managed to make it a great tour nonetheless. We saw the volcano crater, Grenada and other sites but just spending time getting to know him and life in Nicaragua was the best part.
FYI: you are driven to the border and met by a guide on the other side. This was not explained to us and there was some panic when our driver drove off, leaving us on the Nicaragua side. Gaspar quickly waved us over and all was explained to us then.
Written 24 February 2023
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Doug J
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
The volcanio and boat ride were great. Both meals were very good. The shopping was all right expereance
Written 18 February 2023
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ShirleyM0609
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
Feb 2023
A fantastic day out,very well co-ordinated by Native’s Way in Tamarindo. From our hotel pick -up,the border crossing requirements and designated stopping points the day was one to remember.
Very professional drivers(Jose and Oswaldo) made us feel safe as they took us on our journey. Our highly knowledgable guide (David) was keen and willing to share his expertise as he gave clear and informative information about the locations we visited in Nicaragua and readily answered any questions put to him. Active and dormant volcanoes,a sail to feed spider monkeys,optional carriage ride around Granada(small charge),quick visit to local chocolate factory and some free time at a local market to purchase souvenirs. Breakfast and lunch of Nicaraguan foods also went down well. Sure it’s an early start,sure it’ a long day…. just embrace it and enjoy the experiance.
Written 14 February 2023
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Caroline Girard
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Native's Way Costa Rica is a very good company, I highly recommend. They are very professional, friendly, on time. Their shuttles are comfortable and safe, good drivers and guides.

The tour to Nicaragua is amazing! It's a very long day, but worth it, since you have the chance to see a lot in one day (2 volcanos, a boat tour, visit of the city of Granada and the chocolate museum, artisans market, good food at 2 restaurants). They take in charge everything to cross the border. The guide is Nicaraguense and knows his country and is very happy to welcome tourists.

Book directly on their own Website, better price than other websites.
Written 14 February 2023
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