Location : Begins in San José, Costa Rica and ends at Managua’s Airport.
Visits : Peñas Blancas, Arenal, Guanacaste, San Juan del Sur, Granada y Masaya.
Duration : 08 days / 07 nights
DAY 01 Welcome to Costa Rica
Arrival to San Jose and transfer to your hotel in the city. Day at Leisure.
DAY 02 San José - Arenal
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning shuttle to Arenal, one of the most visited tourist areas of Costa Rica for the splendor of Arenal Volcano and the Hot Springs. Overnight at Arenal
DAY 03 Safari Peñas Blancas – Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs
Breakfast at the hotel. Experience the tranquility of the forest traveling on the Peñas Blancas River. It’s the perfect opportunity to observe many animals such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, crocodiles and numerous bird species. Our boat has no motor so you will enjoy the journey quietly rowing and taking photos while enjoying drinks and fruit. On this trip you will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, who will explain many fascinating details about trees, plants, birds and other animals.
What to bring: Shorts, bathing suit, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Afternoon excursion to Arenal Volcano. The tour begins with a walk to one of the trails. We take the path Los Tucanes National Park or Mirador El Silencio Trail. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and Lake Arenal, in time to see the sunset! During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal
Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a stop at the hot springs where you can relax for a while. Overnight at Arenal.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance to the National Park, beverages, and flashlights. What to bring: Comfortable clothes, bathing suit, camera, insect repellent and comfortable hiking shoes.
DAY 04 Arenal – Guanacaste
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica. The region is full of beauty, varied textures and colorful sand beaches. It offers a variety activities such as deep sea diving, fishing and golf. This is a region of ancestral encounters where there is always something to discover. Accommodation in Guanacaste.
DAY 05 Peñas Blancas (Costa Rica/Nicaragua) – San Juan Del Sur
Greeting at your arrival at the Peñas Blancas Border. Departure to San Juan Del Sur. The bay of San Juan Del Sur holds one of the most popular beach towns of Nicaragua. San Juan del Sur became a popular port during the gold rush in the US for people heading to California in the 1850s. Nowadays, its long waterfront is lined with delicious seafood restaurants, markets and decks overlooking the bay.
DAY 06 San Juan Del Sur – Catarina – Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Granada. On our way, we will visit Mirador de Catarina where you can marvel with the amazing panoramic view of Apoyo lagoon, Mombacho Volcano and Granada. Granada welcomes visitors with its colorful architecture and deep historical roots. On this tour, we will visit the museum at San Francisco Convent, with its vast exposition of pre-Columbian statutes and pottery. You will also have the chance to enjoy a great panoramic view of the city from the top of the tower bell of La Merced Church.
DAY 07 Granada – Masaya – Managua
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a boat tour of Granada's famous Isletas, an archipelago of over 300 islands in Lake Cocibolca. While you listen to your guide’s commentary about the history of Lake Nicaragua, admire views of Mombacho Volcano and keep an eye out for native birds like tanagers, hawks, jays and warblers.
Then we will go to Masaya. We will visit the Handicraft Market where you can find great souvenirs and beautiful crafts made out of wood and ceramics, embroidery, hammocks, clothes and jewelry. Then we will visit Masaya Volcano National Park where we can go near the edge of an active crater by vehicle in a paved road. Transfer to Managua.
DAY 08 Managua – International Airport
According to your departure time, transfer to airport. End our services.