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    Places visited:

  • Managua
  • León
  • Granada
  • Penas Blancas
  • Tamarindo
  • Arenal Volcano
  • San Jose
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • El Remanso
  • Explore the colourful and vibrant city of Granada.

  • Learn about Nicaragua's turbulent modern history in Leon.

  • Stare down into the active Masaya Volcano crater.

  • Relax at the stunning Morgan's Rock on the Pacific Coast.

  • View the magnificent active Arenal Volcano.

  • Search for the Resplendent Quetzal in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest.

Audley Travel specialist Anna

What our specialists say...

This is an ideal itinerary for those wanting to combine the history, culture and Pacific Coast of Nicaragua along with some stunning national parks in Costa Rica. The colonial cities of Granada and Leon are hidden gems in Central America. They both pose fine colonial architecture and numerous museums. Stunning beaches around Morgan's Rock provide some relaxation time before travelling into Costa Rica to experience national parks, active volcanoes and cloud forests. This itinerary has some stunning overland journeys with a great variety of characterful accommodation.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Managua
  • León
  • Granada
  • Penas Blancas
  • Tamarindo
  • Arenal Volcano
  • San Jose
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • El Remanso

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Managua

International outbound flight , Managua

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Managua. On arrival in Managua you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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Day 2 León

Managua , León

Travel by road from Managua to Leon via Leon Viejo. Upon arrival in Leon you will have a guided tour of the city.

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Day 3 León

León

Excursion to Juan Venado Island.

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Day 4 Granada

León , Granada

Transfer from Leon to Granada. En-route you will visit the Masaya Volcano National Park, and stare down into the vast crater.

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Day 5 Granada

Granada

Enjoy a guided tour of the city with a visit to Las Isletas Islands on Lake Nicaragua.

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Day 6 Granada

Granada

Excursion to the Monbacho Volcano for walking and zip-lining.

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Day 7 Tamarindo

Granada , Penas Blancas , Tamarindo

Transfer from Granada across the border and into Costa Rica. Your destination is Tamarindo for a few days' relaxation on the beach.

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Day 8 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Relaxing in Tamarindo.

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Day 9 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Relaxing in Tamarindo.

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Day 10 Arenal Volcano

Day 11 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Morning excursion to the Arenal hanging bridges followed by an afternoon walk around the volcano. Evening excursion to the beautiful Ecotermales Hot Springs.

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Day 12 Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano

Enjoy a full day trip to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, a haven for wildlife near the Nicaraguan border.

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Day 13 El Remanso

Arenal Volcano , San Jose , Puerto Jimenez , El Remanso

Transfer to San Jose in time for your flight to Puerto Jiminez in the Osa Peninsula. Here you will be met by representatives of your lodge who will take you to your accommodation.

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Day 14 El Remanso

El Remanso

Excursions from your lodge.

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Day 15 El Remanso

El Remanso

Excursions from your lodge.

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Day 16 International return flight

El Remanso , International return flight

Travel back to Puerto Jiminez in time for your flight to San Jose.

Day 17 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Anna
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The specialist who designs your trip to Nicaragua will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Managua
 
 
 
León & Northern Nicaragua
 
 
 
Granada
 
 
 
Tamarindo
 
 
 
Arenal Volcano & the Cloudforest Reserves
 
 
 
San José & Central Valley
 
 
 

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