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Overland tour through Nicaragua & Costa Rica

17 days from £5,700pp

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Tour highlights

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

  • 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.

  • Explore the colourful and vibrant city of Granada.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

  • 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.

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

  • Excursion to Juan Venado Island.

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

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

  • Excursion to the Mombacho Volcano for walking and zip-lining.

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

  • Relaxing in Tamarindo.

  • Relaxing in Tamarindo.

  • Travel by road inland to Arenal.

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

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

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

  • Excursions from your lodge.

  • Excursions from your lodge.

  • Travel back to Puerto Jiménez in time for your flight to San José.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
León & Northern Nicaragua
Arenal Volcano
San José & Central Valley

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