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Overland through Nicaragua & Costa Rica

16 days from $5,880pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • 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.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
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  • Managua
  • Leon and Northern Nicaragua
  • Granada
  • Penas Blancas
  • Tamarindo
  • Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves
  • San Jose and Central Valley
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • El Remanso

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Managua

Managua

On arrival in Managua you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Leon and Northern Nicaragua

Managua , Leon and Northern Nicaragua

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

Day 3 Leon and Northern Nicaragua

Day 4 Granada

Leon and Northern Nicaragua , Granada

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

Day 5 Granada

Granada

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

Day 6 Granada

Granada

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

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.

Day 8 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Relaxing in Tamarindo.

Day 9 Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Relaxing in Tamarindo.

Day 10 Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves

Day 11 Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves

Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves

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

Day 12 Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves

Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves

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

Day 13 El Remanso

Arenal Volcano and the Cloudforest Reserves , San Jose and Central Valley , 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.

Day 14 El Remanso

El Remanso

Excursions from your lodge.

Day 15 El Remanso

El Remanso

Excursions from your lodge.

Day 16 Return home

El Remanso

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

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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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When to go

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

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