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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica provided by Native's Way

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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17279P6
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
15h
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, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 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 - 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, Guanacaste Province, 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.
Additional information
  • 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: PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours
  • Health Pass to enter Costa Rica
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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, Provincia de Guanacaste, Pinilla, 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 - 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, Guanacaste Province, 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.
Duration
15h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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: PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours
  • Health Pass to enter Costa Rica
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
A note from Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica
Entry to Nicaragua Requirement: PCR test within 72 hours Reentry to Costa Rica: Health Pass (you must fill out another one)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 13 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Pinilla
    Tamarindo
    Playa Langosta
    Tamarindo
  • 1
    Native's Way
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    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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4.5
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Preston G
2 contributions
Pura vida in Nicaragua!
My husband and I had the most incredible experience with Marlene (our tour guide). From the beautiful Masaya volcano, to the bustling town of Granada, we enjoyed every moment... ESPECIALLY the chocolate tour! If you ever wanted to visit Nicaragua in a small, but jam-packed sort of way, this is the trip for you. :)
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

xtlztips
palm desert ,ca2 contributions
LONG DAY but good outcome
Sep 2021
It was a VERY LONG DAY ! That being said, the tour itself is worth the effort. The start of the day was very slow and deliberate. We parked at a bank at the border for a VERY LONG TIME waiting to cross into Nicaragua. I am sure it is not the same every day. I must say, the tour operator "Natives Way" is one of the most customer service friendly operations I have ever worked with. They literally returned every single email withing minutes, and did everything they could at every moment to assure me that they were "on top of it". I would recommend using them for any other tour activities you may have within the country. Truly one of the best I have experienced as far as accomodating their customers.
Written 1 October 2021
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Caleb Anderson
Washington DC, DC52 contributions
Amazing Experience!
Jul 2021
Can't recommend this company enough, they run a tight ship. We did the Nicaragua tour and it was fantastic; definitely a highlight of the trip. Our group was fairly small (6 guests, driver, and guide), which made the experience even better and more personal overall. Claudio is a great guide and the tour felt really authentic. I wondered what the big deal was from the other reviewers mentioning the border help; found out they're not wrong. While the actual checkpoint is straightforward, getting there involves walking on roads around trucks and such. Having a guide made it extremely easy for everyone.

Even factoring in a ~$130 COVID PCR test in Costa Rica the price is well worth it. PCR tests from the USA are accepted, so you can shave the test cost to $0 if you do the tour soon after coming into CR. Just ensure it's documented properly (name, DoB, etc.). Native's Way asks for your result before the tour date, so they can print the result for you.

We also did the Rio Celeste tour, as well as a sunset catamaran tour. Both were ran excellently and were easily worth the price. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of the tours to friends/family. Pura Vida!
Written 31 August 2021
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Saharaskt
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Highly recommend!
Aug 2021
We were looking to go to Nicaragua from Costa Rica for a day. In searching we found this offering, but there was no availability for the days we wanted and we didn't want to spend the entire day there based on the itinerary. So I messaged them personally and was able to book a private tour for me and my boyfriend on the day we wanted. They were very helpful to getting everything set up to be able to enter Nicaragua including the covid testing. Our tour guide and driver in Nicaragua was very friend and knowledgeable. We felt safe and were able to do all the things plus get back early. The food was also very good. I'm so glad we were able to go and it all worked out perfectly. Highly recommend!
Written 8 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Notya U
1 contribution
Great trip chock full of memorable experiences with a great guide.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Claudio, the tour guide, was an exceptional tour guide. It is obvious that he has a deep love for Nicauragua, and he was very willing to provide details about the geo-political history of the area, as well as the wildlife of Nicauragua. I don't know how he does it. This trip had much more to experience than I was expecting-- we saw a wide variety of things, from natural scenery to animals, to culture, and more. I would definitely recommend this trip, and I give applauds to Claudio for his excellent job that he does!
Written 24 July 2021
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Garrett S
2 contributions
Don’t miss this tour! Book now
Jul 2021 • Couples
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Claudio is an exceptional guide and does his best to make sure the tour is memorable for you. Our group was very lucky to have near perfect weather while visiting Nicaragua, but I can see how that can negatively affect this tour. Take the chance!

Volcanoes, islands, architecture, a boat ride, monkeys, local shops, and great food. All in one day!

Don’t miss this experience

Bring comfortable shoes, a snack, small USD currency ( for gifts etc ) and possibly a rain jacket
Written 3 July 2021
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Patty W
Snohomish, Washington, United States31 contributions
Wasted tour
I was excited to take this tour I booked it but did not see a covid test was required. The tour company waits until the day before to ask me for the test when I had booked the tour days in advance. Horrible service if it’s a requirement make sure that customers know. It’s simple to contact people who book so they can arrange for the test or cancel. Now I’ve wasted that money.
Written 27 June 2021
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NativesWayCostaRica
Hola! We checked our listing to make sure this was clearly written, and the PCR Requirement is written in 2 different sections on the website and also in your 'Ticket Redemption' instructions. The test has to be done within 72 hours of entry to Nicaragua, so we start asking the morning before the tour for all of the tests that we have no yet received. We do not have the time to send every customer a reminder to read the requirements and schedule a test. We think the information is clear and for everyone reading this, make sure you read your confirmation and the important information provided on the website/Tripadvisor listing.
Written 6 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellese L.
Miami Gardens, FL2 contributions
A MUST SEE!
Mar 2020
This is worth every penny! It was an event packed, never a dull moment whole day of traveling fun. The aspects of Nicaragua we were able to explore ranged from it’s unique geography, it’s growing industrial history, it’s colonization history, it’s native fruits and animals, it’s fresh food, to it’s souvenir hotspots. Everything about this trip, from a logistics standpoint, is thought out beforehand—including the AMPLE opportunities for bathroom breaks as well as small downtown moments for a chance to mentally take it all in. My particular guide was Claudio, and he was very informed about his route and this country. He procured all that was necessary for customs at the border, and made everything go as smoothly as possible throughout the whole day. You will not regret this day! Great family/friend fun time!
Written 29 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bailey
Frederick, MD12 contributions
A Must See
This trip was one of my favorite things we did while staying Costa Rica. I’m the type of person that likes to do and see as much as possible while traveling. My mom and I booked this trip to get another passport stamp and see another country. It was beautiful!!!! We stopped at a family’s house and saw them making the pottery that you see everywhere and then they gave you an opportunity to purchase straight from them. Then we went to the crater where there was a small market to shop at. Next would have been the volcano but Nik Wallenda had just been there and they were still cleaning up his equipment. EXTREMELY disappointing because I love volcanos. So we headed to Granada for lunch and a horse carriage ride to explore the old churches and a quick stop at the cigar factory. One of the best part of the trip was the stop at the chocolate factory. Our guide was hilarious and had everyone very involved!! Then we take a short boat tour on the lake and pull up to feed the monkeys!!! It’s a very long day but so worth it. Crossing the boarder on foot was surely an experience for my mom and I.
Written 12 March 2020
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Caroline S
Chicago10 contributions
Great One Day Trip
Feb 2020
I would recommend this tour for all types of travelers of different ages. Part of the reason we took this tour was seeing the active Masaya volcano, which was closed for a televised event. Although, this was not mentioned to us before the tour started, our guide (who was fantastic), did find other activities to fill the time and I would still recommend the tour without it. The excursion streamlined the border crossing process and provided information about Nicaragua during our long drive. Overall, the trip is well worth the money.
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fun Experience!
Fantastic Experience with our Amazing Guide, Stefan. This was an fast and fun ride, plus we saw lots of monkeys.
787omarj
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Outstanding!!
Everything was so well done from the time they pick you up to the time they drop you off. Every detail is well tho
andrewblack11
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So much adventure sqeezed into one day!
The trip starts as a pure adrenaline rush with zip lining, horseback riding and white water rafting and ends in a v
keenadog
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Great day!
Gustavo was a great guide filling us in with some of the Costa Rican history then describing our adventure to the L
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Experienced a ton of wildlife snorkeling here
My cousins and I had such a fun experience snorkeling at Captains island with our tour guide Joshua. He is fun, fun
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Amazing experience
This was an amazing experience to look up and see different species of birds, crocodiles and best of all the white
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Be wary of what you are getting
We had very high hopes for this tour company based on the TripAdvisor rating. I emailed and called with the admin s
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Bucket-list, life-changing experience. Do not miss this!
Our driver and guide was incredible. He was super knowledgeable about the local plants and animals. He made sure it
L5733IRkater
L5733IRkater
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Exceeded all expectations
This experience exceeded all of my expectations. The tubing was wild and exhilarating, the ziplining was through be
Susan W
Susan W
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Great zip line through the trees
There are many places to zipline in northeast Costa Rica, but most places offer multiple activities (for a combo pr
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Don’t hesitate to book this one!!!!
SÚPER INCREDIBLE!!!! I cannot recommend this tour enough for anyone wanting to do a day full of exciting activities
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Lovely kayak experience with great guide
Joshua was a fantastic guide! He knew the flora, fauna, and birds and was a ton of fun to hang out with.
heyracheljones
heyracheljones
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Great value!
Such a great tour! Our guide was so nice, and he was great about pointing out animals. We saw monkeys, a crocodile,
c_kirkman22
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Adventure day did not disappoint!
This tour was INCREDIBLE and most of that due to our amazing guide, Jorge. He went above and beyond to make sure we
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Amazing experience!
White water rafting. Absolutely an amazing experience from the begging to the end. The guides were extremely friend
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