Nicaragua & Costa Rica - 8 days, 7 nights

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  • Old cathedral at Managua, Nicaragua
  • Central Plaza at Leon, Nicaragua
  • Masaya volcano crater at Nicaragua
  • Panoramic view of Granada, Nicaragua
  • Hanging bridges at Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Arenal volcano at Costa Rica
  • National Theatre at San Jose, Costa Rica

ITINERARY

DAY 01

Arrive at Managua, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, overnight at Managua.

DAY 02

We will take a brief city tour of Managua, with visits to key political and cultural sites, including its historic center and to see the incredible footprints left by the Managua residents of 4,000 BC, in the afternoon we will head to Leon, arriving midafternoon, evening free, overnight at Leon.

DAY 03

In the morning, we will have a city tour of Leon Viejo including the Art Museum and the magnificent Leon Cathedral were we will have a chance to go on the roof top and observe the volcanic chain in the far ground, in the afternoon, we are headed to Colonial city of Granada, on our way, we will visit Masaya Volcano National Park, where we will have a chance to drive up to the very crater for some stunning views, arrive at Granada late afternoon for overnight.

DAY 04

Morning tour of Granada, a chariot / walking combination to visit the many old colonial building and churches, at 1:00 PM we are on our way to Costa Rica, we will arrive at Monteverde National Park before sunset, evening free, overnight at Monteverde.

DAY 05

Today we will hike Monteverde National Park, we will take the sky tram / sky walk, spectacular combination of suspension bridges with easy and well maintained walking trails built in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and above the tropical forest canopy, in the afternoon, we will drive to the town of La Fortuna in northern Costa Rica, near Arenal Vocano National Park, overnight at La Fortuna.

DAY 06

Today, we will take an informative, beautiful walk, you’ll learn about the behemoth Arenal Volcano, the secondary and primary tropical forest surrounding it and the interesting wildlife of the area. Once we finish the walk, we’ll head to a view point to see more of this famous volcano (note that the volcano has not been very active in the last few months but you can hear the volcano and often see flumes of gases), in the afternoon, you will be driven to capital city San Jose, arriving late afternoon for overnight.

DAY 07

Today, we will take a city tour of San Jose, the tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, we will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica. We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest. A brief stop will be made in a beautiful art craft shopping store allowing you to browse through it before returning to your hotel, overnight at San Jose.

DAY 08

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your international departure flight.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Accommodations in double occupancy, breakfast daily, private ground transportation with english speaking driver/guide, airport transfers, sightseeing tours listed with admissions, local guides and hotel taxes.

Not included: any meals not mentioned as included, airport taxes, gratuities to guides, drivers, porters or waiters and expenses of personal nature.

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