This complete 8-day, 7-night tour highlights the best of 2 neighbors: Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Discover the beautiful colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua, and the beautiful natural treasures of Costa Rica (i.e. the majestic Arenal Volcano and the spectacular Samara Beach in Guanacaste). Enjoy 4-star accommodation along the trip, the best locations of two countries, and excellent service; all provided in the comfort of a state of the art bus with an expert guide and professional photographer.The attractions you will enjoy in this Costa Rica and Nicaragua tour are many: zip lining and skywalk tours through the rainforest, river rafting, horseback riding tours through the countryside, waterfalls, guided bird watching, authentic traditional towns, tropical rain and cloud forests and amazing beaches in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Day 1:Upon arrival at the Guanacaste (LIR) Airport in Costa Rica, the Hilton Garden Inn’s shuttle will take you to the hotel for the first night in Costa Rica. At check-in, you will receive an informative welcome packet detailing important points about your tour. Day 2:Your day starts with breakfast at the Hilton in the company of your guide, your driver and your fellow tour members. After breakfast, you will start the tour and head towards the Arenal volcano area. Enjoy a river-rafting trip on the Balsa River where thrills and hours of fun are yours for the entire morning. Imagine floating 10 kilometers (nearly 6.5 miles!) on one of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica and right through the center of the rainforest! At the end of Day 2, experience Baldi Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Baldi is home to one of the largest hot springs location in the world, boasting 25 thermal water pools of different shapes and sizes, and nestled within in the misty tropical jungle.Day 3:On day 3 you will enjoy your breakfast at the Baldi Resort, and you will then take the road to the Rincon De La Vieja region in Guanacaste where a full day of adventure awaits you. It is at the Hotel Borinquen that you will enjoy all of your activities for the day. Your day includes a horseback riding tour, zip lining through the forest canopy, a visit to the Mystery Waterfall and afternoon at the natural pools, sauna, and volcanic mud baths. Lunch is included on day 3. There are two lovely restaurants, a snack bar and a poolside bar at the hotel for your convenience.Day 4:A unique experience awaits you, as you will be en route to the colonial city of Granada, which is famous for its unique and well-preserved colonial architecture. Founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba, Granada is the third largest city of Nicaragua with a population of over 120,000 inhabitants. Dominated by the Mombacho volcano, Granada is located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It is on this lake that you will begin your Nicaraguan adventure by touring on a boat throughout the channels of Las Isletas (Little Islands).Day 5:You will enjoy breakfast at Hotel Colonial, and depart to the observatory of La Merced Church where you’ll be able to take one last picture of an impressive panoramic view of Granada to start the day. We will then jump on the road towards our second attraction of the day; The Masaya Volcano National Park. Day 6-7:On day 6 and 7 you will be staying at Hotel Villas Playa Samara where you will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica Day 8:Time to go back home. You will be taken back to the airport right in time for your flight back home! We hope you have enjoyed this Costa Rica & Nicaragua.