Explore the beauty of Nicaragua on a full day trip over the border from Costa Rica. You will visit Granada City and Masaya for a taste of the rich Nicaraguan history. Bring your passport and plan for an early 5 am pickup for this great opportunity to experience Nicaraguan cities, cuisine, and culture. A minimum of four people is required for this day trip.
The journey north starts very early in the morning to avoid lines on the border. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Costa Rica at 5 am. Once in Nicaragua you will stop for a delicious authentic breakfast near Rivas city. From there, you will continue to Granada City, one of the first European-founded cities in America. Soak up the impressive Spanish colonial architecture around the city.In Granada, you will saddle up for a horse-drawn carriage up to the city’s most important monuments like the Catedral, The Plaza de España, and others. Take advantage of the brilliant views of Nicaragua Lake from the Plaza. Lunch will be served at a restaurant in town with a view of historical sights.Fill up on a hearty Nicaraguan lunch before driving out to Masaya City. The town houses the active Masaya Volcano in the National Park. After the breathtaking natural wonder, the tour will make one last stop at a local market. Check out local pottery and maybe grab a one of a kind souvenir to bring back with you to Costa Rica, where you will once again be dropped off.