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Why not take a trip to see our neighbors to the north. 

What's Included:

4 people min

± 16 hours

This jam-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of our neighbor to the North!  You’ll visit cities, lakes, lookouts, and volcanoes, all while experiencing the culture and hospitality of the country.

After crossing the border, we’ll head to breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.

STOP #1 – Head up to one of the highest points in the area, Catarina Lookout overlooking Apoyo Lagoon. You’ll also have views of as well as Lake Nicaragua, Grenada City, and Mombacho Volcano.  You’ll also have time for some shopping for local vendors in the area.

STOP #2 – Next, we’ll drive to Masaya Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua.  Witness immense lava fields and huge volcanic rocks from past eruptions.  From the lookout over the enormous Santiago crater, observing emissions of gases and the lava that comes from the depths of the volcano.

After the visit to the volcano, we’ll enjoy a hearty lunch before heading to the next stop.

STOP #3 – Visit the colonial city of Granada!  Founded in 1524, this is one of the oldest cities in Nicaragua and all of Central America!  Enjoy this vibrant city and its beautiful neoclassical and colonial architecture.  You’ll also visit the Chocolate Museum to learn about the history of chocolate and enjoy delicious chocolates made onsite. The next stop is the Cigar Museum, to learn about the process of manufacturing cigars – an interesting stop even if you’re not a cigar fan!

STOP #4 – Not far from Granada, you’ll board a boat to tour Lake Nicaragua and the Granada Islets.  This archipelago is believed to have been formed by an explosion of the Mombacho Volcano when it was still active. Fun fact!  There are 365 islets – one for each day of the year!  You’ll see impressive mansions owned by some of the wealthiest families in Nicaragua and have a fun stop at “Monkey Island”.

From here we head back to the border to cross back into Costa Rica and return to your lodging, between 8pm and 9pm.  Along the way, you can stop for a quick dinner or to-go meal.  This is a FULL day but is an amazing way to experience the beauty and culture of Nicaragua.


OPEN TOURS operate weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays – the minimum # of guests is 2 for these tours
PRIVATE TOURS operate any day of the week – the minimum # guests is 6 for private tours.  Please CONTACT US to book a private tour!
MINIMUM AGE – Due to the length of the tour, we recommend this experience for guests ages 10 and up but are happy to welcome guests of all ages.
You must transfer from Costa Rica to Nicaragua on foot, approximately 400m.
You are crossing an international border.  While we pre-pay and pre-clear you for entry, border crossing times vary.  We are not responsible for the length of time it takes to cross from Costa Rica to Nicaragua and vice versa.
You must provide your passport details in advance and have proof of exit from Costa Rica (airline ticket confirmation) to return to Costa Rica.
PRICING NOTE! Prices do not include 13% VAT or 5% processing fee.

GROUP SIZES: We limit our group sizes to a maximum of 12 guests.  If you would like a private tour, please CONTACT US after booking.

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Lunch Included

Transportation Included

What to Bring:

Bug Spray
Hiking Shoes
You Must Bring your Physical Passport

starting at:
$175 per person

"This was the highlight of our Costa Rica vacation!"

- Kim B | Florida, US

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