Nicaragua Extension: Splendors of Granada (2 days – 1 night)
This extension trip is for the areas of northern Guanacaste in Costa Rica: Papagayo, Tamarindo area, Liberia/ Liberia airport LIR, or Rincon de la Vieja). Includes a night in Granada, the jewel of the colonial cities in Nicaragua, and is packed with visits on the way from and to Nicaragua, to maximize your visit. If you have more time available, we recommend spending at least one more night, as there is so much to see and do around Granada, without long drives once you are there. After the tour, you may continue to Managua airport for your flight out (1-hour drive), or go back to Costa Rica.
- Overnight at mentioned hotel or similar.
- Transportation as stated on the itinerary.
- All activities with admissions on days 1 & 2 with local bilingual guide.
- Meals as per description.
- Local sales taxes.
- International airfares.
- Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
- Travel insurance.
Nicaragua overnight: today we pick you up at your hotel in Guanacaste and transfer to the Peñas Blancas’ border. Our driver will provide support to get your passport stamped, and will provide all the necessary assistance to cross the border and migration point. Enter Nicaragua, from there transfer to Granada City the jewel of Nicaraguan cities. On the way visit the typical White Villages, enjoy panoramic views of Apoyo Lagoon, Granada and Lake Nicaragua; later take part of creating beautifully handmade souvenirs with a local family. Enjoy a typical lunch “a la plancha” in this beautiful and pleasant environment. In Masaya, enjoy at the Handicraft Market; the creativity from local artisans and may even purchase souvenirs at reasonable prices. This great day is complete with a visit to the imposing Masaya volcano and its very active crater (currently hosting a lava lake!). Take a peek into the crater and observe this unique natural phenomena! You can also visit the Museum that offer interesting history and legends.
Eventually arrive & check in at your hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup, located in downtown Granada. Meals: B-L
Enjoy the most of the day today! First, we transfer you to Lake Nicaragua to enjoy a pleasant boat Ride through the “Isletas”, a small archipelago of beautiful islands covered in lush vegetation and home to local fishermen communities and many species of birds. After this relaxing experience, visit Granada on a city tour. We will visit the city’s main landmarks. Also enjoy a ride in a traditional horse-drawn carriage which will make you feel as you were in the old colonial times! After touring Granada, we transfer you back to the neighbor country “Costa Rica” providing all the assistance for crossing the border. On the way make a quick stop in “La Cruz” town; go to the Mirador (Lookout) where you have a stunning view to the beaches of Nicaragua, Bahia de Salinas, Isla Bolaños, and Santa Rosa National Park. Continue until you reach your hotel in Guanacaste.
Note: This tour can also end at Managua airport or continue to other destinations in Nicaragua. (We also recommend adding a night in Granada as there are lots of exciting activities to do around/from there, and the city itself is very enjoyable!
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