Costa Rica & Nicaragua Multi Adv (10 days – 9 nights)

Travel from San Jose to Managua, with amazing activities and exciting and challenging adventures on the way. Discover nature at its best through rain forests, active volcanoes, pristine lakes and islands and lots of tropical flora and fauna! Costa Rica program is full of challenging adventures, while Nicaragua portion of the trip is more relaxing. Accommodations are 3* in average and can be upgraded upon request.

San Jose airport – San JoseDay 1: San Jose airport – San Jose

Arrival to the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer to your hotel in San Jose, located in Heredia. Overnight at hotel Bougainvillea 3*.

Rafting Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro class III-IV – La Fortuna Day 2: San Jose – Rafting Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro class III-IV – La Fortuna         

Today, pick you up at your hotel in San José, raft on the way to Arenal and get there around 4pm – the perfect travel day!! You will be on the water for the same amount of time for as the normal rafting excursions that leave out of La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano. In fact, you’ll meet up with the rest of the rafters from La Fortuna at our private put-in, so your luggage stays safe with our driver. You will receive a safety talk, get your gear all set (helmet, life-jacket and paddle) and have the time of your life paddling down one of Costa Rica’s best rivers. You will paddle about 2 to 2.5 hours and then finish up with a delicious spread of fresh, tropical fruit and then a delicious lunch. Continue to Arenal Volcano, arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.. Accommodation at hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*.

Rappelling - Canyoneering in a waterfall near la Fortuna tour – Horseback riding tourDay 3: Rappelling – Canyoneering in a waterfall near la Fortuna tour – Horseback riding tour

Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering… maybe the best canyoneering in Costa Rica!
Rappel tropical waterfalls, hike & down-climb in an isolated jungle canyon near the Arenal Volcano Canyoneering in Costa Rica is a brand-new sport that’s becoming very popular the world over! The rugged, mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is ideal for canyoneering. You’ll go rappelling, down-climbing, river tracing and descend huge, breathtaking waterfalls hidden in our Lost Canyon! Canyoneering in Costa Rica is more than just rappelling — it’s a very active and physical sport where you use your whole body to make your way down a beautiful river canyon and hike through deep rainforest, an experience of a lifetime. Start off by doing a fun 4×4 off-road adventure on “Jungle Limos” (powered by renewable Biodiesel fuel) as you head about 15 minutes into a quiet, mountainside community. Prepare to get wet! Imagine yourself in the midst of thick rainforest at the top of a magical canyon full of tropical waterfalls with surprises each step of the way. Your experienced and friendly, bilingual canyoneering guides will give you a thorough safety talk about important rappelling & down-climbing techniques. You’ll use high-quality technical climbing gear such as a harness, helmet and gloves. To begin with, you’ll practice your first descent on a small, 10-ft waterfall. Take a deep breath! There you are, on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a 150-ft massive tropical waterfall. You’ll rappel down for the thrill of a lifetime! Make your way along the river by down-climbing & rappelling a series of four waterfalls that get gradually bigger &… BIGGER!  Here some text !

la Fortuna – Mountain bike on the way to MonteverdeDay 4: la Fortuna – Mountain bike on the way to Monteverde

Looking for the perfect opportunity to ride a bicycle in Costa Rica? A very interesting Costa Rica mountain bike trips is our transfer + tour mountain bike ride from the Arenal Volcano to Monteverde. This is a great and active way to travel in Costa Rica on the way to your next destination! This Costa Rica biking trip combines mountain biking and the Jeep Boat Jeep Arenal to Monteverde. We’ll pick you up at your Arenal hotel and travel to the pristine and isolated Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano. After a safety briefing and mountain bike instructions from your bike guide. you’ll head off with your guide on a gravel trail that lines the beautiful Lake Arenal. The trail winds its way through secondary rainforest and offers great views of the Arenal Volcano along the way. This is a great Costa Rica bike tour for nature lovers and adventure seekers because this remote, adventurous road along Lake Arenal allows you to also take in the nature — your guide will try to point out Toucans, Oropendolas and other tropical Costa Rica birds. You’ll pass by small Costa Rica villages and finish off at a rustic dock on the side of Lake Arenal where your boat captain is waiting for you. You’ll fuel up with some fresh, delicious, Costa Rica tropical fruit and say “adios” to your guide as you board our boat and travel for about 20 minutes on Lake Arenal to where your van is waiting for you to take you up to Monteverde. Your luggage stays safe with our boat and van drivers while you have a worry-free Costa Rica bike ride! After a scenery way in the mountains, each the famous Monteverde Cloudforest, which was founded about 40 years ago by a small group of conservation-minded Quakers who were looking for a peaceful place to live. Its Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most outstanding wild life sanctuaries in the tropics.  This high elevation rain forest offers miles of trails with excellent opportunities for bird watching.  The resplendent Quetzal is often sighted up here (mostly January to July).  You may visit (on your own) the small yet picturesque village of Santa Elena, a typical mountain village. Overnight at hotel Fonda Vela 3*, located 1 mile away from the village, with a wonderful view to the cloud forest of Monteverde.

Monteverde - Rain Forest adventures Day 5: Monteverde – Rain Forest adventures

In the early morning you will be picked up at your hotel to enjoy an adventurous activity: the Sky Adventure, in the hills of Monteverde rain forest. You will do three different activities in one solo day: Sky Walk; The cloud forest from a different perspective, enjoy this guided tour where you will learn all about the flora and fauna of the area walking through and over the treetops. The naturalist guide will make this gentle walk/hike (2h alternate walk in land and suspension bridges) very interesting, showing you the wildlife on the way. In Sky Tram explore the world famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a 5,249 feet ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide. Sky Trek: Zip in a tour full of adrenaline. Fly over the treetops through 10 different cables which in total make. 13,387 feet, with lengths reach 2,526 feet, and highs of even 460 feet.  (You also can do the bridges and/ or Sky Tram only and skip the ziplines). Transfer back to Monteverde. Overnight at hotel Fonda Vela 3*.

Monteverde – Guanacaste/La Cruz & Bahía Salinas - Nicaragua border – San Juan del SurDay 6: Monteverde – Guanacaste/La Cruz & Bahía Salinas – Nicaragua border – San Juan del Sur

Today you will leave this nature paradise to head north to the Pan Am highway to Nicaragua. Make a quick stop at al Cruz for a wonderful viewpoint “Mirador” to the Bolaños Island, and Salinas Bay that divides both countries. After crossing the north of Guanacaste, reach the border with Nicaragua, Peñas Blancas, our driver will help you to get your passport stamped and will provide all the necessary assistance to cross the border and migration point. Meet your Nicaraguan driver, end of Costa Rican portion of your trip. Transfer to San Juan del Sur. Arrival & check-in at Hotel la Posada Azul 3*, taxes and breakfast included.

Free day in San Juan del Sur – Optional activitiesDay 7: Free day in San Juan del Sur – Optional activities

Day at leisure at this beautiful beach town; time to having fun at a relaxing beach! Optional activities can be organized, such as: Turtles watching (August – February) Surfing lessons, Fishing and  Sailing. Nights at Hotel la Posada Azul 3*

 San Juan del Sur – GranadaDay 8: San Juan del Sur – Granada

Morning at leisure at the beach. In the early afternoon transfer to Granada. On the way enjoy beautiful views to Ometepe Island, the world’s largest volcanic island in a lake. Continue to Granada, accommodation in Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup. Time at leisure to visit and enjoy this beautiful city! Continue to Granada, accommodation in Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup,

Granada – Kayak in Lake Nicaragua & Islands: be an “Islander” for the day”Day 9: Granada – Kayak in Lake Nicaragua & Islands: be an “Islander” for the day”

In the mid-morning transfer to Lake Nicaragua, you will go for a kayak tour.  See the most beautiful islands in Lake Nicaragua and their rich flora and fauna, discover some of the 356 islands “isletas”, a must see. The islands were formed thousands years ago, after an eruption of nearby Mombacho volcano (now extinct). They are now covered with lush, tropical vegetation, some of them are inhabited by natives, others have vacation houses built on them, and others are still deserted. You will be able to observe some of the many species of tropical birds that live in the islands. The inhabitants (“Isleños) live peacefully in simple yet decent conditions and dedicate themselves to fishing and small agriculture, and now to tourism too. Arrive in a private ecological island, enjoy lunch there and time at leisure, it is a truly paradise located amidst nature, in front of the Mombacho volcano. In the afternoon transfer back to the marina in a motor boat. You will be back in Granada around 4.00 Pm. Night at Hotel Patio del Malinche 2* sup.

Granada City – Managua AirportDay 10: Managua airport -Managua

Today we will organize transfer to Managua airport. End of services.

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