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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Spend a full day exploring the sights of Nicaragua with a knowledgeable tour guide. Take a boat ride to popular islands, enjoy the history of the country, see famous national monuments, explore the culture, and experience an authentic Nicaraguan lunch. Bring your camera to snap shots of the colorful wildlife, and comfortable clothing for your boating excursions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • After morning pickup at 6am at your hotel in La Fortuna, travel in a comfortable air-condioned minivan to Costa Rica’s northern border.  Pass through the border control in Los Chiles and transfer to your Nicaraguan transportation for the scenic ride to San Carlos, Nicaragua. Along the way, cross the Santa Fe Bridge, which spans the San Juan River — the natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Upon arrival in San Carlos, take a guided journey through the historic city streets of La Fortaleza, El Mirador, and Malecon. Afterward, board a speedboat to explore the main attraction of the day: Nicaragua Lake, the second largest lake in Latin America and the only place in the world where freshwater sharks live.  Visit the Solentiname Archipelago, which contain 36 islands that have been declared a Nicaraguan National Monument. Stop at the islands of Zapote and Zapotillo, also known as the 'Bird Islands' due to the population of herons, pelicans, cormorants, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, and other bird species. Take a break at San Fernando island for a traditional Nicaraguan lunch that features fresh fish from the lake. Next up, take a short boat ride to the island of Mancarron, the biggest and most popular island of the archipelago. Walk through the town to see the Archaeological Museum and attractions like a historical church or the workshops of local artists. At the end of the day, head back to Costa Rica where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in La Fortuna.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After morning pickup at 6am at your hotel in La Fortuna, travel in a comfortable air-condioned minivan to Costa Rica’s northern border.  Pass through the border control in Los Chiles and transfer to your Nicaraguan transportation for the scenic ride to San Carlos, Nicaragua. Along the way, cross the Santa Fe Bridge, which spans the San Juan River — the natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Upon arrival in San Carlos, take a guided journey through the historic city streets of La Fortaleza, El Mirador, and Malecon. Afterward, board a speedboat to explore the main attraction of the day: Nicaragua Lake, the second largest lake in Latin America and the only place in the world where freshwater sharks live.  Visit the Solentiname Archipelago, which contain 36 islands that have been declared a Nicaraguan National Monument. Stop at the islands of Zapote and Zapotillo, also known as the 'Bird Islands' due to the population of herons, pelicans, cormorants, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, and other bird species. Take a break at San Fernando island for a traditional Nicaraguan lunch that features fresh fish from the lake. Next up, take a short boat ride to the island of Mancarron, the biggest and most popular island of the archipelago. Walk through the town to see the Archaeological Museum and attractions like a historical church or the workshops of local artists. At the end of the day, head back to Costa Rica where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in La Fortuna.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Box Breakfast
  • Traditional Nicaraguan Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Aquatic transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • $7 Costa Rican exit tax, $12 Nicaraguan entrance tax, $3 Nicaraguan exit tax.
  • Other personal expenses.
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher. Upon pick-up, please present your confirmation/voucher and photo ID in exchange for your activity. 24798333 or infor@ecoterracostarica.com WhatsApp: 83935484
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica Drive in to the parking area and ask to the reception about Ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Box Breakfast
  • Traditional Nicaraguan Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Aquatic transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • $7 Costa Rican exit tax, $12 Nicaraguan entrance tax, $3 Nicaraguan exit tax.
  • Other personal expenses.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher. Upon pick-up, please present your confirmation/voucher and photo ID in exchange for your activity. 24798333 or infor@ecoterracostarica.com WhatsApp: 83935484
  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica Drive in to the parking area and ask to the reception about Ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Ecoterra Costa Rica
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cole B
New York City, NY10 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We did Eco Terra's Nicaragua tour recently and we enjoyed it quite a bit. Like the other reviewer said, it's a VIP experience - my husband and I were the only ones on the tour with the guide, driver, and another tour company employee who was in training.

Visited San Carlos and two of the islands of the Solentiname archipelago. Got to see some parts of Central America that most people don't venture to, like the artist's colony and Ernesto Cardenal's church on Mancarron.

One thing to be aware of is that the tour involves a lot of travel - it's about 2 hours to the border from La Fortuna, and crossing the border can be time-consuming (Nicaragua doesn't play around with immigration). However, Albert, our guide, kept things engaging even while we were in the van.
Written April 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear client, personalize service is our goal, to accomplish all your wishes during your vacation to give you unforgettable time . Best regards
Written June 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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