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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna

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San Carlos, Costa Rica
Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna
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Overview

Travel to Nicaragua on a full-day round-trip tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Cross the border to visit the neighboring Central American country and see Lake Nicaragua, the islands of the Solentiname Archipelago, wildlife, national monuments, and more. Includes light breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, and transportation including hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 12-hour Nicaragua tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Travel to some of the 36 islands on Lake Nicaragua
  • Visit the village on Mancarrón, the biggest island in the Solentiname archipelago
  • Have a lunch of Nicaraguan cuisine with fresh fish
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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
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
$7 Costa Rican exit tax, $12 Nicaraguan entrance tax, $3 Nicaraguan exit tax.
Other personal expenses.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
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

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6:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.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 [email protected] WhatsApp: 83935484
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ecoterra Costa Rica
Departure from La fortuna, we offer hotel picks or departure from ecoterra offices
Pass By:  
Zapote Island
Boat ride of 60 minutes additional, Mancarron Island, and Bird Island
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Ecoterra Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna.

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