Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Central America
Location
10 Days
Duration

Volcanoes Adventure (Costa Rica and Nicaragua)

Welcome to Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Central America!

ROUTE: Managua, Telica Volcano Hike, Granada City, Masaya Volcano, Mombacho Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal

DURATION: 10 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Volcano Boarding down to the base of Cerro Negro
  • Telica Volcano Hike
  • Granada Colonial City & Night Tour Masaya Volcano
  • Mombacho Volcano Adventure (Canopy & Natural Reserve)
  • Enjoy a pleasant Canopy Zip Line Tour
  • Visit to Rincon de la Vieja National park
  • Horseback ride through the dry forest and next to the beautiful Grand Canyon
  • Combined tours including rafting, canopy, horseback ride and/or rappel & lunch are also available at extra cost
  • Arenal Volcano Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs
  • Self guided Arenal Hanging bridges
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Managua – Los Robles Hotel, standard room
  • Leon – Best Western Las Mercedes, standard room
  • Granada City – Patio Malinche, standard room
  • Rincon de la Vieja – Cañon de la Vieja Lodge , standard room
  • Arenal – The Volcano Lodge , Superior room or similar
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

1

Day 1 Arrival Managua

Upon arrival at airport in Nicaragua, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Managua

2

Day 2 Sand boarding

Activities:

  • The extreme sport, Volcano Boarding (Sand boarding), born in Nicaragua, is being offered at Cerro Negro active volcano. Accompanied by a Guide / Instructor you will climb Cerro Negro.
  • Upon arrival at the top you will receive a short exploratory tour of this young but impressive volcano. Standing on top of this volcano, you will have an immense view over a great part of the volcanic chain Los Maribios. After a short technical training you will make a short test run inside the crater of Cerro Negro.
  • After an optional photo shoot, technical evaluation and possible additional training, you will make your way to the outer rim of the crater. After some final explanations you will Volcano Board all the way down to the base of Cerro Negro.
  • Transfer back to the colonial city of Leon.

Overnight: Leon – (B)

3

Day 3 Telica Volcano Hike

Activities:

  • Another active volcano in Nicaragua is the Telica. The most recent and sudden eruption was in 1948, but have reported other less intense. Telica volcano is continuously emitting gas and ash and lava can be seen at the bottom of the crater. The area around the volcano suffers from volcanic activity. Accompanying the Telica are other craters and hot springs are believed to San Jacinto are connected to the volcano. With a height of 1.061 meters, Telica is not as high as San Cristobal, which makes the climb less difficult. The slopes are so steep nor so the difficulty of the climb lies in the path of travel.
  • There is no path to the foot of the volcano, so you have to walk a bit before you arrive. The surroundings are pretty dry and tropical settings.
  • Free afternoon to walk around and visit the main churches, the Cathedral (hike the tower to get an amazing view of the city and volcanoes), as well as a magnificent Art Gallery with painting from Europe and Central America, distributed in 2 colonial houses.

Overnight: Leon – (B)

4

Day 4 Granada Colonial City & Night Tour Masaya Volcano

Activities:

  • Drive south to reach Granada, the nicest colonial city of Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1524 Granada is the oldest colonial city on the Isthmus; that heritage adds to the charm and character of the place today. Today’s Granada is a delightful town, its streets are lined with Spanish-style houses with large wooden doors opening onto cool interior patios. A wonderful walking city, although some buildings appear to be on the verge of collapse, many others have been beautifully renovated and now function as restaurant, hotel, or residential home. A great way to get a nice overview of the city is by ascending the towers of the La Merced church.
  • Walk around the city and enjoy a delicious lunch on your own at “La Calzada”.
  • Around 4:00 pm depart to Masaya Volcano where you will watch parrots returning to their unusual home: Santiago’s active crater. Take a walk into the heart of the earth through lava tubes while three different species of bats fly over your head. Learn about the history, geology and ecology of this particular volcano.

Overnight: Granada City – (B)

5

Day 5 Mombacho Volcano Adventure (Canopy & Natural Reserve)

Activities:

  • The Mombacho Volcano is one of the most prominent volcanoes in Nicaragua, located only 10 km from Granada. The ride uphill only is an adventure by itself. Whether it’s your own car or the truck you’re using, the incredible steepness of the volcano guarantees a spectacular ride. You will see coffee plantations and later on the cloud forest next to the single lane road. The views are also spectacular from here.
  • Explore a breathtaking view of the tropical forest of the Mombacho Volcano and enjoy a pleasant Canopy Zip Line Tour while enjoying close contact with nature.
  • This tour is a combination of both Mombacho walking around the crater and Canopy with its 17 platforms – 3 Hanging Bridges – 10 Steel Cables with a height about 25 – 30 meters.

Overnight: Granada City – (B)

6

Day 6 Rincón de la Vieja

Activities:

  • After breakfast, transfer back Peñas Blancas (Costa Rica border).
  • Continue to Rincon de la Vieja National park.
  • This park is named after the active Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Being one of the most accessible volcanoes of the area, you can reach the numerous cones, craters, and lagoons either on horseback or by foot. In here you will also find fumaroles and boiling mud pools, steam vents, and sulfurous hot springs with therapeutic properties.

Optional Activities: Various optional tours are offered outside the park including canopy, horseback, hiking, and birding tours.

Overnight: Rincon de la Vieja – (B)

7

Day 7 Horseback ride

Activities:

  • We have two rides. The first ride takes about 1:30 hours, the second one 2:30 hours long, both through the dry forest and next to the beautiful Grand Canyon. The second ride gives you the chance to enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the river. Furthermore roamed the plains of grass and tropical dry forest.
  • As part of our tour there are some viewpoints where visitors can admire the volcanos Rincon de la Vieja, Tenorio and Miravalles, and hopefully enjoy wildlife in the area.

Optional Activities:  Combined tours including rafting, canopy, horseback ride and/or rappel & lunch are also available at extra cost.

Overnight: Rincon de la Vieja – (B)

8

Day 8 Arenal

Activities:

  • Today you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the Arenal volcano area.
  • Arenal Volcano Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs.
  • late afternoon visit to the trails of El Silencio and the volcanic thermal mineral pools at Tabacon Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak and enjoy of a delicious dinner.

Overnight: Arenal – (B)

9

Day 9 Self-guided Arenal Hanging bridges

Activities:

  • Hike and experience the 2 miles of our interpretive loop trail, crossing fifteen bridges, ranging from 16 to 330 feet long, suspended on the primary rain forest. You can do all the walking by yourself with the help of a map trails as your personal guide.
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges is an eco-tourist project of trails and bridges where the main target is the observation and protection of nature. The private natural reserve, with almost 250 hectares of Tropical Rain Forest, has a vast variety of species from the location.
  • The project has eight (8) stand bridges whose lengths oscillate between 8 and 22 meters of length, as well as six (6) hanging bridges, of elegant design and great safety, built with the latest technique that have 48 and 98 meters of road between the towers.

Overnight: Arenal – (B)

10

Day 10 Departure

Departure: Transfer to the international airport.


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Costa Rica, Central America
Area (SQ KM): 51,100
Population: 4,814,144
Capital: San Jose
Language(s): Spanish (official), English
Religion: Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Jehovah's Witnesses, Protestant
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Time Zone: UTC - 6
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