Full Day Nicaragua Tour From Costa Rica - Managua

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 15 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    04:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
    2: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    3: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Provin.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore all of Nicaragua's most famous highlights all in one day from Costa Rica!
You will see a dormant volcano crater, the active Masaya Crater, go shopping at the artisan markets, explore the colonial town of Granada, and go on a boat ride viewing the islets of Lake Nicaragua, and even get to feed monkeys!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Native's Way Costa Rica, Tamarindo, Province of Guanacaste

You will picked up from your hotel promptly and taken to the border where your guide will help you in every step of the crossing, which takes about 30 minutes. The guide will make the process easy for you and will take care of all of the passport paperwork and visas. From here we will travel to eat a hearty breakfast to start off the day.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mirador de Catarina, Catarina, Masaya Department

Here you will enjoy an incredible view over the dormant volcano crater, Granada, and Lake Nicaragua. You will be allowed to walk around freely for a while before getting back in the bus and heading to the next stop.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Masaya Crafts Market, Masaya, Masaya Department

Do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs and experience the Nicaraguan life style before sitting down for a typical Nicaraguan lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Masaya Volcano National Park, Masaya, Masaya Department

An active volcano where you will have the opportunity to stand right next to its crater and hear it rumbling and spewing of gases. An incredible, rare sight.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral de Granada, Granada, Granada Department

An old Colonial town near Lake Nicaragua. Stop at La Merced Church, considered one of the most beautiful buildings of Granada. It is flanked by a large tower that houses the church bells. You will ascend the stairs and reach the roof of the church. From here, youll have a panoramic city view of Granada, Mombacho Volcano, and Nicaragua Lake with the islets. This is the perfect place to take pictures of the beautiful city and the surroundings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Las Isletas, Lake Nicaragua

Your last stop is a one hour boat ride in Lake Nicaragua viewing the Nicarguan Islets around sunset. Your guide will stop by Monkey Island consisting only of monkeys that will come out and take food from your guide on the boat! You will then head back to Costa Rica, stopping on the way to pick up some snacks for the ride home.

Duration: 1 hour


Bottled water



Hotel, Condo, or House pickup and drop-off

All taxes, fees and handling charges

National Park fees

Entry/Admission - Masaya Volcano National Park



PCR Test or Vaccination Card

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Please bring your passport on the day of your tour

Entry to Nicaragua: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry

Your departure Ticket that proof of flight out of Costa Rica

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Entry to Nicaragua: Proof of Full Vaccination OR Negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of Entry

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Oct-2022

    This was a fantastic tour. There is a lot to see and do in Nicaragua in one jam packed day. It is a VERY long day, with a VERY early start. The guide was friendly and helpful, as where the people at each of the activities. Bring some cash as many areas we visited did not accept cc

  • 26-Oct-2022

    This is a great way to see Nicaragua. Our host, David, was splendid. The door to door tour is going to be a memory of a lifetime.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    This tour is definitely a must do when visiting Costa Rica. Everyone from Native’s Way was so professional and great from the time I booked the excursion. Our drivers in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua were great. Our tour guide Claudio was amazing and very knowledgeable. Definitely worth it.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    We decided last minute to add a trip to Nicaragua and regret nothing. Tour company was very responsive to any questions/ needs for the trip and tour guide was full of history to fill in some of the drive. It is a long drive but everything you see makes it worth it. You get to see a kaleidoscope of different things from volcanoes to carriage ride (extra cost) to a monkey jumping in our boat as we fed it.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    We had a day full of adventure and culture. The process to cross over from Costa Rica to Nicaragua was pretty easy and was handled well by our guide. Osvaldo was an amazing driver and was very friendly. Claudio was our guide and he was full of knowledge, jokes and random facts. Overall a great experience. Thank you!

  • 04-Oct-2022

    There were positive and negative things about this day trip. It’s a very long day and a lot of sitting in the bus and driving. There is a lot to see though, and the tour guide does a good job of not lingering in a place for too long ( although in some places like Granada I would’ve liked a little more time). The tour is very informational and we learned a lot about Nicaragua and it’s culture, so it’s good for getting a small taste of the country in a few hours. The food provided is also tasty, but I would bring a snack for the bus

  • 01-Oct-2022

    scam tour operator tried to keep the $230 i paid after they waited until the following day of my booking to inform me of covid requirements when it should be in front page with check boxes of me acknowledging that i am aware of such requirements. thankfully came to the rescue and issued me full refund. tour operator messaged me: a refund is not possible. after i booked a few hours prior. BEWARE who you’re dealing with. customers should not have to drill in to the site to find hidden disclaimers. it should be big and bold

  • 27-Sep-2022

    Where do I start?!?! Such a phenomenal experience. Our driver, Antonio and our guide, Misael were both so attentive and so helpful. We saw Rivas, Masaya, Granada, Lake Nicaragua and so much more! Highly recommend this tour. The long day is so so worth it for sure. Thank you, Native’s Way Costa Rica, Misael, and Antonio for this wonderful experience!!

  • 17-Sep-2022

    Great visit to Granada and the surrounding areas. The tour mode boarder crossing easy and hassle free. After seeing the line at the boarder, I was very happy that I chose this tour. The guide took care of everything and the meals were delicious Granada was informational and fun, but my favorite part was seeing the volcano.

  • 16-Sep-2022

    What an amazing trip to Nicaragua. Our guide Claudio was so knowledgeable and had the best attitude. We saw an active volcano, a colonial town, and went on a lake ride where we were able to feed monkeys. I was originally a little nervous to go to Nicaragua but I felt very safe with the tour guide. Highly recommend!

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