Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for 14 days

Trip to Central America 14 days

Costa Rica and Nicaragua

The tour begins in Costa Rica where we will take you to the most beautiful places full of nature and life. First, stop in Monteverde with lots of fun in the cloud forest. From Monteverde to the celestial river, a phenomenon of nature worth seeing and enjoying.
In ecolodge lost river you will find the peace that it offers to be surrounded by nature. The whole establishment itself is an experience.

We go to Nicaragua by land until we reach San Juan del Sur, a beach destination where we have prepared some surprises. From San Juan to the picturesque island of Ometepe. Here we have included one of the excursions that we like most, the kayaking on the Istian river. Finally, in Nicaragua, we will visit the city of Granada with the view of the support lake from the Mombacho volcano.

It is a 14-day trip where you can experience nature in its purest state. Costa Rica and Nicaragua on the less traveled trails with Rutas Costa Rica.
Pura Vida!

Trip Highlights:
  • Rio Perdido Lodge
  • Hot springs in Monteverde
  • Nicaragua Beaches
  • Ometepe Island
Tour Price
$2.627 per person
Private Trip for 2 people

We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
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TRIP OUTLINE

  • Trip Outline

    Costa Rica privat trip

    DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA. SAN JOSE

    Arrival at the Juan Santa María airport in San Jose and reception by our driver.
    Transfer to the hotel in San Jose.
    Night at the Holiday Inn Express 3***



    Monteverde

    SAN JOSE - TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (Breakfast and lunch)

    About 10:00am in the morning, we wait for you in the lobby of the hotel for the transfer to Monteverde. It's about 4 hours of transfer. For lunch we take you to one of our favorite restaurants in Monteverde. Depending on the time of arrival you can check in and then we take you to lunch.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines
    It is a charming lodge within the Monteverde forest. They do not offer breakfasts and they are dedicated only to pure lodging. For breakfast, there is a cafe just opposite the lodge that has everything. On the other hand, as the rooms are equipped with kitchen, you can prepare your own breakfast that you like.


    Monteverde

    DAY 3: MONTEVERDE: SANTA ELENA RESERVE - BRIDGES AND CANOPY (Lunch)

    In the morning, we enter to the Santa Elena Reserve where you will enjoy a walk through the cloud forest accompanied by our guide. After the visit to the biological reserve of Monteverde you can have lunch in the same restaurant as the reserve. After lunch, we have prepared a tour of the largest suspension bridges in Latin America. To end the day our friends in charge of the best Canopy tour await you to enjoy hanging in the skies of Costa Rica, traveling the longest wires in Latin America.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines


    Monteverde

    DAY 4: HORSES - THERMAL (Breakfast and lunch)

    About 9:00am in the morning, we wait for you at the reception of your hotel for the transfer to a place where a horseback riding route through a beautiful landscape awaits you. The route ends next to a river and here you can enjoy two hot springs. After this route, our friend Hipolito will have prepared lunch for you. You will be back at your hotel about 1:00pm.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines


    Celeste River

    DAY 5: FROM MONTEVERDE TO THE RÍO CELESTE (Breakfast)

    Pick up your baggage and prepare for the transfer to the Rio Celeste area.
    About 3 hours to get to the hotel near the Rio Celeste.

    Night at the Rio Celeste Waterfall Hotel



    Celeste River waterfall

    DAY 6: EXCURSION TO RIO CELESTE AND VOLCANO TENORIO (Breakfast)

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Tenorio volcano region.
    Departure about 8:00am. Its celestial river, its bright colors, its charm, its waterfall ... all in a forest very well preserved from the impact of the human being.
    It will be two hours by car until you reach the Tenorio National Park and where the car will park to start walking along the entrance path. This path goes towards the cascade of the Rio Celeste, continuing with the path we arrive at the blue lake, the borbollones and the teñideros, site where two rivers mix to form the alchemy that produces this so special color of the celestial river.
    (It is about a walk of two and a half hours).
    If the weather allows it, you can see the Tenorio volcano from the viewpoint. Route with local guide of Tenorio National Park.
    From Rio Celeste we take you to a magical place in Costa Rica: Rio Perdido.
    Night at Lost River Ecolodge


    Río perdido in Costa Rica

    DAY 7. FREE DAY TO ENJOY THE LOST RIVER (Breakfast)

    We leave you this day free to enjoy this unique lodge in an environment that removes hiccups. From the accommodation there are some adventure activities and also nice walks. If you prefer that we organize an excursion for example to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, you only have to ask for it.
    Night at Río Perdido Ecolodge


    DAY 8: FROM COSTA RICA TO NICARAGUA BY PEÑAS BLANCAS (Breakfast)

    Costa Rica and Nicaragua trip

    Today we will cross the border to Nicaragua by land. It will be about two hours until you reach Peñas Blancas. Here you have to fill out a form and pay 10 USD per person. After checking your baggage and passport, you can go to Nicaragua. On the other side, our driver is waiting for you in Nicaragua to take you to the town of San Juan del Sur. In San Juan del Sur we take you to a hotel located downtown and from where we will explore one of the most beautiful coasts of Nicaragua.
    Night at Hotel El Barrio 3 ***
    You can also organize a trip to the Maderas Volcano (1,394 meters). Departure in the morning in 4x4 to Hacienda Magdalena. From this place, we started climbing the Maderas volcano through the jungle to the crater where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Then it descends into the crater full of incredible turquoise waters. Time of the walk: 6 hours.


    Ometepe island

    DAY 9. WALK THROUGH THE BEACHES NEAR SAN JUAN DEL SUR (Breakfast)

    Today, we will take you to visit the most beautiful beaches near San Juan del Sur. It will be a half-day tour. The best time to start may be around 10:00am in the morning so we end up in San Juan del Sur for 4:00pm in the afternoon.
    Night at Hotel El Barrio 3 ***


    beaches of Nicaragua

    DAY 10: FROM SAN JUAN TO THE OMETEPE ISLAND (Breakfast)

    In the morning, we pick you up at the hotel to take you to Rivas (30 minutes) and here you will take the ferry that takes you to the Island of Ometepe. It is a one hour transfer to reach the port of Moyodalpa. Arrival and transfer to Santo Domingo passing through the Charco Verde Lake.
    Villa Paraiso 3***


    DAY 11: TRAVELING THE OMETEPE ISLAND (Breakfast)

    Santo Domingo beach in Ometepe island

    First thing in the morning, we take you to the estuary of the Istiam River, which you can visit in Kayaks. After a couple of hours of travel we will take you to lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a dip in the waters of Ojo de Agua. We finish the route with a beautiful sunset in Punta Jesús Maria.
    You can also organize a trip to the Maderas Volcano (1,394 meters). Departure in the morning in 4x4 to Hacienda Magdalena. From this place, we started climbing the Maderas volcano through the jungle to the crater where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Then it descends into the crater full of incredible turquoise waters. Time of the walk: 6 hours.
    Villa Paraiso 3***


    DAY 12: OMETEPE ISLAND - CITY COLONIAL OF GRANADA (Breakfast)

    colonail city of Granada Nicaragua

    n the morning, we will board a ferry that will take us back to Rivas. From Rivas we will continue with our vehicle until we reach Granada. The transfer lasts about an hour and a half. Once in Granada we will show you the whole city through a guided tour. Granada was founded in 1524 by Captain Francisco Hernández de Córdoba around the Mombacho volcano and along the great Nicaragua Lake (or Cocibolca Lake). Visit the historic center with numerous churches and convent. In the historical center of Granada we will stop at its cathedral and its numbers colonial buildings and churches. We will finish the day with a visit of the pre-Columbian museum and the museum of the revolution and the central market.
    Hotel Plaza Colón 4****


    Apoyo lagoon tour

    DAY 13: MOMBACHO VOLCANO AND APOYO LAKE (Breakfast)

    This morning, we will go to the Mombacho Volcano National Park.
    On your arrival, we visited the interpretive museum. Then, the climb to the top of the volcano that lasts approximately two hours; Once up we will take the path in the forest to the edge of a crater to observe the endemic fauna and flora of the nature reserve and enjoy a panoramic view of Granada, Las Isletas and Laguna de Apoyo (approximate duration: 1 hour on the trail ).
    From Mombacho to Lagua de Apoyo, an incredibly cool blue water source in the crater of an ancient volcano of the same name, where you can swim.
    Lunch at the edge of the lake and return to Granada to spend the night.
    Hotel Plaza Colón 4****




    Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua

    DAY 14: TRANSFER TO MANAGUA AND INTERNATIONAL RETURN FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    Transfer to the capital Managua. Depending on the flights, visit the city and transfer to the airport to take the international flight back home.



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  • Price of this Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for 14 days

    $ 2627.00 /Person Private Trip for 2 people

    TRIP INCLUDES:

    • Certified guide for excursions in Monteverde, Río Celeste, Ometepe and Granada
    • All transfers are in private, except for the excursion of the Mombacho Volcano and the Ometepe Ferry
    • The indicated meals.
    • Entrance fees to all National Parks
    • Entrance fees for activities Horseback, Canopy, Bridges, Thermal …
    • International Travel and Cancellation Insurance Consult coverages

    TRIP EXCLUDES

    • International flights
    • Meals and drinks are not indicated
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