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Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua - Explore!
15 days

Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

From San Jose to Managua
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US $2,750
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  • Embark on a tranquil forest walk at La Selva
  • Hike in the tropical forest around famous Arenal
  • Look out for monkeys, toucans and hummingbirds
  • Explore the colonial cities of Leon and Granada


Start in San Jose and end in Managua! With the hiking & trekking tour Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 13 other destinations in Latin America. Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in San Jose
  2. Day 2: Walk in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Drive to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
  3. Day 3: Follow trail through primary rainforest at La Selva. Free afternoon
  4. Day 4: Travel to Arenal. Local walk. Optional thermal baths
  5. Day 5: Hike through the rainforest to Burrito Waterfall
  6. Day 6: Drive around Lake Arenal and on to Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  7. Day 7: Hike thorough Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park to waterfall
  8. Day 8: Cross the border to Nicaragua. Take ferry to Isla Ometepe
  9. Day 9: Hike through cloudforest to San Ramon Waterfall
  10. Day 10: Ferry back to mainland and drive to the colonial city of Leon
  11. Day 11: Drive through Los Maribios and volcano hike on El Hoyo
  12. Day 12: Drive to Granada, one of Central America's most beautiful cities; explore on foot
  13. Day 13: Four-wheel drive and hike along the Puma Trail on a walking tour of Mombacho Volcano
  14. Day 14: Free day in Granada
  15. Day 15: Drive to Managua Airport where our trip ends
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  • 4.5
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    All trips I have done with Explore have been exactly as shown in your brochure. Very pleased with the way everything is organised.
    Trip date: February 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Thought it was a well-balanced itinerary exploring two contrasting countries. Plenty of activity, no exhausting journeys on to the next destination, and adequate relaxation time for those that needed it.
    Trip date: February 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

15 days
Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
From San Jose to Managua
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    Costa Rica

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    Costa Rica and Nicaragua


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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