Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (from San Jose to Managua)

Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (from San Jose to Managua) - Explore!
Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (from San Jose to Managua) - Explore!
2 reviews
San Jose


  • 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
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Ferry
Physical Rating
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Local Guide, Mountain Hikes, Attraction-Based Hikes
Start in San Jose and end in Managua! With the hiking & trekking tour Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (from San Jose to Managua), 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 (from San Jose to Managua) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Trip starts 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: Trip ends at Managua airport

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    All trips I have done with Explore have been exactly as shown in your brochure. Very pleased with the way everything is organised.

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.

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    I was very impressed with the variety of tours available, personalised advice when asking about a particular tour and was even able to pay less than had I booked directly with the tour operator. Happy chappy.



Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (from San Jose to Managua)

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  • November 2019
  • Saturday
    Nov 16, 2019
    from San Jose
    15 Days
    Nov 30, 2019
    to Managua
    8 seats left
    USD $2,499

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About the countries

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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.
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.
Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.


San Jose is the starting point and Managua is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 766 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 28 km
  • Braulio Carillo National Park (Costa Rica)
  • 33 km
  • Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui (Costa Rica)
  • 66 km
  • El Burrito (Costa Rica)
  • 6 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 6 km
  • Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)
  • 74 km
  • Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park (Costa Rica)
  • 89 km
  • Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
  • 158 km
  • San Ramon (Nicaragua)
  • 126 km
  • Leon (Nicaragua)
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