Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

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  • Active and outdoor
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends Granada, Nicaragua
  • +7
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Primary forest walk At La Selva Biological Station
  • Arenal Volcano Hike in the tropical forest around this famous volcano
  • Exotic tropical wildlife Look out for howler monkeys, toucans and humming birds
  • Isla Ometepe Experience the laid back atmosphere of this island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua
Start in San Jose and end in Granada, the trip Hiking In Costa Rica And Nicaragua is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Leon, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Isla Ometepe and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Hiking In Costa Rica And Nicaragua is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

This walking holiday in Central American journeys through the contrasting countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Hike up volcanoes, discover remote waterfalls and explore the tropical forests, seeing the diverse wildlife living in the tree tops. Isla Ometepe - Experience the laid back atmosphere of this island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua Arenal Volcano - Hike in the tropical forest around this striking volcano Leon and Granada - Explore these beautiful colonial cities
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
Hugh's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Hugh
  • On Dec 03 2019
James' review for another Explore tour
4 - Very Good
  • James
  • On Feb 24 2020
“The mix up on tour end date was very weird, but thankfully you handled it well. Will was very gracious and helpful to everyone with the complicated transfers.”
Geoff's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Geoff
  • On Feb 16 2020
“Yes. This area appears ideal for a winter cycling break and would like to do another next year. Alex does a trip to Granada I believe. We also had a brilliant group and all seemed keen to return.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in San Jose
  • Day 2 : Walk in Braulio Carrillo National Park. Drive to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
  • Day 3 : Follow trail through primary rainforest at La Selva. Free afternoon
  • Day 4 : Travel to Arenal. Local walk. Optional thermal baths
  • Day 5 : Hike through the rainforest to Burrito Waterfall
  • Day 6 : Drive around Lake Arenal and on to Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 7 : Hike thorough Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park to waterfall
  • Day 8 : Cross the border to Nicaragua. Take ferry to Isla Ometepe
  • Day 9 : Hike through cloudforest to San Ramon Waterfall
  • Day 10 : Ferry back to mainland and drive to the colonial city of Leon
  • Day 11 : Drive through Los Maribios and volcano hike on El Hoyo
  • Day 12 : Drive to Granada, one of Central America's most beautiful cities; explore on foot
  • Day 13 : Four-wheel drive and hike along the Puma Trail on a walking tour of Mombacho Volcano
  • Day 14 : Free day in Granada
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Granada
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • Hotel Sleep Inn (1 night)
  • Hotel Ara Ambigua (2 nights)
  • Arenal Montechiari Hotel (2 nights)
  • Canon de la Vieja Lodge (2 nights)
  • Hotel Charco Verde (2 nights)
  • Hotel Los Balcones (2 nights)
  • Hotel El Almirante (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • 4WD
  • Any international flights to San Jose and from Granada are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Hiking in Costa Rica and Nicaragua tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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