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Day Tour to Nicaragua and Caño Negro

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The tour begins with a 90 minute drive through some of Costa Rica´s richest farmland. Once you arrive to the small town of Los Chiles, only 2 miles away from the Nicaraguan border, your English speaking driver assists you with the border formalities.

At the dock a comfortable boat is waiting to take you to Nicaragua, a one hour journey on the famous Rio Frio river where you can see fantastic wildlife and enjoy scenic views. You will surely spot many species from the adjoining Caño Negro National Reserve, like howler monkeys and the eye-catching ´Jesus Christ Lizard´.

On arrival in San Carlos, Nicaragua, your English speaking tour guide takes you around his colorful hometown, where you meet the friendly Nicaraguans and learn about rich history of San Carlos and the majestic San Juan River.

After a tasty traditional lunch at a riverside restaurant, and a very special cultural performance - different traditional dances by the dance group of La Tertulia - you return to Costa Rica…full of new impressions and everlasting memories!

Tour information:

Departures: 7:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from your Arenal hotel
Duration: approx. 10 hours
Cost per person: 2-3 pax: $129 p/p (Note: There is a 2 pax minimum for this tour).
4 pax and more: $99 p/p
Includes: Transport (overland and aquatic), Rio Frio Tour, Tour San Carlos, entrance fees, scenic riverside lunch, cultural performance
Not included: Customs fees (600 colones in Los Chiles and $14 in San Carlos), personal expenses, tips
What to bring: Valid passport and flight information, camera, cash (colones, dollars and cordobas are accepted).

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