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Day Tour to Nicaragua and Caño Negro

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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Day Tour to Nicaragua and Caño Negro - Booking Form

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We cannot confirm your booking until we have received the complete passport and other required info for ALL passengers. Not providing this info in a timely manner will be treated as a no-show.

Shuttle passengers crossing international borders (Costa Rica to/from Panama or Nicaragua) are required to give us additional info. Please specify in the box above for EACH passenger:
• Passport number
• Complete name as shown on passport
• Country of passport
• Date of Birth
• Occupation
• Destination hotel for Bocas del Toro bound passengers
• Passengers to Managua or Panama City on Tico Bus service must also email or fax us a color copy of their passport before we can confirm their booking.

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Terms and conditions
  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
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Day Tour to Nicaragua and Caño Negro - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.