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Day Tour to Solentiname Island in Nicaragua

Your adventure begins in La Fortuna after being picked up at your hotel. You will travel by a comfortable air- conditioned bus to the friendly town of Los Chiles, which is close to the Nicaraguan border. A bilingual guide will assist you with the border crossing and accompany you to the boat dock for departure.

You enjoy a spectacular boat trip on the Rio Frio where you see a wide variety of wildlife and colorful flora adjoining the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Before noon you arrive at the quaint town of San Carlos, Nicaragua, where a local guide will assist and show you some of the historic sites of the small city.

After the short walking tour you continue by boat to the Solentiname islands, crossing the Lake of Nicaragua, the second biggest freshwater lake in Latin America and the only one where you can find freshwater sharks!. First you go to an island called ¨La Venada¨, which is part of the Solentiname island group, where the Arellano family lives.

This family uses their time to create primitive or ¨naïve¨paintings. The palette of this genre is often bright, deep and rich. The initial development of these artistic endeavors came through the efforts of the well known priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal who settled in the islands in the 1960´s. Next you enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with a stunning view of the islands. At a short walking distance from the restaurant you visit a local workshop and a museum which tells the rich history of the place. To top off your day you visit the main island of Mancarrón where you see the artesans and the true meaning of their art.

After a day full of adventure, tradition and new experiences you will head back to San Carlos for a fast immigration process and then you will return to your hotel in La Fortuna.

Tour information:

Departures: 7:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from your Arenal hotel
Duration: approx. 10 hours
Cost per person: $215.00
There is a 4 pax minimum for this tour. If you would like to book this tour for less than 4 people, please contact us with your desired travel dates and we will advise if we can accommodate you.
Includes: Transportation (overland and aquatic), Rio Frio tour, local taxes, walking tour through San Carlos de Nicaragua, Lake Nicaragua boat tour, wisit of mentioned sites of Solentiname, scenic lunch, entrance fees, beverages
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

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Day Tour to Solentiname Island in Nicaragua - 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:
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• Country of passport
• Date of Birth
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• 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 Solentiname Island in Nicaragua - 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.