Costa Rica – Nicaragua 3 days
3 days/ 2 nights
Costa Rica-La Fortuna: Rest in the hot springs of volcano Arenal
1 p. m.: Reception of the participants
1:30 p.m.: Departure to San José by bus (Teatro Nacional).
4:30 p. m.: Arrival La Fortuna.
Fortuna is one of the closest tourist attractions to the volcano Arenal. The volcano Arenal began his activity in July 1968 with ejection of gases, emition of lava, smoke and explosion from materials accompanied by strong drumming noise. One of the volcanic crater is still in activity. This phenomenon is daily routine for the community and those/its people.
Accommodation: Cabins „La Catarata“ they are located near the house of the family Vargas Quiros. Each cabin has space for 3 people, private bathroom, space for cooking and a table. Throughout your cabin you can enjoy the incredible view in the direction of the volcano Arenal.
Relaxing in the thermal water of Los Laureles
Los Laureles are the perfect place to relax in one of the 4 swimming pools with its slide and enjoy at the same time a panorama view to the volcano Arenal.
Dinner in Soda in La Fortuna
Night in the cabin „La Catarata“
Saturday: Nicaragua Adventure in the tropical forest
8 am: departure in the direction of Upala (duration: 3 hours)
Handling of customs
!Welcome to Nicaragua!
2 o´clock in the afternoon/noon: arrival at the “Refugio de vida silvestre Los Guatuzos”
This area is located to the corridor of Mesoamerica, it is one of the biggest biodiversity in Latin America. It is a wetland with international importance and is part of the Ramsar-areas (wetlands, which are protected)
This area is marked by high poorness.
To Los Guatuzos you can count 15 communities or rural district, one of the important is the community Papaturro. The main importance is the cultivation of cereal, agriculture and the longlasting/ for many years the cultivation of fishes.
(The Ramsar-convention for the important international wetlands, is a govermentconvention and
get used for the collaboration of the sustainment and rational using of the wetlands and its capital)
1 pm: lunch in the community of Papaturro
2 pm: accommodation: centro Ecologico Los Guatuzos
it is a center of discovery for plants and animals. Here they offer classes for professors of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In the ecological center they have a zoo, a breed for turtles, one for caimans and for butterflies, a orchid garden, a metrology station and 6 rope bridges. Besides they offer accommodation.
3 pm: tour to the rope bridge (duration: 2 hours)
The local guide will explain the species of animal, which can be found, in that zone.
You will see a collection of carcass craniums, maxilla of caimans and other protected animals. Visiting of the caimans, one of the metrological stations, its functionality and important information about the area to know it better.
Quickly we go in the direction of the rope bridge to see the animals and plants from above. After that we go to the orchid garden to see the smallest orchid of the world. Now we go through the zoo of breed butterflies and finally to the breed of turtles.
5 pm: free time
6 pm: boat tour at night (duration: 2 hours)
Its a driving route with a motor boat across the river „rio papaturro“ where the guide explain us the different animals who are active in the dawn. During the tour we can observe nocturnal bird, a type of crocodile (guajipales), bats and caimans.
Dinner in the house of one family in Papaturro
Night in “centro ecológico.
Sunday: Costa Rica Return to San José
Option: Nicaragua- tour to the see of Nicaragua to see the sunrise
5 am: Option: Tour with the Kayak over the river Papaturro to the big sea (duration: 3 hours 30 min)
We will wake up very early to see the sunrise. Departure in the direction of Papaturro. Arrival at the sea of Nicaragua, it is one of the largest seas in the world. During the route we can observe a huge variety of species like water birds, turtles of the big sea, iguana who be mistaken very often with the fat tree. Amazingly the iguana make a downswing from the highest point of the tree beginning with the sunrise in direction of the water. When we are by the branch of the big see, we can see the island group of Solentiname and also the mountain chain of volcanoes from Costa Rica. Sometimes it is possible to see the island of Ometepe.
6 am: Café or refreshment on the big sea.
8 am: breakfast with a family in Papaturro
9 am: departure and return to San José with a bus (duration: 5 hours)
Handling of customs
2 pm: arrival in San José (Teatro Nacional)
Inlcuded in the price:
- private transport in the bus
- 2 nights with breakfast
- above named (2 dinner, 1 breakfast)
- entrance to the hot thermal water „los laureles“ in la fortuna
- handling at the borders
Not included in the price: drinks and the needs that are not on the above named list
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