• Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
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Grab your passport and head over the border for a whistle-stop tour of Nicaragua’s best bits, from Liberia in Costa Rica. Take in the views from Catarina Volcano, haggle over handicrafts at the Masaya Artisan Market and visit the active Masaya Volcano. After a delicious lunch of typical Nicaraguan cuisine, explore the colonial town of Granada, where you can marvel over the historic architecture and admire views of Mombacho Volcano. Finally, set sail across Lake Nicaragua for a 1-hour sunset cruise, stopping to meet the friendly monkeys of Monkey Island along the way.


  • Full-day tour to Nicaragua from Liberia, Costa Rica
  • Visit Granada, Masaya Artisan Market and Masaya Volcano
  • Cruise across Lake Nicaragua and feed the monkeys on Monkey Island
  • Tuck into a typical Nicaraguan lunch
  • Separate driver ensures your guide’s full attention throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Full Day Nicaragua Tour

Active Masaya Crater

Customer Reviews

Marco Ribeiro United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

I had an amazing time, claudio our guide is world class. Very much recommend.

Yekaterina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Totally awesome day trip! It is a long drive from tamarindo but it was totally worth it as a quick overview of Nicaragua. I surprised myself by enjoying it so much i want to go back for a longer stay. Feeding the monkeys was definitely a highlight, especially since you cant do that in CR.

Phil Shields United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a wonderful experience and our guide Jose was exceptional. Everything we did had a wow factor including crossing the Border! and though it was a very long day it didn't feel like it - except for the last leg when tiredness hit us all. Breakfast by the lake, the volcano, boat trip and visit to Granada were just wonderful. PS the only gripe was viator contacting us by email the day before to say the trip may need rearranging and when we replied a response was not forthcoming so we had were left in a state of flux and had to contact the local tour company ourselves to find out what was going on. 5 star for the trip and 1 star for viator........

Justin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour, highly recommended. The drivers/guides ensured that we had a fantastic time. Very very long day from Tamarindo starting at 430am getting back at around 9p, but worth it. Dollars are taken everywhere so no need to convert into local currency. The views were great. Breakfast/dinner was good. One note: we had breakfast in Nicaragua and NOT Liberia. Plan accordingly.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an amazing tour and well worth your time! The day is LONG 4:30am - 9:30pm but the guides kept us on schedule and know the routines and areas very well. Breakfast and lunch were delicious, the volcano was super cool to see, and Granada has so much history. Nicaragua is stunningly beautiful! You might not otherwise see Nicaragua on your own, so take a day and do this. I rate this 5 stars - but a long drive! Be prepared. Bring your passports AND proof of your flight out of Costa Rica. You will need it upon re-entry into Costa Rica. Im told some travelers have forgotten that and had to return all the way to the border the next day to show it. Dont let that be you.

Victoria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tour was great but a long day! Gives a great insight to the country. The guide was fun and informative. Border crossings were quick. Small group which was nice. Recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was our first adventure on our week-long trip to Costa Rica and it was well worth it!!! We were picked up in Liberia which was great as we did not have be up and ready until 6am and we got back a little before 9pm. Our tour guide for the day in Nicaragua, Claudio, was fantastic, knowledgeable, great sense of humor, and crossing the board with him went very smoothly. The day was packed full of wonderful adventures that would have taken my friends and me at least three days to do on our own. It was full of beauty, laughter, and new friends!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was well worth the visit. Claudio the tour guide and Santos the driver were awesome. Crossing the border was a breeze. Claudio was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour which made it a great experience. He timed everything perfect allowing our group less congestion with other groups. Breakfast was just ok...but lunch in Masaya was terrific! I highly recommend this tour!!

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This trip was great. We had a great tour guide Marlena Don't know if that was her name or not and I feel horrible about not remembering because she is great! who met us at the border. She had pride and was very passionate about her country and sharing about her personal life. I'm glad I read the reviews before going because it prepared me for the long day ahead. I would suggest bringing water because you only get one bottle on the trip. The food, volcano, chocolate tour, and feeding the monkeys was a great hit! We didn't get home until really late and left really early, but this trip makes us want to go back and spend more time in Nicaragua.

Kerri Louise B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

David our tour guide in Nicaragua was informative and our breakfast was prepared beautifully. I'm including pictures of the town of Granada which were taking from the top of the church. Monkey Island where Linda came up to the boat, the active volcano and the dormant volcano. This trip was fabulous and I would recommend this trip to anyone in Costa Rica.

I booked this tour through Native's Way by way of Viator in March. Viator was extremely helpful since there weren't a lot of offerings for the area / hotel we were staying. I had contact Viator and they were super friendly when I explained where I was staying and having issues trying to book other tours. They provided me with Native's Way name and their website, which enable me to book other tours. I would recommend them Native's Way as a tour company and would book through Viator as well.

I've actually been back to Costa Rica early this month May and reached out to Morgan at Native's Way. She's spot on for what you are looking for and had hired Miguel.

Miguel is a funny personable person. He loves his country and truly enjoys his job. He makes sure you are have good time. I plan on taking my father next year to Costa Rica and you can bet my bottom dollar I will be reaching out to Morgan and requesting Miguel.

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