Multi-day tour Sabalos River Retreat - 2 nights

Costa Rica to Nicaragua multi-day tour, travel with us from La Fortuna (Costa Rica) to Sabalos (Nicaragua). Get in touch with nature; majestic views from your riverside cabin. First you travel from La Fortuna to Las Tablillas, border crossing with Nicaragua, by air-conditioned transportation, this is a shared transfer. After border formalities you continue by air-conditioned transportation to San Carlos (Nicaragua).

In San Carlos your journey continues by public boat to your hotel close to the village of Sabalos. Here you stay two night and afterwards you return to La Fortuna.

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  • What's included :
    • Ground transportation La Fortuna - San Carlos (Nicaragua) and viceversa
    • Transport by air-conditioned transportation
    • Border assistance Nicaraguan side of the border
    • Bilingual guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Shared boat transportation San Carlos - Sabalos and viceversa
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch (first and last day)
    • Dinner
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Mandatory U$8 per person Costa Rica departure tax which is payable at the time of tour check-in
    • Mandatory US$14 per person Nicaragua entrance tax and departure tax
  • Your multi-day tour (3 days) starts in La Fortuna. After pick up at your hotel by air-conditioned transportation you first travel for 2 hours to Los Chiles, there you have a coffee break. Afterwards you go to Las Tablillas which is the border crossing with Nicaragua at about 20 minutes from Los Chiles. Before going to Las Tablillas you first stop at a small office in Los Chiles to pay the exit taxes. Once you arrive at Las Tablillas you to do the border formalities at the Costa Rican side of the border after that you walk across to the Nicaraguan side of the border, only a short walk of 500 feet (150 meters). Here your guide waits for you to assist you with the immigration process. Your guide accompanies you to the air-conditioned transportation that takes you to San Carlos (Nicaragua). Once you arrive in San Carlos you have lunch. Then your guide leads you to the dock where your journey continues onto Rio San Juan where the village of Sabalos is situated. After 2 hours you get to your hotel. You have the afternoon at leisure, you can opt to explore the nearby rainforest or you can just relax in your hammock, overlooking impressive Rio San Juan. In the evening you have dinner included at the hotel.

    The next day you can do the optional touring supplement, allowing you to better explore the area. With the optional touring supplement you first visit the Indio-Maiz Biosphere Reserve, one of the most extensive and best kept Reserves of Nicaragua. You discover the dense rainforest by hiking one of the jungle trails. Next you visit El Castillo, a charming small town with a rich history. You have the afternoon at leisure to stroll around El Castillo, enjoying the panoramic views, colorful riverside houses and getting acquainted with the daily life of its friendly inhabitants. Of course you visit the `Fortress of the Immaculate Conception`, which once prevented pirates from looting colonial Granada and is now peacefully awaiting its nomination for UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next day you are leaving back to San Carlos at 07:30 AM and afterwards to La Fortuna (Note: On Sundays the boat leaves earlier to San Carlos, at 05:45 AM, if you go back on Sunday you have a complimentary drink and a city walk in San Carlos included before you head back to Costa Rica). Your guide again assists you at the border, Nicaraguan side, with the border formalities, after that transportation waits for you at the Costa Rican side to take you back to a restaurant in Los Chiles. Here you have lunch (included) and then you go back to your hotel in La Fortuna. You arrive in La Fortuna at 3:30 PM
  • Departure Point :
    All hotels in La Fortuna/Arenal area, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    All hotels in La Fortuna/Arenal area, if your hotel is located outside the 10 mile radius from the center of La Fortuna a surcharge is applied.
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (from La Fortuna to San Carlos)
    • Children from 4 to 11 years old get 30% discount, this only applies to two children being accompanied by two adults
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Agua Trails

Activity ID: V-30984P19

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