Golden Tours Nicaragua

Exclusive Central America

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Bilingual, experienced & certified Tour Guide

A/C Land Transportation
Water Transportation

2 People

We have prepared this package of nature thinking of you who love pristine tropical forests, explore majestic volcanoes, and float down peaceful waterways, obtaining a rare glimpse into the wilderness, flora & fauna of Nicaragua. Throughout your journey, get up close and personal with Nicaragua’s exotic animal life, encountering rare varieties of birds, monkeys, as well as more elusive species including jaguar, tapir, cayman, and sloths. Get to know the historical city of Granada, El Castillo, as you explore the many facets of Nicaragua’s unique landscape.

Day 1 - Flight into San José Costa Rica + Transfer to your Hotel

Welcome to Costa Rica! Today, a representative of Golden Tours Nicaragua will be waiting for you at the airport and from there, we will drive only about 10 minutes to the hotel. Once at the hotel, we will give you a complete itinerary with the total program we have in Central America.

Day 2 - Breakfast + Domestic Flight to Puerto Jiménez + Boat to Corcovado National Park + Lunch + Nature Tour + Biological Station in Corcovado.

Experience Costa Rica's beauty from a domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez, a boat ride to Corcovado's Bahia Sirena, breakfast at a local eatery, an early lunch, and an immersive 4-5 hour nature tour before a restful night at The Biological Station.

Day 3 - Morning Nature Tour + Breakfast + Boat to Puerto Jiménez + Transfer to Manuel Antonio National Park

Wake up to nature's song and enjoy a morning coffee before an early breakfast. Explore new forest trails for 2-3 hours, then return for a second breakfast. Travel by boat to Puerto Jimenez, then drive to Manuel Antonio National Park for an overnight stay.

Day 4 - Free Day - Opcional Tours (Nature Tour + Catamaran Tour)

Free day today in Manuel Antonio National Park, breakfast is included at the hotel. You have several options today such as staying at the hotel and relaxing and swimming in the pool, or join us on a nature tour inside this wonderful park, or a catamaran tour for a better relaxation on the ocean.

Day 5 - Transfer to Nicaragua’s Border + Transfer to Granada

Departing Manuel Antonio early, we will have breakfast at 7:00 am and begin a 4-hour journey to the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua at 8:00 am. After an hour for the migration process, we'll drive another hour for lunch. Finally, a one-hour drive will bring us to the beautiful city of Granada by 5:00 pm.

Day 6 - Granada City Tour + Isletas Boat Tour

Explore Granada's colonial charm with a guided city tour, visiting iconic sites and sampling local cuisine. In the evening, enjoy a sunset boat tour of Las Isletas, witnessing stunning views and rich wildlife.

Day 7 - Charco Muerto Community + HorseBack Riding + Hiking + Interacting with locals + Working as a local farmer + Camping

Start the day early with breakfast and an 8:00 am departure to Charco Muerto. Enjoy a horseback ride through a dry tropical forest, reaching a scenic mountain view. After a traditional lunch, swim in Lake Cocibolca. Prepare dinner with locals, share stories by a lakeside bonfire, and camp overnight.

Day 8 - Pottery Town + Katharina Lookout + Apoyo Lagoon + Masaya Volcano

Visit the pottery village of San Juan de Oriente, admire views from Katarina, swim in Laguna de Apoyo, and experience the sunset and lava lake at Masaya Volcano. Return to Granada in the evening.

Day 9 - Transfer to Leon + Cathedral Tour + SandBoarding at Cerro Negro Volcano

After breakfast, today we will leave for the city of León, which is two hours and 30 minutes from Granada. Arriving in Leon, we will have the tour of the largest Cathedral in Central America.

Day 10 - Transfer to Potosí Port + Boat to La Union El Salvador + Transfer to Playa El Tunco

Depart early with a packed breakfast at 6:00 a.m. for the Port of Potosi. After immigration, take a two-hour boat ride to La Union, El Salvador, then relax at El Cuco Beach for the rest of the day.

Day 11 - Free Day in El Tunco Beach

After a few days with many tours, today is a day of relaxation on this beautiful beach. Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Day 12 - Transfer to Antigua Guatemala + City Tour Antigua

Today we will also depart very early from Playa El Cuco to Antigua, Guatemala. The transportation will pick us up at 4:00 in the morning. The idea of traveling early is to be able to get to the city with enough time to enjoy it. In fact, at 3:00 in the afternoon we have a city tour of Antigua, Guatemala.

Day 13 - Overnight Tour to Tikal from Antigua

Depart early from Antigua to catch a 5:45 a.m. flight from Guatemala City to Petén. Tour Tikal National Park, exploring its ancient Mayan ruins, and enjoy a sunset view from a pyramid. Overnight in Tikal.

Day 14 - Flight to Guatemala City + Santa Teresita Spa Thermal + Massage & Relaxation

Upon our arrival in Guatemala City coming from Tikal, we will be picked up to be transported for just some minutes to the ideal place to enjoy our last day in the thermal water pools, relax in the Thermal Saunas, enjoy a Relaxing Massage and a Thermal Circuit, escape from tiredness in a Sustainable Hotel where besides tasting the exquisite dishes in its Restaurant, we will spend the night in an environment full of tranquility.

Day 15- Back home

In the morning, after breakfast, we will have to say goodbye to this wonderful region located in the heart of America. We hope you have enjoyed your adventure with us and expect to see you again.

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Dirk M
Dirk M
March 28, 2024
Simple the Best in Nicaragua don't know what to start. Mario loves his job more then most tour operations go, we first made reservations with him through WhatsApp about seeing the Islatas In Granada Nicaragua, It was perfect It was a little bit more expensive than the rest of their tour guides that are on the streets but he promised us a private tour any picked us up from the airport on time and gave us a beautiful Sunsets, I was a little apprehensive over giving him a deposit but his Google reviews were good and it was only $20 deposit. After that he did not push us to use him but we decided to use him to go to Mobacho volcano and do the Puma, after reading lots of reviews on how to do it we decided with Mario and his team. Honestly there was no shenanigans he picked us up from a hotel there was no waiting around to take a 4x4 vehicle the guide over there spoke perfect English and then his driver waited for us to be picked up It was fantastic compared to other people issues trying to save a little bit of money. He also gave as a right to the airport pretty late at night with his driver. Don't hesitate to use him and services for all your tour needs and Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Thank you again. Very polite all the transportation cars what clean and communicated very well. Thank you Mario and Gusto
Steve P
Steve P
March 8, 2024
Fantastic service!!!! I cannot say enough positive things about Mario and his company. They treated me and my group extremely well, far beyond the call of duty. If you are looking for a very knowledgeable tour guide and one with excellent connections I highly recommend them. Also, if you happen to get Maynor as a guide suggest you ask him to sing, he has literally an award-winning voice.
Roland
Roland
March 8, 2024
Amazing and Memorable Experience with Mario Romero and Golden Tours Nicaragua! Mario Romero of Golden Tours Nicaragua surpassed every expectation as a provider of group transportation, excursions, and as a tour guide and person. To begin with, Mario’s oral and written English and Spanish are superb. From his very first, detailed, descriptive, and thorough introductory summary-of-services email, our correspondence was professional, timely, and clear, enabling one of the smoothest "business" transactions I’ve ever enjoyed, covering logistics and pricing, but also littered with helpful tips and suggestions for me to hone my tour. A bit of context, I’m a Canadian musician and tour leader who ran a 2-week musical excursion for a group of 25 middle-aged choir singer “gringos” from Canada in February 2024. I’d been to Nicaragua before to plan the tour, and so I knew my way around, although I don’t speak Spanish. I needed support running my tour on a variety of fronts; little did I know that by engaging Golden Tours, I’d have most of them covered. Mario Romero responded to a query I’d posted on Facebook looking for recommendations for a bus company to get my group from the airport to our destination. I sent him a quick message outlining my needs, which he responded to promptly and professionally, as mentioned above. Not knowing him, I wrote a few more exploratory emails to feel out the collaboration. He answered all questions promptly and thoroughly, had great prices and services, and it was quickly apparent that he could offer much more to my tour than mere group transportation. And so I engaged him, a decision I have never been more happy with in my life. At that point, Mario helped me settle on the best dates and times for group movements and excursions, working around other facets of the itinerary and helping to bring focus and optimal sequencing among a diverse array of activities. As the collaboration progressed, Mario continuously adapted plans to best fit my group’s needs as he better understood their age and interests. In the end, Mario Romero and Golden Tours coordinated all of my group travel needs, first from the airport in Liberia across the border into Nicaragua, and then from San Juan Del Sur to Granada, to the Masaya Volcano, to Ometepe Island, to beaches, and other destinations. All of this unfolded perfectly and with great adaptability, for example, adapting to the fact that the group had multiple lodging designations to shuttle between. Mario also coordinated the bulk of my group’s excursions, which was enormously helpful since he made all the necessary calls and reservations, handled payment matters with venues, and dealt with small issues that arose directly with venue staff on my group’s behalf. Yes, that’s merely what the job entails, but he carried this out perfectly, never allowing an opportunity for misunderstanding to slow things down. In this capacity, he additionally served my group as translator, tour guide, historian, botanist, sociologist, and philosopher. I do not exaggerate. He even supported our choir by acting as MC and verbally introducing musical selections we sang in our three evening - and very much outside of business hour - concerts, a role I could never in my wildest dreams imagine that our “transport guy” would be able to fill. Mario was liked and respected by every member of my group, a response he earned by simply being an amazing human. At the end of the tour, having discovered Mario’s passion for music and his desire to learn to play, we gave him the group’s electric piano, as a parting gift and partial gesture of thanks. I will definitely be back to Nicaragua to work with Mario and all the guys from Golden Tours Nicaragua - drivers Justo Cárcamo, Marvin Calderón, and tour guide, Maynor Ríos, who led an unforgettable spontaneously-organized early-morning bird-watching tour along the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Thank you, Golden Tours Nicaragua!
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Susan-voyage
March 6, 2024
More than a tour guide! Mario provided lots of support to our musical ensemble during our visit to San Juan del Sur and Granada and shared his knowledge of Nicaragua, volcanos, birds and more. He attended all of our concerts and provided introductions to our repertoire in Spanish. Going beyond the role of a tour guide. Gracias!
David R
David R
February 4, 2024
Nicaragua in September I have traveled with Golden Tours several time and have had a wonderful experience every time. I recommend Mario to help you make your Nicaragha trip unforgettable. They are very knowledgeable and can answer questions or even help plan your trip. I am going back to Nicaragua the end of February and first of March and have everything booked with Golden Tours.
Sophie R
Sophie R
January 28, 2024
Great! Nous avons fait le tour Mombacho, Masaya et Laguna de Apoyo en une journée avec notre guide Abbott. Tout était parfait, il allait à notre rythme et répondait très bien aux questions.
Evelien
Evelien
January 12, 2024
una guía de sueños Mario es una guía fantástica! Él es amigable, confiable y muy útil. Logró involucrar a todos en el grupo cada vez. Sabe mucho y puede contar historias bien. Me sentí 100% cómodo con él y nada es demasiado para él. Él es el mejor guía que he conocido. Gracias, Mario ????
Stijn Beleyn
Stijn Beleyn
January 11, 2024
Authentiek, veel info over fauna en flora, amusement Super toffe ervaring in Nicaragua! Mario is de beste gids die je kan hebben. Hij verzet hemel en aarde om u volop te laten genieten van dit prachtige land! De trip naar Charco Muerto was een top ervaring om de lokale bevolking te leren kennen! Zeker niet twijfelen om hem te contacteren en volop te genieten van Nicaragua!!!!
tinatraveler
tinatraveler
January 10, 2024
Family tour with Mario Our family had a wonderful tour with Mario. He showed us around Granada and we had the best sunset experience at Masaya Volcano park. We got there early to see the sunset while most tours only came at night. Transportation to Ometepe and all the way to our resort in Costa Rica. He even set us up for transfer to Liberia airport. Always on time and professional. Highly recommend for peace of mind.
Peter D
Peter D
January 9, 2024
Best tourguide ever! Mario was our tourguide for 10 amazing days in Nicaragua. He showed us amazing places: El Castillo, Indio Maiz, Los Gatuzos, Solentiname, Granada and all the volcanoes in the area. Communication is excellent, his English is impeccable and his enthusiasm is the icing on the cake. Everything was super easy and smooth, he took us to places we would never have found on our own, places we would never have dreamt of going if it weren't for him. His love for nature, wildlife and people is contagious. His knowledge of the history and the culture of Nicaragua is vast and being around him is fun. While we were exploring and having the time of our lives, he was clearly enjoying the experience as well - which is awesome. Tip - if you can - visit Charko Muerto - you'll get a taste and feel of what the real Nicaragua is like that you cannot find anywhere else!