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Costa Rica

Best of Costa Rica

11 Days / 10 Nights

From

$1245

P/P Double Occupancy

Tortuguero-Arenal-Monteverde and Manuel Antonio-This trip includes all the best destinations that Costa Rica has to offer: adventure, wildlife and amazing natural settings, national parks and beach fun. Your days will be filled with exciting activities that will make your vacation truly unforgettable. You canít ask for more in one package!

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Day 01 Arrival / San Jose

Upon arrival to San Jose, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Located in the center of the country, San Jose is a bustling city full of culture, great restaurants, and lively nightlife. A great place to start your vacation! Lodging at Hotel Villa Tournon SUP room B included

Day 02 San Jose / Tortuguero (B, L, D)

Early morning pick up for the drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the canals lining the Atlantic Coast, where the three-hour boat trip to Tortuguero starts. A typical breakfast is served on the way. Tortuguero National Park preserves 21.000 hectares of tropical rain forest. Arrive at the lodge for lunch. The lodge will then schedule a tour to the village in the afternoon. This tour will provide detailed information on its history, culture and work in favor of conservation of the sea turtles and the flora and fauna in general. A visit to the Sea Museum of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation¬Ě is also included, but the donation of USD 1 per person has to be paid directly to the CCC. Overnight at Laguna Lodge (full board)

Day 03 Tortuguero Canals (B, L, D)

After breakfast guests will enjoy the boat tours along the canals of Tortuguero. Visit the canals within the National park to discover a large variety of birds and receive detailed information on the flora and fauna of the area. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards take an optional hiking trip around the hotel property. It is amazing how so nearby your room you can find different kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison arrow frogs and many birds and insects including the blue butterfly (Morpho peleides). Overnight at Laguna Lodge (Full Board)

Day 04 Tortuguero / Arenal (B, BB)

After breakfast, return by boat to the dock near Limon, then overland to Siquirres. In Siquirres, you will be picked up for your shuttle transfer to La Fortuna, home of the famous Arenal Volcano. Positioned within Costa Rica's fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal's perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer's dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your must-do in Costa Rica list. Until 2010, it was Costa Rica's most active volcano. Much to the enjoyment of its visitors, Arenal spewed enormous amounts of lava, gas and ash on a regular basis. That eruptive cycle which began with the infamous eruption of 1968 ended recently. Travelers to Arenal will still enjoy its bountiful sights, sounds and activities there are mountains to be hiked, lakes to be fished and rivers to be floated. As one of the country's most scenic and accessible areas, it is a requisite stop on any tour of Costa Rica. Overnight at Volcano Lodge& Gardens superior room B included x 2 nights

Day 05 Sky tram & SKy Trek (B)

Pick up at your hotel for your adventure tour. Sky Trek starts with a tour in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve, then begins a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists on a system of zip lines, that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system. Sky trek must be booked including the Sky Tram. Before leaving the main building to start your tour, you will be fitted with all of the necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, gloves), which the guides will take care to properly adjust. Afterwards the guides will deliver a safety speech detailing proper form and the innovative braking system. Sky Tram is a 20-minute aerial tram tour that starts in the Reception and reaches a wide observation deck at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, from where you can observed the rain forest, the Arenal volcano and lake. It consists of six gondolas for up to 6 people each and the trip length is 1250 mts. The journey in Sky Tram takes around 20 minutes one way with the possibility of intermediate with short stops that will be supplemented with information of a naturalist guide. Zipping along nearly two miles (three kilometers) of cables, you will see the rain forest as well as get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake from a whole new perspective.There are currently ten zip line cables and they range in height from 30 meters to 200 meters and in length from 200 meters to 750 meters.

Day 06 Lake Crossing to Monteverde (B)

pickup at the hotel for the scenic shared lake crossing transfer (boat-car) transfer to Monteverde. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve's inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. After check-in, feel free to explore your new surroundings. Overnight at the Trapp Family Lodge Mountain Suite B included x 2 nights

Day 07 Monteverde Cloudforest Hike (B)

You will hike through the well-marked-trails, waterfalls, rivers, and the observation area of the park. If you are lucky you might spot a Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds in the world. You will also see an amazing variety of flora and fauna in this tour. A must for all visitors. Includes: Transportation, entrance fee & bilingual guide Duration: 2 ¬Ĺ to 3 hrs

Day 08 Monteverde /Manuel Antonio (B)

After breakfast, a shuttle transfer will be provided to the world famous Manuel Antonio. Considered to be Costa Rica's most beautiful national park, Manuel Antonio Park has enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park. Options abound here! Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon hideaway or an action-packed visit, this premier destination has the answer. Overnight at the Hotel Espadilla std room B included x 2 nights

Day 09 Manuel Antonio (B)

Day at leisure in the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Park is closed on Mondays

Day 10 Transfer to San Jose (B)

Today, a shuttle transfer will be provided to San Jose. Overnight at Hotel El Rodeo std room B included

Day 11 Departure (B)

Transfer will be provided to the International Airport.

Prices Include
  • Airport transfers (arrival and departure)
  • Transportation throughout the itinerary (shared service)
  • Accommodations as mentioned above (or similar), including hotel taxes
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Excursions and entrance fees as mentioned
Prices Do Not Include
  • International air tickets
  • Extras and personal expenses
  • Park entrance fees $10pp
  • Additional meals or alcoholic beverages
  • Country Departure Tax ($28 per person)
  • Services not mentioned
  • Turtle nesting tour (available from July to October)
Notes
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Rates are per person in double occupancy in USD and are subject to change depending to specific dates