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9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 01: Arrival at San José, Costa Rica. Transfer to the hotel in San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and exited the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you to your hotel in San Jose and give you your welcome kit.

 

Double Tree Cariari by Hilton, Standard Room (B).

(Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)


Day 02: Transfer or Self drive to Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Volcano located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. It’s perfectly coned shaped volcano was the most active volcano up until 2010. Tourism and attractions in the area flourish now. One of the most popular reasons to visit Arenal Volcano (besides all of the adventure activities in the area) are the wonderful volcano heated hot springs that come from the geothermal activity beneath Arenal.

 

Los Lagos Hotel & Resort. Superior Room (B).

 


Day 03: Farm Tour

After a short 35 minute drive, we will arrive to a beautiful area dedicated to reforestation, owned and operated by Mendez Family, located in La Tigra of San Carlos near from the mountainous area around the Children´s Eternal Rainforest. Here we will take a short nature walk where we will be able to discover the rainforest typical to the region and some of the unique animals found in this area such as the anteater, tinamus bird, coatimundi, morpho butterflies, several tropical bird species and much more.

 

After the trail walk, we will return to the Family Farm. Once we arrive, we will learn about the daily lifestyle of a typical Costa Rican farm family, their customs, traditions, and daily chores to maintain their farm.  Next, we will tour the property through the plantations of products like black pepper, vanilla, yucca, coffee, banana, corn, and many other traditional crops. Finally, we will enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh products from the farm prepared on a wood burning stove for the most authentic Costa Rican flavor, before returning to La Fortuna in the late afternoon.

 

Los Lagos Hotel & Resort. Superior Room (B).


Day 04: Transfer or Self drive from Arenal to Monteverde. Guided night hike in the Monteverde cloud forest!

Monteverde is a birder’s and orchid lover’s paradise.  91 species of migratory birds are known to stop in Monteverde and it is also the site with the largest number of orchids in the world with 34 of 500 species newly discovered. Enjoy hummingbirds everywhere. The famed bird of the Maya indians, the Quetzal, resides in the cloud forests of Monteverde, with some luck you may see one!

For your guided night hike in Monteverde:

For a different perspective on touring the Monteverde National Park, get a guided hike at night to learn about nocturnal wildlife using more your ears than your eyes.  When turning off your flashlight, enjoy the light show of fireflies around you or discover a phosphorescent mushroom on the ground.  Experience the rich interconnectivity of cloud forest bio diversity!

 

Poco a Poco Hotel & Spa, Garden Family. (B).


Day 05: Hanging Bridges tour in Monteverde.

Discover the jungle trails like a monkey or a bird above the tree canopies through a hanging bridges tour!  A bilingual naturalist guide will point out various species of birds, animals and plants along the way.  The hanging bridges are located in a 250 hectare reserve of primary forest.  The trails are a 3km loop among 16 state of the art bridges of which 10 are static and the other 6 are hanging.  The length of the bridges range between 22 – 98 meters long.

 

Poco a Poco Hotel & Spa, Garden Family. (B).


Day 06: Transfer or Self-drive from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio.

The beaches of Manuel Antonio are one of the nicest and closest beach destinations from San Jose!  Here the majority of hotels, restaurants, night life and center of town are located on the hill top overlooking the Pacific Ocean and spectacular sunsets.  Manuel Antonio is a perfect destination for everyone. The destination offers numerous adventure activities such as nature hikes, snorkeling, wildlife watching (exceptional to view various species of monkeys, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians). The town of Manuel Antonio also offers great restaurants and night life. 

 

Costa Verde Hotel. Bungalow A-11 (B).


Day 07: Guided Walk at the Manuel Antonio Park

Start your day with an expert guide pointing out the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park. Here you will spot white faced Capuchin monkey, red back squirrel monkey and howler monkeys, three toed sloth and two toed sloth, coatis, agoutis, brilliantly colored land crabs, some species of butterflies, pelicans and a lot more! Take care with that monkey! Is he trying to steal your lunch? The relaxed walk through the park lasts around 2.5-3 hours.

 

Costa Verde Hotel. Bungalow A-11 (B).

Please note: The Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays.

 


Day 08: Transfer or Sel-drive from Manuel Antonio to San José.

Just a few minutes from the airport you will find the bustling capital San José, where you will encounter the warmth and friendliness of the Costa Ricans. Spend a day relaxing at your hotel or take a historic tour around the city visiting our museums or the National Theater. There are also plenty of opportunities in the surrounding areas like coffee tours, volcano hikes and adventure trips.

 

Double Tree Cariari by Hilton, Standard Room (B).


Day 09: Transfer to the international Airport Juan Santamaría in San José

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home. Share your stories and photos with family and friends and at school and male plans to come visit again soon!




Included

Includes

  • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
  • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
  • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • 8 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • 7 days Car Rental Rav 4 Standard Superior. Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. CDW car insurance included.
  • 4 Excursions Incuded: (Shared tours)
  • Farm Tour – Included: Transportation, guide, entrance fee, equipment, snacks, drinks and lunch.
  • Night Walk to Observe Wildlife – Included: Entrance fee, transportation and bilingual guide.
  • Hanging Bridges – Included: Transportation, equipment, bilingual guide.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park – Included: Transportation, soft drinks, bilingual guide, national park entrance fee and lunch.

Excludes

  • Other meals than indicated as included.
  • National Park Entrance fees.
  • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
  • Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included).
  • International flights.
  • Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
  • Travel insurance.


The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card and driver’s license (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.

Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.

  1. Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
  2. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  3. Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
  4. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  5. Prepare for cool winters, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
  6. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  7. Take an electric converter and adapter.

Important Note

What makes us different? You can customize your trip to fit your exact needs. Maximize fun time and minimize hassles, mistakes and travel time. Every detail from airport pick-up to adventure tours and activities are arranged by us to make sure the only thing you have to worry about is having fun. Use our quick and easy trip customization form and find out how affordable your dream Costa Rica vacation can be! With CRS you don´t just vacation in Costa Rica, you experience it!

 

Rate per person from: US$ 1133,00

 

Inquire now and we will send you a detailed proposal with a 100% accurate price. The rate listed here is per person, based on our low season, double occupation, with transportation, tours and meals, taxes and service fees as described, unless otherwise indicated. Special rates for children apply.

Not included in the price is travel insurance, personal expenses and international airfare. Remember that all our packages are customizable! Share your ideas with us and we`ll plan it!

 

 

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