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11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 01: Arrival at San José, Costa Rica. Transfer to your hotel.

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 drives you to your hotel in San Jose and give you your welcome kit.

 

Option A: Hotel Radisson. Standard Room. (B)
Option B: Real Intercontinental Hotel. Standard Room. (B)

 

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


Day 02: Bus & Boat transfer to Tortuguero.

Facing the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero River is one of Costa Rica’s main treasures. Its name, Tortuguero, meaning “place of turtles” is renowned for its yearly arrival of 4 different turtle species that nest on its beaches. To get to your destination hotel we will provide a bus transfer from San Jose to one of the important ports of the canals.  Once at the jungle canals you may board a small motor boat that will traverse the canals in the rainforest to your chosen hotel. The approximate time of travel from San Jose to your hotel will be 5 hours, including the land and boat transfers.

 

Option A: Hotel Aninga. Standard Room (B, L, D).
Option B: Hotel Manatus, Deluxe. (B, L, D).

 


Day 03: Programmed activities in Tortuguero.

Through an infinite network of river canals and mangroves, you will experience a truly unique contact with nature.  Although remote, there is rich, stunning, unspoiled nature as well as fauna. Hiking and a boat trip is included. On turtle nesting season (July to October), there is an optional tour at night available upon request at the hotel (Not included).

 

Option A: Hotel Aninga. Standard Room (B, L, D).
Option B: Hotel Manatus. Deluxe Room. (B, L, D).


Day 04: Boat & bus transfer to Guapiles. Pick up rental car to drive to the 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. Since July 29, 1968 when Arenal Volcano first erupted, caused massive damage and destroyed the town of Tabacon, visitors came to witness the earth rumble and the lava flow from afar. Tourism and attractions in the area flourished. 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.

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn. Standard Superior Room (B).
Option B: Arenal Nayara. Casita Deluxe (B).


Day 05: Free day to enjoy Arenal and its surroundings.

This day enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or choose one of many activities that are offered in the area. 

 

Optional tours are: Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge tour, tour of the Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Resort hot springs, sport fishing on Lake Arenal, Guided hike of the Arenal Volcano, Mountain Biking, Venado Caves Tour, horseback riding, safari float.

 

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn. Standard Superior Room (B).
Option B: Arenal Nayara. Casita Deluxe (B).


Day 06: Self-drive to Monteverde.

Monteverde is a small town nestled between two primary cloud forest reserves.  It was founded by Quaker families in the 1950’s who left the USA and its war behind. Costa Rica is perfect for the Quakers as it doesn’t have a military prescence.  The Quakers developed the dairy farms who now supply the country with the Monteverde cheese.  Monteverde is a birder’s and orchid lovers 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. The famed Quetzal resides in the cloud forests of Monteverde.

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel. Superior Room (B).
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Balcony Room (B, L, D).


Day 07: Free day at Monteverde.

Live the adventure of walking over suspension bridges, gliding through canopy zip lines, or admire the views from the seat of an aerial tram.

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel. Superior Room (B).
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Balcony Room (B, L, D).


Day 08: Self-drive to Tamarindo Beach.

Tamarindo is perfect for all travelers. The beach is known worldwide as a surfing destination but also offers neighboring beaches that are great for walks and exploring, such as Playa Grande, Playa Conchal or Playa Langosta. The golden sandy beaches, spectacular sunsets and upbeat nightlife, cafes and restaurants are an attraction to this area.

 

Option A: Tamarindo Diria Hotel. Lagoon Poolview Room (B).
Option B: Hotel Cala Luna. Deluxe King Room (B).

 


Day 09: Free day at Tamarindo Beach and surroundings.

Tamarindo, with its glorious beaches, offers outstanding surfing opportunities for beginners, intermediate and experienced surfers. Sport fishing tours are a great way to get out into these blue waters for the chance to catch Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Dorado. Watch the majestic leatherback turtles come upon shore to nest at Playa Grande or enjoy an early bird watching tour. Take a kayak snorkeling tour, horseback ride along beautiful beaches, or zip through the canopy of the tropical dry forest on a canopy tour.

 

Option A: Tamarindo Diria Hotel. Lagoon Poolview Room (B).
Option B: Hotel Cala Luna. Deluxe King Room (B).


Day 10: Self-drive 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.

 

Option A: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. Standard Room (B).
Option B: Real Intercontinental Hotel. Standard Room (B).


Day 11: Transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport 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 make plans to come visit Costa Rica 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.
  • 10 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • Tortuguero Package: ground and boat transportation from San José / to Guápiles, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) included, tour to the Tortuguero canals by boat through the National Park (entrance fee not included US$ 15.00 per person) and Visit to Tortuguero Village.
  • 7 days Car Rental Daihatsu Bego 4×4 (Manual transmission), or similar.  Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. CDW car insurance included.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

  1. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  2. 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.
  3. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  4. 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.
  5. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  6. 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$ 1025,00

 

Interested in this package? If you inquire we will send you a detailed proposal with a 100% accurate price. The rate listed here is per person, based on our low season rates, with double occupation, transportation, tours, meals, taxes, and service fees included as described, unless otherwise indicated. Not included in the price are travel insurance, personal expenses and international airfare. Remember that all our packages are customizable at no extra cost.

 

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