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12 Days / 11 Nights
Day 01: Arrive to San José, Costa Rica. Private transfer to your hotel in San Jose

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.

 

Hotel Presidente. Standard Room.

(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 rainforest to your lodge.

 

Laguna Lodge. Standard Room (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).

 

Laguna Lodge. Standard Room (B, L, D).


Day 04: Bus & Boat Transfer to Guapiles. Pick up rental car and self-drive to the Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Volcano located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. Its 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.

 

Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room (B).


Day 05: Free day at the Arenal Volcano and 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.

 

Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room (B).


Day 06: Self-drive to Rio Celeste.

Rio Celeste, an area named after its extraordinary river with bright turquoise waters is a rare and unique place!  The result of sulphur and calcium carbonate from the minerals in the river give the bright color.  As this river is situated inside the Tenorio National Park, one must hike within the park to see it.  Along its trails, wildlife abounds with extensive bird species, butterflies and monkeys. The area of Rio Celeste is remote from any town or nightlife.  There are no accessible restaurants, except for the one at your hotel.

 

Celeste Mountain Lodge. Standard Room (B).

 


Day 07: Free day at Rio Celeste and surroundings.

This free day on your own may be enjoyed with several different tours. Horseback riding, hiking, Rio Celeste / Tenorio Volcano National Park tour, cycling, rafting, Caño Negro tour or a visit to the Guatuso where the Indian community Maleku live are just but a few of the options in the area.

 

Celeste Mountain Lodge. Standard Room (B).


Day 08: Self-drive to Nosara Beach.

Nosara, best known for great surfing and yoga retreats is a calm, relaxed town with dark sands, dusty roads and down to earth beach bars.  If you are interested in upscale yoga retreats that offer daily sessions of yoga, healthy eating and spa treatments, come to Nosara. You may even want to take a month long teacher training course as well!

 

Harmony Hotel. Standard Cocos Room (B).


Day 09 &10: Free days to enjoy Nosara Beach and surroundings

Only 5 miles from Nosara is the Ostional Wildlife refuge. Here, endangered Olive Ridley turtles come to enjoy their eggs by the thousands. It is most spectacular phenomena to watch.  While in Nosara you may also enjoy zip linning tours, sport fishing and horseback riding.

 

Harmony Hotel. Standard Cocos Room (B).

 


Day 11: Self-drive to San José.

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


Day 12: Private Transfer to the International Airport Juan Santamaría.

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 us again soon!




Included

Includes

  • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers.
  • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • 11 nights lodging at hotels indicated at the preceding itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • All meals, transfers by boat and bus, guide and tours in International company – (SIB) in Tortuguero
  • 08 days rental car Daihatsu Bego standard, free mileage. First additional driver is free of charge.
  • Insurance CDW included.

Excludes

  • Other meals than included.
  • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Airport taxes, international Flights.
  • Additional Car rental insurance, gasoline and GPS.
  • Personal expenses, 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. 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. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  3. 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.
  4. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  5. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  6. Take an electric converter and adapter.

Important Note

What makes us different? You can customize your Costa Rica 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. Why settle for less? Contact us today.

 

Rate per person from: US$ 1395,00

 

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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