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


Option A: Parque del Lago. Standard Room. (B)
Option B: Real Intercontinental Hotel. Standard Room. (B)


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

Day 02: Bus & boat transfer to Tortuguero National Park.

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 canals you may board a small motor boat that will traverse the stunning jungle canals 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: Pachira Lodge. Standard Room (B, L, D).
Option B: Manatus Lodge. Deluxe 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 boat trips are 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: Pachira Lodge. Standard Room (B, L, D).
Option B: Manatus Lodge. Deluxe Room (B, L, D).

Day 04: Boat & bus transfer to Guápiles. Pick-up rental car and self-drive or shared transfer 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. 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: Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room (B).
Option B: Hotel Arenal Nayara. Casita Deluxe (B).

Day 05: Free day at the Arenal Volcano.

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: Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room (B).
Option B: Hotel Arenal Nayara. Casita Deluxe (B).


Day 06: Shuttle Transfer from Arenal 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 presence. The Quakers developed the dairy farms who now supply the country with the Monteverde cheese. 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. 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 Downstairs Room (B).

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 Downstairs Room (B).

Day 08: Shuttle Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio.

The beaches of Manuel Antonio are one of the nicest in Costa Rica!  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).

Option A: Hotel Playa Espadilla. Standard Room (B).
Option B: Si Como No Hotel. Standard Room (B).

Day 09 & 10: Free days in Manuel Antonio.

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest draws of Manuel Antonio is its national park! Internationally recognized as one of the planet’s most biologically diverse parks, the Manuel Antonio National Park is virtually teeming with wildlife. A trip here offers you the chance to spot several types of monkeys, birds, lizards and insects. In addition to its wildlife viewing, the park has two gorgeous white-sand beaches – some of the country’s best places to relax beside the sea. Outside the park, there is much to see and do as well. Visitors can spend their time whitewater rafting, horseback riding, sea kayaking, or zip-lining, among other things. Additionally, the nearby port town of Quepos offers some of the country’s best sport-fishing.


Option A: Hotel Playa Espadilla. Standard Room (B).
Option B: Si Como No Hotel. Standard Room (B).

Important Note: Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays.


Day 11: Shuttle Transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José.

After an unforgettable journey visiting the most interesting places in Costa Rica, it’s time to go back to San José where you will spend your last night in the country.


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

Day 12: Private 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 make plans to come visit again soon!



  • 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.
  • 11 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.
  • 4 Shuttle Shared Transfers between destinations included:
  • Shuttle Transfer from Guápiles to Arenal PM
  • Shuttle Transfer from Arenal to Monteverde AM
  • Shuttle Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio AM
  • Shuttle Transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José AM
  • 8 days Car Rental Daihatsu Bego Standard / Includes: CDW Basic Insurance. Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges.



  • 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.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. 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!


Rate per person from: US$ 1100,00


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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