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Day 01: Arrival at San José, Costa Rica. Transfer to your hotel in San José.

After passing through Immigration control you will be met at the airport by one of our representatives. This person will provide you with our welcome kit and take you to your hotel. Overnight stay in San José City.

 

Double Tree Cariari by Hilton, Standard Room (B)

 

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


Day 02: Transfer 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. While hiking through Arenal Volcano National Park you can enjoy a great array of wildlife.

 

Hotel Tabacón Spa & Resort. Orchid Room (B)

 

 


Day 03: Free day at Arenal Volcano (1 excursion included).

Hotel Tabacón Spa & Resort. Orchid Room (B)

 

Available Tours:

 

1-Río Celeste & Tenorio Volcano Hike

A circuit trail of 7 kilometers will take us through the forest, to various interesting places, starting with magical Rio Celeste Waterfall, the blue lagoon, a stretch of the calm river that makes a beautiful natural lagoon, followed by the observation deck of the Tenorio Volcano, which offers incredible views of the volcano and the surrounding mountains.

On the way back we will continue to walk alongside the riverbank, admiring the bubbling waters, the natural hot springs and the incredible scenery that envelopes us.  The final highlight of our visit to one of the most popular attractions in Costa Rica will be a delicious hot lunch, before driving back to your hotel. Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, water, snacks, lunch.

 

2-Caño Negro Tour (Río Frío)

Enjoy a tranquil motorized boat tour through one of the most beautiful Wildlife refuges of Costa Rica. Your guide will explain how these animals fit into the wetland ecosystem. In the shallows you might see a caimans and turtles. Monkeys and sloths sometimes gather in the trees near the banks of the river. There is a lizard in this area called the Jesus Christ lizard, known for its ability to walk on the wáter. Observe a diversity of birds and much more in this majestic Refuge. Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, equipment, beverages and lunch.

 

3-Maleku Indigenous Reserve

The Maleku Indian Reserve is located in the northern region of Costa Rica. The reserve is home to three different towns, known as Palenques Margarita, Tonjibe y El Sol, all within the 2993 hectare territory. The population is 1000, and 80% speak the native dialect called MalekuJaica. The purpose of this tour is to allow us to learn the way of life of these indigenous groups in the present day and what they have done to keep their customs and traditions alive. We will begin a hike through the village to observe many important aspects of this special place, such as the way they bury their dead, the antique type of home structures, and their art work and craftsmanship which currently provide a means of income, the use of cocoa in their farming, and the creation of their clothing. Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, lunch and beverages.

 

4-Sky Tram, Sky Trek & Sky Walk

Along the way, which is 3.6 km long and takes 3 hours, you can observe 3 waterfalls with one drop of 30 m each. There you can take a break to refresh yourself and recover your strength in one of the lakes. After taking the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve, begins an adventure tour of full of adrenaline above the treetops. This consists of a system of zip lines that allow you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system. Following you will enjoy The Sky Trek Tour. This activity includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops providing a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake. Included: Bilingual guide.

 

5-Arenal Volcano National Park Hike

On this hike along the trails of Arenal National Park we will enter into the tropical forest and areas which were once devastated by the fury of the volcano. During the hike, it is possible to see a great variety the area’s characteristic flora and fauna, as well as sites of interest like the impact craters and on to the Lava slides of 1992, a large accumulation of solidified volcanic material ejected from the crater of this might  colossus, during the very active period of that year. On clear days, you will enjoy incredible views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, the Tilarán mountain range, and Cerro Chato. Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, park entrance fee, water.

 

6-Safari Float at the Peñas Blancas River

Experience what the Peñas Blancas River offers you! The opportunity to observe many different animals such as monkeys, sloth, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles and numerous bird species. Our boat doesn’t use a motor so that you can enjoy the sounds of nature as we paddle down the river offering you the best opportunity to take photos. You will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide who will explain many fascinating details about the trees, plants, birds and animals. This tour, which includes a stop for beverages and tropical fruits, takes only a half day and is especially designed for people with a limited amount of time. Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, equipment, snacks and beverages.

 

7-La Fortuna Waterfall Guided Hike

The La Fortuna Waterfall is one of the best things to see when you come to the Arenal Area! You will love the hike down to this waterfall near the town of La Fortuna because you can see all of the natural beauty of the rainforest as well as the birds and wildlife that live there. Once you arrive to the La Fortuna Waterfall, prepare to be blown away by the beauty of this impressive waterfall near the Arenal Volcano! You will also be able to swim and take amazing photos! Included: Transportation, entrance fee, bilingual guide and snacks.


Day 04: Free Day at Arenal/Fortuna.

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Hotel Tabacón Spa & Resort. Orchid Room (B)


Day 05: Transfer to Manuel Antonio.

The beaches of Manuel Antonio are some of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica!  Here the majority of hotels, restaurants, night life and town center 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.

 

El Parador Resort. Tropical Room (B).

 

 

 

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


Day 06: Free day at Manuel Antonio (1 excursion included).

Available Tours:

 

1-Guided Walk to the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel to start your ride to the Manuel Antonio National Park. On this tour a very knowledgeable nature guide will walk you through the Manuel Antonio National Park, explaining the mysteries of the rainforest. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course about 2 miles long with moderate difficulty.

One of the highlights of this tour is that Manuel Antonio hosts 3 of the 4 existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Throughout the hike is common to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as admire orchids, butterflies and tropical trees. Once the tour is over transportation will be provided and you will be taken back to your hotel. The Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays. Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks.

 

2-Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling

Round trip transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel and go to the Quepos pier. You will paddle a kayak for approximately 2 ½ hours, during your nautical journey you will navigate past islands where you can observe uncountable marine birds and their nesting grounds. Half way through your trip, you will stop at a beautiful hidden bay – Biesanz Bay. During the 30 minute stop, you can snorkel on this secluded coastline or just have a rest. Water visibility depends on the season. Upon returning to the pier, you’ll head back to base camp to enjoy a little conversation over a delicious homemade meal. Kayaks are available for 1 or 2 passengers. Kids must be at least 8 years old to paddle alone. Sea kayaking is much easier than river kayaking; this Manuel Antonio tour does not require previous experience. Included: Transportation, equipment, bilingual guides, beverages and lunch or dinner.

 

3-Boat tour to Isla Damas Mangrove.

Transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel. This Manuel Antonio tour allows you to navigate through the wonders of the unique Costa Rican mangrove ecosystem… Make sure you keep your eyes wide open so you can spot the uncountable bird species, reptiles, ant eaters and white faced monkeys. The Damas Island boat trip takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe many birds such as herons, kingfishers, ospreys and frigates birds. As you navigate through the brackish waters you can catch glimpses of the island as you pass beneath tunnels made naturally from tree growths, and admire this small sanctuary of nature. Lunch is served after the trip. The Damas Island boat trip does not require previous experience. Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, beverages and lunch or dinner.

 

4-Canopy Titi Tour

Round trip transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the canopy site, about 20 minutes from the Manuel Antonio hotel area. Upon reaching the tour site you will receive a safety and instruction talk. You will surely leave with a more extensive knowledge of the regional flora and fauna. The Manuel Antonio canopy course has 12 cables and 16 platforms, 4 of them built on the ground, whereas the remaining 12 hang 90 fit over the verdant tree canopies. As you “zip line” from platform to platform and soar over the leafy treetops, you will be amazed by the new perspective of nature’s wonders that this canopy tour gives you. Snacks are served on the tour. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in this tour. Maximum weight allowed with the participants is 125 kg (275 lbs.). Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, fruits, snacks, beverages, and security equipment.

 

5-Damas Island Kayak

Paddle comfortably under the shade of several tall species of mangroves, which grow only in select areas of the world and in Costa Rica. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests, and the abundance of wildlife you want to stop and observe (or learn about) – all in its natural and breathtaking habitat. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various marine birds as they glide over your kayak curiously looking for adventure. And whenever you want, stop and enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventures thus far.

Come learn about our delicate Costa Rican mangrove estuary and ecosystem — so uniquely different than other parts of the world. Then return with the knowledge of how important it is to Costa Rica — and the world environment — to preserve this delicate yet vital aspect of life that intricately fits into the ecosystem of our entire known world. Included: Round trip transportation, bilingual and naturalist guide, kayaks and all equipment needed, security and fruits and juice.

 

6-Catamaran & Snorkeling Tour in Manuel Antonio

While touring the coastline, the captain will hoist the sails, wind permitting, and you will enjoy the feel of the catamaran cutting quietly through the blue waters of the Pacific. After touring the coastline, we will anchor in a protected cove within the pristine Biesanz Bay for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure in the warm pacific waters…

We provide the masks, snorkels and fins; everything you need to dive in and observe the underwater playground for over 50 species of colorful tropical fish. Afterwards, come back on board and enjoy the delicious lunch we will have prepared for you: Grilled fresh fish brochettes with onion and green pepper and scrumptious dipping sauces, pasta salad with vegetables, homemade pesto sauce, fresh tropical fruit, homemade flan, the freshest Costa Rican coffee, cocktails and natural fruit drinks. Included: Transportation (Quepos & Manuel Antonio area), Snorkel equipment, Natural juices, Water, Cocktails, Lunch & Bilingual Guide.


Day 07: Free Day at Quepos/Manuel Antonio

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.


Day 08: Private Transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

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, make sure to recommend us and make plans to come visit again soon!

 

**Please notice that the distance between Manuel Antonio and San José is approximately 4 hrs. Please take note that you must check in with your airline carrier at the International Airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.**




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.
  • 7 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • 2 Shuttle Shared Transfers between destinations included:
  • Shuttle Transfer from San José to Arenal AM
  • Shuttle Transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
  • 2 Excursions Including to choose between the options described above in shared services

 

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.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. Take an electric converter and adapter.

 

Important Note

 

Transfers terms and conditions

 

The pickup time may vary in a 15-minute interval.
If passenger doesn’t show after 10 minutes passed the pickup time it will considered NO SHOW and 100% of the rate will be charged.
Carry-on items are passenger’s responsibility during the whole trip and should remain with the passenger at all times during the trip.
We do not transport surfboards, bicycles, kayaks. All items other than luggage must be notified to the company and we do reserve the right of transportation.

 

Rate per person from: US$ 1393,00

 

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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