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16 Days / 15 Nights
Day 01: Arrive to San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José.  You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers, a country map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful.

 

Option A: Parque del Lago. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 02: After breakfast, shared transfer to Bananito

This eco lodge is located on the hills next to La Amistad Biosphere Reserve in the province of Limon. The Selva Bananito Lodge often finds a mention on several lists of the world’s best eco lodges and with good reason. Selva Bananito’s comfortable rooms and spectacular natural surroundings only add to its attractive profile. Guests can enjoy a mix of heady natural experiences (without burning too many energy resources) such as relaxing in the open-air portico and savoring a candle light dinner (Selva Bananito Lodge doesn’t have any electric lights and is lighted with oil lights burnt during sunset). This is the place to be if you are seeking unlimited adventure and natural bliss, while still ensuring that your merry making doesn’t impact the environment adversely.

 

Option A: Selva Bananito Lodge. Standard Room. All Inclusive.
Option B: Selva Bananito Lodge. Superior Room. All Inclusive.


Day 03: Programmed Activities at Bananito

Enjoy the following activities at Bananito: Plan a Tree & Rainforest tour, Intoductory Tree-climbing or Horseback ride through the farm.

 

Option A: Selva Bananito Lodge. Standard Room. All Inclusive.
Option B: Selva Bananito Lodge. Superior Room. All Inclusive.


Day 04: Shuttle Transfer back to Salón Delia. Pick up your car rental and Self drive to Arenal/Fortuna

Arenal Volcano located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. For most of modern history, Volcán Arenal was just another dormant volcano surrounded by fertile farmland. But for about 42 years the volcano was an ever-active and awe-striking natural wonder, producing menacing ash columns, massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. The fiery views are gone for now, but Arenal is still a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

 

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room. Buffet Breakfast Included.
Option B: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens. Casita Deluxe. Breakfast Included.


Day 05: 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.

 

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn. Deluxe Room. Buffet Breakfast Included.
Option B: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens. Casita Deluxe. Breakfast Included.


Day 06: Self drive to Monteverde

A startling haven for all that is living and natural, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve promises a journey that will make you one with nature–at a whole new level. Located in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Monteverde is one of the top ecotourism destinations the world over, being one of the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve in the world. It is actually home to some of the most endangered species in the planet. Its elevation is from 600 meters to 1800 meters above sea level in some isolated areas. Birds are one of the main attractions in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as a lot of them would migrate there and a variety of species are for everyone to see alive and freely hovering.

Tours are available for all nature lovers or first-time nature explorers alike (Note, activities are optional if not included in our proposal). Considering the size of the reserve, hanging bridges and trails are good for hiking and sight-seeing. There is even a special private birding tour if you’re interested in learning more about these famous flying species. For the more active we offer zip lining.

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Downstairs Room. A la Carte Breakfast Included.


Day 07: Free Day at Monteverde

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.

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Downstairs Room. A la Carte Breakfast Included.


Day 08: Uvita

Uvita is a small and nestled town in the Puntarenas Province, 17 km further south than Dominical. Its main attraction is the Marina Ballena National Park, a marine reserve that is famous for its migrating pods of humpback whales. Recognizable about this park is a 1 km sand bar that reminds of the shape of a whale tail, a result of converging currents. Uvita is perfect for travelers that are looking for an off-the beaten path holiday as not many tourists are frequenting Uvita´s beaches and the small village gives you a good possibility to involve with locals. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby waterfalls Cascada Verde and the CatarataPavon which are great for swimming in the crystal clear waters!

 

Option A: La Cusinga Lodge Hotel. Ocean View Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Oxygen Jungle Villas Boutique Resort. Ocean View Villas Room. American Breakfas Included.


Day 09: Free Day at Uvita

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.

 

Option A: La Cusinga Lodge Hotel. Ocean View Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Oxygen Jungle Villas Boutique Resort. Ocean View Villas Room. American Breakfas Included.


Day 10: Self drive to Puerto Jimenez, park your car rental. Transfer from Puerto Jimenez to Carate

Ecologically varied, the Corcovado National Park is among the most biologically intense places on earth. Located on the wild and untamed Osa Peninsula, this national park is breathtakingly beautiful and is one of the remotest parks in the country. Home to the largest and only tropical primary lowland rainforest in the world, the Corcovado National Park is also the habitat of a plethora of endangered plant and animal species. Mostly undisturbed because of its isolation and inaccessibility, it is home to the beautiful Scarlet Macaws, the Red-Eyed Tree Frog and the Tapir, the largest terrestrial mammal in Central and South America. Habitat of the rare Harbor Squirrel Monkey and the Harpy Eagle, the Corcovado Park also is a great place to spot the poison arrow frog, indigenous wild cats, crocodiles, pumas and jaguars as well as four species of sea turtles. This park has plenty of rainfall but is a joy to hike through with its dense forestation that opens up onto stunningly beautiful beaches. With its virgin beauty, visiting this park allows you to experience nature at its finest and promises an incredible adventure for those who dare to trail blaze their way through this amazing region. It is a true Mecca for wildlife enthusiasts!

 

Option A: La Leona Eco Lodge. Monkeys Camp Room. 3 Meals Included.
Option B: Lapa Ríos Ecolodge. Deluxe Bungalow. Meals Included.


Day 11 and 12: Free Day at Corcovado

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. 

 

Option A: La Leona Eco Lodge. Monkeys Camp Room. 3 Meals Included.
Option B: Lapa Ríos Ecolodge. Deluxe Bungalow. Meals Included.


Day 13: Transfer to Puerto Jimenez, pick up back your car rental. Selfdrive to San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota is a little known destination in the remote mountains south of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. The village is set deep in a valley, but is surrounded by the towering Talamanca mountains. Among the quiet forests of San Gerardo de Dota live a variety of animals and a wide selection of birds, including the famous Resplendent Quetzal and dozens of hummingbird species. Though San Gerardo de Dota is slowly becoming known for its superb bird watching, it remains home to just a handful of quaint eco-lodges and restaurants, making it the perfect escape. This area is a nature lover’s paradise, great for hiking and seeing countless different waterfalls and primary forests. San Gerardo de Dota is a great place to visit before heading back to the airport and will show you a completely different life zone: the cloud forest. Because San Gerardo de Dota is at a high altitude, the climate is much cooler and wetter than is the lowlands.

 

Option A: Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 14: Free Day at San Gerardo de Dota

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.

 

Option A: Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 15: Self drive to San José. Drop Off your car rental at your hotel.

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, San José is the ideal place to use as a base for taking daily excursions to a variety of sites and diverse regions. You will enjoy the excitement and beauty of volcanoes, rainforests, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting and boat cruising; all combined with the entertainment and nightlife that a cosmopolitan city can offer. San José's main attractions include the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, art exhibits, dance performances and opera.

 

Option A: Parque del Lago. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 16: Departure from San Jose to the International Airport

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from your hotel to San José Airport today. Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.




Included

INCLUDED

 

  • 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.
  • 15 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • Selva Bananito package, included: Lodging, three meals per day, 2 activities: Plan a Tree & Rainforest tour, Introductory Tree-climbing or Horseback ride through the farm; 2 way transfers between Salón Delia - Selva Bananito - Salón Delia and taxes.
  • Corcovado package. Included: 3 meals per day, round transfer: Puerto Jimenez – Carate - Puerto Jimenez
  • 12 days Car Rental Daihatsu BeGo (Manual).  Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. Included: CDW Insurance
  • Shuttle Shared transfers from San José to Bananito AM
  • Private Transfer from Puerto Jiménez to Corcovado
  • Private Transfer from Corcovado to Puerto Jimenez

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • 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$ 1880,00

 

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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