Costa Rica | The best of Costa Rica

8-days | 7-nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 1499

Amazing Experience

Escape to Costa Rica for a natural adventure, scouting through rainforests and searching for turtles along with the Arenal Volcano for an adrenaline-pumping experience.
Get your bearings in the colonial capital of San Jose before spotting sea turtles at Tortuguero, dormant volcanoes at La Fortuna, and the cloud-wrapped forests of Monteverde.

What's Included

Arriving and departing transfers
Transfers on an A/C motor coach throughout the itinerary
2 nights in San Jose at Presidente Hotel or similar
2 nights in Tortuguero at Pachira Lodge or similar
1 night in Arenal at Volcano Lodge or similar
2 nights in Monteverde at Fonde Vela Hotel or similar
11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Parks
Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
Sky Trek & Tram Adventure
All taxes and service charges

Services NOT included

Services and meals not mentioned
Departure tax from Costa Rica $29.00

Day by Day

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 - Arrival

Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Fonda Vela is located in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Free WiFi access and private parking are available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a mini-bar and satellite channels. Private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Extras include a sofa.

Overnight in San Jose

DAY 2 - Tortugero

After breakfast, be ready for an early morning departure to Tortuguero. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and then a one hour boat trip to the canals of Tortuguero. Upon arrival at your hotel, enjoy a welcome cocktail and lunch. The lodge will then schedule a visit to the Turtle Museum and town of Tortuguero. Your afternoon is free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails. Following dinner, you will relax along the canal’s edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.

Overnight in Tortugero | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 - Tortugero

Have breakfast at your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day’s scheduled boat tours to the small canals for wildlife observation. A jungle adventure of a lifetime! Think Amazon, only on a smaller scale. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife.

Overnight in Tortugero | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 - Arenal

Following breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Caño Blanco Port. You will be transferred to the Arenal area. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream; its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “to-do in Costa Rica” list. Visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing, and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica. In the afternoon, you will arrive to your hotel.

Overnight in Arenal | Breakfast

DAY 5 - Arenal to Monteverde

Breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon, be ready to be picked up at the hotel for the scenic lake crossing transfer (boat-car) transfer to Monteverde. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve’s inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. After check-in at your hotel, feel free to explore your new surroundings

Overnight in Monteverde | Breakfast

DAY 6 - Monteverde

Following breakfast, you will hike through the well-marked trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek Zip line & Tram tour, it is a system of seven platforms suspended above the ground in the midst of tree boughs. Zip lines attached from one platform to another will allow you to slide with the use of special equipment. In Sky Tram, explore the world-famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a 5,249 feet ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide.

Overnight in Monteverde | Breakfast

DAY 7 - San Jose

Have breakfast to start your morning. In the afternoon, you will return to San Jose. The rest of the evening is open at leisure to explore the area of San Antonio de Belen where the hotel is situated.

Overnight in San Jose | Breakfast

DAY 8 - Depart

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

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