Highlights

Map Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country and it has not had an army since the year 1949. Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 percent of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5 percent of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. Twenty six percent of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: Costa Rica
  • Category: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: San Jose
  • Ending Point: San Jose
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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One of our representatives will be at the international airport waiting for you to meet and land transfer to San José.

  • Overnight in San Jose
  • None

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer to Arenal. The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the active Western side of the volcano. Once there, you will embark on a hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a vast variety of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on top of the lava flow, you will have a beautiful view of Lake Arenal. The hike ends at a viewing area where you will be able to see red hot lava rolling down the side of the volcano (weather permitting on 3 PM tour only). During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot spring. What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent and rain gear (during rainy season).

  • Overnight in Arenal
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. The fastest and best way to Monteverde by far. A bus will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Lake Arenal where a covered boat will be waiting to take you across the lake to Rio Chiquito. A 1 ½ hour scenic jeep ride will take you from here to Monteverde, culminating this transfer of approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Overnight in Monteverde
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Monteverde
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer to Manuel Antonio. It is a perfect destination for those who wish to relax in a spectacular natural environment.

  • Overnight in Manuel Antonio
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the Hotel. Start your ride to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most famous in the country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens. The park itself boasts 3 different trails that vary in grade from flat to very steep. On this Manuel Antonio tour, you will be accompanied by a nature guide who is knowledgeable about everything you will see. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course approximately 2 miles long. Halfway through the hike, you will make a stop at the third beach located within the national park. You will have approximately 20 minutes to rest on the beach or play among the waves if you so choose. Throughout the hike, you will be able to observe sloths, birds, and reptiles as well as admire orchids, butterflies, and tropical trees. The guides that accompany you on this Manuel Antonio Trip are equipped with Pentax and Suvaroski telescopes that you can use to observe wildlife and take pictures with a unique perspective. Upon finishing the tour, you will be provided with transportation back to your hotel. The park is closed on Mondays. Difficulty: Moderate What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, sunglasses, hiking shoes (beach towel and bathing suit optional).

  • Overnight in Manuel Antonio
  • Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer to San Jose.

  • Overnight in San Jose
  • Breakfast

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

Tour Accommodation

What's included

• Meet & greet at airport
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 2 nights in San José at Holiday Inn Express or similar
• 1 nights in Arenal at Magic Mountain Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Monteverde at Trapp Family Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Manuel Antonio at Plaza Yara or similar
• Daily breakfast at hotel
• Tour of Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs
• Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
• All regular transfers between cities

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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