Costa Rica: The Best of Costa Rica
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival, a representative from our company will meet you at the gate and will provide you with a welcome kit. They will assist you in transferring to your hotel for your overnight stay. Your evening is free to relax and enjoy San José’s active night life.
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.
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.
Following breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Caño Blanco Port. You will be 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.
Start your fifth day with breakfast. 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.
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.
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.
Breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your departure time, you will then be transferred to the international airport for your flight home or take a beach extension.
• Meet & greet at the airport
• Arrival & departure transfers
• Transfers on an A/C motor coach throughout the itinerary
• 2 nights in San Jose at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Tortuguero at Pachira Lodge or similar
• 1 night in Arenal at Arenal Paraiso or similar
• 2 nights in Monteverde at Trapp Family Lodge or similar
• 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
• Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Parks
• Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
• Sky Trek & Tram Adventure
• All taxes and service charges
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