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Local Experiences





Main Info

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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What’s Included

Meet & greet upon arrival at airport
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

Tour Details

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Travel Style: Local Experiences

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 3 – Moderate
Some tours may include light hiking, stairs, and rough off-road adventures.

Service Level: Standard
Tourists class accommodations and mix of public and private transports and tours, select meals included.

Not Included

Tips for guides, bell boys and housekeeping
Services and meals not mentioned
Departure tax from Costa Rica $29.00

Please Note

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) San Jose

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.

| Overnight in San Jose

DAY 2 | Tortuguero

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 Tortuguero

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 | Tortuguero

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 Tortuguero

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 | Arenal

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.

| Overnight in Arenal

|  Breakfast

DAY 5 | Monteverde

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.

| 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


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.

|  Breakfast

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Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to get a quote and booking details

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered.

 Hotel Magic Mountain

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Magic Mountain is located in Fortuna. It boasts stunning views of Arenal Volcano, plus lush gardens and free Wi-Fi.

The spacious rooms here are air-conditioned and include a cable TV, a minibar and a private terrace with views. Some overlook the swimming pool, while others have views of the surrounding mountains.

At Hotel Magic Mountain you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace with a bar. The on-site tour desk can help plan a range of activities like hiking, with the volcano situated just a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Featuring three outdoor swimming pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort has a beautiful setting on Tamarindo Beach. This large resort has 5 restaurants, 4 bars, a spa and a casino.

The attractive rooms at Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort offer garden, pool or ocean views. All accommodation has a seating area, a minibar and a flat-screen TV.

Set overlooking the ocean, Diriá Restaurant offers a varied buffet for breakfast and dinner, while Matapalo serves Costa Rican dishes, steak and seafood on its terrace. There is also a pizzeria, a beach bar, a cocktail lounge and a café.

There are tennis courts nearby, and guests receive discounts at the Tamarindo Diria’s golf course, located 1.2 miles away. Las Baulas National Park is less than 0.6 miles from the resort.

Important Notice

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


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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