Wonders of Costa Rica
San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal and Monteverde
9 Days | April-October
Starting At $CUSTOM
Discover the extraordinary natural beauty and amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica on this extensive tour. Your adventure starts in San Jose, the country’s capital. Then it is off to the the “Little Amazon” of Costa Rica. Tortuguero is a place where time stands still. When we arrive at Arenal Volcano National Park the beauty of this volcano and the surroundings will captivate you. Yes we have saved the best for last as we head to The Cloud Forest of Monteverde where you will walk among the clouds and see many species of wildlife. This tour includes deluxe accommodations, all transportation, a full time local natural guide, most meals and exciting eco activities.
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Day 1 – San Jose
Upon your arrival, you will be met at the San Jose International Airport. Transfer to the Marriott Hacienda hotel. This evening enjoy time with your local tour director and welcome drink.
Day 2 – Tortuguero National Park
Early morning depart the hotel. Today we will travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Then head towards Tortuguero National Park located on the Caribbean Coast. Breakfast is included in the town of Guapiles. This afternoon take a 1-hour boat ride, during the ride keep your eyes open for all kinds of birds and wildlife. Check into the Pachira Lodge for two nights and enjoy an included lunch. Later visit the local town and see The Sea Turtle Conservancy Center. Dinner is included tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Tortuguero National Park
After breakfast visit Tortuguero National Park and explore by boat the world-famous canals. Discover the unique made of natural waterways. Among the species that can be observed are monkeys, sloths, river turtles, and different species of flora. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the walking trails before returning to the hotel. Today lunch and dinner are included. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Arenal
Breakfast is included this morning before leaving the Caribbean and heading to Arenal, located in the north of Costa Rica. We will stop in the small town of Guapiles for a delicious lunch. In late afternoon we will arrive in the Arenal Area where we will check into the Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. (B,L)
Day 5 – Arenal
Breakfast starts your day. Today visit the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural phenomenon. Take a nature hike to enjoy the amazing views. After an included lunch, relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area. Dinner is included this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Monteverde
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out of the hotel. Then depart for the Monteverde Cloud Forest, known for its biological reserve that protects a large variety of endangered species. On the drive enjoy spectacular views of Arenal Lake and the northen plains. A lunch stop on your own will be made during the trip. This afternoon visit Don Juan Coffee Plantation for a tour that begins with the history of coffee, followed by a chocolate tour and ends with the history of the sugar cane plantations. Check into the El Establo Mountain Hotel and enjoy an included dinner. (B,D)
Day 7 – Monteverde
After breakfast at the hotel, take a Sky Walk. The Sky Walk uses trails and a series of suspension bridges for a more relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the Forest Canopy which starts with a hike on the ground and then takes you to explore the treetops. In the afternoon visit the Butterfly Gardens where you will learn about the life cycle of butterflies and moths. Dinner is included. (B,L,D)
Day 8 – San Jose
Enjoy breakfast before checking out of the hotel and departing for San Jose. Upon your arrival check into the Marriott Hacienda Hotel. The remainder of the day is on your own to explore. (B)
Day 9 – Home
This morning transfer to the San Jose airport for your flight back home.