From $3250

TOTAL COSTA RICA

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21
Visiting 7 destinations
Adventure

Itinerary

DAY 1. SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA (20 MINUTES)

Welcome to San José, Costa Rica and three weeks in Costa Rica’s best destinations for adventures and experiences of a lifetime. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You can explore the capital city with its theaters, museums and beautiful parks. Or, simply sit in a café and enjoy a cup of Costa Rican coffee while you watch the daily life of the “Ticos”. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 2. SAN JOSE

Breakfast at the hotel. You have a free day to visit the many attractions around the capital city: the Poás Volcano, the artisan town of Sarchí, Irazu Volcano and orchid gardens, a rainforest aerial tram, white water rafting on the Pacuare River, a Tortuga Island cruise, a coffee tour, and a host of other options that are available. In the evening, you can visit a traditional Costa Rican restaurant offering live music and a dance show, or try international cuisine in one of the excellent restaurants of the area. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 3. SAN JOSÉ – TORTUGUERO (6 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will cross the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park heading toward the Caribbean town of Guápiles, where you will enjoy a hearty breakfast. Then you’ll continue to the pier where your boat to Tortuguero will depart. You will journey along the rivers and canals about 90 minutes to the hotel, providing an excellent opportunity to see wildlife and the jungle scenery. After lunch, there is a visit to the village of Tortuguero. Dinner is included at the hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 4. TORTUGUERO

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will go on a guided walk along the private paths of the hotel. After lunch, there will be a boat tour through the Tortuguero National Park canals. Tortuguero is famous for being the habitat of five species of sea turtles, and a great diversity of birds, amphibians and other animals. We recommend the optional night excursion to see turtle nesting (July to Sept). Dinner is included at the hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 5. TORTUGUERO – PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMON (6 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will return by boat back through the Tortuguero canals until you reach the pier. After lunch in Guapiles, you may continue by shuttle or rental car to the Southern Caribbean Coast to either Puerto Viejo or Cahuita, depending on which hotel you have chosen. The contrast of cultures will get your attention, since this region is the home of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 6.

Breakfast at the hotel. The southern Caribbean region has some of the best beaches in the country. The Cahuita National Park is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling around coral reefs to see beautiful marine life. Another experience that you should not miss is to enjoy a typical Caribbean lunch or dinner. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 7. PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMÓN

Breakfast at the hotel. You have the day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches and attractions of the Southern Caribbean region. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 8. PUERTO VIEJO OF LIMÓN – ARENAL VOLCANO (5 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Awaiting you today in the Northern Plains is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural wonder with an iconic cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see plantations of various agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches until you reach the town of La Fortuna. The town is worth visiting to walk and to have lunch or dinner. Your hotel is strategically located to appreciate the volcano. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 9. ARENAL VOLCANO

Breakfast at the hotel. Resorts with natural hot springs and spas are one of the greatest attractions to enjoy in the Arenal region. Other top activities include: visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park, zip line tours, suspension bridges, aerial tram tours, hiking and horseback riding tours to the La Fortuna Waterfall, and water activities on Lake Arenal. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 10. ARENAL – RIO CELESTE (2,30 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you will drive past beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages typical of the country on your way to the Tenorio Volcano. The always green scenery features agricultural plantations, cattle ranches, and rainforest. The Tenorio Volcano National Park is home to the incredible Celeste River (Rio Celeste), famous for its impressive light blue color from volcanic minerals. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 11. RIO CELESTE

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to enjoy the activities around the Rio Celeste and its tropical forest. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 12. RIO CELESTE – MONTEVERDE (3 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. Your next destination is Monteverde, a small community located at the top of the Tilarán Mountain Range. Monteverde is an important ecotourism destination in Costa Rica, where the main attraction is its cloud forest reserves. During the trip, you will see beautiful scenery and pass through typical towns. You will have the afternoon free to enjoy your hotel’s facilities. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 13. MONTEVERDE

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day. Monteverde is globally recognized for its cloud forest that extends on both sides of the Continental Divide. Currently, there are two reserves in the area: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. You will be amazed at the area’s diversity and rich nature while walking along the numerous trails in either reserve. In the higher parts of the forest, there exists what is called “natural Elfin Forest” – the climate is such that the tallest trees do not exceed 10 meters. There are many activities in the area to complement your visit: adventure zip line tours, hanging bridges, hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, a Serpentarium (one of the best in the country), a nocturnal wildlife tour, horseback riding, a cheese tour (cheeses made in Monteverde are the best in Costa Rica), etc. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 14. MONTEVERDE – MANUEL ANTONIO (4.5 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning your journey will take you to the warm Central Pacific Coast. Manuel Antonio is your next destination; it is home to the smallest but most visited national park in Costa Rica. During your trip, be sure to stop at the Tarcoles River Bridge to see the giant crocodiles in the river below. The lush landscape along the Central Pacific Coast features rice and palm plantations. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 15. MANUEL ANTONIO

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day to enjoy the beaches, in addition to the Manuel Antonio National Park. The Park has several trails for walking, viewpoints, beautiful beaches, and a high probability of seeing animals, especially the 4 species of Costa Rican monkeys, sloths and coatis. Other adventures available in the area include canopy zip line tours, horseback riding, sunset cruises to see dolphins and whales, and whitewater rafting. Here, there is a wide variety of cuisine for all tastes. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 16. MANUEL ANTONIO

Breakfast at the hotel. You have another day free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel, the sun and the sea, and the many activities available in the Manuel Antonio area. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 17. MANUEL ANTONIO – CORCOVADO (4 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will head south today to the village of Sierpe, the gateway to the “jewel of Costa Rica”, the Corcovado National Park. Upon arrival to Sierpe, we will travel by boat down the Sierpe River to the hotel of your choice. You will encounter a spectacular wetland with unique vegetation and wildlife. Enjoy the diversity of landscapes and abundant biodiversity of the area during your journey. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 18. CORCOVADO

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can enjoy hiking in the Corcovado National Park, or visiting the Caño Island Biological Reserve, or exploring the surroundings of your hotel and bird watching. A delicious lunch will be included in your tour (location dependent upon which tour you choose). The southern lowlands of Costa Rica are home to the last rainforests of the Central American Pacific Coast, making it a unique experience. Dinner is included at the hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 19. CORCOVADO

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can enjoy one of the other activities that you didn’t do yesterday. A delicious lunch will be included in your tour (location dependent upon which tour you choose). The waters around Caño Island have one of the most extensive coral reefs in excellent condition on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. On the island, you will find remains of stone spheres created by ancient indigenous civilizations. Dinner is included at the hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 20. CORCOVADO – SAN JOSÉ (5 HOURS)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer by boat from the hotel in Corcovado to the airstrip in Palmar Sur or Drake Bay for a domestic flight to San Jose. Upon arrival to San José, you will be taken to your hotel. Accommodation: the hotel of your choice.

DAY 21.SAN JOSÉ – AIRPORT (20 MINUTES) END OF SERVICE

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the airport. You must be at the airport three hours before your flight departure time. We wish you a safe trip home, and hope you can visit us again.

San José 1 Night / Tortuguero 2 Nights / Southern Caribbean 3 Nights / Rio Celeste 2 Nights / Monteverde 2 Nights / Manuel Antonio 3 Nights / Corcovado 3 Nights / San José 1 Night

20
21
San José / Tortuguero / Southern Caribbean / Rio Celeste / Monteverde / Manuel Antonio/ Corcovado
Adventure
3250

Included:

  • Transfer in from the airport to the hotel
  • 2 night accommodation at the hotel of your choice in San Jose. Breakfast included
  • Regular ground and boat transfer to the hotel in Tortuguero
  • 2 nights & 3 days package accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Tortuguero, with full board included
  • Regular excursion: Hike in the Tortuguero Village
  • Regular excursion: Hike in the private trails of the hotel
  • Regular excursion: Boat excursion through the Tortuguero Canals
  • Entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park
  • Regular boat transfer from the hotel to the pier at La Pavona or Caño Blanco
  • Regular ground transfer from the pier at La Pavona or Caño Blanco to Guapiles
  • Regular transfer from Guápiles to Puerto Viejo
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Puerto Viejo. Breakfasts are included.
  • Regular Transfer from Puerto Viejo of Limón to Arenal
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Arenal. Breakfast included
  • Regular Transfer from Arenal to Rio Celeste
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Río Celeste. Breakfast included
  • Regular Transfer from Rio Celeste to Monteverde
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Monteverde. Breakfast included
  • Regular Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast included
  • Regular Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Sierpe
  • Regular Boat Transfer from Sierpe to Corcovado
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the hotel of your choice in Corcovado. All meals are included
  • Regular Excursion: Hike to the Corcovado National Park
  • Entrance fee to Corcovado National Park
  • Regular Excursion: Caño Island Snorkeling
  • Regular Transfer from Corcovado to Palmar Sur Airstrip
  • Regular flight from Palmar Sur to San José
  • Transfer from the airport to hotel in San José
  • 1 night accommodation at the hotel of your choice in San José. Breakfast included
  • Transfer out from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • For the rent a car option: 12 days of rent a car in a Ssangyong Korando or similar 4×4 with basic mandatory insurances included.  The car will be deliver on the day 5th of the program when going out from Tortuguero and retur upon arrival to Sierpe pier on day 17th.
  • Sales tax
  • Infants from 0-5 years are free of charge
  • Children from 6-12 years – apply the children’s rate. Maximum 2 children sharing the room with their parents

Not Included:

  • Activities not indicated on program
  • Tips
  • Full cover insurance

Requisites for Rental Car:

  • Valid driver’s license. The foreign license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days from the date of entry into the country
  • Minimum driver age 21 years
  • The driver must carry a day driver’s license of the country of origin
  • The driver must present a passport
  • The driver must present credit card ( AMEX , VISA , MASTER CARD) original and available for the security deposit ($ 750 approximately)