Essential Costa Rica - Package with Guanacaste

Uncover essential Costa Rica during this 10-day exotic adventure. Beginning and ending in the capital, San Jose, this tour offers you the chance to discover different aspects of this emblematic destination. Visit the most predominant natural areas of Costa Rica, including Arenal Volcano National Park, and the cloud forest of Monteverde. Spend precious time in mesmerising Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches, indulging in the fun surf town atmosphere and getting closer to the inspiring local culture and adventurous spirit.

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$2,075

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • TOUR GUIDE:
    • Operated with Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis
    • ACCOMMODATION:
    • 9 nights' accommodation
    • MEALS:
    • 9 breakfasts,
    • 3 lunches
    • 2 dinners
    • TRANSPORT:
    • Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis
    • Private return transfer to the San Jose airport
    • OTHER:
    • Meet and greet on Day 1
    • Hotel taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
    • Entrance to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is not included.
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Airport porterage
    • Optional tours
    • International and domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Travel Insurance

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL SAN JOSE

    Stop At: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Upon arrival to bustling San Jose, our representative will meet and greet you and then direct you to your transport, which will drop you off at your hotel in San Jose for your the night in Costa Rica.

    Overnight in San Jose .
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Standard: Holiday Inn Express Forum/other3*

    Superior: Holiday Inn Escazu/other 4*

    CDeluxe: Real Intercontinental/other5*

    Day 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)

    Stop At: Pachira Lodge, Ent al Área de Conservación Tortuguero, Limón, Limon, 00000, Costa Rica
    Your day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by bus through the Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean plains to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages. Indulge in a tasty breakfast en route and continue through the jungle by boat, cruising the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive at your eco-lodge and enjoy a tasty lunch. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you will get to walk around town, stroll along the beach, and experience the locals’ way of living. During the turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September and hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife.

    Overnight in Tortuguero.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard:Pachira Lodge or similar Lodge

    Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similar Lodge

    Deluxe: Aninga Lodge or similar Lodge

    Day 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Pachira Lodge, Ent al Área de Conservación Tortuguero, Limón, Limon, 00000, Costa Rica
    Today you will have some free time to relax by the pool and experience the Tortuguero National Park on a three-hour trip. Observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge.

    Overnight in Tortuguero.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard:Pachira Lodge or similar Lodge

    Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similar Lodge

    Deluxe: Aninga Lodge or similar Lodge

    Day 4: TORTUGUERO – ARENAL (210km – 5 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)

    Stop At: Arenal Montechiari, 400 mts. Norte del Banco Nacional. Antes del puente a mano izquierda. Barrio Sinaí., Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
    Early in the morning depart by boat back to Guapiles. From there, take the ground transportation to the restaurant for lunch. After a tasty meal, you will be picked up in a shared transfer and taken to the Arenal area. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own or participate in an exciting optional activity like the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours. The first choice includes a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects, and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. The Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tour takes you through and above the rainforest. A series of eight suspension bridges, connected by trails for a total 3 km in length, provides a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy!

    If adventure is not something you are interested in, join the interesting Don Juan Coffee Tour to understand Costa Rica´s coffee, chocolate and sugar cane production (with the emphasis on coffee!). The tour offers an interesting opportunity to learn about coffee and its production as well as to get close to the fascinating Costa Rican folklore. Sky Walk, Selvatura Treetop Walkaway and Don Juan Coffee tours are not included.

    Overnight in Arenal.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*

    Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*

    Day 5: ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Arenal Montechiari, 400 mts. Norte del Banco Nacional. Antes del puente a mano izquierda. Barrio Sinaí., Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
    Today after breakfast, take a guided walking tour in Arenal Volcano National Park. During the tour, the guide will explain the periods of activity the once very active volcano experienced. Enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano, as you keep a lookout for the wild animals living in this national park. You have the chance to spot sloths, howler monkeys, anteaters, and many others. Afterwards, return to the hotel with the afternoon at leisure to participate in an optional activity. You can enhance today´s experience by joining one of the memorable tours you missed yesterday. Whether you choose to explore the cloud forest during the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours, or you prefer getting closer to the fascinating Costa Rican culture while on the Don Juan Coffee tour, your day will be unforgettable. Sky Walk, Selvatura Treetop Walkaway and Don Juan Coffee tours are not included.

    Overnight in Arenal.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*

    Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*

    Day 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)

    Stop At: Monteverde Villa Lodge, Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica
    Begin the day with an early breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out and head towards Monteverde. Transfer down to Arenal Lake where you will board a boat that will take you across towards Monteverde. Once on the other side, a vehicle awaits to take you up to Monteverde. Admire the transition of the rainforest to the cloud forest where you will reach an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level. Located in the Puntarenas province, Monteverde is a place of cloud forests and mist, coffee plantations, monkeys, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with inviting restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own.

    Overnight in Monteverde.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*

    Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*

    Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*

    Day 7: MONTEVERDE

    Stop At: Monteverde Villa Lodge, Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica
    After a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is world-famous for its outstanding biodiversity, conservation actions and contributions, as well as scientific research. The reserve is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves, not just in Costa Rica but the world. It hosts hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of flora, such as mosses, vines or the autochthonous trees of the cloud forest.

    Overnight in Monteverde .
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*

    Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*

    Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*

    Day 8: MONTEVERDE – PACIFIC COAST (190km – 4 hrs)

    Stop At: Wyndham Tamarindo, 200m al E y 800m al N del Bco. Ncal. de Tamarindo Guanacaste CR Tamarindo Provincia de Guanacaste CR, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    This morning after breakfast, head towards a stunning beachside destination, in the mesmerising area of Guanacaste. On arrival, take the rest of the day to explore the surrounding, to stroll the beautifully arranged streets of Tamarindo, a lovely beach town in Guanacaste or to relax while enjoying hotel facilities.

    Overnight in Pacific Coast.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Pasatiempo or similar 3*

    Superior: Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Tamarindo Diriá or similar 5*

    Day 9: PACIFIC COAST

    Stop At: Wyndham Tamarindo, 200m al E y 800m al N del Bco. Ncal. de Tamarindo Guanacaste CR Tamarindo Provincia de Guanacaste CR, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Tamarindo is a lively destination where you can have some fun, to enjoy the warm sun, and relax on the spectacular beach. If you are feeling adventurous, jump on a board and try your hand at surfing Tamarindo's famous waves. Have the day at leisure to explore the area or relax at the hotel facilities.

    Overnight in Pacific Coast.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Pasatiempo or similar 3*

    Superior: Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Tamarindo Diriá or similar 5*

    Day 10: PACIFIC COAST – DEPART SAN JOSE (160km – 3 hrs)

    Stop At: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Begin your last day in spectacular Costa Rica with a delectable breakfast. Then, at the appropriate time, transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport to catch your flight back home or on to your next destination.

    Breakfast included.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our representative will meet and greet you and then direct you to your transport, which will drop you off at your hotel in San Jose for your the night in Costa Rica.Airports
    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Deluxe Hotel Category 7/1/2020 - 12/8/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/9/2020 - 4/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    5/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Standard Hotel Category 7/1/2020 - 12/8/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/9/2020 - 4/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    5/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Superior Hotel Category 7/1/2020 - 12/8/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    12/9/2020 - 4/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    5/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed
    • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transports
    • Recommended departure time from 15:00 hrs.
    • Please bring comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Costa Rica. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Destination Services

Activity ID: V-36560P239

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