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Volcanoes, Nature and Caribbean

Explore Costa Rica´s spectacular nature, imposing volcanoes, and the pristine Caribbean beaches in this round-trip adventure that begins and ends in the capital city, San Jose. Enjoy nine days of memorable experiences, walking around Arenal Volcano National Park, discovering Tortuguero National Park, and relaxing on the Southern Caribbean Coast. Get to know a different side of Costa Rica, whose local population boasts Afro-Caribbean heritage. Explore the pristine beaches,  hike through the emblematic rainforests, and admire the reef system during an unforgettable snorkelling tour. This journey is sure to impress, offering you memories to last a lifetime.

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$1,821

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • TOUR GUIDE:
    • Operated with Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis
    • ACCOMMODATION:
    • 8 nights' accommodation
    • TRANSPORT:
    • Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis
    • 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
    • Airport/Departure Tax
    • Airport porterage
    • Optional tours
    • International / 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 San Jose, meet and greet services at Juan Santamaria International Airport will direct you to your transport. Enjoy a relaxing drive before your drop off at your hotel in San Jose for the first night in Costa Rica.

    Overnight in San Jose
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Standard: Holiday Inn Express Forum/other 3*

    Superior: Holiday Inn Escazu/other4*

    Deluxe: Real Intercontinental/other 5*

    Day 2: SAN JOSE – ARENAL (130km – 4 hrs)

    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
    Start the day with an early breakfast at the hotel and then head to the scenic region of La Fortuna, northwest of San Jose, home of the iconic Arenal Volcano. Have the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy this magnificent place and the relaxing hotel facilities or join one of the optional activities available. A great choice is spending great moments of relaxation at the captivating Tabacon Hot Springs. Take time to relax your mind and body as you enjoy these therapeutic volcanic hot water springs, surrounded by the natural beauty of the rainforest and the imposing volcano. The magnificent infrastructure of the pools, the stunning waterfalls and inviting wet bars will make your visit unforgettable. The visit to Tabacon Hot Springs is 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 3: 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
    After a tasty 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 animals that live in this spectacular national park. If you are lucky you might spot sloths, howler monkeys, and even anteaters. Afterwards, return to the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure or participate in one of the optional activities available. The exciting Arenal Nature Night Hike is a fantastic choice. This experience will take you to explore the depths of nature in its most spectacular moment – nightfall. Your night will be full of amphibians, reptiles, insects and excitement for all those brave enough to enter the rainforest with nothing more than the natural lighting and a flashlight. The mysteries of the tropical rainforest will be yours to discover, together with one of our experienced naturalist guides. The Arenal Natura Night Hike is not included.

    Overnight in Arenal.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Superior: Arenal Springs or other 4*

    Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or other 5*

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

    Stop At: Pachira Lodge, Ent al Área de Conservación Tortuguero, Limón, Limon, 00000, Costa Rica
    Our day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by road to the town of Guapiles. Indulge in a delectable breakfast en route and continue through the jungle by boat, cruising the breathtaking rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive, check in, and enjoy a delicious lunch at your eco-lodge. Board the boat again for a visit to the stunning Tortuguero village. Stroll its beautifully arranged streets, explore its laid-back beaches and get closer to the locals. 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, 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

    Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similar

    Deluxe: Aninga Lodge or similar

    Day 5: TORTUGERO 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 also experience the Tortuguero National Park on a three-hour trip, where you can observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths while admiring its lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional Late Night Turtle Nesting Tour purchasable directly at the lodge or enjoy an exciting Tortuguero Canopy Tour. The Canopy tour is a unique experience in Tortuguero, offering visitors 11 platforms, 4 suspension bridges, 7 cables, 1 scaling wall and the fantastic Tarzan swing. This is an ideal tour for adventure seekers! The Late Night Turtle Nesting and Tortuguero Canopy tours are not included.

    Overnight in Tortuguero.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similar

    Deluxe: Aninga Lodge or similar

    Day 6: TORTUGERO – GUAPILES – PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (220km – 2 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)

    Stop At: Villas Del Caribe, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403, Costa Rica
    Wake up early and depart by boat back to Guapiles. Here, catch your ground transportation to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then, take a shared transfer to the charming Puerto Viejo area and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the fabulous Caribbean atmosphere and the captivating local Afro-Caribbean culture of the region.

    Overnight in Puerto Viejo.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard: Villas del Caribe or similar 3*

    Superior: Cariblue or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Le Cameleon or similar 5*

    Day 7: CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK

    Stop At: Costa Rica Villa Concierge, Hermosa Heights Retail Center, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
    Luxuriate in a tasty breakfast and prepare yourself for an active day of snorkelling and hiking through the nearby Cahuita National Park. First, venture out on a snorkelling tour. Hop on a 12-person boat with captain and guide to explore the coast of Cahuita National Park and snorkel for about two hours in the most important coral reef of Costa Rica. Be prepared to see many different species of coral, an abundance of tropical fish, sharks, eels, sea urchins, and more. The snorkelling equipment is included (mask, fins and snorkel tube). After discovering the beauty of the underwater world, savour a tropical fruit snack and some water to reenergize. Then, begin the second part of the adventure, a memorable hike through Cahuita National Park with a naturalist guide. The guide will take you to different points of interest between Cahuita Point and the small town of Cahuita on a 3.5-kilometre stretch, with the possibility of observing various types of snakes, sloths, white-faced and howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, and much more. At the end of the tour, delight in a delicious Caribbean lunch. After lunch, return to your hotel with the rest of day at leisure to relax and indulge in the Southern Caribbean coastal experience.

    Overnight in Puerto Viejo.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Standard: Villas del Caribe or similar 3*

    Superior: Cariblue or similar 4*

    Deluxe: Le Cameleon or similar 5*

    Day 8: PUERTO VIEJO – SAN JOSE (215km – 5 hrs)

    Stop At: Holiday Inn Express San Jose Forum, Del Centro Empresarial Forum Dos 150 Metros sur Y 50 Metros Oeste, San José Province, Pozos, 10903, Costa Rica
    Begin your day with a mouth-watering breakfast and, in the early afternoon, transfer back to San Jose for your last night in Costa Rica. Spend your last evening relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities or wander around beautiful San Jose.

    Overnight in San Jose.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Standard: Holiday Inn Express Forum/other 3*

    Superior: Holiday Inn Escazu/other4*

    Deluxe: Real Intercontinental/other 5*

    Day 9: DEPART SAN JOSE (25km – 30 min)

    Stop At: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Alajuela Province, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Wake up and celebrate your last day in mesmerising Costa Rica with a delectable breakfast. Then, at the appropriate time, take a private 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
    Upon arrival to San Jose, meet and greet services at Juan Santamaria International Airport will direct you to your transport. 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 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/1/2021 - 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 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/1/2021 - 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 - 11/30/2020
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    1/1/2021 - 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 :
    -
    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 transport
    • What do I need to 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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-36560P256

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