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This Costa Rica Highlights package includes what visitors consider the top travel destinations in Costa Rica. Our specially designed package 8 days/ 7 nights promise a week full of intense emotions taking you to explore our best attractions.Stay the first night at San José, a perfect place to relax & re-charge your batteries, enjoy playing golf or go experience San José’s vibrant nightlife.  Stay in Arenal and after that, visit the Cloud forest a must-see for all travelers to Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio National Park a perfect blend between a thick rainforest and untamed beaches, dramatic views and blazing sunsets, curious wildlife and adventure activities.

Day 1:Arrival in San José – Private transfer in

Day 2: Pick up car rental – San José – Arenal Volcano.

Day 3: Arenal Volcano – Campesino Tour & Plant a Tree.

Day 4: Arenal Volcano – Peñas Blancas Safari Float – Monteverde.

Day 5: Monteverde – Santa Elena Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Hike.

Day 6:Monteverde – Manuel Antonio.

Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park.

Day 8: Selfdrive to San José

Day 1: Arrival in San José – Private transfer in

Welcome to Costa Rica!! After arriving your personal English-speaking tour guide will wait for you at the exit of the airport to give you your travel documents, you can enjoy a refreshing welcome drink aboard our comfortable transfer vehicle. Transfer to the San José Airport hotel, located at 10 minutes from the San José International Airport. First Class  Hotel 4 stars in  San José, Standard Room.

 

 

 


Day 2: Pick up car rental – San José – Arenal Volcano.

Today you will receive your car rental, 4×4 model, please remember to bring your driver license and a valid credit card. Selfdrive to La Fortuna Town, home of the famous Arenal Volcano, one of the most activevolcanoes in Costa Rica until 2010, today is still a great place to visit with your family, children will enjoy the wildlife encounters, adventures for all ages are present, waterfalls, lakes, wild rivers and canyons to explorer will be part of what you will find. First Class Hotel 5 stars in Arenal , Junior Suite. Breakfast.

 

 


Day 3: Arenal Volcano – Campesino Tour & Plant a Tree

Today after a short 35 minute drive, you’ll arrive to a beautiful area dedicated to reforestation, owned and operated by Ecoterra Costa Rica, located in an area around the Childrens Eternal Rainforest. Here we will take a short nature walk where you will be able to discover the rainforest typical to the region and some of the unique wildlife found in this area such as the anteater, tinamus bird, coatimundi, morpho butterflies, several tropical bird species and more. After the hike, you will plant a tree. Afterwards, we will stop for a short visit to the San Jorge School. You can visit the children, and share with them a delicious snack of fresh fruit to re-energize.
Next, you will take a short 15 minute ride to Los Toños Family Farm. Once we arrive, we will learn about the daily lifestyle of a typical Costa Rican farm family, their customs, traditions, and daily duties to maintain their farm. Next, we will tour the property through different plantations like black pepper, vanilla, yucca, coffee, banana, corn, and more. Then hike continue to a small patch of rainforest in the process of regeneration where we will find many interesting species of plants and trees. Finally, we will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with fresh products from the farm keeping an authentic Costa Rican flavor. Return to La Fortuna in the late afternoon. First Class Hotel 4 stars in Arenal , Junior Suite. Breakfast.

 

 


Day 4: Arenal Volcano – Penas Blancas Safari Float – Monteverde.

Prepare yourself to enjoy a 2 hour safari style float trip down the lower Peñas Blancas River. During this tour you will appreciate the tranquility of the rainforest and the sounds of the tropical background. An expert bilingual guide will give descriptions of the areas, plants and animal species on route while keeping an open eye for monkeys, toucans, Jesus christ lizards, caimans, iguanas and a wide assortment of bird species. After this special time, you can start driving to your next destination, our cloudforest biological reserveMonteverde, renowned in the world for its wide variety of biodiversity, important conservation contributions and scientific researches. First Class Hotel 4 Stars, Standard Room. Breakfast.
Note: If you are looking for adventure you can take the Rio Balsa rafting tour instead of The Safari boat tour.


Day 5: Monteverde – Santa Elena Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Hike

After breakfast you will be pick up for theDifferent other hikes, the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Biological Reserve has an extraordinary value, profit of the money raised go to protect and managing the reserve, as well as providing higher quality education for the youth in the community.
This reserve holds an immense biological diversity and it is of big importance for the Monteverde area. Birds like the three-wattled bellbird, long-tailed manakin, bare-necked umbrellabird, keel-billed toucan, and magnificent quetzal. White-faced and howler monkeys inhabit here, as do agouti, jaguars, and sloths. The reserve is situated on the Tilarán mountain range, and was founded in 1992. Within the 310 hectares in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest, you can find the water springs of Chiquito and Caño Negro rivers, which along the Aguas Gatas, compose a large percentage of the water that feeds the Arenal hydroelectric power station. First Class Hotel 4 Stars, Standard Room. Breakfast.


Day 6: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio.

Continue your journey towards Manuel Antonio. Here you can stop for a visit to Carara National Park, 5 km behind the long bridge over Tarcoles River (entrance fee US$ 15,– per person). This is a very interesting mixed forest (dry / humid), where many species of orchids can be observed. however, the main attractions of the park are the large red Scarlet Macao parrots, which in Costa Rica only here and in the South Pacific area can be observed. Then you continue via Jacó and along the coast to Quepos /Manuel Antonio. First Class Hotel 4 stars, Superior Room, Breakfast.

 

 


Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park.

You can’t miss the Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays, entrance fee US$ 15,– per person), located just a few kilometers south of your hotel. The park protects beautiful beaches and a rainforest, here you can walk on natural trails. Some species of mammals can be observed here and you will meet the endangered Tití monkeys. Manuel Antonio offer the uniquely breathtaking fusion of scenic mountain beauty and beaches plus an active lifestyle. From championship surf tournaments, hiking, rafting/kayaking, canopying, bird watching or sport fishing, Quepos and Manuel Antonio offers something for everyone. During these days you can enjoy one of these great adventures or simply relax on the beach. First Class Hotel 4 stars, Superior Room, Breakfast.

 

 


Day 8: Selfdrive to San José

Depending on your time departure drive back to San Jose (approximately 3 hours) to be on time at the International Airport and take your flight home or to continue your vacations.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transfers from/to the airport in air-conditioned vehicles with English-speaking driver.

Accommodation in the Program in rooms with private bathroom.Travel documentation in English, French, Italian, German or Spanish. Other languages available upon request

Private tour guide fluent in English, French, German or Spanish. Other languages available upon request.

Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.

7 nights lodging at hotels, meals described at this itinerary and local taxes

Entrance fees and costs for all fixed activities mentioned in the program.

Transfers and transportation as described in a comfortable vehicle. Vehicle size depends on the number of travellers

Tucson Mid Size SUV 4×4 . Second driver free and free mileage.

Wire Transfer fee (1 transfer) or credit card fee.

Flights and airport taxes

Services and meals not indicated in the program or indicated as free or optional

Drinks with meals, tips and personal extras and anything not mentioned in “the price includes”

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    Group Size: 2 pax
    price: $ 955 /Person

As this tour can include whale watching tour in Manuel Antonio, the best months are from July to October, however it can not set your dates for this months don´t worry. We can offer you alternative activities such as a Catamaran Sunset Tour.

It is better to request a personalized quote as the rates are estimated in low season. May to November

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