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Splendid Costa Rica

Days : 10 | Nights : 9

San José
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Tour Overview

With awe-inspiring beaches, rivers, volcanoes, rainforests, cloud forests and mountain ranges, Costa Rica offers a lot to its visitors. Since there are plenty options, some holidays in this country can be overwhelming. Even if Costa Rica has a wide range of attractions and thrilling activities, Arenal offers everything for the visitors. Arenal volcano is the main attraction of this destination but it also draws travelers with its eye-catching landmarks, hanging bridges, stunning waterfalls and hot springs.  A trip to the Monteverde is truly memorable as this region is famous for its bio-diverse forests in the clouds.

From the vibrant capital city, San Jose to the rich rainforest areas, Costa Rica offers so many attractions to travelers. Tortuguero National Park is a must-visit tourist spot in this country. Covering more than 21 miles of coastlines, Tortuguero is home to different species of beach-resting turtles, crocodiles, manatees and freshwater fish. Guanacaste is also worth visiting which is famous for its immaculate beaches and bio-diverse parkland. In addition to enjoy the incredible scenery and lush vegetation, you can get an idea about the Costa Rican history by visiting the Orosi Valley. Opt for a customized Costa Rica package in order to enjoy the real charm of this country.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival San Jose

Arrival and our representative will assist you and take you to your hotel in San José. Overnight in San José.

Day 02: San Jose – Irazu Volcano – Orosi Valley

Breakfast and then to enjoy a tour to the Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens. The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater. On a clear day you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! After an exciting tour at the volcano, we will descend to the historical city of Cartago. Here we will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our "Virgen de los Angeles" with rich displays of carvings, statues and art. After our visit to the Basilica de Los Angeles we will drive to the Lankester Gardens. The Lankester Gardens are a Tropical Paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids, various tropical flowers and plant life. This tour continues with a ride through the unique beauty of the famous Orosi Valley and Reventazon River. The area is noted for its rich soil, abundant plant life and the outstanding coffee plantations. We will have a stop for lunch in a restaurant surrounded by beautiful coffee plantations and an excellent view to the Cachi Lake. Along the way, we will visit one of the oldest colonial churches and see the enchanting "Dreamers House". Overnight in San José.

Day 03: San Jose – Arenal

Breakfast and departure to Arenal Volcano. You will find in this area an amazing active volcano, a beautiful lake and a great diversity of wildlife. Arenal is most impressive at night, in the dark, burst of fire and red hot rocks are sometimes shoot hundreds of feet into the sky. Incandescent material cascades down the slopes, especially on the northwestern side. In the afternoon take an adventurous hiking tour around the Arenal Volcano and afterwards have a great relaxing time at the natural hot spring waters with buffet dinner included. Overnight in Arenal.

Day 04: Arenal

Breakfast and departure to a Safari floating tour in the Peñas Blancas River. Experience the peacefulness of the forest traveling on the Peñas Blancas River with the opportunity to observe many different animals such as monkeys, sloth, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles and numerous bird species. Our boat doesn’t use a motor so that you can enjoy the sounds of nature as we paddle down the river offering you the best opportunity to take photos. You will be accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide who will explain many fascinating details about the trees, plants, birds and animals. Rest of the day at leisure to get to know the area and La Fortuna town Overnight in Arenal.

Day 05: Arenal - Monteverde

Breakfast and departure to Monteverde going through beautiful sceneries of the Arenal Volcano and the Lake. The Monteverde Reserve is one of the most diverse and richest cloud forest in the new world and it has extensive trails which allow visitors to enjoy a rich diversity of flora and wildlife. Afternoon at leisure to visit the Monteverde town on your own. Overnight in Monteverde.

Day 06: Monteverde

Breakfast and then enjoy our famous Combo Tour which is a combination of suspension bridges, cables and platforms built in the cloud forest that offers an opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner. Lunch included. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the area or to visit on your own the art galleries, cheese & coffee factories and hummingbird garden among others. Overnight in Monteverde.

Day 07: Monteverde - Guanacaste

Breakfast and departure to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste. Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s northwestern province, is best known for its number of every type, texture and color beautiful beaches and huge cattle reaches surrounded by a rich diversity of natural habitats, estuaries, posture land, dry tropical forest, marshes, rivers folklore, music, color and traditional food. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Guanacaste.​

Day 08: Guanacaste

Breakfast and day at leisure to enjoy the beach. Overnight in Guanacaste.​

Day 09: Guanacaste – San Jose

Breakfast and morning at leisure. In the afternoon departure to San José. Overnight in San José.​

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the International Airport to take your flight back home after an amazing vacation in Costa Rica.​

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

Days : 10 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  • Transportation
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Government Tax & Service Charge
  • Daily Breakfast

Exclusions


  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Alcoholic beverages    
  •     Laundary    

Attractions

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Poás Volcano
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Lake Arenal
  • Irazú Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Bahía Drake
  • Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
  • Playas del Coco
  • La Paz Waterfall
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Isla del Caño
  • Poás Volcano National Park
  • Chirripó National Park
  • Mount Chirripó
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • La Amistad International Park
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Samara Beach
  • Volcán Tenorio
  • Chato Volcano
  • Golfo Dulce
  • Palo Verde National Park
  • Selvatura Park
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park
  • Turrialba Volcano
  • Marino Ballena National Park
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica
  • Santa Rosa National Park
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • La Sabana Metropolitan Park
  • Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
  • Lankester Botanical Garden
  • Ecotermales Fortuna
  • Barra Honda National Park
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
  • Jaco Beach
  • Tapantí National Park
  • Playa Negra
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