11 days / 10 nights
Day 1 Arrive to Juan Santamaría International Airport
Arrive to the International Airport and meet your private shuttle to take you to San José.
Hotel: Aurola Holiday Inn
Room: Standard. Breakfast included.
Stay: 1 night.
Day 2. Tortuguero National Park
Expedition: Tortuguero 3 days 2 nights.
Breakfast served in route to the Tortuguero National Park
Stay: 2 nights.
Hotel: Pachira Losge or similar.
Note: Tortuguero National Park is considered the Amazon of Costa Rica. There exist no roads to get there; consequently the final part of the journey will be by boat.
Includes: 3 days and 2 nights stay, expert local guide, transportation to and from the park, complete meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), an excursion throughout the canals, to the Tortuguero National Park (including exploring by boat within the park via the canals and waterways, trail walks, hotel accommodations, and all taxes.
Observation: Entrance to Tortuguero National Park is $10 per person, payable directly in the installations of the Park.
Your guide will present each participant with the itinerary which will detail the specific times for tours and meals.
Day 3. Tortuguero
Ecological tours in Tortuguero National Park
Lunch and dinner.
Day 4. Arenal Volcano
Stay: 2 nights
Hotel: Arenal Paraíso
Room: Superior. Breakfast included.
Unlimited access to the hotel Hot Springs
Day 5. Arenal Volcano – Cerro Chato Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall.
Departure at: 8:00am
Return at: 3:00pm. Approx.
For those who are looking for a physically demanding hike, Cerro Chato Volcano, which has had no volcanic activity for the past 3,500 years, is the perfect choice. One can appreciate the changes from rainforest to cloud forest while climbing the peak, measuring approximately 3,700 ft.
We will begin the tour in Fortuna and ride in a minibus around Volcano Arenal to the Hotel “Observatory Lodge”. A naturalist guide will accompany you during your hike and will teach you about the geological history as well as the surrounding nature that inhabits Volcano Arenal’s older brother. We will start the steep hike to the summit of “Cerro Chato” crossing a very compact, primary rainforest on our way. From the summit, we will walk down to the green lagoon (an old volcano crater) where we can swim, take pictures, or simply enjoy our surroundings.
After another short climb, we will begin our decent. This will give us a beautiful view of Arenal and the valley of San Carlos. As we pass through through the rainforest, we’ll hopefully see various birds and other wild animals (though viewing the enormous size plants alone make this tour worthwhile).
To top off this exciting tour, we will visit the breathtaking waterfall of Fortuna. Towering over 200 ft tall and surrounded by exotic vegetation, this majestic beauty attracts about 100,000 visitors every year. This natural wonder requires a steep 15 minute hike, but the beautiful landscape and refreshing swim in the clear, cool river will undoubtly be worth the effort.
This tour includes a 45 minute bus ride to our destination, about a 3 hour challenging hike of cerro chato, and a max. stay of 2 hours at the Fortuna waterfall.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee to the Arenal National Park, lunch, entrance to la Fortuna Waterfall.
To bring: tennis or trekking shoes, hat, sun block, hat, camera, binoculars, bottled water, insect repellent.
Day 6. Monteverde
Transfer to Monteverde: Car-Boat-Car, for about an hour you will sail on Lake Arenal, to complete the transfer by minivan or 4×4.
Stay: 2 nights
Hotel: Cloud Forest Lodge.
Room: Standard. Breakfast included.
Afternoon Activity: Cloud Forest Train
Duration: 90 minutes
Pick Up time: 1:30pm.
You will see beautiful landscapes on a train, made exclusively to enjoy the cloud forest.
Day 7. Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Day Tour: Zipline Canopy Tour and Horseback Riding.
Pick Up time: 8:00am approx.
Duration: Half day.
Enjoy a unique adventure in the rain-cloud forest. Slip through the treetops on the Zipline Canopy, after Zipline enjoy a horseback riding through unique places in the greenery of the forest of Monteverde.
Day 8 Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach:
After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach.
Stay: 3 nights.
Room: Junior Suite. Breakfast included.
Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park.
Day 9. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
After breakfast, Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2-3 % hours walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park after wards.
Duration: 4 hours approx.
Includes: Transportation, entrance fees, snacks, and guide.
Day 10 Manuel Antonio.
Free day to enjoy Manuel Antonio and its beaches.
Day 11 Departure :
Depending on your flight back home meet your private airport shuttle driver in the lobby for your flight home.
Rate: $1638 USD per person based on double occupancy.
This 10 night package includes:
1 night in San Jose City. Breakfast
- 2 nights in the Jungle. Tortuguero National Park. Full Board.
- 2 nights in Arenal Volcano. Breakfast
- 2 nights in Monteverde. Breakfast
- 3 nights in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast
Tours in Tortuguero.
Cerro Chato Rainforest Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall.
Cloud Forest Train. Monteverde
Zipline Canopy and horseback riding. Monteverde
Transfer car-boat-car from Arenal to Monteverde.
Shared shuttle transfers from hotel to hotel. (small group).
- Tours are group (small group)
- Prices are subject to change without notice.
- Packages are based on availability; if there is no vacancy similar hotels will apply.
- Customers will be notified prior to any price change.
- All children rates vary according to age and will be priced by your travel agent.
- Room upgrades are applicable please inquire with your travel agent for pricing.
- Traveler should be in good physical condition for this package.
- For packages booked during Christmas and New Years there may be an extra cost for mandatory dinners and parties, please check with your travel agent to see if these dinners apply to this package.
Important note: Tours order will be subject to weather, tours are group.
Rates: Prices valid from January 10th – November 1, 2013. December holiday season, Eastern Week and New Year have different rates. Check with us for that season rates.
Accommodation: You can change the hotels. Ask about this circuit in luxury hotels or bed and breakfast hotel style.