8 Days / 7 Nights
Eight days with an abundance of thrills and adrenaline, designed specifically for people who love adventure. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience! You will explore active volcanoes, coffee plantations, tropical rivers, and lowland rainforests, ending up at a perfect beach on our Pacific Coast.
Day 1 Arrival in San Jose :
A representative from Ivantours Costa Rica will meet you at the airport and will provide transfer to your hotel in San Jose City.
Hotel: Radisson Europa.
Stay: 2 nights.
Room: Standard. Breakfast included.
Day 2 Poas Volcano – Doka Coffee Tour – La Paz waterfall Gardens:
Pick up time: 06:10am.
Duration: 8 hours approx.
To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park.
As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape.
On the way to the volcano we will visit Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour, in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean.
After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park.
Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit.
Includes: transportation, entrance fees, guide, breakfast and lunch.
Day 3 Arenal :
Today you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the Arenal volcano area.
Stay: 2 nights.
Hotel: Arenal Paraíso.
Room: Superior. Breakfast included.
Unlimited access to the hotel hot springs
Tour: Sky Tram and Zipline Tour.
Duration: 4 hours approx.
In the afternoon, you will be picked at the hotel for your shared Sky Tram and zipline tour. Sky Trek starts with a 20 minutes ride in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve, then begins a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists on a system of zip lines, that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system.
The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops providing a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake.
Day 4. Arenal. 4 en 1 Tour: Safari Float, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal hike & Tabacon Hot Springs:
Pick up time: 8:00am approx.
Duration: Full Day.
Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the tropic; experience its peacefulness as we quietly paddle down the Peñas Blancas river. Monkeys, sloth’s, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds await you!
Back to La Fortuna (Arenal) the tour takes ahead for the waterfall by car; a view of the 70 m high waterfall and a 600 m hike to the natural pool at the base. Later on, drive back to La Fortuna for lunch.
At 3:00 p.m. tour continues to the Arenal National Park, here the tour guide will talk about the natural and geological history of the volcano, the tourist could hear the sounds the volcano makes in the distance, or cross a path of solid lava from 1992 and enjoy an excellent view over the volcano and Lake Arenal.
Leaving the park the bus will take the tourist in a 15 min ride to the Tabacon Hot Springs, here they can enjoy the relaxing baths and waterfalls. At the end of the day, before driving everybody back to the hotel, a delicious buffet dinner will be served at Tabacon.
Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, all entrance fees, bottle water, sodas, cookies, lunch and dinner.
Day 5 Manuel Antonio :
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 6. Manuel Antonio. Coastal Kayak – Snorkeling Tour :
Tour: Snorkeling and Coastal Kayak.
Duration: Half day approx.
Come experience one of Costa Rica’s most striking coastlines by open- seat ocean kayak. Paddle to Biezans Bay for a refreshing swim and delicious local snacks. Feel free to have your bilingual naturalist guide direct you to the best snorkeling spots as you experience threes small but growing, active, and astounding coral reef systems nestled very close to the shore of Biezans. Or just relax and enjoy the tranquility of a private white sand beach. After an unforgettable experience at Biezans, continue kayaking towards Manuel Antonio National Park and wonder at the nearby nesting islands where exotic boobies and frigates call home year round. Finally, a rewarding hot meal in typical restaurant.
Includes: Transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guide & lunch.
Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park Tour – San Jose :
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.
Includes: Transportation, entrance fees & bilingual guide.
After this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer back to San José.
Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Europa, standard room, breakfast included.
Day 8 Departure :
Transfer back to the International Airport at appropriate time.
Rate: $1475 USD per person based on double occupancy.
This 7 night package includes.
- 3 nights in San Jose City. Breakfast.
- 2 nights in Arenal. Breakfast
- 2 nights in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast.
- Poas Volcano – Doka Coffee Tour – La Paz waterfall Gardens. Breakfast, Lunch.
- Sky Tram and Zipline Tour.
- 4 en 1 Tour: Safari Float, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal hike & Tabacon Hot Springs. Lunch and dinner.
- Tour: Snorkeling and Coastal Kayak. Snacks.
- Manuel Antonio National Park Tour. Snacks.
- Shared transfers from hotel to hotel. (small group).
Important note: Tours order will be subject to weather, tours are group.
Rates: Prices valid from January 10th – November 1st, 2013. December holiday season, New Year and Easter Week have different rates. Check with us for that season rates.
Accommodation: You can change the hotels. Ask about this circuit in luxury hotels or economy bed and breakfast hotel style.