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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,565

Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.


Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean is a country that has outlawed hunting and proudly wears its gold star for eco-tourism. This trip offers you a 7 day introduction to the natural wonders of Costa Rica.

Liberia is the gateway to Rincon de la Vieja National Park, one of the most volcanically active and wildlife rich parts of Costa Rica. Explore it on foot and on horseback, visiting hot mud pools and waterfalls, before relaxing in a thermal spring.

Get a bird’s eye view of the rainforest as you zip-line, rock-climb, rappel and wander through the forest canopy, where elevated bridges bring you up close and personal with a wide range of birds and primates.

Arrive in the popular beach town of Tamarindo, enjoying a full day at leisure before your transfer to Papagayo Gulf. A range of guided hikes and tours are available to help you get the most out of these beautiful destinations.

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,565

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Day 1

Liberia

Today you will meet a representative of Camino Travel, who will provide the Transfer from Liberia Airport to Rincon de la Vieja.

Las Chorreras Waterfall meets with Rio Blanco (White River) and together they form a natural, clear, sky blue pool. It is an excellent place for a refreshing dip or to simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the company of a local guide, you will head out on a hiking expedition to this natural wonder. The waterfall is located 2kms/1.3miles from Hacienda Guachipelin.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Hacienda Guachipelin

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    Hacienda Guachipelin



    Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Hacienda borders the popular Rincon de la Vieja …

    Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is the best Costa Rican ecotourism lodge for adventure travel and nature lovers, located at the foot of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Hacienda borders the popular Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Since 1985, Hacienda Guachipelin has also been hosting a steady flow of visitors, helping them enjoy the natural beauty of the ranch and the neighboring national park, where you will experience volcanic activity as in no other volcano in Costa Rica.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Rincon de la Vieja National Park to Oropendola Waterfalls

This tour is the perfect full-day outing to enjoy while visiting Guanacaste. You will make your way through Rincon de la Vieja National Park and visit the spectacular Oropendola Waterfall.

The journey starts off from Hacienda Guachipelin. You will ride our calm, friendly ranch horses down a scenic forest trail for around 45mins until you reach the waterfall. Leaving your horses, you will then take a short walk down to the waterfall canyon; an easy trek yet it cannot be done on horseback.

Oropendola Waterfall spills an impressive 82 feet (25 meters) down to a sparkling emerald-green pool below. The waterfall stands amidst the Rio Blanco (White River) canyon, filled with forests; it is the making of a picturesque tropical oasis, perfect for a refreshing swim.

After a break and a chance to dry off, you will continue towards the Rincon de la Vieja National Park's main gate. From there, you will leave the horses and continue on foot on 'Las Pailas' (The Cauldrons) trail. This is more or less a circular path of around 3.2miles (5km) that offers some of the best views of the volcano's secondary activity (without the need of climbing up to the main crater).

You'll find a great variety of vegetation and trees, such as Costa Rica's national tree, the Guanacaste (Elephant ear tree), Cedro amargo (cigar box cedar), Laurel, and the Indio Desnudo (Gumbo-limbo tree), among others.

The park is home to mammals like raccoons, white-nosed coatis, Central American agoutis, armadillos and several species of monkeys. You will also be able to spot birds such as the Blue-crowned Motmot, the Crested Guan, and the Emerald Toucanet. You will find small waterfalls, rushing rivers, volcanic mud pools, hot springs, fumaroles and the "volcancito" (little volcano).

When you finish your hike, the horses will be ready to take you back to the Hacienda (a 45-minute ride).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Liberia to Canopy Tour to Fortuna

Be prepared for an incredible adrenaline rush! The Canopy Tour at Hacienda Guachipelin is one of the best adventure tours in the Rincon de la Vieja area. It is the only canopy tour in Costa Rica that takes you through the steep canyon of a turbulent river. You will zip line, rappel, rock climb, cross hanging bridges and fly on a Tarzan swing. This adventure takes place within the majestic canyon created by the waters of Rio Blanco (White River). The first canopy platform is a short walk away from Hacienda Guachipelin's adventure center. From there, the excitement begins! You will travel across 12 zip line cables, 24 platforms, 2 climbing walls, and a hanging bridge as well as enjoy rappelling and Tarzan swings.

Today you will meet a representative of Camino Travel, who will provide the Transfer from Rincon de La Vieja to Arenal.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Arenal Springs Resort

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    Arenal Springs Resort



    Arenal Springs Resort is located just 5 miles from the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano National Park. The hotel is surrounded by exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds. The hotel is close to Arenal Lake and some of the …

    Arenal Springs Resort is located just 5 miles from the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano National Park. The hotel is surrounded by exotic gardens, beautiful flowers and many species of birds. The hotel is close to Arenal Lake and some of the most popular hot springs in the area.

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    • Bellman/Porters
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Horseback Riding
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 4

Arenal

You will depart from La Fortuna town and after driving approximately 5 1/2 kms/3.4miles, you will arrive at Rio Fortuna, a natural resource of great scenic beauty. Its hydrographic characteristics are unique, as is its soil formation and its shaping of the land. In addition, the tropical rainy weather of the area permits a great deal of diverse wildlife to make its home along its banks.

The river's waterfall is located within Arenal Volcano National Park. The area's annual rainfall of more than 4000mls and its temperature range of 18°-35°C (64°-77°F) allow for the growth of abundant vegetation and a great diversity of fauna.

The waterfall's torrent is created by the waters of Rio Fortuna and its small tributaries, springing from the mountains of the national park. These hills include The Lost Ones, Placas de Mayo, and Cerro Chato. All of them have rocky (and valuable) geological bases, greatly enhancing the natural beauty of the area.

By visiting Rio Fortuna's waterfall, you will not only be able to obtain a great inner motivation for the appreciation of natural beauty but you will also be helping to bring resources to the Community Development Association. This organization invests in social projects, schools, the local nutrition center, the local children's house, road infrastructure and more.

At present, the volcano's green area is located mainly on its eastern side; other small green segments can be found on the north and the south.

For this tour you will be transferred from your hotel to Arenal Volcano National Park. During this gentle hike, you will be able to enjoy the most extraordinary view of the colossus, walking around its base. The hike begins on a trail close to the volcano, a path that will take you through the forest and the area destroyed by the 1969 eruption (now in regeneration process). The whole hike takes around 2 1/2 hours.

After the walk, participants can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak at at Tabacon Hot Springs. These springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus.

In total, there are five different springs spread throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 50°C (122°F). There are two main branches of the thermal river that flow through the gardens, as well as one cold river spring that flows down from the rainforest. Two more springs are pooled for cold water consumption for those visiting the resort.

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Day 5

Arenal to Flamingo Beach

Arenal's Hanging Bridges are located only 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Tabacon, within a 250 hectare (618 acre) reserve of primary forest. Nature lovers can enjoy 15 bridges with a friendly design (measuring from 5 to 100mts in length) along a 3kms (1.8miles) long rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks (to prevent slipping).The bridges were built using aluminum, galvanized steel, and concrete, ensuring maximum security for visitors. They were designed by structural engineers, adhering to the most demanding security standards in the world. During the tour, your naturalist guide will open the door to the fascinating and colorful world of the tropical rain forest. The imposing vistas of Arenal Volcano, experienced from a hanging bridge suspended high above the forest floor, make for an unforgettable experience.

Today you will meet a representative of Camino Travel, who will provide the Transfer from Arenal to Flamingo beach.

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Duration2 Nights
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Margarita Ville

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    Margarita Ville



    Flamingo Beach Resort is located on Playa Flamingo Beach on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. This impressive resort features several outdoor pools with a waterfall. The hotel is 10 minutes from Reserva Conchal Golf Course and 15 minutes from Las Baulas National Marine Park, where leatherback …

    Flamingo Beach Resort is located on Playa Flamingo Beach on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. This impressive resort features several outdoor pools with a waterfall.

    The hotel is 10 minutes from Reserva Conchal Golf Course and 15 minutes from Las Baulas National Marine Park, where leatherback turtles nest.

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Flamingo Beach

Located on a beautiful white sandy beach with amazing views, it holds the prestigious Blue Flag designation for its clean waters and planned sustainability. The lush vegetation and tranquil atmosphere invites rest and relaxation.

This resort has a 24-hour front desk, an expansive swimming pool with a variety of depths, including a covered children's area with an adjacent playground, tennis courts, a fitness room and an arcade/game room. The OnZen Spa features Jacuzzi tubs, saunas and a steam therapy room. Massages and beauty treatments are available for a fee.

Margaritaville provides guests with several dining options. The oceanfront Banana Wind Cafe serves locally sourced seafood and grass-fed beef seasoned with fresh organic herbs grown at the resort. Cappriccios Pizza Bistro and Cafe offers Italian fare in the evening. The 5 O'clock Somewhere rooftop bar provides guests with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails, cold beers, and a full food menu. The resort also has a swim-up tiki bar, License to Chill, that offers refreshing signature cocktails, lunch and light fare. Margaritaville offers guests a choice of meal plans from no meals to all-inclusive, or breakfast only. Room service is also available during limited hours.

Special touches include: complimentary daily activities, such as table game tournaments, karaoke nights, treasure hunts, dance lessons, eco walks, cocktail mixing classes and more, Photo Shop, which is a team of professional photographers who will capture the best moments of your Costa Rica vacation, and an independently operated Water Sports Center, that provides guests with beach equipment rentals and tours.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Onward Travels

Today you will meet a representative of Camino Travel, who will provide the Transfer from Tamarindo Area to Liberia Airport.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Meals and touring as indicated in itinerary
  • All applicable transfers
  • Meet and greet
  • Guided hike to Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Canopy tour
  • English speaking driver/guide (12 hrs a day)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB CAMINOTLIB20SG: CR2 FG 2
11 Nov 2020
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