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Costa Rica Wonders

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 939

This perfect overview of Costa Rica visits Arenal, Mirador El Silencio and Monteverde.


This 8-day journey through Costa Rica lets you experience the energy and biodiversity of this compact and beautiful country first hand.

The Arenal volcano offers Costa Rican biodiversity at its most spectacular. It’s also a major stop for adventure travellers. You’ll have time at leisure to opt for a rafting, biking or wildlife excursion, plus enjoy a guided tour to learn more about the mountain and its incredible natural sights. Transfer to Monteverde and hold on tight for a zip canopy tour through Selvatura Adventure Park. More than just an exhilarating ride, zip lining is one of the safest and most spectacular ways to enjoy the local rainforest. You’ll also spend a day at leisure here to get a closer look. Your journey ends on Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific beaches at Manuel Antonio before returning to San Jose for departure.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 939

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Day 1

Arrive San Jose

Arrive in San Jose. Transfer to your hotel with the balance of your day at leisure to enjoy the city.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Presidente

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    Hotel Presidente



    In the heart of Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, the Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport.

    In the heart of Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, the Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

San Jose to Arenal

Today, you will travel from San Jose to Arenal where you will check in to your hotel (3 to 4 hours).

You will enjoy an afternoon tour of the Arenal Volcano. Transfer to the northwest side of the volcano where the tour begins with a hike along the trail "Los Tucanes" up to the Mirador El Silencio. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake. During the tour, the experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy a brief stop at a panoramic lookout point before transferring back to the hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Arenal Volcano Inn

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    Arenal Volcano Inn



    Situated in Fortuna, Arenal Volcano Inn is in a rural location and close to Arenal Volcano National Park. The property has 25 rooms, all with excellent views of the Arenal Volcano.

    Situated in Fortuna, Arenal Volcano Inn is in a rural location and close to Arenal Volcano National Park. The property has 25 rooms, all with excellent views of the Arenal Volcano.

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Day 3

Arenal

Enjoy the day at leisure or perhaps book an optional rafting, biking, kayaking or wildlife excursion (not included).

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Day 4

Lake Crossing from Arenal to Monteverde

Arenal Lake is the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. It was man-made, in 1974, in order to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is the home of different kinds of resident and migratory birds, including flycatchers, kingfishers, great blue herons and the anhinga. Some mammals, such as howler monkeys, can also be spotted on its banks. On clear days, the views of the volcano seen from the lake are spectacular.

Now enjoy a Canopy Tour in Monteverde. You will visit a 28ha/70acre private reserve located near the marvelous region of Monteverde, only a short drive from downtown Santa Elena. The tour begins with a short, guided hike that will take you through primary (old growth) and secondary (new growth) forests. Once you arrive at the beginning of the zip line system, your guides will provide you with all necessary equipment (helmets, vests, and gloves) and impart a safety orientation before your adventure begins.

You will fly through the treetops, becoming one with the canopy as you glide at a heart racing pace down 15 steel cables (ranging from 60mts/197ft. to 800mts/2624ft. in length) anchored to tree platforms. During your journey, you will have the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting, especially when it comes to bird species. The forests in Monteverde are teeming with life and this zip line tour gives you the chance to observe this precious ecosystem from a unique perspective. At the end of your canopy run, you will have the option of enjoying some rappel; descending down the 'Scary Tree' (the name of this tree says it all!).

Return to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Los Cipreses

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    Los Cipreses



    Los Cipreses is located in the beautiful Monteverde Cloud Forest in the northern Costa Rica's mountainous region. The hotel offers guests 30 comfortably equipped rooms.

    Los Cipreses is located in the beautiful Monteverde Cloud Forest in the northern Costa Rica's mountainous region. The hotel offers guests 30 comfortably equipped rooms.

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Day 5

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Today, you will travel from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio where you will check in to your hotel (4 to 5 hours). The balance of your day will be at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Playa Espadilla

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    Playa Espadilla



    Hotel Playa Espadilla is located in Manuel Antonio, on the country's Central Pacific Coast about 190km from San Jose. The hotel is only 250m away from Espadilla beach and about 600m from the main entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Both Manuel Antonio and Quepos ...

    Hotel Playa Espadilla is located in Manuel Antonio, on the country's Central Pacific Coast about 190km from San Jose. The hotel is only 250m away from Espadilla beach and about 600m from the main entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Both Manuel Antonio and Quepos have a lively night atmosphere, with plenty of small restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel offers 16 rooms with air conditioning, hot water, safety deposit box and beds with orthopedic mattresses.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Tennis Court

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Day 6

Manuel Antonio

Day at leisure to enjoy the Pacific Beaches or book an optional tour of the National Park (not included).

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Day 7

Manuel Antonio to San Jose

This afternoon, you will return by coach transfer to San Jose (3 hours). The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Presidente

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    Hotel Presidente



    In the heart of Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, the Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport.

    In the heart of Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, the Hotel Presidente is located on the corner of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and Seventh Street, just 20 minutes from the San Jose, Costa Rica International Airport.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 8

Depart San Jose

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights moderate hotel accommodation
  • Seat in coach transfers
  • Arenal Volcano National Park tour
  • Selvatura Canopy tour
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides in each locality

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English guides are used in each different location

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based Twin share. Other accommodation options available on request and subject to availability. Hotels may be replaced for similar quality alternatives.

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