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Costa Rica Adventure

Operated by: CostSaver

7 Days from $950 per person
JAN - DEC 2023
Keel-billed Tucan, Costa Rica

Countries Visited

Costa Rica ...more Costa Rica

Locations Visited

San Jose, Monteverde, Arenal, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Lake Arenal ...more San Jose, Monteverde, Arenal, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Lake Arenal
  1. Day 1 Arrive San José (1 Night)

    Let the Pura Vida way of life take over as you arrive in Costa Rica's cultural capital, San Jose. Arriving today, settle into your hotel and then head out to explore. Trendy Barrio Amon offers a wonderful glimpse into the history of the city with vast colonial mansions converted into art galleries, whilst Barrio Escalante is the gastronomic epicentre and the best place to grab dinner.

    hotel Crowne Plaza San José Corobicí
  2. Day 2 San José – Monteverde (2 Nights)

    Finishing up your final morning in San José with a quick sightseeing tour of the city’s most iconic sights, you’ll then travel north towards the creative little town of Sarchí. Widely regarded as the cradle of Costa Rican artisanship, this is the place to buy intricate arts, crafts and souvenirs. The finest display of Sarchí’s creative offering comes courtesy of the highly decorative oxcarts that are displayed here. Elegantly carved and hand painted in bright colours, the oxcart is a national symbol of Costa Rica and a beautiful reminder of its humble beginnings. Take your time browsing the shops and stalls here, before continuing your journey through the Tilaran Mountain range. Climbing higher and higher, we’ll be listening out for the collective sighs of appreciation as you enter the mysterious and misty Cloud Forest.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel El Establo Mountain Hotel
  3. Day 3 Monteverde sightseeing and free time

    Meeting up with a Local Specialist this morning, you’ll seemingly step into another world as you enter the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Home to a variety of different eco-systems, you’ll learn about the thousands of different plant and animals species that thrive in this area, many of which only exist right here. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears poised for the sounds of hummingbirds, howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and if you’re really lucky, the Quetzal bird. Costa Rica has a big reputation as a nature lover’s paradise, and this place won’t let you down. Leaving the forest on a real nature high you’ll have time to relax this afternoon, or join our ‘El Trapiche’ Optional Experience tour where you’ll get to visit sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel El Establo Mountain Hotel
  4. Day 4 Monteverde – Arenal (3 Nights)

    Enjoy the ride this morning as you travel past cattle ranches and coffee plantations on your way to Arenal Volcano National Park. One of the shining jewels in Costa Rica’s already bedazzling crown, the national park is best known for its bubbling hot springs and geothermal activity, wide variety of wildlife and of course the sleeping giant, Arenal Volcano. As exciting as this all is, your attention upon arrival will likely be taken up by your gorgeous and secluded resort, nestled on the banks of the San Carlos River. Boasting outdoor pools, a butterfly garden, botanical gardens growing all manner of fruit trees and tame iguanas roaming the grounds, you’ll likely feel like you’ve entered a little corner of heaven. Settle in and enjoy relaxing in paradise this afternoon, before joining your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the resort restaurant this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
  5. Day 5 Arenal full day sightseeing

    A guided hike through Arenal 1968 is first up on today’s action packed agenda. Denoting its name from the year Arenal Volcano created its most catastrophic eruption, this private reserve gives you the chance to walk through lava fields, observe leftover lava rocks and boulders and walk through forest land for wonderful views of both the volcano and Arenal Lake, the largest lake in Costa Rica. After a browse around La Fortuna town and a spot of lunch, this afternoon you’ll then head to the famous Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Meeting up with a Local Specialist, you’ll ‘sky walk’ your way through the jungle canopy, testing your head for heights on the 6 suspension bridges while spotting a whole manner of birdlife. This evening and to round off an incredible day, let your worries and stresses drift away as you relax in the mineral rich pools of a hot springs resort.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
  6. Day 6 Arenal sightseeing and free time

    Another day, and another chance to explore this natural wonderland. Your morning will begin with a safari float down the Peñas Blancas River, where you’ll join a Local Specialist and get to experience the peaceful tranquility of the rainforest whilst looking for monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans and tropical birds. On the way you’ll visit a local family who live and work on the river, gaining an appreciation for how connected the people of Costa Rica are to the natural environment. Back at your resort and with the afternoon free, enjoy going for a dip in the pool or play tennis. You can also join a horseback riding excursion through the rainforest.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Tilajari Hotel Resort and Conference Center
  7. Day 7 Arenal – San José

    Say farewell to Costa Rica and transfer back to San José International Airport, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM.

    meals Breakfast
Costa Rica Adventure Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals included
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Choice Highlights

Essentials

  • : Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts
  • : Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems
  • : Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Monteverde

El Trapiche Tour

The tour begins with a walk through the farm where you’ll view sugarcane, banana, orange and coffee plantations. Learn about the coffee-making process and how liquor is made out of sugarcane. The farm provides an exciting education to visitors about the various crops and farm life in Costa Rica. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)
Adult Price: $33

Horseback Riding Tour

On your horseback excursion, enjoy sweeping views of the Nicoya Gulf and its islands as you ride your way through coffee and sugarcane plantations, tropical forests and open fields. Be on the lookout for wildlife including toucans, green parrots and white-faced monkeys. Total duration is about 2½ hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests.)
Adult Price: $75

Sky Tram And Sky Trek

Board a comfortable gondola and fly among the trees on the lookout for local wildlife. As you glide among the forest, see how the vegetation changes with the elevation level. At the end of the Sky Tram you will be faced with a choice: return to the starting point in the same way you came or you can enjoy the ultimate adrenaline rush on the Sky Trek. With this option, you will fly across the forest in a series of ten zip lines with heights ranging from 100 – 650 feet and with lengths of over 650 feet. All of these zip lines were built to give you a 360° perspective of the rainforest. Gratuity included. (Minimum 2 Guests)
Adult Price: $97

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Somchai Yanaranop
Friday, May 10, 2019
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Miss. Lauren Veja help us to get true our vacation true reservation and prepare for an adventure. Thank Lauren. .
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My tours director, Mr, Fabian Guzman meet us 21 of us at hotel lay out our first day, Tomorrow Breakfast and get ready for a beautiful bus, A/C all the way, Our special bus driver, Roberto he is a awesome guy. He so helpful, My wife have a hard time to get in and out, He there to help her at all time, Every stop Roberto clean a bus.
William Stout
Friday, September 28, 2018
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The booking was easy and the tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable.
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It was a very fair price. For the money, the hotels we top notch for the price.
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