- Visit the mystical Arenal Volcano
- Relax in the Tabacón Hot Springs, famed for its therapeutic properties.
- Get Adventurous at the Arenal Reserve! Have a blast on the Sky Trek & Sky Tram
- Adrenaline rush at an all time high with the Savegre White Water Rafting Tour
DAY 1 | SJO INTL AIRPORT – SAN JOSÉ
Depart the USA on your flight to San José, the capital of Costa Rica founded in 1738… a bustling city with European influenced architecture, museums, nightlife and the focal point for political and economic activity. Meeting and transfer to the Don Carlos Hotel in San José.
DAY 2 |SAN JOSÉ – ARENAL VOLCANO
This morning we depart San José to the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, where the major attraction is the Arenal Volcano. The tour begins with a climb up to the central volcanic mountain range, and a visit to the famous artisan town of Sarchi, which is the perfect place to find those souvenirs and gifts for your family and friends. We continue on our tour giving you a chance to admire diverse agricultural plantations, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arriving in the village of La Fortuna where you will enjoy a typical lunch. During the afternoon, you will visit the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs. These natural hot springs feature a hot river that flows through a series of pools. From cascading falls to tropical gardens, the hot springs are the result of rainwater heated by magma in the Earth’s interior. Once heated, the waters rise to the surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth’s rocky crust; this way waters become very beneficial to your body because of its temperature helping to relax your muscles, clean pores, and rejuvenate your skin. Tabacon is a very unique location full of natural jewels and is something that should not be missed. At the end of the tour, enjoy a nice dinner at the resort and then you will be transferred to Arenal Manoa for your overnight stay. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 | LA FORTUNA
Visit the Arenal Reserve today for an exhilarating adventure. Start the day with the famous Sky Tram and Sky Trek. With the slow paced Sky Tram, you soar smoothly through the rain forest, which offers endless views during your mountainous ascent. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, you will be able to stop the tram at any point, a feature that allows for magnificent, one-of-a-kind photographs as well as and tropical birds which can be spotted at the Arenal Lake. Descend through the famous canopy tour which goes from one mountain to another providing an ultimate adrenaline rush. This afternoon is at leisure for you to explore and enjoy this breathtaking area. Overnight at the Arenal Manoa Hotel. (B)
DAY 4 | LA FORTUNA
Today visit the Rio Celeste. There is a hike of 5 miles (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest. Visit “Los Teñideros” of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly blue color that gives the river its name. You will return through winding trails, rich with ecological wonders, that lead us to the “OLLAS” openings in the earth, where you can take a dip in the natural hot springs while observing the attractions of the Tenorio Volcano. We’ll continue our hike through the jungle to search the volcano’s furnace vents which expel gases of extremely high temperatures. On our descent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey. Overnight stay at Arenal Manoa. (B)
DAY 5 | MANUEL ANTONIO
Transfer to Manuel Antonio and check in at the Plaza Yara Hotel. Afterwards, have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sounds of nature, relax at the pool, see the incredible views, or simply take advantage of the many recreational facilities*. Overnight at the Plaza Yara Hotel. *Optional tours at the hotel are at an extra cost. (not included in the program price).
DAY 6 | MANUEL ANTONIO
Morning visit to Manuel Antonio National Park; which has one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. The several coves, white sandy beaches, and lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests makes this one of the greatest highlights in Costa Rica. It has a large land and marine biodiversity with beautiful coral reefs. On your visit to Manuel Antonio National Park, walk along the path and discover the different habitats including mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds possibly even the three-toed sloth in their natural habitat. After your hike, the rest of the day is at leisure. You can stay if you wish on your own at the park or take some more time to relax and enjoy the beach. Overnight at Manuel Antonio. (B)
DAY 7 | MANUEL ANTONIO
Get ready for a day of adrenaline rushes and extreme fun with a Savegre White Water Rafting Tour! Your transfer takes you along the scenic route over winding gravel roads through remote countryside landscapes. While you are attempting to tame the rapids of Savegre River, your guide will be riding beside you to ensure your safety. This river features class II and class III rapids. Once you reach the end of the river you will be able to take a closer look at your surroundings and admire the colorful flora and fauna. Your guide will lead you to a stunning waterfall where you will stop for snacks. You can take advantage of this relaxing pause and swim a little in the calm pond nearby. You will also be served a delicious homemade meal for lunch. Transportation will be arranged to return you to your hotel. Overnight at Manuel Antonio. (B,L)
DAY 8 | USA
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your departure flight.
This is a sample itinerary-distribution of sites & leisure time is subject to change. This is a land only tour. International and Internal Air is not included. We will be happy to assist with International and Internal Air arrangements.
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
Country City Nights Hotel
Costa Rica San José 1 Don Carlos Hotel, Standard Room
Costa Rica Arenal 3 Arenal Manoa Hotel, Junior Suite
Costa Rica Manuel Antonio 3 Yara Plaza Hotel, Suite
Land only Prices starting at:
|Jan 10 - Apr 30 '16||$1199||$2555|
*Please call for International Airfare in Economy or Business Class. Prices are not valid during certain holidays and are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. International Airfare, Optional Activities or Tours, Meals not indicated in itinerary and Airport Departure Taxes are not included.