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Tortuguero National Park

Meet your guide upon pickup from your San Jose hotel and stop for breakfast at Rancho Roberto's in Guapiles. After your meal, you'll travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of Costa Rica’s largest national parks. Pass numerous rivers, waterfalls and mountains covered in dense forests on your drive, until you reach a banana plantation. Here, board a boat and set sail for Tortuguero National Park. Since there are no roads to the park from Tortuguero village, access to the vast network of freshwater lagoons and creeks is by boat. Ride for approximately one hour to reach the canals and keep an eye out for all kind of birds in the lush vegetation along the way.Tortuguero, meaning ‘turtle catcher,’ formed from an archipelago of volcanic islands where high rainfall eventually created the bio-diverse wetlands – great for nature lovers! During your 3-hour boat tour of Tortuguero National Park, your expert guide will be on hand to teach you about the history and wildlife as you cruise between the marshy isles. Midday, you’ll have time for a lunch break at Evergreen Lodge, located just five minutes by boat from the entrance to the park. Under the high ceilings of the lovely main dining room, enjoy the ambiance that complements the surrounding jungle landscape.Get an up-close look at the park's great variety of flora and fauna as you ride among the canals. If you’re lucky, you might spot such wildlife as the spectacled caiman, southern river otter and possibly even the endangered West Indian manatee. The park is also home to sloths, howler and capuchin monkeys, tiny frogs and green iguanas.The secluded, black-sand beaches of Tortuguero National Park are some of the most important breeding grounds for the green sea turtle. These ancient reptiles once neared extinction as adults were hunted for their meat and their eggs were taken. You'll get the chance to see the sites where the green sea turtles nest and learn from your guide about the park’s efforts to protect this important species.After exploring the national park, enjoy a return 1-hour boat ride to dry land and then board your coach for the trip back to San Jose, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

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Essential Costa Rica - Package with Manuel Antonio, Self-drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL SAN JOSEPass By: Juan Santamaria International AirportUpon arrival to bustling San Jose, our representative will meet and greet you and then direct you to your transport, which will drop you off at your hotel in San Jose for your the night in Costa Rica.Overnight in San Jose.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard:Holiday Inn ExpressForum/similar3*Superior:Holiday Inn Escazu/similar4*Deluxe:Real Intercontinental/similar5*Day 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Pachira LodgeYour day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by bus through the Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean plains to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages. Indulge in a tasty breakfast en route and continue through the jungle by boat, cruising the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive at your eco-lodge and enjoy a tasty lunch. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you will get to walk around town, stroll along the beach, and experience the locals’ way of living. During the turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September and hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard: Pachira Lodge or similar Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe: Aninga Lodgeor similarDay 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARKPass By: Pachira LodgeToday you will have some free time to relax by the pool and experience the Tortuguero National Park on a three-hour trip. Observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park is not included.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Pachira Lodge or similar Superior: Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe: Aninga Lodgeor similarDay 4: TORTUGUERO – ARENAL (210km – 5 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Arenal MontechiariEarly in the morning depart by boat back to Guapiles. From there, take the ground transportation to the restaurant for lunch. After a nice meal, a representative of the car rental company will meet you at the restaurant to give you the rental car you will be using for the rest of the trip. Then you can drive yourself to the Arenal area and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own or participate in an exciting optional activity like the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours. The first choice includes a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects, and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. The Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tour takes you through and above the rainforest. A series of eight suspension bridges, connected by trails for a total 3 km in length, provides a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy! If adventure is not something you are interested in, join the Don Juan Coffee Tour to understand Costa Rica´s coffee, chocolate and sugar cane production (with the emphasis on coffee!). The tour offers an interesting opportunity to learn about coffee and its production as well as to get close to the fascinating Costa Rican folklore. Sky Walk, Selvatura Treetop Walkaway and Don Juan Coffee tours are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 5: ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARKPass By: Arenal MontechiariAfter breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park on your own. During the hike, enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano as you keep a lookout for animals that live in this national park. You have the chance to see sloths, howler monkeys, and even anteaters, to name a few. The entrance fee to Arenal Volcano National Park is not included. Afterwards, return to the hotel with the afternoon at leisure to participate in an optional activity. You can enhance today´s experience by joining one of the memorable tours you missed yesterday. Whether you choose to explore the cloud forest during the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours, or you prefer getting closer to the fascinating Costa Rican culture while on the Don Juan Coffee tour, your day will be unforgettable. Sky Walk, Selvatura Treetop Walkaway and Don Juan Coffee tours are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 6: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)Pass By: Monteverde Villa LodgeBegin the day with an early breakfast. You can have the morning at leisure or start your journey early to Monteverde Cloud forest area. Admire the transition of the rainforest to the cloud forest where you will reach an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level. Monteverde, located in the Puntarenas province, is a place of cloud forests and mist, coffee plantations, monkeys and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with inviting restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own.Overnight in Monteverde.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 7: MONTEVERDEPass By: Monteverde Villa LodgeAfter a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, enjoy you can a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is world-famous for its outstanding biodiversity, conservation actions and contributions, as well as scientific research. The reserve is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves, not just in Costa Rica but the world. It hosts hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of flora, such as mosses, vines or the autochthonous trees of the cloud forest. Entrance to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is not included.Overnight in Monteverde .Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 8: MONTEVERDE – PACIFIC COAST (190km – 4 hrs)Pass By: Villa Bosque, Manuel AntonioThis morning after breakfast, head towards a stunning beachside destination, descending to Manuel Antonio National Park. On arrival, take the rest of the day to enjoy the surrounding areas, hotel facilities or the spectacular beach.Overnight in Pacific Coast.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Villa Bosque or similar 3*Superior: San Bada Hotel or similar 4*Deluxe: Parador or similar 5*Day 9: PACIFIC COASTPass By: Villa Bosque, Manuel AntonioBegin your day with a luscious breakfast and then, take the opportunity to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park on your own. The trail is flat, picturesque and loops through the park, making your course about two miles long. The park is a great place to take pictures or just to admire the impressive views. One of the highlights of this tour is that Manuel Antonio is home to three of the four existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Halfway through the hike, enjoy a leisurely stop at the world-famous ‘Third Beach’. Take a rest on the soft sand or play in the waves. Throughout the hike, it is common to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as admire wild orchids, butterflies and tropical vegetation. The entrance fee to the Manuel Antonio National Park is not included. Overnight in Pacific Coast.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Villa Bosque or similar 3*Superior: San Bada Hotel or similar 4*Deluxe: Parador or similar 5*Day 10: PACIFIC COAST – DEPART SAN JOSE (160km – 3 hrs)Pass By: Juan Santamaria International AirportEnjoy a tasty breakfast and, at the appropriate time, drive from Manuel Antonio to the airport for your flight back home. Drop off your car at the car rental office and take a shuttle transfer to the airport.Breakfast included. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1320.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Ultimate Escape Costa Rica, Self Drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL LIBERIA – RINCON DE LA VIEJA (35km – 1 hr)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportYour Costa Rican adventure begins on arrival to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, in the north-western part of the country. Here, a Destination Services representative awaits to greet you and take you to the car hire desk to collect your rental car. Then depart to the region of Rincon de la Vieja for your first night in Costa Rica. Overnight in Rincon de la Vieja.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard= Cañón de la Vieja / other 3*Superior= Hacienda Guachipelín / other 4*Deluxe= Hacienda Guachipelín / other 5*Day 2: RINCON DE LA VIEJA – ARENAL (150km – 3.5 hrs)Pass By: Arenal MontechiariBegin your day with a delectable breakfast at the hotel. Today you can visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and explore its delightful area known as Las Pailas. Las Pailas, which means ‘the cauldrons’ in Spanish, spectacularly showcases the awesome power of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the largest and most active volcano in the region. Steam and sulphur pour out of the rust-coloured ground from natural fumaroles, while coffee-coloured pools boil with hot volcanic water and grey mud bubbles, exploding in large pits. This stunning volcano experience is like no other in Costa Rica. Accompanied by your bilingual naturalist guide, hike the 3.5 kilometre Las Pailas loop trail (2.5 miles) through dry tropical forests to discover the best views of the volcano, incredible nature, volcanic activity, and wildlife. The park is home to more than 300 bird species and other animals like armadillos, collared peccaries, iguanas, snakes, white-nosed coatis, white-faced howlers, and spider monkeys. Finish this memorable park visit and walk back to the hotel to collect your bags. (Entrance fee to the park is not included). In the early afternoon, drive yourself from Rincon de la Vieja to Arenal. Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica and this area is a paradise for adventure lovers.On arrival to the hotel, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the surroundings on your own or join an optional activity. You can choose between a Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or a relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs. A great choice is the Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide Park, known for having two separate cables, one you glide on and one for major safety precautions. The canopy consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms. These are divided into three sections found mostly in the trees, designed to provide you with greater contact with nature. One of the major attractions is the Tarzan Swing, the part of the tour that guarantees you will have the greatest adventure. All your worries will disappear as you fly through the trees like Tarzan! If this is not your cup of tea, you can always choose to spend your afternoon kayaking. After a short drive, arrive at Arenal Lake, where your guides will give you the equipment, consisting of a life jacket and a paddle, and introduce you to paddling. You will learn basic paddle strokes, safety, and rules of the water. Once on the water, our guides will lead you along the shoreline for an incredible view of the volcano. On your journey, you may observe different species of birds like the Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Flycatcher, Anhinga and may also possibly hear the Howler Monkey. Optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Arenal Montechiari / similar 3*Superior= Arenal Springs / similar 4*Deluxe= Arenal Kioro Hotel / similar 5*Day 3: ARENALPass By: Arenal MontechiariAfter a tasty breakfast, take the opportunity to visit Arenal Volcano National Park on your own (entrance fee not included). During the hike, enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano, as you keep a lookout for animals that live in this national park. You have the opportunity to see sloths, howler monkeys, and even anteaters, to name a few. Afterwards, return to the hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or participating in an optional activity. You can again choose between Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or the relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs, depending on the choice you made yesterday, of course. If you are a nature lover and an adrenaline seeker, the ATV tour is a great choice. The Quads Adventure ATV tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also includes nature and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The trail you will traverse goes through pastureland at the base of the volcano from which you will have numerous opportunities to view the imposing mountain. You will then continue passing through Tropical Humid Forest and observe the area’s flora and fauna before arriving at the lookout point. There, enjoy one of the best views of the volcano and some of its most recent flows! And if you prefer to unwind and recharge your batteries, spend the afternoon at the Tabacon Hot Springs. Take time to relax your mind and body as you enjoy these therapeutic volcanic hot water springs, surrounded by natural beauty, the rainforest, and the volcano. The magnificent infrastructure of pools, mesmerising waterfalls and the inviting wet bars will make your visit memorable! Optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Arenal Montechiari / similar 3*Superior= Arenal Springs / similar 4*Deluxe= Arenal Kioro Hotel / similar 5*Day 4: ARENAL – SARAPIQUI (130km – 2.5 hrs)Pass By: SarapiquiS Rainforest LodgeThe delicious breakfast at the hotel is followed by check-out and a drive to the Sarapiqui area. Hidden in the foothills of the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park and set alongside mountain streams, exuberant rainforest and pasturelands, this spellbinding area is truly a sight for sore eyes. Encounter the mysteries of the rainforest while enjoying a comfortable stay in the beautifully designed rooms of the lodge. Enjoy the natural surroundings and, perhaps, participate in one of the optional activities available. Today you can choose between an adventurous Rafting experience, a delicious Chocolate tour, and an exciting Canopy tour. Rafting at the Sarapiquí River offers you the perfect combination of adventure and nature. This section is filled with class II-III rapids and clear, refreshing water that swerves its way through the tropical rainforest of Sarapiquí, making it a true paradise! Rapids with names like “Roller Coaster”, “Superman”, and “Air Force” will thrill you while the incredible surroundings filled with flora and fauna will leave you breathless. If you don´t feel adventurous today, you can enjoy an interesting Chocolate tour. This 2.5-hour experience will open the secrets and wonders of one of mankind’s favourite foods: chocolate. The tour will be led by a trained guide across the suspension bridge and a sector of the Tirimbina forest to a former cacao-growing plot. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree will be explained. The cacao plot, which is not in commercial use, was formerly cultivated in an ancient way – mixed with other forest trees. It was used for research purposes several decades ago and is currently used for environmental education, showing the traditional processes. If chocolate is not something you want to learn about, get closer to nature during an exciting Canopy Tour. While from the ground you get visual access to a part of the forest, on the canopy tour you can discover a different perspective. Fill your eyes with nature and your body with adrenaline whole exploring Sarapiqui, one of the most diverse areas in Costa Rica. The zip line adventure is one of the best ways to discover and admire the green world of the treetops. Optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Sarapiqui.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard = El Bambú or similarSuperior = La Quinta Lodge or similarDeluxe = Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similarDay 5: SARAPIQUI – TORTUGUERO (85km – 3 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Pachira LodgeYour day begins early with an enchanting drive to the town of Guapiles. Meet your guide for the following days and savour a rich breakfast at a local restaurant. Leave the car locked in the restaurant’s parking lot and continue by shared transport to a pier, where you hop on a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive, check in, and lunch at your eco-lodge. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you have the incredible opportunity to stroll its beautifully arranged paths, explore the bewildering beaches, and experience the locals' way of life. During turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September, hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife.Overnight in Tortuguero .Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard = Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior = Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe = Aninga Lodge or similarDay 6: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARKPass By: Pachira LodgeToday enjoy some free time to relax by the pool. You can also indulge in a three-hour trip exploring the famous Tortuguero National Park to observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as admire its lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard = Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior = Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe = Aninga Lodge or similarDay 7: TORTUGUERO – SAN JOSE (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Holiday Inn San Jose EscazuAfter a luscious breakfast, depart by boat back to Guapiles. Before you collect your rental car, enjoy a flavoursome lunch. Drive yourself to the bustling San Jose city and arrive in time to see some of the city highlights or just stroll its charming streets. Overnight in San Jose.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard= Holiday Inn Express Forum/other 3*Superior= Holiday Inn Escaz/other 4*Deluxe= Real Intercontinental/other 5*Day 8: SAN JOSE – LA PAZ WATERFALL – VARA BLANCA (55km – 1.5 hrs)Pass By: Poas Volcano LodgeEnjoy breakfast at the hotel and head towards the magnificent area of Vara Blanca where you can enjoy exciting optional activities, like a visit to the bewildering La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a privately owned ecological attraction featuring five waterfalls, cloud and rain forests, and great hiking trails. Visit the various exhibits of the gardens, including the butterfly observatory and the insect exhibit, see over 100 species of animals, and catch a glimpse of the environmental education programme. Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall Garden is not included. Overnight in Vara Blanca.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Buena Vista Lodge or similar 3*Superior= Poas Volcano Lodge or similar 4*Deluxe= Peace Lodge or similar 5*Day 9: VARA BLANCA – HERRADURA BEACH (120km – 2.5 hrs)Pass By: Balcón del MarBegin the day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel before you drive yourself from Vara Blanca to the Central Pacific coast. Sandy beaches and protected wildlife are two primary draws to this area. Relax and admire the impressive landscapes. With its combination of ocean views and lush tropical vegetation, the Central Pacific has scenery unlike any other.Overnight in Jaco.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Balcon del Mar or similar 3*Superior= Amapola or similar 4*Deluxe= Crocs Resort or similar 5*Day 10: HERRADURA BEACHPass By: Balcón del MarHave a toothsome breakfast at the hotel and spend the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel facilities or adventuring in the optional activities available. Adventure seekers can choose to join the Canopy tour. This is a project designed not only as an extreme adventure, but a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment. Admire the spectacular views of the Herradura Bay and Island, as well as the Nicoya Gulf and take advantage of the opportunity to view Scarlet Macaws, chestnut-mandible toucans and white-face monkeys. The adventure starts with a 15-minute ride aboard the specially designed 40 passenger tractor. Once you arrive at the top of the mountain, you begin descending via a series of zip lines, including 15 platforms and 14 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 km including the longest one in the area, the 732m cable! Another option for today is the Carara National Park. This incredible protected area measures about 4,700 hectares and is home to approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s aviary species. Learn about the importance of the region, as it is situated in a transitional region between the tropical dry forest and the humid Pacific rainforest. This tour showcases colourful species of flora and fauna from a varied ecosystem. Spot the scarlet macaw, collared aracari and various monkey specimens. And if you want to learn all about the interesting crocodiles, choose to join the Crocodile Adventure, a tour along the Tárcoles River in Jaco, one of the most populated crocodile rivers in the world. From the safe riverboat, cruise along observing American crocodiles of all sizes in their natural habitat. You will also see an abundance of exotic wildlife and reptiles along the way, such as Jesus lizards, iguanas, scarlet macaws, purple gallinule and a variety of kingfishers, egrets, herons and more. Admire the dense mangrove canals where animals such as monkeys, racoons and crabs may be seen. The award-winning tour guides will ensure a safe, fun, and educational experience for. Optional tours mentioned are not included.Overnight in Jaco.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Balcon del Mar or similar 3*Superior= Amapola or similar 4*Deluxe= Crocs Resort or similar 5*Day 11: HERRADURA BEACH – DEPART LIBERIA (200km – 3.5 hrs)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportAt the appropriate time, drive from Herradura Beach to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, to catch your onward flight. En route to the airport, drop off your rental car and then take a shuttle transfer to the Daniel Oduber International Airport.Breakfast included. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Beaches and Nature with Santa Teresa, Self-drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL LIBERIA – TAMARINDO (85km – 1.5 hrs)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportYour Costa Rican adventure begins on arrival at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, in the north-western part of the country. Here, a Destination Services representative awaits to greet you and assist collecting your rental car. Then, depart to the region of Tamarindo Beach for your first night in Costa Rica. Tamarindo is a great place to have some fun and the perfect starting point to your holiday.Overnight in Tamarindo.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard= Pasatiempo / similar 3*Superior= Wyndham Tamarindo / similar 4*Deluxe= Tamarindo Diriá / similar 5Day 2: TAMARINDO – SAMARA (110km – 2 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Samara InnAfter breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Samara. This is a mesmerising beach location perfect for soaking up the sun in an unpretentious, laid-back, beachy atmosphere. The village resort is shaped by its half-moon bay and features a long white sand beach shaded by picturesque palm trees. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Samara.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard = Samara Inn or similar 3*Superior = Sol Samara or similar 4*Deluxe = Nammbú or similar 5*Day 3: SAMARAPass By: Hotel Samara InnIndulge in a tasty breakfast at the hotel before you begin a new adventure. Today, you can relax at the beach and explore the surroundings, or have fun in the sun on an optional ocean safari, including a boat tour and an exciting snorkelling session. Enjoy this adventure as you search for amazing local marine life, such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, with the most exotic coastal landscape as your background. Back on land, return to your hotel with the remainder of the day free to enjoy the area and the hotel facilities. The ocean safari is not included. Overnight in Samara.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard = Samara Inn or similar 3*Superior = Sol Samara or similar 4*Deluxe = Nammbú or similar 5*Day 4: SAMARA – SANTA TERESA (170km – 4 hrs)Pass By: Santa TeresaAfter breakfast, hop into your rental car and drive from Samara to Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa and the Nicoya Peninsula are considered a Blue Zone – areas where inhabitants live longer, healthier lives. Santa Teresa is a booming new travel destination in Costa Rica, attracting beach enthusiasts and surfers alike who come to catch a wave or enjoy the exotic beach surrounds. Many travellers who arrived only for a surf vacation fell in love with Santa Teresa and decided to call this place their new home. The new residents from around the globe provide a trendy international flare to the local Costa Rican scene, which can be appreciated in the local shops and restaurants of the area.Overnight in Santa Teresa.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Santa Teresa Hotel or similar 3*Superior= Esencia Hotel or similar 4*Deluxe= Manalá Hotel or similar 5*Day 5: SANTA TERESAPass By: Hotel Santa TeresaBegin your day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Savour today at leisure to relax at your hotel or on the beach, take part in one of numerous activities offered in the region or explore the surrounding areas on your own.Overnight in Santa Teresa .Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard= Santa Teresa Hotel or similar 3*Superior= Esencia Hotel or similar 4*Deluxe= Manalá Hotel or similar 5*Day 6: SANTA TERESA – SAN JOSE (170km – 4 hrs by road / 1 hr by ferry)Pass By: Holiday Inn San Jose EscazuAfter breakfast, drive to San Jose, reaching the capital city in the early afternoon. Check in to your hotel and have the rest of day at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own. Wander around its beautifully arranged streets and catch a glimpse of its main landmarks. Overnight in San Jose.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Holiday Inn Express Forum/other 3*Superior: Holiday Inn Escazu/other4*Deluxe: Real Intercontinental/other 5*Day 7: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Pachira LodgeYour day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by road through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean plains, enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages. Meet your guide for the following days and savour a rich breakfast at a local restaurant. Leave the car locked in the restaurant’s parking lot and continue by shared transport to a pier, where you hop on a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive, check in, and luxuriate in a mouthwatering lunch at your eco-lodge. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you have the incredible opportunity to stroll its beautifully arranged paths, explore the bewildering beaches, and experience the locals' way of life. During turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September, hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard: Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior: Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe: Aninga Lodge or similarDay 8: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARKPass By: Pachira LodgeToday enjoy some free time to relax by the pool. You can also indulge in a three-hour trip exploring the famous Tortuguero National Park to observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as admire its lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior: Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe: Aninga Lodge or similarDay 9: TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI (85km – 3 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: La Quinta SarapiquiAfter breakfast, depart by boat back to Guapiles. Here, stop for a tasty lunch and to pick up your rental car before driving yourself to Sarapiqui, just north of San Jose. Hidden in the foothills of the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park and set alongside mountain streams, exuberant rainforest and pasturelands, this spellbinding area is truly a sight for sore eyes. Encounter the mysteries of the rainforest while enjoying a comfortable stay in the beautifully designed rooms of the lodge.Overnight in Sarapiquí.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard: El Bambú or similarSuperior: La Quinta Sarapiquí or similarDeluxe: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similarDay 10: SARAPIQUIPass By: La Quinta SarapiquiAfter breakfast, you can join the optional activities in the area that we propose below. Today you can choose between a floating safari tour or rafting on Sarapiqui River, an interesting chocolate tour, or an exciting Canopy experience. The floating safari tour on the River Sarapiqui gives you the chance to appreciate the beauty and the diversity of the flora and fauna of the Sarapiqui rainforest. Rafting on the Sarapiqui River offers you the perfect combination of adventure and nature. This section is filled with class II-III rapids and clear, refreshing water that swerves its way through the tropical rainforest of Sarapiqui, making it a true paradise! Rapids with names like “Roller Coaster”, “Superman”, and “Air Force” will thrill you while the incredible surroundings filled with flora and fauna will leave you breathless. If you don´t feel adventurous today, you can enjoy an interesting Chocolate tour. This 2.5-hour experience will open the secrets and wonders of one of mankind’s favourite foods: chocolate. The tour will be led by a trained guide across the suspension bridge and a sector of the Tirimbina forest to a former cacao-growing plot. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree will be explained. The cacao plot, which is not in commercial use, was formerly cultivated in an ancient way – mixed with other forest trees. It was used for research purposes several decades ago and is currently used for environmental education, showing the traditional processes. If chocolate is not something you want to learn about, get closer to nature during an exciting Canopy Tour. While from the ground you get visual access to a part of the forest, on the canopy tour you can discover a different perspective. Fill your eyes with nature and your body with adrenaline whole exploring Sarapiqui, one of the most diverse areas in Costa Rica. The zip line adventure is one of the best ways to discover and admire the green world of the treetops. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Sarapiqui.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: El Bambú or similarSuperior: La Quinta Sarapiquí or similarDeluxe: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similarDay 11: SARAPIQUÍ – ARENAL (130km – 2.5 hrs)Pass By: Arenal Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of AlajuelaHave a tasty breakfast, depart the hotel, and drive from Sarapiqui to Arenal. Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica and this area is a small paradise for adventure lovers. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the surroundings of the hotel on your own or join an optional activity. You can choose between a Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or a relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs. A great choice is the Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide Park, known for having two separate cables, one you glide on and one for major safety precautions. The canopy consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms. These are divided into three sections found mostly in the trees, designed to provide you with greater contact with nature. One of the major attractions is the Tarzan Swing, the part of the tour that guarantees you will have the greatest adventure. All your worries will disappear as you fly through the trees like Tarzan! If this is not your cup of tea, you can always choose to spend your afternoon kayaking. After a short drive, arrive at Arenal Lake, where your guides will give you the equipment, consisting of a life jacket and a paddle, and introduce you to paddling. You will learn basic paddle strokes, safety, and rules of the water. Once on the water, our guides will lead you along the shoreline for an incredible view of the volcano. On your journey, you may observe different species of birds like the Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Flycatcher, Anhinga and may also possibly hear the Howler Monkey. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 12: ARENALPass By: Arenal MontechiariAfter breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park on your own. During the hike, enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano as you keep a lookout for animals that live in this national park. You have the chance to see sloths, howler monkeys, and even anteaters, to name a few. For adventurers, there are more exciting activities in this area, such as zip line, hanging bridges and kayaking, among others. Spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or participating in an optional activity. You can again choose between Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or the relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs, depending on the choice you made yesterday, of course. If you are a nature lover and an adrenaline seeker, the ATV tour is a great choice. The Quads Adventure ATV tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also includes nature and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The trail you will traverse goes through pastureland at the base of the volcano from which you will have numerous opportunities to view the imposing mountain. You will then continue passing through Tropical Humid Forest and observe the area’s flora and fauna before arriving at the lookout point. There, enjoy one of the best views of the volcano and some of its most recent flows! And if you prefer to unwind and recharge your batteries, spend the afternoon at the Tabacon Hot Springs. Take time to relax your mind and body as you enjoy these therapeutic volcanic hot water springs, surrounded by natural beauty, the rainforest, and the volcano. The magnificent infrastructure of pools, mesmerising waterfalls and the inviting wet bars will make your visit memorable! The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 13: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)Pass By: Monteverde Country LodgeBegin the day with an early breakfast. You can have the morning at leisure or start your journey early to Monteverde Cloud forest area. Admire the transition of the rainforest to the cloud forest where you will reach an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level. Monteverde, located in the Puntarenas province, is a place of cloud forests and mist, coffee plantations, monkeys and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with inviting restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own or enjoy our optional activities, like the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours. The first choice includes a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects, and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. The Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tour takes you through and above the rainforest. A series of eight suspension bridges, connected by trails for a total 3 km in length, provides a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy! If adventure is not something you are interested in, join the Don Juan Coffee Tour to understand Costa Rica´s coffee, chocolate and sugar cane production (with the emphasis on coffee!). The tour offers an interesting opportunity to learn about coffee and its production as well as to get close to the fascinating Costa Rican folklore. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Monteverde.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 14: MONTEVERDEPass By: Monteverde Country LodgeAfter a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, enjoy you can a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is world-famous for its outstanding biodiversity, conservation actions and contributions, as well as scientific research. The reserve is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves, not just in Costa Rica but the world. It hosts hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of flora, such as mosses, vines or the autochthonous trees of the cloud forest. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax or participate in an optional activity. You can enhance today´s experience by joining one of the memorable tours you missed yesterday. Whether you choose to explore the cloud forest during the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours, or you prefer getting closer to the fascinating Costa Rican culture while on the Don Juan Coffee tour, your day will be unforgettable. Entrance to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the optional tours are not included.Overnight in Monteverde.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 15: MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA (130km – 3 hrs)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportAt the appropriate time, drive from Monteverde to Daniel Oduber International Airport for your flight back home. Drop off your car at the car rental office and take a shuttle transfer to the airport.Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Beaches and Nature with Tambor, Self Drive

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL LIBERIA – TAMARINDO (85km – 1.5 hrs)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportYour Costa Rican adventure begins on arrival at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, in the north-western part of the country. Here, a Destination Services representative awaits to greet you and assist collecting your rental car before you depart to the region of Tamarindo Beach for your first night in Costa Rica. Tamarindo is fantastic for having fun and the perfect starting point for your holiday.Overnight in Tamarindo Beach.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard: Pasatiempo or similar 3*Superior: Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4*Deluxe: Tamarindo Diriá or similar 5*Day 2: TAMARINDO – SAMARA (110km – 2 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Samara InnAfter breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Samara. Samara is a magnificent beach, perfect for soaking up the sun in an unpretentious, laid-back atmosphere. The idyllic resort village is shaped by its half-moon bay and features a long white sandy beach shaded by picturesque palm trees. Relax with the rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in Samara.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Samara Inn or similar 3*Superior: Sol Samara or similar 4*Deluxe: Nammbú or similar 5*Day 3: SAMARAPass By: Hotel Samara InnIndulge in a tasty breakfast at the hotel before you begin a new adventure. Today, you can relax at the beach and explore the surroundings, or have fun in the sun on an optional ocean safari, including a boat tour and an exciting snorkelling session. Enjoy this adventure as you search for amazing local marine life, such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles, with the most exotic coastal landscape as your background. Back on land, return to your hotel with the remainder of the day free to enjoy the area and the hotel facilities. The ocean safari is not included. Overnight in Samara.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Samara Inn or similar 3*Superior: Sol Samara or similar 4*Deluxe: Nammbú or similar 5*Day 4: SAMARA – TAMBOR (155km – 4 hrs)Pass By: Tango MarAfter breakfast, hop in your car and drive from Samara to Tambor Beach. Paradisiacal Tambor is nestled in the valley of a large, calm horseshoe-shaped bay that goes by the name of Bahia Ballena, which translates to ‘Whale Bay’. The secluded location and expansive beach make this sleepy fishing village a popular getaway destination. Tambor is a true tropical paradise on earth! Enjoy the rest of day at leisure to relax at the hotel, stroll along the beach or explore the region on your own.Overnight in Tambor.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Tango Mar or similarSuperior: Tango Mar or similarDeluxe: Tango Mar or similarDay 5: TAMBOR BEACHPass By: Tango MarHave a delicious breakfast and savour the day at leisure to relax at your hotel or on the magnificent beach, take part in one of the numerous activities offered in the region or explore the picturesque surrounding areas on your own.Overnight in Tambor.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Tango Mar or similarSuperior: Tango Mar or similarDeluxe: Tango Mar or similarDay 6: TAMBOR – SAN JOSE (155km – 3 hrs by road / 1 hr by ferry)Pass By: Holiday Inn San Jose EscazuAfter breakfast, drive to San Jose, reaching the capital city in the early afternoon. Check in to your hotel and have the rest of day at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own. Explore the beautifully arranged streets of San Jose, stop at the landmarks that capture your interest, and browse the hip cafes and restaurants spread throughout the city. Overnight in San Jose.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Holiday Inn Express Forum/other3*Superior: Holiday Inn Escazu/other4*Deluxe: Real Intercontinental/other5*Day 7: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO (135km – 4 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: Pachira LodgeYour day begins early with a morning departure, travelling by road through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean plains, enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages. Meet your guide for the following days and savour a rich breakfast at a local restaurant. Leave the car locked in the restaurant’s parking lot and continue by shared transport to a pier, where you hop on a boat and cruise the rivers and canals of Tortuguero National Park. Arrive, check in, and luxuriate in a mouthwatering lunch at your eco-lodge. Board the boat again for a visit to Tortuguero village, where you have the incredible opportunity to stroll its beautifully arranged paths, explore the bewildering beaches, and experience the locals' way of life. During turtle hatching season, we will look for the baby turtles trying to find their way down to the ocean. Nesting is from July to September, hatching from September to December. Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel, surrounded by the beautiful tropical forest and wildlife.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard = Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior = Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe= Aninga Lodge or similarDay 8: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARKPass By: Pachira LodgeToday enjoy some free time to relax by the pool. You can also indulge in a three-hour trip exploring the famous Tortuguero National Park to observe over 350 protected species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, and sloths, as well as admire its lush vegetation. During the July to September season, you can join an optional late night turtle nesting tour, purchasable directly at the lodge. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park is not included.Overnight in Tortuguero.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard = Pachira Lodge or similarSuperior = Evergreen Lodge or similarDeluxe= Aninga Lodge or similarDay 9: TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI (85km – 3 hrs by road / 2 hrs by boat)Pass By: La Quinta SarapiquiAfter breakfast, depart by boat back to Guapiles. Here, stop for a tasty lunch and to pick up your rental car before driving yourself to Sarapiqui, just north of San Jose. Hidden in the foothills of the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park and set alongside mountain streams, exuberant rainforest and pasturelands, this spellbinding area is truly a sight for sore eyes. Encounter the mysteries of the rainforest while enjoying a comfortable stay in the beautifully designed rooms of the lodge.Overnight in Sarapiquí.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard: El Bambú or similarSuperior: La Quinta Sarapiquí or similarDeluxe: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similarDay 10: SARAPIQUIPass By: La Quinta SarapiquiAfter breakfast, you can join the optional activities in the area that we propose below. Today you can choose between a floating safari tour or rafting on Sarapiqui River, an interesting chocolate tour, or an exciting Canopy experience. The floating safari tour on the River Sarapiqui gives you the chance to appreciate the beauty and the diversity of the flora and fauna of the Sarapiqui rainforest. Rafting on the Sarapiqui River offers you the perfect combination of adventure and nature. This section is filled with class II-III rapids and clear, refreshing water that swerves its way through the tropical rainforest of Sarapiqui, making it a true paradise! Rapids with names like “Roller Coaster”, “Superman”, and “Air Force” will thrill you while the incredible surroundings filled with flora and fauna will leave you breathless. If you don´t feel adventurous today, you can enjoy an interesting Chocolate tour. This 2.5-hour experience will open the secrets and wonders of one of mankind’s favourite foods: chocolate. The tour will be led by a trained guide across the suspension bridge and a sector of the Tirimbina forest to a former cacao-growing plot. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree will be explained. The cacao plot, which is not in commercial use, was formerly cultivated in an ancient way – mixed with other forest trees. It was used for research purposes several decades ago and is currently used for environmental education, showing the traditional processes. If chocolate is not something you want to learn about, get closer to nature during an exciting Canopy Tour. While from the ground you get visual access to a part of the forest, on the canopy tour you can discover a different perspective. Fill your eyes with nature and your body with adrenaline whole exploring Sarapiqui, one of the most diverse areas in Costa Rica. The zip line adventure is one of the best ways to discover and admire the green world of the treetops. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Sarapiquí.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: El Bambú or similarSuperior: La Quinta Sarapiquí or similarDeluxe: Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similarDay 11: SARAPIQUI – ARENAL (130km – 2.5 hrs)Pass By: Arenal MontechiariHave a tasty breakfast, depart the hotel, and drive from Sarapiqui to Arenal. Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica and this area is a small paradise for adventure lovers. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the surroundings of the hotel on your own or join an optional activity. You can choose between a Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or a relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs. A great choice is the Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide Park, known for having two separate cables, one you glide on and one for major safety precautions. The canopy consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms. These are divided into three sections found mostly in the trees, designed to provide you with greater contact with nature. One of the major attractions is the Tarzan Swing, the part of the tour that guarantees you will have the greatest adventure. All your worries will disappear as you fly through the trees like Tarzan! If this is not your cup of tea, you can always choose to spend your afternoon kayaking. After a short drive, arrive at Arenal Lake, where your guides will give you the equipment, consisting of a life jacket and a paddle, and introduce you to paddling. You will learn basic paddle strokes, safety, and rules of the water. Once on the water, our guides will lead you along the shoreline for an incredible view of the volcano. On your journey, you may observe different species of birds like the Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Flycatcher, Anhinga and may also possibly hear the Howler Monkey. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 12: ARENALPass By: Arenal MontechiariAfter breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park on your own. During the hike, enjoy the verdant landscapes and the backdrop of the now-dormant volcano as you keep a lookout for animals that live in this national park. You have the chance to see sloths, howler monkeys, and even anteaters, to name a few. For adventurers, there are more exciting activities in this area, such as zip line, hanging bridges and kayaking, among others. Spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring the surroundings on your own, or participating in an optional activity. You can again choose between Canopy Tour in Arenal Ecoglide, a Kayaking experience, an ATV tour or the relaxing session at the stunning Tabacon Hot Springs, depending on the choice you made yesterday, of course. If you are a nature lover and an adrenaline seeker, the ATV tour is a great choice. The Quads Adventure ATV tour not only gives you the opportunity for adventure and fun but also includes nature and unique views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The trail you will traverse goes through pastureland at the base of the volcano from which you will have numerous opportunities to view the imposing mountain. You will then continue passing through Tropical Humid Forest and observe the area’s flora and fauna before arriving at the lookout point. There, enjoy one of the best views of the volcano and some of its most recent flows! And if you prefer to unwind and recharge your batteries, spend the afternoon at the Tabacon Hot Springs. Take time to relax your mind and body as you enjoy these therapeutic volcanic hot water springs, surrounded by natural beauty, the rainforest, and the volcano. The magnificent infrastructure of pools, mesmerising waterfalls and the inviting wet bars will make your visit memorable! The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Arenal.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*Superior: Arenal Springs or similar 4*Deluxe: Arenal Kioro or similar 5*Day 13: ARENAL – MONTEVERDE (60km – 2.5 hrs by road / 45 min by boat)Pass By: Monteverde Country LodgeBegin the day with an early breakfast. You can have the morning at leisure or start your journey early to Monteverde Cloud forest area. Admire the transition of the rainforest to the cloud forest where you will reach an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level. Monteverde, located in the Puntarenas province, is a place of cloud forests and mist, coffee plantations, monkeys and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with inviting restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. Enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own or enjoy our optional activities, like the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours. The first choice includes a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects, and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. The Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tour takes you through and above the rainforest. A series of eight suspension bridges, connected by trails for a total 3 km in length, provides a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy! If adventure is not something you are interested in, join the Don Juan Coffee Tour to understand Costa Rica´s coffee, chocolate and sugar cane production (with the emphasis on coffee!). The tour offers an interesting opportunity to learn about coffee and its production as well as to get close to the fascinating Costa Rican folklore. The optional activities mentioned are not included.Overnight in Monteverde.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 14: MONTEVERDEPass By: Monteverde Country LodgeAfter a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, enjoy you can a hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is world-famous for its outstanding biodiversity, conservation actions and contributions, as well as scientific research. The reserve is home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves, not just in Costa Rica but the world. It hosts hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects and arachnids, as well as a large variety of flora, such as mosses, vines or the autochthonous trees of the cloud forest. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax or participate in an optional activity. You can enhance today´s experience by joining one of the memorable tours you missed yesterday. Whether you choose to explore the cloud forest during the Sky Walk or the Selvatura Treetop Walkway guided tours, or you prefer getting closer to the fascinating Costa Rican culture while on the Don Juan Coffee tour, your day will be unforgettable. Entrance to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the optional tours are not included.Overnight in Monteverde.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard: Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*Superior: Poco a Poco or similar 4*Deluxe: El Establo or similar 5*Day 15: MONTEVERDE – DEPART LIBERIA (130km – 3 hrs)Pass By: Daniel Oduber Quirós International AirportAt the appropriate time, drive from Monteverde to Daniel Oduber International Airport for your flight back home. Drop off your car at the car rental office and take a shuttle transfer to the airport.Breakfast included. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1469.65 Classic

Costa Rica Adventure

If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound — choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.