Natural Highlights of Costa Rica

Comfort, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

When you think of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife and lush rainforests, Costa Rica should definitely spring to mind first. This compact, 9-day experience allows you to see the natural beauty of this country for yourself, while staying in hand-picked, upgraded hotels. Choose to either dive right in with optional rafting and ziplining, or take it easy with hot springs and nature walks. Guided visits to a Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park and a coffee co-op provide the perfect backdrop for your discovery of Costa Rica’s splendours.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
  • Arrival transfer
  • G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch
  • Guided nature walk in Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Guided excursion of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular volcano and rainforest views
  • Devour a local lunch at a g adventures- and idb-supported coffee farm
  • Hike the trails of cloud forest reserves and national parks
  • Search for wildlife while exploring the pacific coast

Itinerary

Day 1 San José If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit a museum, shop or visit the main plaza in the city centre. The plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 San José/La Fortuna (1B, 1L) This morning visit a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a coffee tour and local lunch. Continue to the adventure hub of Costa Rica, La Fortuna. Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 La Fortuna (1B) Free day in La Fortuna for optional activities. Additional Notes: Please note that if you booked the Adrenaline Theme Pack, on day 3 you will have an action packed day with both canyoneering and an option of your choice. Canyoneering is approximately 2.5 hours long, with four waterfall repels through the lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. For your second option, you can choose ONE of the following: Stand up paddle (2 hours), half day hike (3 hours), venado cave (2 hours) or kayak (2 hours).
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1B) Travel from La Fortuna to the cloud forest of Monteverde - a nature lovers paradise. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 60km)
Day 5 Monteverde (1B) Enjoy a nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to visit a butterfly garden, zipline through the canopy or go horseback riding. Additional Notes: Please note that if you booked the Adrenaline Theme Pack, on Day 5 you will have a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel and a 450-foot-high zipline. Tour is approx. 2.5 hours long. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio (1B) Continue to the stunning Pacific coast. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the area with options to surf, go horseback riding, catamaran dolphin watching or visit other nearby picturesque beaches. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 267km)
Day 7 Manuel Antonio (1B) The park has fabulous beaches, abundant wildlife, and a great trail system for those who want to spend the day hiking. Look for monkeys, armadillos, coatimundis, sloths and some 350 species of birds that are present in the park. Included Activities: Manuel Antonio National Park Visit
Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San José (1B) Return to San José and enjoy an optional farewell dinner on the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 9 San José (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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