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EXPLENDOROUS COSTA RICA- Auto Tour 12
NIGHTS / 13 DAYS

Day 01.

 

SAN JOSE.
Arrival and transfer to hotel in San Jose. Accommodation at the Tryp Sabana Hotel.

 

Day 02.

 

POAS.
After breakfast, drive to the Poas Volcano. It has 2,950 Mts. high and one of the largest craters in the world, geyser type. On its slopes the volcano provides a beautiful picture painted by many different products that grow in the area and by the colors of the mysterious Páramo forest that surrounds it . After visiting the main crater, there is a short walk to see the Botos, a secondary crater lagoon. Then the tour continues with a visit to the town of Sarchi home to artisans of Costa Rica, lunch at a local restaurant here. Return to San José, the rest of the afternoon free to rest. Accommodation at the Tryp Sabana Hotel

Day 03.

 

SAN JOSE -. TORTUGUERO
Meet your guide at 06.30 and departure to Tortuguero National Park. Along the way, breakfast at a local restaurant, and a visit to a banana plantation. A boat ride through the canals, takes us to a lodge in the forest. After lunch, in the afternoon, a visit to the small village of Tortuguero will be made. Dinner and overnight at the Pachira Lodge.

 

Day 04.

 

TORTUGUERO.
In the morning an unforgettable excursion will make us discover the most remote corners of the channel sides, where there is an excellent opportunity to see white-faced monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, red frogs, toucans, etc. Breakfast at the hotel, and free time to stroll in the trails of the woods that belong to the premises. Lunch and time to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Pachira Lodge.

Day 05.

 

Tortuguero -. Arenal (Thermal Eco)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the pier Caño Blanco to take the bus heading to the restaurant El Ceibo; located in Guapiles. After lunch, 4X4 Jeep delivery. Transfer on your own to Arenal volcano zone. After registration, transfer to Eco Springs to enjoy a healthy thermal bath, which includes dinner. Overnight at Volcano Lodge hotel.

 

Day 06.

 

ARENAL.
Breakfast. Free day to explore the area or to hire any of the tours available in the area. It is suggested to hire the visit to Arenal Volcano National Park, consisting of early departure to Los Tucanes, Los Laguitos, El Mirador El Silencio. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Lake Arenal. During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. Overnight at Volcano Lodge Hotel.

Day 07.

 

ARENAL /MONTEVERDE.

Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the area. This place was founded by Quakers in the mid-twenty century. It is famous for being the country's largest cloud forest, where dwell the famous Quetzal, the most beautiful bird in Central America. Rest of the day free to hire any of the tours available in the area, the Montevervede biological reserve as example. The world's most famous and one of the most important cloud forest protected areas, in Costa Rica. Where 400 species of birds have been identified, among these the famous Quetzal. Then return to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Montaña Monteverde

 

Day 08.

 

MONTEVERDE.
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the area. Or hire on your own any available tours in the area. We suggest, among other options, the hanging bridges of the Selvatura reserve, representing a piece engineering art in construction of bridges, representing some of the most advanced techniques of weight-bearing and other security measures. The tour consists of 8 bridges of different lengths ranging from 204-480 feet. The total length of the tour is about 1.8 miles. This tour provides the safest way to enjoy the canopy, the cloud forest most interesting perspective. Overnight at Hotel Montaña Monteverde

Day 09.

 

MONTEVERDE - MANUEL ANTONIO.
Breakfast. Departure on your own to Manuel Antonio, site of the famous Manuel Antonio National park that compose a tropical rain forest, home to many species of birds and mammals, and some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the Costa Rican Pacific . Overnight at hotel Karahe.

 

Day 10.

 

MANUEL ANTONIO. (Sunset view on the Ocean, in Catamaran)
Breakfast. Free morning to enjoy the beach or the hotel. In the afternoon, drive to the Quepos port to board the Catamaran, to watch the sunset from the ocean shore. Overnight at hotel Karahe.

Day 11.

 

MANUEL ANTONIO.
Breakfast. This day can you devote to enjoy the beach or hire another excursion available in the area. Such as the Savegre River or the Naranjo River rapids. Accommodation, lunch and dinner at the hotel Karahe.

 

Day 12.

MANUEL ANTONIO - SAN JOSE.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer on your own to San Jose. Rest of the afternoon free to familiarize yourself with the capital city. Tryp Sabana Hotel accommodation.

 

Day 13.

 

SAN JOSE – HOTEL -AIRPORT

Breakfast. At the appropiated time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to return to your country.

HOTELS (Economy class):
  • San Jose: Villas Tournon or similar
  • Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge or similar
  • Arenal La Fortuna Hotel or Similar
  • Monteverde: Monteverde Mountain Hotel or the similar
  • Manuel Antonio: Karahe (Standard Room)
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    Prices per person:

     

    Low Season ( May 01 / November 30th, 2014):
    Rates
    Double Triple Single supplement
    Standard Room $--- $--- $---
    High Season ( January 6 / April 30th, 2014)
    Rates
    Doble Triple Single supplement
    Standard Room $--- $--- $---
    The price includes:

    - 12 nights of hotel

    - Tortuguero Package which includes: 3 days, 2 nights, meals, tours, ground and aquatic transfers.

    - One day Guided tour to the volcano Poas, lunch included.

    - Catamaran Tour Manuel Antonio

    - Daihatsu Bego jeep 4X4, for 7 days. Plus obligatory insurance.

    - Daily breakfast, during the whole itinerary

    - Welcome at the airport by a representative from the travel agency, to delivery documents and instructions.

    - Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa


    Not included:

    -Other expenses and services not mentioned in the program

    - $ 28.00 per person airport departure tax

    - $ 10.00 entrance to Tortuguero National Park. Fee to be paid on site

    HOTELS (Superior class):
  • San Jose: Tryp Sabana or similar
  • Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge or simlar
  • Arenal Volcano Lodge or Similar
  • Monteverde: The Heliconia or similar
  • Manuel Antonio: Karahe (Oceanfront Room)
  •  

    Prices per person:

     

    Low Season ( May 01 / November 30th, 2014):
    Rates
    Double Triple Single supplement
    Standard Room $--- $--- $---
    High Season ( January 6 / April 30th, 2014)
    Rates
    Doble Triple Single supplement
    Standard Room $--- $--- $---
    The price includes:

    - 12 nights of hotel

    - Tortuguero Package which includes: 3 days, 2 nights, meals, tours, ground and aquatic transfers.

    - One day Guided tour to the volcano Poas, lunch included.

    - Catamaran Tour Manuel Antonio

    - Daihatsu Bego jeep 4X4, for 7 days. Plus obligatory insurance.

    - Daily breakfast, during the whole itinerary

    - Welcome at the airport by a representative from the travel agency, to delivery documents and instructions.

    - Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa


    Not included:

    -Other expenses and services not mentioned in the program

    - $ 28.00 per person airport departure tax

    - $ 10.00 entrance to Tortuguero National Park. Fee to be paid on site