Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica Adventure

7 Days
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$1350

$1096

Costa Rica Adventure

7 Days Starting and ending in San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Visiting: San José, Monte Verde, Arenal Volcano, Nuevo Arenal, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Natura Ecological Park

Tour operator:

Costsaver

Tour code:

VRICAM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 52

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Walking

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$1350
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Tour Overview

7 Day Costa Rica Tour from San Jose to Monteverde. Bubbling mud pools, rainforests teeming with wildlife, and an active volcano are all yours for the taking on this adventure. Starting in the cultural capital city of San Jose, visit turtle nesting grounds and sky walk through the rainforest canopy to create enriching and unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • San José : 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.

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest : Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region's unique bird and wildlife ecosystems.

  • Arenal : 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive San José
Location: San José
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Crowne Plaza San José Corobicí
Meals Included: No Meals

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 epicenter and the best place to grab dinner.

Day 2 : San José – Monteverde
Location: San José, Monte Verde
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: El Establo Mountain
Meals Included: Breakfast

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 colors, 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.

Day 3 : Monteverde Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Monte Verde
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: El Establo Mountain
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 4 : Monteverde – Arenal
Location: Monte Verde, Arenal Volcano
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 in Arenal, 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 travelers for an included dinner at the resort restaurant this evening.

Day 5 : Arenal Full Day Sightseeing
Location: Nuevo Arenal, Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Volcano
Accommodation: Resort
Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 6 : Arenal Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Arenal Volcano, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Arenal Volcano
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tilajari Resort and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Day 7 : Arenal – San José
Location: Arenal Volcano, San José
Meals Included: Breakfast

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

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

  • Fully Guided

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver on this tour.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

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  • International Travel

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, An expert travel director and professional Driver is English speaking on this tour.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum group size is 52 guests.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary arrival and departure transfer by shuttle coach is included on the arrival and departure day of your guided holiday. If your flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings you may choose to book and purchase a transfer.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included. All taxes and porterage charges at hotels are also included.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in an itinerary.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty and joy of taking a guided vacation with Costsaver is that you get to meet, travel and make friends with people from all over the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation, which has been in business for over 100 years.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Costsaver is proud to be a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation started in 2008. To date the charity has donated over US$2 million to assist underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism initiatives around the globe.

Reviews of this Operator

Trusted Customer  

ONE OF MY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE!

12-Jan-2023

Travel Director Alberto and Driver Victor were providing excellent services and amazing travel experiences. Since I came back I strongly recommended to all my contacts how impressed I am with your Professional Team.

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Trusted Customer  

Definitely recommend

14-Dec-2022

Trip was planned well and the experience was great. Would definitely recommend and do another

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Trusted Customer  

Best trip ever!

20-Jan-2023

Our trip was absolutely outstanding, organized and just plain fun. Agnes is a wonderful tour-guide, knowledgeable and we never had to worry about anything. And Frank, our bus driver, always had a smile and gave us the smoothest bus ride ever! And I've been on buses around the world... If we ever go again (hopefully), Costsaver would be my first and only choice and hopefully we will get "team" Agnes and Frank again.

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Trusted Customer  

Best Travel Experience

05-Jan-2023

We have traveled to Europe many times but this time Spain was different. It was fantastic trip, our tour director was professional and informative.

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Laura May Claring-Bould   UK

Jewels of Italy

05-Jan-2024

Compacted tour everything you needed was taken care of excellent tour director Giuseppe and coach driver Bruno! Looked after all the time! Last hotel really excellent , first 2 not so good…

Trusted Customer  

No hesitation recommending Costsaver

17-Jan-2023

I had the time of my life. It was an incredible experience.

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Trusted Customer  

Why I chose Costsaver

15-Jan-2023

1. The visited places were interesting. 2. A real value for money. 3. Super knowledgeable and friendly tour director 4. Secure and safe. 5. Comfortable bus. 6. Efficient hotel check-in experience. 7. Highly experienced driver. 8. Excellent coordination with hotels.

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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