12 DAYS NATURE AND ADVENTURE

Vacation Package

PRICE PER PERSON

1,600.00

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Location

Pacific to Caribbean Coast

Our 12 Days Nature and Adventure Package is one of the classic tours in Costa Rica which offers a great combination of nature and adventure while visiting some of Costa Rica´s highlights. It is recommended all year round. The itinerary starts with overnight in San Jose before heading to the beautiful Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important sites for the green sea turtle nesting, which takes place from July to September. It continues then to the southern Caribbean Coast of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita. A white water rafting at the Pacuare River will bring your adrenaline up while you get transfered to your next destination: Arenal Volcano. Time to relax at the healthy hotsprings before departing to Monteverde where you will enjoy more of our nature. End this classic tour with 2 nights at one of the most beautiful beaches and parks of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio.

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PACKAGE DETAILS - ITINERARY

DAY 1 - AUROLA HOLIDAY INN B-L-D

Upon arrival to International Airport, our driver will pick you up and will take you to Aurola Holiday Inn for overnight.

Centrally located in downtown San Jose, close to different businesses, museums, restaurants, shopping and nightlife, the hotel provides the perfect location for travelers who are seeking to visit or do business in the city.

We invite you to relax at the pool or exercise at our gym after a long day in the city. You will also be connected with your friends and family thanks to our free high speed wireless internet service.
At night, we invite you to relish a delicious dinner at one of our two exclusive restaurants, El Mirador or Tropicana.

DAY 2 - EVERGREEN OR MAWAMBA HOTEL B-L-D

Around 6:30 a.m we leave your hotel in San Jose early in the morning. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area in Costa Rica as we drive by Braulio Carrillo National Park, a primary forest in 95% of its extension. Have a taste of our delicious Costa Rican breakfast en route. Be our special guest in a banana processing and packing plant and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime products (subject to availability). Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty. A refreshing cocktail and delicious lunch will welcome you to Evergreen Lodge or Mawamba Lodge. After lunch, a visit to the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero is included.

DAY 3 - EVERGREEN OR MAWAMBA B-L-D

6:30 a.m. Optional morning tour: Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals, a network of navigable waterways of great scenic beauty crosses the park from southeast to northwest. The canals and marshes are the habitat of 7 species of tortoise. They also provide shelter to the endangered West Indian manatee (Trichchus manatus) and the rare crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). Back to the lodge for breakfast. Get ready to hike Tortuguero Hill or travel along the well-known Tortuguero Canals and have the experience of your life in this unique paradise of magnificent flora and fauna. After lunch, take your time to enjoy our private trails, ride a boat through the canals, swim at our turtle-shaped swimming pool, or just relax. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 - PUERTO VIEJO/NAMUWOKI LODGE

After breakfast, transfer to Caño Blanco. A van will take you to El Ceibo Restaurant where you will enjoy a succulent lunch. After lunch, a driver will pick you up and will drive you for around 3 hours to the south Caribbean Coast where you will stay 2 nights, 3 days at Namuwoki Lodge or similar.
Namuwoki Lodge & Resort is located in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It is a small, private hotel right in the middle of the forest from where you will be able to see the local wildlife by just going out to the garden. The hotel consists of 7 independent small houses, perfect for a family, groups of friends and honeymooners.
Within the hotel’s property you will also find a swimming pool with bar service, a small handcraft store and an open air area where you can have lunch or dinner.

DAY 5 - CAHUITA TOUR

† Breakfast included. Today you will enjoy an amazing tour at the beautiful Cahuita National Park. The tour start with a hiking tour, followed by a snorkeling tour.

In Cahuita, the main attractions are the beach, the reef, and the paths along which morpho butterflies, toucans and three-toed sloths appear. But a lesser-known phenomenon is no less captivating: the migration of raptors. Three million birds fly overhead between September and November, forming vórtices of eagles, hawks, and owls, spiraling in search of updrafts.

The skies of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and the entire Caribbean seaboard are filled with 17 species of raptors that migrate from the U.S. and Canada, coasting across the continent on termal currents. The plains narrow at this point, giving birds the choice of taking the Pacific route or passing between the Caribbean coast and the Talamanca Mountain Range.

 

DAY 6 - PACUARE WHITE WATER RAFTING - ARENAL VOLCANO

This trip gives you the ultimate blend of wilderness exposure and excitement. Rio Pacuare is world famous for its pristine beauty. Being a true river gorge it is flanked by step green walls. Waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly over your head. The wildlife is abundant, with sloths, toucans, parrots, coatis, butterflies and colorful frogs being common sights. The white water is equally exciting; the amount of rapids covered on this outstanding descend makes it a most memorable river trip.

During the descent we will stop to enjoy a buffet style lunch at the most beautiful beach on the river. We finish in Siquirres at our own private Exploration Center, where you can take a shower, change, have a cold beverage, enjoy  pictures of your trip and reflect with your new friends about the great adventure you just shared.

Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs hotel definitely rates as a very classy hotel, maintaining a special balance of elegance harmonious with nature. Peace, tranquility and privacy of its guest were very important to the owners when designing the rooms. And it is much appreciated and felt while staying at this lovely hotel.

The view to the Arenal Volcano is impressive. Each suite is designed to give its guest the most impressive views to the Volcano. Allowing everyone the honor of enjoying Gods remarkable creation. The manicured gardens are refuge to many species of butterflies and birds native to the Arenal area.

Arenal Paraiso

Hotel Arenal Paraiso is one of the most renamed hotels in the area of La Fortuna. Its great variety of services will guarantee that all guests enjoy their vacations. There are 124 rooms, standard, superior and suites.

Designed for the enjoyment of its clients, their SPA gives you the best quality with a great variety of treatments. The combination of beautiful vegetation and hot springs which this hotel offers will provide you with total relaxation of body and mind.

DAY 7 - ARENAL SPRINGS OR ARENAL PARAISO B-D

† Breakfast included. Today you will have an exciting guided hiking tour at the Arenal Volcano National Park where you will have the chance to know the history of this amazing volcano as well as some of the flora and fauna of this region.

Around 5:00 pm. Prepare yourself for a relaxing time at Eco Termales.  Ecotermales You enter a private gate and travel 1 km through deep woods before seeing fairy lights twinkling through the darkness. To preserve the intimacy, it’s by reservation only. Doña Mireya Hidalgo Murillo has an open air kitchen where she prepares a delicious traditional Costa Rican dinner with beef from their own cattle. You will feel  like guests in her home as she chat with you. Her parents were among the founders of Fortuna and owned the farm long before discovering their hot springs. The pools are in the middle of lush jungle and their cattle farm; clean hot spring mineral water enters the large pool and flows out the other end, down the river. There are 3 small pools where cascading falls give a natural massage. Behind one waterfall is a natural sauna. Back to your hotel.

 

DAY 8 - HELICONIA HOTEL

After breakfast, a van will pick you up and will take you to the Arenal Lake where you will board a boat towards Rio Chiquito, crossing the lake. Upon arrival, another van will meet you and will take you to Monteverde Region in a 2.1-2 hour trip.  Lodging at Heliconia Hotel, Jr. Suite.

Hotel Heliconia is located in Monteverde, a privileged location, that places it near two of the most beautiful protected tropical forests in Costa Rica, the well known Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and the Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve (at six kilometres).

Hotel Heliconia offers our visitors an enchanting space, surrounded by vibrant gardens, lush with local plants, and 55 comfortable, well-equipped rooms. In short, we have created an ideal environment for enjoying unforgettable vacations, drinking in fresh mountain air, observing the cloud forest and, of course, relaxing and savoring the peace and quiet.

DAY 9 - HELICONIA HOTEL B

After breakfast, a guide will pick you up and will take you to Selvatura, where you will take a tour to the Suspension Walkways.

This tour provides the possibility to walk through our bridge system and peacefully admire the wonders of the virgin cloud forest from the level of its canopy. Selvatura´s suspension walkways represent the state of the art in bridge engineering and construction featuring some of the most advanced techniques of weight support and other safety measures.  The tour consists of 8 bridges of various lengths ranging between 204 and 480 feet.  The total length of the tour is about 1.8 miles.  This tour provides the safest possible way to enjoy the canopy and the cloud forest from its most interesting perspective. Back to your hotel for lunch..  In the afternoon, you can have any of the optional tours like horseback riding, visit to the Santa Elena village or you may just want to walk around.

Later today, you will enjoy a guided hiking tour through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserserve or Curicancha Refugio.  Take advantage of this opportunity to observe the great biodiversity of one of the most beautiful protected areas of the country.  The Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve has earned its fame as one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the New World tropics.  Positioned atop the Continental Divide in western Costa Rica, the Preserve extends down both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes.  The resultant combination of climatic and geographic factors creates temperature and humidity gradients which change dramatically over relatively short distances.  The Preserve supports six different vegetation communities.  There are over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 2,500 species of plants (among them 420 different kinds of orchids).  Spectacular wildlife includes the jaguar, Ocelot, Bairds´s Tapir, Three-wattled Bellbird, Barenecked Umbrella-bird and Resplendent Quetzal. Back to your hotel for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.

DAY 10 - PARADOR HOTEL B

After breakfast around 8:15 a.m a van will take you to the beautiful zone of Manuel Antonio.
Lodging will be offered at the exclusive Parador hotel, Garden  view rooms.
Enthroned atop a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical rainforest, Hotel Parador “Boutique Resort”, is located in the most remote and pristine area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park, the small sport fishing town of Quepos, and the local airport. Exciting tours such as canopying, rafting and jungle cruises are all close by. Just 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, hidden in a secluded bay you will find the most breathtaking white sand beach surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters and jungle.

The Hotel Parador has become one of the most emblematic facilities for leisure on the Central Pacific Coast. It offers all the expected amenities of a four – plus resorts, while maintaining a true personalized service. Among its facilities it includes: 2 restaurants, bars, conference room, gift shops, spa services, tennis court and much more.

DAY 11 - PARADOR HOTEL B

After breakfast, a guide will pick you up and will offer a walking tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park.  This park has four interesting geomorphologic features. The first one is the tombolo at Punta Catedral. The second feature is the blowhole at Puerto Escondido, the third one is Punta Serrucho and the fourth one is the pre-Columbian underwater turtle trap at the western tip of Manuel Antonio Beach. The main habitats in the park are primary forest, secondary forest, mangrove swamps, which cover 18 hectares, and small herbaceous swamps and open water lagoons scattered throughout the interior. The park houses a variety of wildlife, including 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds.

Back to your hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy at the beach, why not, take an optional tour or just relax and drink a cocktail while you enjoy the  refreshing swimming pool of the hotel.

Overnight.

DAY 12 - INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Breakfast is included. Transportation to international airport according to your flight departure.

Includes:

  • 1 night in San José at Aurola Holiday Inn
  • Land and boat transportation to Tortuguero
  • 2 nights lodging at Ever Green or Mawamba in Tortuguero
  • All meals and tours at Tortuguero (entrance to the park or night tour is not included)
  • 2 nights Namuwoki Lodge or similar, Puerto Viejo, breafasts
  • Cahuita National Park tour
  • Pacuare White Water rafting, lunch
  • 2 nights lodging at Arenal Springs Hotel or Arenal Paraiso Hotel. – 2 breakfasts
  • Hiking tour to lava flows
  • Eco Termales Hotsprings, dinner
  • 2 nights lodging at Heliconia Hotel in Monteverde.
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Hanging walkways at Selvatura (with guide)
  • Hiking tour to Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve
  • Shuttle transportation to Manuel Antonio
  • 2 nights lodging at a Garden View room, Parador Hotel, garden room
  • Hiking tour to Manuel Antonio National Park – Transfer to International Airport

PRICES PER PERSON ACCORDING TO QUANTITY OF PEOPLE 

VALID from December   to April , 2017

CURRENCY

1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 6 pax

US $

2500.00  1800.00  1345.00  1700.00  1600.00

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