SHARING OUR NATURAL TREASURES

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2,975.00

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Location

Caribbean & Panama

If you want to take the most of your vacation, this is the perfect itinerary.
Our 17 days itinerary offers a unique combination of rainforests, volcanoes, wildlife, beaches and a 2 night, 3 days extension at the beautiful Bocas del

Toro Island in our neighbor country, Panamá.

The islands offer the visitor a great diversity of attractions and natural environments, uncommon to other regions of our continent: luxurious rain forests with an abundance of fauna and flora, sunny islands, beaches that compete with the Caribbean best, coral reefs in crystal clear water, mangrove islets in a lake-like scenery.

From the most biological diverse place of the world, Osa Península, to the exotic Caribbean Coast, this exciting itinerary offers a great opportunity of wildlife observation, enjoying stunning beaches and visiting two countries in one vacation package.

Activities include: Trekking at the Corcovado National Park, selected as the best National Park of the World thanks to its great biodiversity, snorkeling at Caño Island, while water rafting at the world famous Pacuare River and other selected tours of our country.

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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 - BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMÁ

After breakfast, a shuttle transportation service will  pick you up and will take you to Sixaola, the Costa Rican border with Panamá.  Here you  must show your passport and your international flight itinerary.  After doing the necessary border arrangements (paying an exit and entry tax)  you will continue the trip to Almirante Harbour where a boat ride is offered to Colon Island at Bocas del Toro.

From here you need to take another short boat ride (not included) to your hotel,  Eclypse de Mar  or you may choose, Al Natural Resort , for those wanting to live a more natural experience.

Enjoy 2 nights, 3 days stat at the hotel of your selection.  Breakfast included at Eclypse de Mar, all meals at Al Natural Resort.

Eclypse de Mar

Enjoy the experience to live in an unspoiled environment and feel the amazing Nature around you. Visit the paths, corridors and beautiful lagoons through the rain forest and observe two different kinds of sloths, tropical birds, iguanas, raccoons, tiny frogs and butterflies in their natural habitat.

Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge is committed to the environment and biodiversity and aimed at proving that communities are able to live in harmony with nature. Eclypse de Mar is therefore an Eco-Resort with exclusive individual bungalows, carefully furnished and built over the water on the Caribbean sea.

Al Natural Resort

Between jungle and sea. Al natural Resort is comfortable and private retreat, perfectly integrated into the lush tropical enviroment.

The resort elegantly combines the ancestral craftsmanship pf the Ngobe – Bugle Indians with new technologies that allow us to harvest energy from the sun and limit our impact on the ecosystem. The resort is situated on a small secluded beach close to the natural wonder of Bastimentos Island National Marine Park. In order to provide each guest with maximum privacy. It’s our goal to maintain an intimate scale for the resort, there are only seven beach bungalows, each of a different ecoresort resort with a relaxed atmosphere and a Friendly Team which offers a comfortable level of personalized services.

Gourmet Meals, prepared with fresh local products by our European Chef, are served in our two story restaurant.

DAY 7 - BOCAS DEL TORO ISLAND. DAY AT LEISURE

† Breakfast included.  (3 meals at Al Natural Resort)

Today  is all for you to relax and enjoy this amazing destination.  We recommend to take one of the optional  activities such as:  Coral Cay,  Estrella Beach, Bastimento Park, among others.

DAY 8 - PUERTO VIEJO

After breakfast , please take a boat back to Colon Island where you will have a prepaid boat back to Almirante Harbour.  Continue the trip back to Puerto Viejo for one more night lodging at Namuwoki Lodge or similar.

DAY 9 - 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 10 - 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.

DAY 11 - MANUEL ANTONIO

† Breakfast included. Shuttle land transportation service to   Manuel Antonio directly to Mariposa Hotel where you will stay 3 nights at an ocean partial  view room.

Hotel La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is magnificently perched on an elevation, overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the city of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The scenery of ocean, rainforest and sky is stunning. It is just part of the special mix of energy and magic that has enchanted and made La Mariposa such a beloved place to thousands of guests throughout the years

Hotel La Mariposa is an award-winning accommodation best known for its stunning 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Manuel Antonio National Park, and surrounding tropical vegetation.  With its Spanish-Mediterranean architecture and 56 well appointed rooms, La Mariposa is magnificent, yet intimate.

DAY 12 & 13 - MANUEL ANTONIO PARK

One of these days you will enjoy an exciting hiking tour at one of the most beautiful parks of Costa Rica,  Manuel Antonio Park

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 14 - DRAKEBAY – OSA PENINSULA

Breakfast.  Around 9;00 a.m  shuttle land transfer to Sierpe where you will take a boat to Drake.

Lodging at either Aguila de Osa, Drakebay Getaway or Casa Corcovado.

During the 3 nights in this area you will enjoy the 2 main tours which are:  Hiking tour at Corcovado National Park and Snorkeling tour at Caño Island.

As one of the last remaining areas of Costa Rica still untouched by large developments, vacationing in Drake Bay is a truly unique experience. With only a few hundred locals living in the main town of Agujitas, Drake Bay is a hidden gem. The locals in Drake Bay are some of the warmest and generous people you will ever meet, many of whom have lived in the area with their families since the 1970’s.

Drake Bay (Bahía Drake) is on the southern Pacific side of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Famed for its incredible diversity of animal and plant life, the Osa Peninsula is perfect for the nature-lover, the adventure tourist and those looking for a relaxing or romantic getaway in paradise.

Águila de Osa Inn is located at Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, situated on a high bluff, overlooking the Aguitas river with panoramic views of Drake Bay, and reaching out into the Pacific Ocean along the southwest coast.

The Osa Peninsula was once described by National Geographic as one of the most biologically intense places on earth. Encompassing Corcovado National Park and Caño Island, two of Costa Rica’s most prized protected areas, is the Osa Peninsula a priceless natural treasure with an abundance of tropical plants, mammals, insects and over 350 species of birds.

Drakebay Getaway

Our hotel is located in Drake Bay, a popular ecotourism destination in the famous Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Our resort is home to the first and only public butterfly garden in the entirety of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Guests and locals can experience these fascinating creatures up close in our dedicated habitat of native plants.

At Drake Bay Butterfly Garden, you can learn about the incredible lifecycle and transformation of the famous Blue Morpho, the nocturnal Owl butterfly, and other fascinating species while you take a tour through our beautiful garden filled with exotic plants. You may even get a chance to watch a butterfly hatch!

Casa Corcovado

A prime location on the edge of Corcovado National Park, offering luxury accommodation, firstclass service, exciting activities and the opportunity to unwind. If you are looking for an authentic, remote and unforgettable vacation experience in Costa Rica, you’ll find it at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge. The jungle lodge was built in harmony with the landscape and the environment in order to enjoy the undisturbed natural beauty of Corcovado. The tranquil hilltop setting provides aweinspiring views and both ocean and rainforest breezes. The bungalow accommodation is spaced throughout the garden for maximum peace and privacy. The ‘Organic Design’ of the rooms mixes the vibrant, earthy colors and textures of the jungle with contemporary sophistication. Stylish, openair showers are designed to give you the unique and refreshing experience of being at one with nature.

DAY 15 - CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

Tours during your stay will be arranged according to weather conditions.  You will have Corcovado National Park and Caño Island.

San Pedrillo is the closest Corcovado National Park Ranger Station to Drake Bay, located 1:30 minute boat ride from Drake Bay. This beautiful area offers possible sightings of dolphins and other marine and aquatic marine life, passing an island nesting spot for the Brown Booby. Our arrival at the beach location of the Corcovado National Park is a wet landing, so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear for the trails through the National Park. Our bilingual naturalist guide will lead a 3 hour hike through the primary and secondary forest, locating and explaining the extensive rainforest wildlife and flora. The rich biological diversity of the Corcovado National Park is astounding, and sightings may include as many as 4 types of monkeys, as well as coatis, sloths, anteaters, and much more. Bird lovers will be enchanted by a wide variety of birds, including tanagers, flycatchers, kingfishers, manakins, trogons, crested guans, and spectacular scarlet macaws and toucans.

DAY 16 - CAÑO ISLAND

Caño Island is located 12 nautical miles from Drake Bay. Departure for this tour is at 8.00 am. During the scenic boat ride, which lasts approximately 1 ½ hrs , enjoy mangrove forest frequent sightings of dolphins, marine birds, as well as — in season — whales, false orcas and sea turtles. The 600 acre island is a significant historical archaeological site for Costa Rica, where two of the miraculous and mysterious perfectly round spheres from the pre-Colombian era were discovered along with other historical items.

Caño Island is an ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing. Two trails are available for light hiking, the first leading to the site of many of the archaeological discoveries, where a few representative artifacts still remain, and the second to a beautiful lookout on the south side of the island. Aquatic life around the island is spectacular, and snorkelers will find a broad and colorful spectrum of Pacific Coast reef fish – triggerfish, trumpetfish, damselfish, parrotfish, angelfish, puffers, among many others — as well as rays and sea turtles.

DAY 17 - INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

† Breakfast included. Domestic flight to San Jose and departure home.

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)
  • 3 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
  • Hanging walkways at Selvatura (with guide)
  • Shuttle transportation to Manuel Antonio
  • 3 nights lodging at Mariposa Hotel, Partial Ocean view, breaskfasts
  • Hiking tour to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Shuttle land transfer to Sierpe
  • 3 nights Drakebay, all meals,
  • Corcovado National Park tour
  • Caño Island National Park tour
  • Domestic flight to San Jose
  • Hotel taxes

PRICES PER PERSON ACCORDING TO HOTEL SELECTED AT DRAKE

VALID from December   to April , 2017

July to Augut

DRAKEBAY GETAWAY

CASA CORCOVADO

AGUILA DE OSA

$3.250.00

$3.150.00

$2.975.00

 

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