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8-Day Costa Rica Natural Paradise Tour Package
Product Code: 53-2916
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Tour Code
53-2916
Duration
8 days
Departure City
San Jose, CA
End City
San Jose, CA
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Family, Historical, UNESCO, Nature

Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
San Jose, CA

San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel: Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel / Real InterContinental Hotel or similar

Welcome to the “rich coast,” friendly land of democracy and rare natural beauty. With naturalist guides, see exotic birds and wildlife, hike in rainforests, view volcanoes, soak in hot springs and cruise through biological reserves. Caravan provides transfers from the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00pm. Join Caravan for an 8:00pm welcome briefing. Dinner is served until 10:00pm at your hotel.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Poas Volcano

Poas Volcano, Cloud Forest

Hotel: Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel / Real InterContinental Hotel or similar

This morning, enjoy a drive through Costa Rica’s famous coffee growing region. Next, visit Poas Volcano. Weather permitting, you can see inside the active crater from an overlook. Next, hike the Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail, home to epiphytes, orchids, ferns and tropical hummingbirds. Cloud forests are like rainforests, but with less rain and more humidity. Lunch. Next, visit Cafe Brit, a coffee plantation nestled in Barva de Heredia, on the slopes of the extinct Barva Volcano. Enjoy a guided tour and sample fresh Costa Rican coffee. Dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 03

Cano Negro Cruise, Hot Springs

Hotel: Lomas del Volcan, Arenal Springs, Arenal Manoa, Magic Mountain or similar

Head north this morning, passing through sugar cane, teak and orange plantations. Then, cruise on the Rio Frio which runs through the world famous Cano Negro wildlife refuge, home to many migratory birds found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Look for black turtles, whistling ducks, roseate spoonbills, cormorants, anhingas, blue heron, and northern jacanas. Watch for caimans, crocodiles, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, green iguanas, and web-footed, water-walking lizards. Lunch. Return to Fortuna. Then, enjoy a relaxing soak in the volcanic hot springs. Weather permitting, see nearby majestic Arenal Volcano. Enjoy dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 04

Hanging Bridges, Guanacaste, Pacific Coast Beaches

Hotel: J.W. Marriott Resort and Spar or similar

This morning enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the rainforest at the Hanging Bridges. Hike on six suspension bridges, through the tropical rainforest canopy. Enjoy views of a waterfall and look for tropical birds. Later, a scenic drive around Lake Arenal. Enjoy lunch. Next, enter the Guanacaste province. Then, to Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific Coast. Continue to your resort for a relaxing two night stay. Dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 05

Guanacaste Beach Resort

Hotel: J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa or similar

Free time today to enjoy your magnificent world class beach resort. Visit the elegant spa or swim in your hotel’s infinity pool, the largest in Central America. Lunch. Time to beachcomb while strolling your resort’s pristine beach. Dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 06
Manuel Antonio National Park

Bird Watching Cruise, Manuel Antonio

Hotel: San Bada Hotel or similar

This morning drive though the cattle ranches of Guanacaste and the only tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. After lunch, enjoy a bird watching and crocodile spotting cruise on the Tarcoles River, adjacent to the Carara Biological Reserve. Cruise through a mangrove reserve. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. This tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary is a nesting site for the scarlet macaw. Next, arrive at your hotel, located directly at the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Listen to joyful jungle sounds.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio Park, Rainforest Hike

Hotel: Quality Real Hotel or similar

This morning visit the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, a natural habitat for the white face monkey, the rare squirrel monkey and the three-toed sloth. Hike through the rainforest and along the spectacular beach coves, considered by many the most beautiful in the world. Look for toucans and parrots. Next lunch. Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08

San Jose

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:30am. We provide transfers to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica arriving at 5:00am, 7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am. Thanks for vacationing with Tours4Fun!

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival Transfers
Complimentary arrival transfers from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica to your hotel in San Jose on the day the tour begins. These transfers are only available on the day the tour begins. Tour members arriving on earlier days will need to arrange transfers on their own. Driving time to your hotel can run from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. If you take a taxi, use "Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto", the official taxi service, and expect to pay $25.00 U.S. Dollars per taxi, plus tip. To enter Costa Rica, you will need a U.S. passport valid for 6 additional months after the date of your arrival into Costa Rica. A 3 month tourist visa is automatically issued to U.S. citizens after clearing Costa Rica customs. Non U.S. citizens, please check passport and visa requirements.

Departure Transfers
Complimentary departure transfers from your hotel in San Jose to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica on the day the tour ends. Transfers can be arranged approximately every 90 minutes. These transfers are only available on the day the tour ends. If you wish to extend your stay in Costa Rica, you will need to transfer on your own, at your own expense. Please ask the hotel bellman to arrange a taxi. Expect to pay $25.00 U.S. Dollars per taxi, plus tip. The driving time from the hotel to the airport is approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Please advise the Tour Director if you will be taking your own taxi separately.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 20 Meals, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • 7-night hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned tour coach
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses including hotel room service
  • Optional tips for tour guide/driver
Special Notes
  • The operating date is subject to change, please contact us to confirm.
  • Cancellation Policy
    In fairness to others and because of expenses incurred, we cannot make exceptions:
    - 65 or more days prior to start of tour: Fee is $350 per person
    - 64-11 days prior to start of tour: Fee is 60% of total tour price.
    - 10 days or less prior to start of tour or during tour: Fee is 100% of total tour price.
    - Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in Tours4Fun's office. Cancellation fees apply even if a person transfers to another tour or start date.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room but it can be requested at the time of check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.
  • *Additional fees may apply for travelers under 2 years of age. Please ensure you inform us when booking if you are travelling with infants 2 years or younger by placing the number of infants and their dates of birth in the comments section when booking online.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

    Terms and Conditions

      - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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