8-Day Costa Rica Adventure Tour: San Jose - Arenal - Manuel Antonio
Product Code: 2004-116380
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Doka Coffee Tour
  • • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • • Manuel Antonio Kayaking and snorkeling
  • • Always small groups, 10 - 14 people
Tour Code
2004-116380
Duration
8 days
Departure City
San Jose
End City
San Jose
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Adventure

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Standard

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

Itinerary
Day 01
San Jose

San Jose

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson or similar

Upon arrival, one of our representatives from our company will meet you at the airport and will provide transfer to your hotel located 20 minutes from San Jose downtown.

Tips:
For bookings with 2 or more rooms please indicate how the travelers will be paired together in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Poas Volcano

San Jose - Poas Volcano - Doka Coffee Estate - La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson or similar

Begin your morning with breakfast, then we'll head to Poas Volcano. Asyou ascend towards the Poas Volcano, you are sure to notice the change in temperature and vegetation. You will see coffee plantations, fern and flower, and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape.

On the way to the volcano, you will visit Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour. At the coffee plantation, you will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting, and roasting of the Golden Bean.

After the coffee tour, you will continue to Poas Volcano. At the volcano, you will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park.

Following the visit to the volcano, you will continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens for lunch and a tour. On arrival to the La Paz, you will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park, you will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden, and the frog’s exhibit.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 03
Arenal Volcano National Park

San Jose - Arenal

Hotel: Arenal Paraiso or similar

Following breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to your hotel in the Arenal Volcano National Park

In the afternoon, you will be picked at the hotel for your Sky Tram and zip line tour. Sky Trek starts with a 20 minutes ride in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve. You will then begin a tour of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops, which consists of a system of zip lines that allows you to observe the rainforest and its landscape from a different perspective, safely in an innovative and different system.

The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.7 miles with distances from 100 to 2,460 feet, and with a maximum height of 660 feet, which exceed the treetops and provides a panoramic view of the Arenal volcano and lake.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 04
Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal

Hotel: Arenal Paraiso or similar

Begin your morning with breakfast and be ready to enjoy the sights and the sounds of the tropic. Experience its peacefulness as we quietly paddle down the Peñas Blancas River. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles, and numerous tropical birds await you!

The excursion heads to the waterfall by car. Later on, you will head back to La Fortuna for lunch.

In the afternoon, your tour continues to the Arenal National Park. The tour guide will talk about the natural and geological history of the volcano. You will be able to hear the sounds the volcano makes in the distance, or even cross a path of solid lava from 1992. Enjoy an excellent view over the volcano and Lake Arenal.

Leaving the park, you will be taken to the nearby hot springs, where you can enjoy the relaxing baths and waterfalls. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included today.
Day 05
Manuel Antonio Village

Arenal - Manuel Antonio

Hotel: Mimos Hotel or similar

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be taken to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Look out for the monkeys and iguanas!

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Manuel Antonio Village

Manuel Antonio

Hotel: Mimos Hotel or similar

Today, come experience one of Costa Rica’s most striking coastlines in an open-seat ocean kayak. You will paddle to Biesanz Bay for a refreshing swim and delicious local snacks.

Feel free to have your bilingual naturalist guide direct you to the best snorkeling spots as you experience threes small but growing, active, and astounding coral reef systems nestled very close to the shore of Biesanz. You can relax and enjoy the tranquility of a private, white sand beach.

After an unforgettable experience at Biesanz, you will continue kayaking towards Manuel Antonio National Park and wonder at the nearby nesting islands where exotic booby birds and frigates call home year round.

Lunch will be served in a traditional Costa Rican restaurant.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 07
San Jose

Manuel Antonio - San Jose

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson or similar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Manuel Antonio National Park. An experienced nature guide will take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, and more. They will also provide a great deal of information on the history and the flora and fauna during this two hour walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park afterwards.

After this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with transfer back to San José.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 08
San Jose

San Jose

Enjoy the final breakfast of your trip at your hotel. At the appropriate time, you will be transferred from your hotel to take your departing flight home.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

You will be informed of transfer times by your guide, usually after breakfast and check out. Earlier transfers can be arranged if needed once flight details are known.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary airport transfers (Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged as required.)
  • Transfers on an A/C motor coach throughout the itinerary
  • 7-nights hotel accommodations
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • Visit to Poas Volcano
  • Visit to Doka Estate Coffee plantation
  • Sky tram & zip line
  • Safari float
  • Visit to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal hike
  • Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
  • Coastal Kayak & Snorkeling tour
  • Guided excursion of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Transportation between your home and San Jose
  • Additional fee for upgrade hotels (Please contact us for a quote if you wish to upgrade)
  • Travel insurance
  • All personal expenses
  • Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:
    Drivers: $2.00 to $5.00/person
    Tour Guide: $10.00 to $20.00/person
    House Keepers: $2.00/person
    Porters: $1.00 per luggage
Special Notes
  • For bookings with 2 or more rooms please indicate how the travelers will be paired together in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
  • Tour packages are completely non-refundable & non-transferable once confirmed.
  • Names on reservations must match the information included in your passport(s). You are responsible for providing us with your legal first and last names as they are shown on your passport. Once your package is processed, name changes are NOT allowed.
  • Passport
    U.S. citizens need only a passport to enter Costa Rica and a return plane ticket home or to another country for stays of up to 90 days. Make sure it's up to date—you'll be refused entry if the passport is due to expire in less than three months. To be on the safe side, make sure it is valid for at least six months.
  • Currency
    Costa Rica’s unit of currency is the colon, which hovers between 500 - 550 colones/ $1 USD. U.S. dollars are widely accepted, provided the bill is not too large ($50 and $100 bills are rarely accepted) and in good condition. Hotels and tours generally list their prices in dollars. Compared to the rest of the Central America, prices in Costa Rica are relatively high, due in large part to the country’s high standard of living.
  • Health
    Most travelers to Costa Rica do not get any vaccinations or take any special medications. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, travel to Costa Rica poses some risk of malaria, hepatitis A and B, dengue fever, typhoid fever, and rabies. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever, especially if you are going to be in remote areas or plan to stay for more than six weeks. Children traveling to Costa Rica should be up to date on all routine immunizations.
  • Safety
    Violent crime is not a serious problem in Costa Rica, but thieves can easily prey on tourists, so be alert. The government has created a Tourism Police unit whose more than 250 officers can be seen on bikes or motorcycles patrolling areas in Guanacaste, San José, and the Arenal area.
  • Tipping
    Costa Rica doesn't have a tipping culture, but positive reinforcement goes a long way to fostering a culture of good service; good intentions are usually there, but execution can be hit-and-miss. Tip only for good service. Tipping in colones is best. Never tip with U.S. coins, because there's no way for locals to exchange them.
  • Electricity
    North American appliances are compatible with Costa Rica's electrical system (110 volts) and outlets (parallel two-prong). Australian and European appliances require a two-prong adapter and a 220-volt to 110-volt transformer. Never use an outlet that specifically warns against using higher-voltage appliances without a transformer. Dual-voltage appliances (i.e., they operate equally well on 110 and 220 volts) such as most laptops, phone chargers, and hair dryers, need only a two-prong adapter, but you should bring a surge protector for your computer.
  • Clothing
    Dressing in casual clothing coincides with the laid-back Costa Rican lifestyle. You'll want to pack loose fitting clothing and sturdy hiking shoes if you're planning to explore the country's rustic wildlife reserves, volcanoes and parks.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • 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.

* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* It requires minimum 2 passengers to operate the tour.
* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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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