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8-Day Best of Costa Rica Bus Tour: San Jose - Tortuguero - Arenal - Monteverde
Product Code: 2004-114892
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Costa Rica Tour
  • • San Jose
  • • Tortuguero
  • • Arenal
  • • Monteverde
  • • Meet & greet at the airport
  • • 12 meals included
  • • Tortuguero National Parks
  • • Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
  • • Sky Trek & Tram Adventure
  • • Always small groups, 10 - 14 people
Tour Code
2004-114892
Duration
8 days
Departure City
San Jose
End City
San Jose
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Family, Nature

Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Get in touch with Mother Earth

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: 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

San Jose

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel or similar

Upon arrival, a representative from our local company will meet you at the gate and will provide you with a welcome kit. They will assist you in transferring to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Your evening is free to relax and enjoy San José’s active night life.

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

San Jose - Tortuguero

Hotel: Laguna Lodge or similar

After breakfast, be ready for an early morning departure to Tortuguero. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and then a one hour boat trip to the canals of Tortuguero.

Upon arrival at your hotel, enjoy a welcome cocktail and lunch. The lodge will then schedule a visit to the Turtle Museum and town of Tortuguero.

Your afternoon is free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

Following dinner, you will relax along the canal's edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included today.
Day 03
Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero Canals

Hotel: Laguna Lodge or similar

Have breakfast at your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day’s scheduled boat tours to the small canals for wildlife observation. A jungle adventure of a lifetime! Think Amazon, only on a smaller scale.

Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife.

Tips:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Arenal Volcano

Tortuguero - Arenal

Hotel: Arenal Paraiso or similar

Following breakfast, you will enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Caño Blanco Port. You will be be transferred to the Arenal area.

Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream; its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “to-do in Costa Rica” list. Visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing, and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica.

In the afternoon, you will arrive to your hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Monteverde

Arenal - Monteverde

Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge or similar

Start your fifth day with breakfast. In the afternoon, be ready to be picked up at the hotel for the scenic lake crossing transfer (boat-car) transfer to Monteverde.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve’s inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers.

After check-in at your hotel, feel free to explore your new surroundings.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 06
Monteverde

Monteverde

Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge or similar

Following breakfast, you will hike through the well-marked trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek Zip line & Tram tour, it is a system of seven platforms suspended above the ground in the midst of tree boughs. Zip lines attached from one platform to another will allow you to slide with the use of special equipment. In Sky Tram, explore the world famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a 5,249 feet ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 07
San Jose

Monteverde - San Jose

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel or similar

Have breakfast to start your morning. In the afternoon, you will return to San Jose. The rest of the evening is open at leisure to explore the area of San Antonio de Belen where the hotel is situated.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
San Jose

San Jose

After breakfast, we'll say farewell and depart San Jose.

Depending on your departure time, you will then be transferred to the international airport for your flight home or take a beach extension.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complimentary airport transfers (Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged as required.)
  • Includes all the Costa Rican essentials, an impressive volcano, tropical jungles, and cloud forests boasting exuberant flora and fauna.
  • Transfers on an A/C motor coach throughout the itinerary
  • 7-nights hotel accommodations
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Parks
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
  • Sky Trek & Tram Adventure
  • 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.
  • *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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