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8-Day Jewels of Costa Rica Tour
Product Code: 3928-185089
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Spend 8 days exploring the gorgeous regions of Costa Rica
  • • Encounter the magnificent Poas and Arenal Volcano National Parks &Bull; Relax on Samara Beach
  • • Discover the coastal national park of Manuel Antonio
  • • Explore the otherworldly Monteverde Cloud Forest
Tour Code
3928-185089
Duration
8 days
Departure City
San Jose
End City
San Jose
Tour Type:
Adventure
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Family, Backpacker, Nature, Adventure

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; 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: 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

San José

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari or similar

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival, you may take the complimentary hotel shuttle services to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax by the pool or explore San Jose.

Tips:
We offer complimentary shuttle to Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cariari from airport.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Poas Volcano

San Jose - Poas - Arenal

Hotel: Mountain Paradise Hotel or similar

After a complimentary breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at the front desk. Then we'll begin your enchanting tour through Costa Rica!

First on the agenda for today is a trip to the magnificent Poas Volcano National Park (admission not included). Weather permitting, we'll be able to see the volcano's active crater! Otherwise, we'll still have time to explore this amazing national park and visit the Botos Lagoon, which has formed over an inactive volcano crater.

Next up, we'll head to the extremely popular La Paz Waterfall and Gardens where we'll have a delicious Costa Rican meal. Feel free to wander through the gardens, visit the animal refuge where you can explore the aviary and snake exhibit, or take photos of the gorgeous La Paz Waterfall.

In the evening we'll arrive at our hotel in the Arenal region. Feel free to relax in the hotel's hot springs, warmed by the nearby Arenal Volcano.

Day 03
Arenal Volcano National Park

Arenal

Hotel: Mountain Paradise Hotel or similar

Today you'll be free to explore the amazing Arenal Volcano National Park. There are plenty of optional adventure tours that we'll lead you throughout the region. Feel free to take your pick from white water rafting in Balsa River or hiking through Arenal Volcano National Park. Both activities include a delicious Costa Rican lunch!

Day 04
Playa Samara

Arenal - Samara

Hotel: Villas Playa Samara / Beach Front Resort or similar

Today we'll escape the hills and volcanoes of central Costa Rica and hit the beach! We'll travel to the western coast of Costa Rica towards the Guanacaste Province, which enjoys perfect weather all year round. Here we'll stay near Playa Samara, one of the top ten beaches in Costa Rica!

The rest of the day will yours to discover just how perfect this coastline is for yourself.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Playa Samara

Samara

Hotel: Villas Playa Samara / Beach Front Resort or similar

After breakfast, the day is yours to relax and unwind at Playa Samara. Feel free to explore on your own or choose from a variety of local activities, such as surf lessons or deep sea fishing, at your own expense. What ever you do, make sure to relax and enjoy this amazing trip.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Samara - Monteverde

Hotel: El Establo Mountain Resort or similar

Following a delicious breakfast, we'll take at trip to another one of Costa Rica's crown jewels: the world famous Monteverde Cloud Forest. This unique region hosts its own micro-climate that takes shape in the form of an otherworldly rainforest filled with foggy clouds. Ranked 14th in terms of places you must visit in the world by Newsweek, and you will trek through the cloud forest on board the top selling Sky Adventures package.

We'll spend the night a hotel nearby.

Day 07
Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio - Playa Hermosa

Hotel: Tramonto Beachfront Hotel or similar

Today we'll travel down Costa Rica's coast to one of the 12 most beautiful national parks in the world by Forbes: Manuel Antonio!

On the way, we'll visit the unique Tarcoles River Bridge, also known as the Croc Bridge because of the large quantity of wild crocodiles that gather here. Then we'll arrive at Manuel Antonio.

You're experience with national parks may be a more landlocked region like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite, but Manuel Antonio will pleasantly surprise you as a coastal national park of pristine rainforests and beaches. Here we'll take a wildlife hike through the park to spot wild sloths, monkeys, and more!

Afterwards we'll settle into our rooms at the new Tramonto Hotel on the popular Hermosa Beach. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying the hotel’s amenities and beachfront access or discover the bustling night life of Hermosa Beach.

Day 08

Playa Hermosa - San Jose

After breakfast it's time to head home. There will be one departure at 7:am from Tramonto Hotel for a 1.5 hour drive back to San Jose. Please book a flight that departs at least 2 hours after we arrive.

Safe Travels and Pura Vida!

Pick-up Details/Transfers
【Airport Pick-Up】
We provide 24-hour free pick-up service. Airport pick-up is always available depending on your flight.
Recommended Airport: SJO Juan Santamaria International.

【Airport Drop-Off】
There will be one transfer at 7:00am from Playa Hermosa to San Jose Airport on the final day of the tour. You should schedule a departing flight for 2 We strongly suggest you book your flights after your tour is confirmed.
Airport drop-off is always available depending on your flight.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 7-Night Accommodations at 4 Star Lodging with Breakfast
  • Bilingual Guide-Certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute
  • Transportation in a comfortable touring bus
  • Personal English Speaking Customer Service
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off

Package Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Admissions and optional tours (Items and prices may vary due to the season and are subject to the final confirmation made by tour guide when on tour).
    - White Water Rafting in Balsa River with lunch
    - Arenal National Park Hiking with lunch
    - Playa Samara Surf Lessons
    - Playa Samara Deep Sea Fishing
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    50% fee upon reservation
    100% fee 32 days or less prior to arrival
  • Reschedule Policy:
    One week, a 15% charge will be added to the cost. (15% of the cost of the tour)
    Less than one week before the onset, a 30% charge will be added to the cost of their tour.
  • Must sign waivers.
  • Some Adventure tours have ages, height, weight and health restrictions.
  • Must be 18+ to check in at hotels or have a responsible adult for this tour.
  • Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
  • All hotels or activities providers selected and offered on this tour may be changed at any time & for any reason.
  • What to Bring: Comfortable Hiking Shoes, Flip Flops or Sandals, Summer Clothing, Swim Trunks, Sun Block, Hat, Sun Glasses, Bug Spray.
  • 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/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third or fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Price for child applies when a child aged under 14 stays in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.
*Children's rate for under 14 years is 70% of 1 adult rate on double room.

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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