Costa Rica Guided Tour

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R35 565
Per person sharing
Excludes flights & taxes
Valid From 15 Sep 2019 to 30 Oct 2019
From Hanging Bridges to Hot Springs

Travel by hanging bridges through tropical rainforests, visit the world’s largest nature reserve, and listen to the sounds of local wildlife with this tour through some of the most impressive regions in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Guided Tour

Travel by hanging bridges through tropical rainforests; visit the world’s largest nature reserve; and listen to the sounds of local wildlife with this tour through some of the most impressive regions in Costa Rica.

San Jose:
Take a guided tour of the city to experience its dense culture and history, exquisite architecture, bustling nightlife, as well as friendly locals. Highlights include the ornate, neoclassical National Theatre of Costa Rica and the bustling Central Market. Music lovers, be sure to check out Morazan Park. It is home to the Temple of Music pavilion where there are often concerts.

Cahuita:
This small town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is known for its laid back and vibrant culture. Visit the Cahuita National Park, home to several types of monkeys, rodents, reptiles, as well as birds including toucans and parrots. Take a stroll down to its beaches, where leatherback, green, and hawksbill turtles come to lay their eggs.

Journey to Tortuguero:
Take the ferry from La Pavona to the village of Tortuguero. The dense rainforest of the Tortuguero National Park is rich with wildlife including monkeys, sloths, birds, tiny frogs, and green iguanas. In the afternoon; take the Riverboat Francesca through the tree-lined rivers and canals for some of the national park’s greatest views. Visitors are sometimes lucky enough to get a glimpse of sea otters, coatis, anteaters, and even manatee, jaguar, tapir, as well as macaws.

Journey to Sarapiqui:
Take the ferry back to La Pavona before continuing to Sarapiqui; known for its rich biodiversity and also for being an adventure seeker’s dream destination. Visit La Selva Biological Station; which has been recognised internationally as one of the premier sites in the world for ongoing research in lowland rainforests.

Sarapiqui:
Keep an eye out for Keel-billed toucans, Great Green Macaws, Wood Thrushes, Grey-necked Wood Rails, Sunbitterns, and Violet Crowned Wood nymphs during an early morning bird-watching tour. Then take a suspension bridge into the Tirimbina forest for a chocolate tour. Visit a former cacao-growing plot before seeing the artisanal process by which cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. End the tour by tasting the different kinds of traditional chocolate, which are prepared on the spot.

Journey to La Fortuna:
Just four miles from the Arenal Volcano, sits the city of La Fortuna, with the lush paradise of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Relax in tropical gardens and pristine rainforests before taking a trip to the hot springs at Ecotermales. Paths laid with volcanic silt lead to four pools, offering the opportunity for privacy and relaxation.

La Fortuna:
The Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park offers a two-hour long hike along a series of suspension bridges that overlook the tree canopy. with breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano as well as hidden tropical waterfalls. Raft on the Rio Frio to truly appreciate the beauty and wildlife of this unique area, including wood storks, cormorants, sloths, howler monkeys, and caimans. Take the Cano Negro Boat Tour to fully explore your surroundings.

Journey to Monteverde:
Take a boat across Lake Arenal to journey to Monteverde in the mountainous northwestern region of Costa Rica. Enjoy dinner at the Tree House Restaurant and Café; a unique environment with a huge Hiqueron tree inside, famous for their coffee as well as Latin American cuisine, before experiencing the cloud forest.

Monteverde:
Visit the Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and take a tour through the huge trees where over 500 bird species live alongside hundreds of species of reptiles, amphibians as well as mammals. Take a guided bird-watching tour or head to the Sky Adventures Monteverde Park for a hike along a series of 5 suspension bridges.

Monteverde:
Learn about Costa Rican coffee on the Don Juan coffee tour. Each tour ends with a delicious cup of Don Juan coffee as well as a typical Costa Rican snack. At nightfall, track the nocturnal animals of the cloud forest with a guided walking tour through the dark forest.

Departure from Puntarenas:
Travel from Monteverde to Puntarenas, the capital and also the largest city on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Take in the sites along the coastline full of islands, inlets, beaches, and very beautiful natural treasures before leaving this unique country.

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  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in San Jose at the Soluxe El Sesteo Hotel (or similar) with continental breakfast daily
  • 1 Night accommodation in Cahuita at the Atlantida Lodge (or similar) with continental breakfast
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Tortuguero at the La Baula Lodge (or similar) with buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Sarapiqui at the Hotel Hacienda Sueno Azul (or similar) with continental breakfast daily
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in La Fortuna at the San Bosco Inn (or similar) with buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Monteverde at the Hotel Claro De Luna (or similar) with continental breakfast
  • 04 days Services of a luxury air-conditioned coach from departure San Jose until arrival at La Pavona, including all road tolls & taxes and driver’s meals & accommodation
  • 09 days Services of a luxury air-conditioned coach from departure La Pavona until arrival at Punta Arenas, including all road tolls & taxes and driver’s meals & accommodation
  • 14 days Services of a professional tour manager from departure San Jose until arrival at Punta Arenas, including all meals, accommodation & transportation for the tour manager
  • Welcome dinner in San Jose
  • Entrance Fee to Tortuguero National Park
  • Riverboat Francesca 4 to 5-hour boat tour with lunch
  • Entrance Fee and 2.5-hour chocolate tour of La Tirimbina Biological Reserve
  • Entrance Fee to the National Hot Springs at Eco Termales Fortuna
  • Entrance Fee to Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Entrance Fee to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Entrance Fee and tour of Suspension Bridge
  • Entrance to Don Juan Coffee Tour
  • Entrance Fee to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve Guided Night Walk
  • Tips & Gratuities to drivers and guides throughout the tour

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