ITINERARY: 11 Days / 10 Nights
(Day 1) Arrival - San Jose
Upon arrival to international airport, our guide/driver will pick you up and will take you to your hotel in San Jose. He will forward all documents related to your trip including itinerary, vouchers, brochures and other information. Lodging will be offered at The Hotel Radisson, Tryp Sabana, or Presidente, or similar hotel in San Jose. Free day to explore the city and surroundings.
(Day 2) Tortuga Island Tour - Monteverde
Early morning you will be picked up by a Calypso Catamaran Yacht tour operator who will transfer you in a luxury bus with a/c to Puntarenas dock. You will be able to leave your luggage at the bus in Puntarenas and take only the necessary items such as towels, bathing suite, sandals, suntan lotion and a hat. Upon arrival, you will board the famous Calypso Catamaran Yacht which includes 2 Jacuzzis and lots of room to sunbath on your way to Tortuga Island. The yacht has an air-conditioned area also. Light breakfast with fruits, bread & coffee and a full lunch plus Non-alcoholic beverages incl. Get prepared for a relaxing yacht trip through the Nicoya Gulf. Around 1.1-2 hours and you will be at the Tortuga Island, known for its white sand beach and turquoise water. You will stay here during five hours, so take your time to swim, snorkeling, and then enjoy a succulent and delicious lunch. On the way back to Puntarenas, the Catamaran will pass near the islands of San Lucas, Gitana, Pan de Azucar, Jesusita, Cedros and the Guayabo Island National Park. Upon arrival to Puntarenas, a van from Hotel Heliconia will waiting for you to take you to the beautiful area of Monteverde. Check in and overnight at Hotel Heliconia. (B /D)
(Day 3) Canopy Tour
(Day 4) Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
(Day 5) Hiking tour and Hot springs
Breakfast, free morning. In the afternoon, around 3:00 p.m. a guide will pick you up and will offer a guided walking tour to El Silencio Trail and a stop at El Miradora where you will be witness of the strength of this amazing mountain of fire. For over 400 years Arenal volcano’s forest-covered cone sat alone and silent on the edge of the San Carlos plains, exhibiting only a little fumaroles activity in its single, dormant crater. In 1968 it erupted violently without warning, spewing molten rock and ash high into the sky, destroying the village of Pueblo Knave, killing 78 people, and forming three new craters. It has been active ever since with more or less regular eruptions of lava and ash providing fiery demonstrations that draw curios onlookers from all parts of the world. Arenal’s constant activity has covered the two lower craters on the western, rocky slope. Viewed from north or south its two remaining craters appear as twin peaks belching ash and rock. After this, he will take you to Eco Termales Hot springs for 3 relaxing hours at the natural swimming pools surrounded by exotic rainforest and a delicious dinner. Back to your hotel around 9:00pm. (If desired, other local tours can be substituted.) (B)
(Day 6) Tortuguero
Early breakfast and private transportation to Siquirres where you will continue your exciting experience at the World-famous Tortuguero National Park. Once in Siquirres, a van from Mawamba or Laguna Lodge will pick you up to take you to this amazing National Park. Be our special guest in a banana processing and packing plant and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime products (subject to availability). Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty. A refreshing cocktail and delicious lunch will welcome you to your hotel. After lunch, a visit to the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero is included. (B/L/D)
(Day 7) Tortuguero - Boat tour to the Canals
(Day 8) Puerto Viejo - Caribbean Coast
After breakfast, please board the boat back to the port and then continue the trip to the beautiful Puerto Viejo Beach where you will stay at Azania, Namuwoki or Cariblue Bungalows for 2 nights. A natural blend of adventure and serenity, in a laid-back Caribbean Villa envisioned in dream’s Azania Bungalows is located in front of Cocles Beach (awarded with the Costa Rican Government Blue Flag for clean beaches), 1,5 km south of Puerto Viejo of Talamanca, on the road to Manzanillo, South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Just a few steps from the Caribbean sea, with the
(Day 9) Puerto Viejo
(Day 10) San Jose
Breakfast included. Shutlle transportation to San Jose or domestic flight from Limon to San Jose. Lodging at The Hotel Radisson, Tryp Sabana, or Presidente, or similar. (B)
(Day 11) Departure
Breakfast and transportation to international airport. (B)
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