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10 Days: Costa Rica Pure Nature

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Day 1: Arrival in San Jose , Costa Rica

Stop At: Destiny Travel Costa Rica, Centro Comercial Galeria Dorada, Suite 2 2nd Floor, San Jose 931-2400 Costa Rica
Transfer from San Jose International Airport to your Hotel in the City
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hilton Garden San Jose Hotel or similar

Day 2: Corcovado National park

Stop At: Parque Nacional Corcovado Peninsula de Osa, Carate, Corcovado National Park Costa Rica
This day you will be taken to the San Jose National airstrip to take a 50 minute domestic flight to Dray Bay
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Lunch included at the Hotel
• Dinner: Dinner included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Drake Bay Resort or similar

Day 3: Corcovado National Park Tour

Stop At: Parque Nacional Corcovado Peninsula de Osa, Carate, Corcovado National Park Costa Rica
Corcovado National Park is a reserve on southwest Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula that protects varied tropical ecosystems. Considered one of the world's most biodiverse regions, its wildlife includes scarlet macaws, tapirs, jaguars and squirrel monkeys. Hiking trails follow coastal and inland routes through habitats ranging from Pacific beaches and mangrove swamps to lowland and montane rainforests.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Lunch included in the tour
• Dinner: Dinner included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Drake Bay Resort or similar

Day 4: Caño Island

Stop At: Cano Island, Drake Bay Costa Rica
Lying in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, some 20 km offshore from the Osa Peninsula at Drake Bay, Isla del Caño or Caño Island is an amazing marine biological reserve in Costa Rica. Part of Puntarenas province and just northeast of the Corcovado National Park, Caño Island is an island of considerable geographical and archeological importance. Fifteen kilometers from the Port of San Pedrillo, this 300-hectare piece of land was formerly a cemetery or burial ground dating back to the pre-Columbian era.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Lunch included in the tour
• Dinner: Dinner included at the Lodge
Accommodation included: Accomodation at Drake Bay Resort or similar

Day 5: Arenal Volcano

Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
This is one of the most popular tours we offer. This tour shows the best of both worlds, in terms of the raw untamed beauty of the imposing Arenal Volcano, which is juxtaposed against the lush and soothing thermal waters of Tabacon Hot Springs. All this, set against a backdrop of lush vegetation and breathtaking views of the nearly perfect conical shaped lines of the volcano.

Enroute to the Arenal Volcano, we will stop at the famous town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. In Sarchi, you will be able to appreciate many of the art crafts and souvenirs that Costa Rica has to offer. Also you will see the world’s largest ox cart according to the Guinness Book. The cart is 2 stories high, nearly 45 feet long (14 meters) and weighs 4400 lbs. (2 tons), and took 70 days to complete. Made out of wood (cedar) and decorated with bright colors, designed based on our typical and traditional oxcarts.

The journey will then continue, traversing diverse plantations with agricultural products, including pineapple and plantain farms, mango groves, ornamental plants and even cattle ranches until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna, and stopping to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the volcano.

The impressive Arenal Volcano is a magnificent natural wonder that is situated in La Fortuna (The Fortune) of San Carlos, previously assumed to be dormant, until in 1968, when it experienced a major eruption. Now is visited by tourist from all around the world hoping for the opportunity to witness volcanic activity, such as the white plumes of smoke that emanate from the conical shaped behemoth.

Then you will go on to relax at one of the best hot springs in the area where you will revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters, as well as an optional massage or other special treatment, if you choose, that must be reserved ahead of time to ensure availability. Spa treatments are not included and are payable directly at the resort.

Hot Springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest, and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region.

There are five main springs source highly mineralized water that is heated underground by the Arenal Volcano’s magma. You will find dozens of cascading waterfalls and warm pools along the riverbed, of varying temperatures, water flows and degree of privacy.

An essential part of exploring the wondrous world the Hot Springs is soaking in the cascading thermal waterfalls. This natural hydrotherapy is a surefire way to achieve proper relaxation. The river-pool temperatures range from 72 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included at the Lodge
• Lunch: Lunch included on the way to Arenal
• Dinner: Dinner included at the Hot Springs Resort
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Magic Mountain Hotel or similar

Day 6: Arenal Adventure

Stop At: Arenal Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
Enjoy strolling comfortably through the beautiful Tropical Rain Forest at Mistico Park and its revitalizing paths full of nature and wildlife.

Walk across the Hanging Bridges and gaze at a 18 meters (60 feet) waterfall within a comfortable non-slippery trail without steps and acquire a once in a life time bracing. Adventure.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Included in the tour
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Magic Mountain Hotel or similar

Day 7: Arenal to Monteverde

Stop At: Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
This service, half tour – half transfer is an scenic, fast and the newest way to go or come from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano Area), to the Monteverde area. Around 7:30 a.m. we start picking everybody from the hotels in La Fortuna for a 30 minutes microbus drive to the Arenal Lake Dam. There we will aboard into a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40 minutes (aprox.) ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake. Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica, it was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is also a place where you can find different kinds of resident and migratory birds. Sometimes mammals can be seen in the surroundings, also great views of the Arenal Volcano when it’s clear.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Monteverde Country Lodge or similar

Day 8: Monteverde Cloudforest

Stop At: Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, 22 MI Southeast Of Tilaran 35 km, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655 Costa Rica
Sky Adventures Monteverde Park is located in one of the world’s most recognized and wonderful cloud forest. Located in the high mountains of the Puntarenas province and due to its high altitude, between 1200m (3940 ft) and 1750m (5740 ft) above sea level, Monteverde has a variable climate which has helped produce an extremely high biodiversity. This by itself is why Monteverde is so widely popular, to the point that is has been acclaimed as one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This diverse life system consists of over 2,500 plant species, over 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects; truly a whole world by itself.

Sky Adventures Monteverde Park was the first of the parks to open in Costa Rica on 1997. Precisely the richness of the biodiversity of Monteverde was the reason to exist. The founders wanted for the visitors of Monteverde to experience the cloud forest at its best, to discover anything they could and wanted to in this magical forest. And since then, that has been our driven force. Visitors of Sky Adventures Monteverde Park can experience the richness of the areas biodiversity, exploring the cloud forest in many different ways; having fun in the heights, exploring tree tops, and ultimately learning about this wonderful destination.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Included in the tour
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Monteverde Country Lodge or similar

Day 9: Monteverde to San Jose

Pass By: Kiosco San Jose, Calle 7, Avenida 11, Barrio Amon, San Jose Costa Rica
This day you will have the morning at leisure to explore more of Monteverde . In the afternoon you will be picked up to be transferred back to San Jose City

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hilton Garden Hotel or similar

Day 10: San Jose International Airport

Pass By: Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, Avenida 1, Calle Central y 2, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica
This day at the agreed time you will be transfered to the San Jose International Airport for your flight back Home...

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lobby of your Hotel
Departure Time
Anytime depending of your flight arrival
Duration
10 days
Return Details
Lobby of your Hotel
Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cano Island
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Arenal
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a $29 per person departure tax, payable at the time of your departure flight check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control. Actually most airlines have this tax included. Please verify with your airline.
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual - sport
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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