11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

COSTA RICA CLASSIC

Arenal - Monteverde - San Jose
Starting from $4,000 (Land Only)

COSTA RICA CLASSIC

The best summary of “must do” you can encounter. WHY THIS TRIP? - Considered the classic highlight of Costa Rica, this trip would take you to 3 of the most visited areas, Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. - Costa Rica has over 200 identifiable volcanic formations dating back over 65 million years. Today, however, only 100 or so show any signs of volcanic activity, while just five are classified as active volcanoes. Visit the most iconic of these Volcanoes, the Arenal Volcano with it perfect triangular shape. - Explore the beauties of Nature while hiking or touring several incredibly beautiful National Parks like: Arenal National Park, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (not considered a National Park).

INCLUDES
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Hotel Arenal Kioro – Suite with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights accommodation at Hotel Fonda Vela – Junior Suite with breakfast.
  • 4 Nights accommodation at Hotel Si Como No - Deluxe Suite with breakfast.
  • 1 Night accommodation at Hotel Xandari Resort and Spa – Prima Villa with breakfast.
  • Transfers San Jose International airport / Hotel Arenal Kioro
  • Transfer Hotel Arenal Kioro / Hotel Kioro
  • Transfer Hotel Kioro / Hotel Fonda Vela
  • Transfer Hotel Fonda Vela / Hotel Si Como No
  • Transfer Hotel Si Como No / Hotel Xandari Resort and Spa
  • Transfer Hotel Xandari Resort and Spa / San Jose International airport
  • Arenal Volcano Tour
  • Hiking to Celeste River
  • Monteverde Sky Tram /Sky Trek/Sky Walk
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Tortuga Island Excursion
EXCLUDES
  • International and domestic Airfare (unless mentioned on the inclusions)
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature such as gratuities, telephone & laundry
  • Any item not listed as “included”.
ITINERARY
Day 1 - TRANSFER SAN JOSE / ARENAL.

Arrive at the San Jose International Airport. As you exit meet your driver and start the 2 and ½ hour drive to the Arenal Region. Enjoy the drive up the southern mountains of the Central Valley, then down towards the flatlands of San Carlos. Arrive at Arenal and check into hotel. Take the rest of the afternoon and evening to enjoy the hot springs and perhaps book spa treatments. Hotel Arenal Kioro – Suite


Day 2 - ARENAL VOLCANO TOUR

The Arenal Volcano tour transports guests to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike and depending upon which side of the volcano the lava is flowing, we go either to the trail "Los Tucanes" at the National Park or Mirador El Silencio. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake just in time for sunset! (or select from a great variety of tours available. Tour price might change accordingly) Hotel Arenal Kioro – Suite (B)


Day 3 - HIKING TO CELESTE RIVER

We leave early in route to Rio Celeste (Light Blue River), located into the Tenorio Volcano National Park, near the montain range. There is a hike of 5 miles approximately waiting for us, through the tropical rain forest. We will arrive “Los Teñideros” of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name. We will continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind! Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey. Hotel Arenal Kioro – Suite (B)


Day 4 - LAKE CROSSING ARENAL / MONTEVERDE.

Our driver will pick you up at a prearranged time for the adventurous journey to Arenal which will combine land and boat transportation. This transfer/tour will take you to the shores of Arenal Lake. The next part of the experience will be by boat. Relax, take pictures and enjoy the scenery topped with the majestic views of the Arenal volcano while you cross the Lake into the Monteverde area. Continue the rest of the way to your hotel by land transportation. Arrive to your hotel and check in. Hotel Fonda Vela – Junior Suite (B)


Day 5 - MONTEVERDE SKY TREK

The Sky Trek zip line does not require any kind of particular athletic ability. You only need to be able to sit down, remain calm, and focus your attention on the zip line you’re about to travel down—guides and gravity do the rest. You will also be able to ride along the Sky Tram. Beginning in the main facilities at a lower elevation, tour takers mount the tram and enjoy a safe and scenic ride up the mountain. In total, the ride takes about 20 minutes and offers astounding views of the surrounding rainforest. Once at the top, you’ll mount a series of steps and meet with your guides. Before you go flying down the zip lines, your guides will teach you the proper techniques, including how to hold onto the cable and how to position your body. They will make sure that your gear is properly adjusted and help you launch off from each platform. Unlike other zip lines in Costa Rica, you don’t need to worry about braking at the end of this one. Your guides will utilize a pulley system to slowly decrease your speed as you approach the next platform. Hotel Fonda Vela – Junior Suite (B)


Day 6 - TRANSFER MONTEVERDE / MANUEL ANTONIO.

Following breakfast, check out of Hotel and your driver will pick you up to start the 4 hour drive down the mountains towards the Pacific coast. Arrive and check into hotel. Hotel Si Como No - Deluxe Suite (B)


Day 7 - MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

It’s a must to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. Observe spider and white-faced monkeys, sloths and iguanas, hike through the mangroves, and lounge on the pristine beaches. Hotel Si Como No - Deluxe Suite (B)


Day 8 - TORTUGA ISLAND

Embark on a full-day cruise to Tortuga Island. The island (no connection to sea turtles) is located near the Nicoya Peninsula. Start with a drive to the Pacific port of Puntarenas, followed by a sun-drenched voyage in a Catamaran through turquoise waters to the splendid white sand beach. Once ashore, play volleyball, snorkel, go on a nature hike, or relax and soak up the rays in the awe-inspiring beauty. A succulent beach BBQ is served at lunchtime. Hotel Si Como No - Deluxe Suite (B/L)


Day 9 - MANUEL ANTONIO

Day at leisure to enjoy some of the many available tours in Manuel Antonio area. Hotel Si Como No - Deluxe Suite (B)


Day 10 - MANUEL ANTONIO / SAN JOSE

Day at leisure. Early afternoon transfer to San Jose. Arrive and check into hotel. Hotel Xandari Resort and Spa – Prima Villa (B)


Day 11 - DEPART SAN JOSE

Transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $4000
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $600
Notes
  • This package is based on private basis and can be customized as per clients request.

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