9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

COSTA RICA SPECIAL

Arenal - Monteverde - Papagayo - San Jose
Starting from $2,335 (Land Only)

COSTA RICA SPECIAL

9 days / 8 nights itinerary that visits some of the key areas in Costa Rica like Arenal, Monteverde and Papagayo. We have a great combination here of the iconic Arenal Volcano, the Rainforest in Monteverde and then the beach with an all inclusive for the clients to relax at the end. Travel between May 1st and Dec 15 and we will give you an extra night in Arenal for FREE! Book before November 14 and we will top it with another extra night at Xandari Resort also FREE!

INCLUDES
  • Meet at the airport by representative
  • Transfer San Jose Airport / Hotel Xandari
  • 1 night at Xandari Resort & Spa – Prima Villa with breakfast
  • Transfer San Jose / Arenal
  • 2 nights at Arenal Kioro – Suite with breakfast
  • Horseback Riding To La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Lake Crossing Private Arenal / Monteverde
  • 2 nights at Hotel Fonda Vela – Junior Suite with breakfast
  • Monteverde Sky Tram /Sky Walk/ Sky Trek Tour
  • Transfer Monteverde / Papagayo
  • 3 nights Hilton Papagayo - Ocean View All inclusive
  • Meals as mentioned per itinerary
  • 24-hour guest assistance.
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - ARRIVE SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

Arrive at the San Jose International Airport. After clearing immigration and customs, exit the airport and meet your driver. Board the van for the 20 minute drive to San Jose. Spend the rest of the afternoon / evening enjoying this beautiful hotel. Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 24 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica, and only 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. At an elevation of 3900 feet (1200 meters), Xandari enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year. “The combination of art and architecture, landscape and hospitality, efficient and relaxed yet always dignified service... freedom of expression bursting everywhere like flowers, the spilling of bold colors.” Overnight at Xandari Resort & Spa – Prima Villa


Day 2 - SAN JOSE / ARENAL

At a convenient time, your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to Arenal Region. Nestled within the flat, rich lands of San Carlos, the Arenal Volcano rises up from the rainforest like a natural monument. One of many remarkable sights in the area, this mountain of fire symbolizes the adventure and mysticism of the region. Known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano/Fortuna area offers numerous activities, ranging from highly charged white water rafting, canyoning and caving to more leisurely hikes through the rainforest and soothing swims in hot springs. The region’s attractions include the Arenal National Park, the Fortuna River Waterfall, the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve, and numerous adventure tours in the Rainforest. With its rolling hills, cattle farms, rainforest, and Costa Rica’s largest lake, the Arenal area’s verdant landscape is a cornucopia of bio-diversity. While in Arenal (Optional activities not included): • Relax at the country’s top hot springs resorts featuring breath-taking volcano views and lush tropical gardens. Some of Costa Rica’s top spas and therapists make Arenal their home. (The hot springs are included for those staying at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort or The Springs Resort & Spa or Arenal Kioro). • Visit the Fortuna River Waterfalls, located a short three miles from town. Here, you can see magnificent waterfalls cascade into the rainforest and have the opportunity to hike and swim in the river. • Go rafting on the Sarapiqui River. The river has Class II, III and IV rafting for adventure aficionados and Floating Safari Class I & II rafting for slower paced, nature lovers. Both are excellent tours featuring amazing scenery, interesting wildlife and thrilling adventure. • Try canyoning, one of the country's top adventure activities. Rappel down four walls, including three waterfalls, inside the rainforest -- truly an unforgettable experience! • For nature and kayaking lovers, the Arenal Lake offers the opportunity to experience a memorable kayaking outing with the possibility to spot interesting wildlife in their natural habitat. • Tour the forest from the Hanging Bridges Tour. This is an impressive hike in the rainforest over a series of suspension bridges. View various types of flora and fauna at differing heights—from the ground to well above the canopy. What a way to see the jungle! If you plan to enjoy the sky trek, make it a full day and add the hike in the sky walk suspended bridges. • Experience the thrill of zip lining through the canopy of the rainforest on the Sky Trek or the Ecoglide with Tarzan Swing, two of Costa Rica’s most popular tours. Enjoy the rain forest from this unique vantage point and a get a real adrenaline rush! • Extreme adventure aficionados will thrive during a visit to the Venado Caves. Spend 1½ to 2 hours on a guided visit, climbing walls, sliding through mud-holes, hiking in underground rivers, and exploring these unique caves. Your clothes are likely to be ruined, but the adventure makes it worth it. • Mountain bike on an old dirt road and take in view of the volcano, lake Arenal, and rainforest. Beginner, intermediate and advanced options available. • Enjoy a “Floating Safari” tour through the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. This area is considered to be of the best sites on the continent for bird watching; Caño Negro is also home to a number of other animals such as sloths, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a myriad variety of flora native to the wetlands. Overnight at Arenal Kioro – Suite (B)


Day 3 - ARENAL

Horseback Riding To La Fortuna Waterfall. The length of the tour is approximately four hours; from La Fortuna we have to go 5 ½ kilometers to the southeast. We spend 1 ½ hours to get to the rest site of the horses. A beautiful example of the Costa Rican country site will be found along the way, cattle farms and agriculture, also the chance to see some birds as oropendolas and tucans. After that you have to walk five hundred meters into the forest to get to the waterfall, which is 70 meters high. At the base of the waterfall there is a “natural pool” where we can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna river for about one hour. Departure: 8:00 am or 13:00 aprox. Duration: 04 hours aprox. Includes: transportation, guide, horse and entrance fee. Recommendations: long pants, hiking shoes, bathing suit, towel, camera and binoculars. Overnight at Arenal Kioro – Suite (B)


Day 4 - ARENAL / MONTEVERDE

Lake Crossing to Monteverde or Arenal. 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. Once at Río Chiquito, we’ll leave the boat and make a short break to strength the legs, after, another 1 1 / 2 hour microbus ride to get to the hotels in the Monteverde area, sometimes during the rainy season this transfer could take longer. Departure 7:30 aprox. Duration: 3 1 / 2 hours aprox. Includes: microbus & boat transportation. Recommendations: long pants, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, sun lotion and raincoat. Don’t forget your luggage. Arrive Hotel and Check in. Overnight at Fonda Vela – Junior Suite (B)


Day 5 - MONTEVERDE - SKY WALK / SKY TRAM / SKY TREK

Firstly, you will start with Sky Walk, guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges with lengths of even 984 feet and heights above the canopy of Monteverde cloud forest. The tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area, always joined by one of our specialized guides. The tour lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours. Later on, you will enjoy Sky Tram guided tour and you can have the opportunity of intermediate the ride with short stops to observe the cloud forest biodiversity, the Arenal, Tenorio, Miravalles and Orosi volcanoes, the Nicoya gulf, and the Guanacaste plain if the weather allows it. The gondolas have been adapted even for people with some disability. And Then, Sky Trek system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together have a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable. The tour gives you the opportunity to fly through a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. In addition the tour offers 5 observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops providing a panoramic view. Overnight at Fonda Vela – Junior Suite (B)


Day 6 - MONTEVERDE / PAPAGAYO

At a time to be determined, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Papagayo area. Overnight at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort and Spa – (B,D)


Day 7 - PAPAGAYO

Day at leisure to enjoy the beach or book any of the available tours in the area. While in Papagayo (Optional activities not included): • Palo Verde National Park and Guaitil Pottery. This is a birdwatchers paradise as well as a perfect spot to see lots of crocodiles, some monkeys and reptiles. • Rio Celeste Guided Rainforest Hike. Hike through a primary forest with your naturalist guide who will tech you about the jungle and point out troops of howler monkeys prancing in the branches along with many other animals. • One Day Adventure Combo. It’s a Real adventure tour! You will enjoy of one day with Fun and Adventure, In this tour you need do a Canopy tour, but are more things than just zip lines, Imagine yourself doing rappelling, Rock Climbing, tarzan swings, Via Ferrata, and Hanging Bridges! • Barra Honda Caves Hike. Hike in the Barra Honda National Park have main attraction is an intricately large system of limestone caverns which house a multitude of capricious forms and figures. • Buena Vista Adventure & Canopy Tour. Is a full day tour that includes the Canopy Tour, hot springs, Natural Spa, thrilling Waterslide, and Horseback Riding. • Early Bird Watching Tour. With over 850 species of birds Costa Rica is a great place for birding. Overnight at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort and Spa – (All Inclusive)


Day 8 - PAPAGAYO

Day at leisure to enjoy the beach or book any of the available tours in the area. Overnight at Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort and Spa – (All Inclusive)


Day 9 - DEPART PAPAGAYO

At a time to be determined transfer Liberia for your international flight. (B) - End of Services –


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $2335
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From October 01 2016 to October 31 2017 $400
Notes
  • Suggested airport considering the distance to the closest airport has been based on arrival into San Jose SJO and departing from Liberia LIR.

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