Departures and Arrivals

The Best of Costa Rica

Includes

  • 2 nights lodging in San Jose in 4* hotel
  • 2 nights lodging in Tortuguero in superior lodge
  • 1 night lodging in Sarapiqui area in superior lodge
  • 2 nights lodging in Arenal volcano area in 4* hotel
  • 2 nights lodging in Flamingo beach in an all inclusive 4* hotel
  • Private transportation during the entire trip
  • English speaking tour guide from day 1 to day 7 and days 9 and 10
  • 9 breakfast
  • 9 lunchs
  • 10 dinners
  • 1 natural beverages during meals (except on the beach where is an all inclusive hotel)
  • Visit to a Banana Plantation
  • Visit to the Center of Conservation in Tortuguero
  • Visit to the Tortguero town
  • Awakening of the nature boat tour in Tortuguero
  • Visit to Tortuguero National park
  • Night bat tour in Sarapiqui
  • Pineapple tour
  • Visit to La Fortuna Town
  • Hanging bridges tour in Arenal
  • Visit to Arenal volcano national park
  • Hotel taxes
  • Entrance fees

Do not includes:

  • Tips to driver and guides (not obligatory)
  • Airport departure taxes ( $ 26.- USD)

The Best of Costa Rica

    Day 1 (Welcome to Costa Rica!)

    At the pre-arrange your English speaking tour guide will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in San Jose.

    At night, welcome dinner will be offer at the hotel and during dinner you tour guide will make a briefing about the day by day program.  .

    • Day includes: Dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, lodging and hotel taxes.
    • Overnight: Hotel Country Inn and Suites 4* or similar

    Day 2 (The magic of the rainforest)

    Early in the morning and after check out of the hotel, your English speaking tour guide is ready to take you to the fantastic Tortuguero national park.

    You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way we will stop for breakfast at Selva Tropical Restaurant where you can enjoy a butterfly garden with a variety of tropical flowers. After breakfast we will continue our trip to the dock driving by banana plantations.

    At the dock, you will board the covered boat to the lodge, passing the Tortuguero canals arriving between 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the lodge our staff will be waiting for you with a refreshing cocktail, your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon activities after lunch -the visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town.

    You will return to the lodge around 5:15 p.m. Free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and then rest of the night free to enjoy the surroundings, pool and bar.

    • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation, English Speaking tour guide, visit to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, visit to the Tortuguero town, lodging and hotel taxes.
    • Overnight: Hotel Laguna lodge or similar

    The Best of Costa Rica

      Day 3 (Tortuguero National Park)

      Early in the morning your English speaking tour guide is ready to take you to admire the awakening of the wild life of Tortuguero. After this fantastic journey it is time to return to the hotel to enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast.

      Then there is a walk to admire the Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. In the afternoon your tour guide will take you to explore the private trails of the lodge and visit the open butterfly garden.

      At night dinner will be offer at the lodge.

      • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation, English Speaking tour, Visit to the Tortuguero National park, entrance fee, lodging and hotel taxes.
      • Overnight: Hotel Laguna lodge or similar

      Day 4 (Tortuguero  – Sarapiqui)

      After breakfast in the hotel it is time to continue our journey through fantastic Costa Rica.  The boat will arrive to the dock around 11:00 a.m. Then our bus will be waiting to continue our trip to the Sarapiqui area.  On route we will stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at Selva Tropical Restaurant.   After lunch we continue to Sarapiqui Area.

      Once at the hotel you will have time at leisure to relax and enjoy the services of the hotel.

      After sunset, you will enjoy the Bat Tour.  Did you know that bats represent 50% (110 species) of Costa Rican mammals?  We invite you to enhance your education, dispel myths you may have heard about these wonderful mammals, and enjoy this adventure into the world of the bats.

      At the Tirimbina Rainforest Center you will enjoy a multi-media presentation on the history of bats, their classification system, diversity, adaptations, reproduction methods, threats, and more.  And for the most popular part of the Bat Tour, a trained guide will provide visitors a safe opportunity to touch, feed and release safely captured bats.

      Visitors can also take a short guided walk to see the mist nets used to gently catch these creatures.  The bats are kept for less than 2 hours and the professional methods used assure the well-being of the animals.

      After this interesting tour we return to the hotel and dinner will be offer at the hotel.

      • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transportation, English tour guide, Bat tour, entrance fee, lodging and hotel taxes.
      • Overnight: Hotel Selva Verde lodge or similar

      The Best of Costa Rica

        Day 5 (The impressive red landmark)

        After a delicious breakfast in the hotel is time to leave the hotel.  Our tour guide and transportation is ready to take you to the  Arenal Volcano area.   On the way we will visit the pineapple plantation.  Agri Pineapple Tour is a family owned business with more than 1,500 hectares that offers our guests, local as well as foreigners, a unique experience on the production process of the pineapple. The family that owns the farm has more than 50 years of experience on the crop, but it wasn’t until 2003 which with great success they incurred on the idea of sharing the adventure with visitors.

        You will be welcome at the Rancho “ Los Laureles”, which offers comfortable and spacious restrooms. In this same stage there is the opportunity to view the growing process of the fruit in all its stages in a specially design demonstrational area. Also you will be able to taste the exquisite sweet MD-2 (Del Monte’s Golden Pineapple) which is a first grade, 100% export quality fruit.  The view spot “El Guacimo”, is our second stage where one can learn about the history of the pineapple while at the same time admire a beautiful humming bird garden right next to the Cimarrones river.

        We enter the packing plant, where the pineapple is received from the fields, prepared and packed.

        During this tour you will witness all the hard work involved in the process by the packing plant workers; reception, selection, waxing, crown fumigation, packing, palletizing, and freezing.

        The Hacienda, besides producing fresh pineapples, also produces dried pineapple to export into foreign markets. In this stage you will learn about the process of dehydration which the pineapple undergoes. The different steps are: reception, then heart extraction, after this comes pealing and slicing, then the distribution of the slices onto the carts, following comes the carts into the ovens for drying and the last step is the packing.

        After this visit we continue to the Arenal Volcano Area.  As soon as we arrived to the hotel a delicious welcome cocktail will be offer.

        At night dinner will be offer at the main restaurant of the hotel.

        • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, pineapple tour, entrance fee, lodging and taxes.
        • Overnight: Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn 4* or similar

        The Best of Costa Rica

          Day 6 (The beauty of heights)

          After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide and transportation will be ready to take you to experience a walk on the skies of Arenal. The hanging bridges are a combination of suspension bridges and platforms built in the cloud forest that offers an opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner. Our expert guides will assist you in your exciting journey through the different layers of the virgin rainforest.

          After this visit we will continue to La Fortuna Town where a delicious lunch will be offer.

          After lunch time at leisure to explore the Fortuna Town and visit the many souvenir shop of the area-

          After some time at the town of La Fortuna it is time to return to the hotel to relax, enjoy the services of the hotel.

          At night dinner will be offer at the main restaurant of the hotel.

          • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, Hanging bridges tour, lodging and hotel taxes.
          • Overnight: Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn 4* or similar

          Recommended:  Long pants, tennis shoes, light clothes.

          Day 7 (Welcome to the Pacific!)

          After breakfast in the hotel and check out your English speaking tour guide is ready to take you to the fantastic north pacific coast of Costa Rica.

          On the way we will visit the Arenal Volcano National Park.  You will enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle hike along the base of this marvelous “Mountain of Fire”.  The Hike begins on the active side of the volcano, that takes you through the forest over recent lava flows, and to the destroyed area, now in the process of regeneration.   The trail will take us as close as five hundred meters from the lava flows

          After this marvelous visit we will continue to Flamingo beach, on the way we will stop for a delicious lunch.

          Once at Flamingo Beach and check in your tour guide will say good bye and you will have time enjoy the all inclusive services of the hotel, or simply relax on the beach.

          Dinner will be offer at the main restaurant of the hotel.

          • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, visit to Arenal Volcano National Park, entrance fees, lodging in an all inclusive hotel and hotel taxes.
          • Overnight: Hotel Flamingo Beach Resort 4* or similar

          The Best of Costa Rica

            Day 8 (Enjoy the Pacific!)

            Free time to relax, enjoy the beach and explore the area.

            • Day includes: All inclusive services, lodging and hotel taxes.
            • Overnight: Hotel Flamingo Beach Resort 4* or similar

            Day 9 (Back to the city!)

            During the afternoon after lunch in the hotel, your English speaking tour guide and transportation are ready to take you back to San Jose.

            At night a farewell dinner will be offer at the hotel.

            • Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, private transportation, English Speaking tour guide, lodging and hotel taxes.
            • Overnight: Hotel Country Inn and Suites 4* or similar

            Day 10 (Good bye Costa Rica! – I will be back !)

            After breakfast in the hotel your English speaking tour guide is ready to take you to the international airport to take the international flight back to home.

            • Day includes: Breakfast, private transportation and English Speaking tour guide.

            The Best of Costa Rica

              Price per person in U$ Dollars

              Option #1 For a group for minimum 10 passengers

              • $1.910.00.- USD per person in double Occupancy
              • $1.690.00-  USD per person in Triple Occupancy
              • $   740.00.- USD per person for Single Supplement

              Option #2 For a group for minimum 20 passengers

              • $1.740.00 – USD per person in double Occupancy
              • $1.525.00 – USD per person in Triple Occupancy
              • $   720.0  – USD per person for Single Supplement

              Option #3 For a group for minimum 25 passengers

              • $1.725.00  USD per person in double Occupancy
              • $1.515.00 – USD per person in Triple Occupancy
              • $   720.00- USD per person for Single Supplement

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