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8-Day Tour: Jewels of Costa Rica

San Jose, Central Valley, Costa Rica

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US$640.56 US$ 699.00
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8 days
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US$640.56 US$ 699.00
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Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Airport transfer
  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Fully narrated tour

Overview

Day 1:  After your arrival into San Jose Airport, you’ll find the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari shuttle which will take you to the hotel for the first night. You will be free to explore on your own for the rest of the day.  
Day 2: Breakfast will be ready at 6:30am for you bright and early on the second day at the hotel. At breakfast you will meet the rest of your group. After breakfast you will depart for the Poás Volcano National Park or Coffee Plantation Tour (Sometimes in the year the Volcano is closed due the activity) Entrance to the park is included. Next, you’ll take a short drive from the Poás Volcano National Park or the Coffee Plantation Tour and stop at La Paz Waterfall Gardens; one of the most popular natural attractions in Costa Rica. From La Paz Waterfall Gardens you’ll continue the adventure towards Costa Rica’s Northern Plains, after check in, you can enjoy access to Mountain Paradise Hotel.
Day 3: A day of  adventure, you can select between a national park hike or an exhilarating white water rafting, the day finishes with the magnificent hot springs at Paradise park. You can enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. 
Day 4: Time for some relaxing at the beach! Today you will visit Costa Rica’s world famous gold coast. You will stay for 2 nights at the beautiful Villas Playa Samara resort or the newest property in the Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean view resort, right on the water in beautiful Samara or Carrillo beach.
Day 5: Recharge your batteries lounging by the pool or choose from a varied array of activities available for purchase. You can also choose to relax in two of the best beaches in Guanacaste, with warm haute colored sand, tranquil waters and the amazing view of Isla Chora.
Day 6: Today you will be driven to Monteverde, the cloud forest. You will trek through the cloud forest on board the Sky Walk, Tram and Trek Tour.  After trekking through the cloud forest, you will have the remainder of the evening at your disposal to either discover the village of Monteverde or relax and enjoy the amenities of Hotel El Establo where you will be staying for the night.
Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park is on the agenda after breakfast on Day 7. On the way you will stop at Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles. Afterwards, you will go on a beautiful guided hike of the park. Also, explore the most unspoiled beaches that Costa Rica has to offer. You will then check-in at the brand new Tramonto Hotel or a similar residence in Hermosa Beach. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 8: Time to go home! Departure is at 7am and you will be taken back to the airport in San Jose. 

Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose
Arrive in the San Jose Airport and take the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari shuttle to the hotel, where you will stay the night. You are free to explore on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton

Day 2: San Jose – La Fortuna (B, L)
Meet your group for breakfast at 6:30 a.m., and then depart San Jose for Poas Volcano National Park (entrance fee included). Then, continue to the popular La Paz Waterfall Gardens and tour the beautiful falls, a butterfly garden, and a wild cat sanctuary, before heading to Cosa Rica’s Northern Plains. Check in at the top-rated Mountain Paradise Hotel, where you can access a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, and restaurants.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 3: La Fortuna (B, L)
Choose to go on a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park or go white water rafting through the rain forest, rejoining your group at the Paradise Park hot springs at the end of your chosen adventure. Free time for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 4: La Fortuna – Gold Coast (B)
Drive from the mountains back down to the beach for your first of two days of swimming and relaxing on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. Stay at either Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort, both top-rated beachfront resorts right on the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbu Ocean View Resort

Day 5: Gold Coast (B)
Lounge at the pool or relax on the beach, which boasts calm waters and a view of Isla Chora. Activities available for purchase likely to include surf lessons, dolphin-watching tours, snorkeling, and ocean kayaking.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort

Day 6: Gold Coast – Monteverde (B)
Return to the mountains to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, considered one of the most important cloud forests in the world for its abundant diversity. Traverse the cloud forest canopy on board a series of hanging bridges, take a tram through the trees, and walk on a nature path through the forest. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the village of Monteverde, a quiet mountain town with Quaker roots, or enjoying the restaurants, swimming pools, soccer field, tennis court, and spa at your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel El Establo

Day 7: Monteverde – Hermosa Beach (B)
Head back toward the coast, stopping at the Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles, before arriving at Manuel Antonio National Park. Take a guided hike of the park, known for its rich biodiversity and untouched beaches. Then, check-in at the Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation at Playa Hermosa. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation

Day 8: Hermosa Beach – San Jose (B)
After breakfast, leave the hotel at 7 a.m. for the San Jose International Airport.

Information

Includes:
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast every day
  • Lunch on day 2 and 3
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Professional photographer guide (media package not included)
  • Airport drop-off
  • Airport pickup
  • Transport by private bus.
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Costa Rica Monkey Tours - Day Tours
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • 15% FEE(hotel+park tax) NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE. MUST BE PAID DIRECT TO CRMT BEFORE/AS SOON AS ARRIVED
  • Flight Tickets
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Maximum 20 people per tour.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
  • This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from San Jose (SJO) Airport.
  • Prices available for travel in 2018-2019.
  • Fees (15%) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE PRICE, THIS MUST TO BE PAY DIRECTLY TO COSTA RICA MONKEY TOURS (Costa Rica Monkey Tours will collect any moment during your stay in Costa Rica or before get the country).

Meeting Point

San Jose International Airport
Departure Time:
9:00 AM
Departure Comments:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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