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Itinerary Letter Codes: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner (NG) Naturalist Guide; (TG) Transfer Guide; (LG) Local Guide DAY 1: Arrival San José, Costa Rica (No meals) (TG) Arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport. After passing through Immigration you will see a representative who will greet you and give you a sticker to facilitate clearing customs. Also, when you are exiting the building, you’ll see a guide, who will take you to your hotel. Overnight at: Hotel El Presidente DAY 2: San José / Nectandra Gardens / Monteverde (B,L,D) (NG) After a welcome orientation breakfast with your guide, drive 1 ½ hours to Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden. At the center of Nectandra is the 2 hectare (5 acre) Nectandra Cloud Forest Botanical Garden. A morning hike by the gardens is the ideal introduction to the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. After Lunch at the Gardens 3 – 3 ½ hour drive to the Monteverde area. Overnight at: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Forest View Downstairs Room DAY 3: Monteverde (B,L,D) (NG) After breakfast, guided excursion to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Afternoon Caburé Chocolate Tour Overnight at: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens Forest View Downstairs Room DAY 4: Monteverde / Arenal (B,L,D) (NG) Morning departure on a land and boat transfer to Arenal. Enjoy the rainforest with your naturalist guide and explore the surrounding looking for wildlife. Overnight at: Arenal Manoa. Junior Suite DAY 5: Arenal (B,L,D) (NG) Guided walk to the Arenal Hanging Bridges After lunch, Sky Trek Adventure in Arenal Theme Park Late Afternoon visit Hidalgo Family Hot Springs Overnight at: Arenal Manoa. Junior Suite DAY 6: Arenal / Tortuguero (B,L,D) (NG) After an early morning breakfast, drive 5 hours to the Caño Blanco dock, where you will meet the boat for the 1 ½ -hour boat ride to Tortuguero. Overnight at: Tortuga Lodge and Gardens. Downstairs River View Room DAY 7: Tortuguero (B,L,D) (NG) In the morning explore the creeks of the Tortuguero National park with your guide. Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green sea turtle. Visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy Visitor Center DAY 8: Tortuguero / San Jose (B,L,D) (NG) Morning departure from Tortuga Lodge, cross the Tortuguero River by boat and board your 30 minute light charter flight from Tortuguero to San José. Upon arrival transportation is provided to a Coffee Plantation. Doka Estate Coffee Tour – From the seed to the cup DAY 9: Departure (TG) Transfer to the International Airport at least three hours prior to the departure time for your flight out of the country.
Accommodation as per itinerary
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Infant seats available
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.