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CR01: 9 Days San Jose - La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio - San Jose

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Hotel: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival in San Jose, Airport pick-up
According to your arrival time, our driver will wait for you at Juan Santamaria International Airport on time and transfer you to the hotel. The rest time of the day is left for your own arrangement. You can have a rest in the hotel or go to visit Central Market and Central Park.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola (4 stars)

Day 2: Transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna, Coffee tour & Poas Volcano
In the morning, the driver guide will pick you up at the hotel and start our itinerary. We will drive to La Fortuna where the Arenal Volcano is located. It is 150 kilometers (90 miles) away and can be reached in about 3 hours. In the midway, you will go sightseeing the Doka Coffee Plantation to learn the working process of making coffee, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens with driver guide. Finally transfer to La Fortuna and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa (5 stars)

Day 3: Highlight tour at Arenal Volcanoes National Park & Tabacon Hot Spring
In the morning, we will enjoy a skywalk in Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridge Park. When going through the tropical forests, we will see the lush plants, varieties of birds and animals. Then visit the La Fortuna Waterfall. In the afternoon, we will spend time in Arenal Volcano National Park to visit the Arenal Volcano, the best known and the most active volcano in Costa Rica. And then, we will see the Costa Rican largest lake Arenal Lake. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing bathing in Tabacon Hot Spring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa (5 stars)

Day 4: Transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde
Today, we will head to Monteverde by the way of jeep-boat-jeep by driver. The whole journey is 60 kilometers (37 miles) and we will get there in 2.5 hours. First, take the jeep to the port by Arenal Lake. Then sail across the water to the opposite port by boat. After getting off, transfer to another jeep to Monteverde. On the way, you can appreciate the tropical landscapes. Upon arrival, we will deal with the hotel check-in. Then, you can enjoy the rest time of the day as you like.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Belmar (4 stars)

Day 5: Hiking at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Group Hanging Bridges tour at Sky Adventures Park & Night trip
A hiking, group Hanging Bridges and night trip are arranged today. After breakfast, we will travel across the pathway to take a hiking for 2.5 to 3 hours among the floras and faunas, try to find monkeys, sloths, etc. In the afternoon, you will take a group Hanging Bridges tour in Sky Adventures Park to appreciate the scenery of the tropical rainforest. In the evening, we will arrange a night trip for you to search for different animals and listen to their calls. If luckily, you will meet two-toed sloth and kinkajou.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Belmar (4 stars)

Day 6: Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, with Shared Crocodile Boat Tour
Today, the driver will transfer 190 kilometers (120 miles) to Manuel Antonio in Quepos which will be reached in about 4 hours. During the way, the guide will lead you to take part in a Crocodile Shared Boat Tour Adventure Connection at Tarcoles River and see the breathtaking performance of crocodile.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge (4 stars)

Day 7: Hiking at Manuel Antonio National Park & Free time on the beach
Today we'll hike Manuel Antonio National Park to look for monkeys, birds and even three-toed sloths in the dense forests. The afternoon is the free time for you. You can spend the leisure time in either enjoying a sun bath at the white beach or having a rest in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge (4 stars)

Day 8: Drive from Manuel Antonio back to San Jose
The morning time is for your own arranged activities. In the late afternoon, the driver will drive back to San Jose which is 160 kilometers (100 miles) away and takes us about 3 hours.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hampton Inn and Suites San Jose (4 stars)

Day 9: Departure from San Jose
The hotel free shuttles will escort you to Juan Santamaria International Airport. Wish you have enjoyed the best Costa Rica tour. Bon Voyage!

Meals: Breakfast

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This trip can be tailored to match your dates and interests!
Tour Prices

2024 & 2025 Special: 10% off - Book before Aug 31, 2024

2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
USD4699 USD4229USD4139 USD3725
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
  • English speaking local guides for the tours mentioned.
  • Entrances fees for scenic spots as per the itinerary.
  • Group Hanging Bridges tour & shared Crocodile Boat Tour.
  • Transfers in private AC vehicle with driver as per itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Costa Rica.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, tips, drinks, etc).
  • Costa Rica visa fee.
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