Each day of this travel experience brings you up close to the lush rainforests and exotic wildlife of beautiful, tranquil Costa Rica. Explore popular Tortuguero National Park and the peaceful Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Tortuguero National Park: Spend two days in one of Costa Rica's most popular eco-tourism destinations.
Sarapiqui: Explore this beautiful valley surrounded by rainforest.
Arenal: See the active Arenal Volcano. Visit Tabacon Hot Springs for a relaxing bath.
Monteverde Cloud Forest: Enjoy two days in this spectacular area. Take a guided walk with a park naturalist, and explore SkyWalk, a chain of suspension bridges high above the Cloud Forest.
Round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel, including porterage at the airport.
Accommodations in hotels listed in twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower.
Services of an English-speaking Tour Director throughout; local host on beach extension.
Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary including admission charges, where applicable.
Boat transfer to Tortuguero.
Hotel taxes, service charges and porterage.
Portfolio of travel documents.
17 included meals in total (see day by day itinerary)
Breakfast daily on beach extension
Farewell Dinner in Monteverde
Day 1 - Arrive San Jose
Daytime flight to San Jose. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to begin exploring on your own. Your Tour Director will be on hand to answer any questions.Hotel: Doubletree Cariari
Day 2 - San Jose – Tortuguero National Park (2 nights)
This morning head east through mountains and rainforests, toward the Caribbean Sea. Your boat is waiting to start your expedition along the river to Tortuguero National Park. (Breafkfast / Lunch / Dinner) Hotel: Pachira Lodge (2 nights) NOTE: You will need to carry a small overnight bag (max. 25 lbs) to the Park. Your main luggage will be transferred to Sarapiqui.
Today, explore this beautiful Park from the water on a boat cruise through the small canals. Watch for sloths, iguanas, crocodiles, monkeys, toucans, egrets and hundreds of species of colorful birds. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Head out via waterways and land to tiny Sarapiqui. This beautiful community is situated in a valley and surrounded by rainforests. The area is relatively unknown, and home to some of Costa Rica's most diverse and dense vegetation and wildlife. Your afternoon is at leisure with plenty of time to explore the surrounding environs. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Hotel: Sueno Azul, La Quinta Sarapiqui or Centro Neotropico SarapiquiS Ecolodge
This morning, the Alma Ata Archaeological Park reveals the country’s pre-Columbian heritage. After your visit here, head to Arenal. Thrill to spectacular views of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Arenal has emitted regular eruptions of ash and rocks since 1968. It is truly an awesome sight to behold. Relax in the thermal mineral pools, waterfalls and hot springs of varying temperatures at Tabacon Hot Springs. Tonight, watch the mini-eruptions of Arenal while leisurely dining at the Hot Springs. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa
Take your last photos of Arenal this morning, as you head out toward Monteverde Cloud Forest. Upon arrival in this peaceful region, the balance of your day is at leisure to relax or begin exploring on your own. Your mountain lodge overlooks much of the Cloud Forest and the setting is spectacular. (Breakfast / Dinner) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel
Take a guided walk with a park naturalist through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve this morning. Hundreds of species of animals, birds, insects and plants make their homes here. Watch for quetzals, hummingbirds, monkeys and more, and enjoy the unique flora of the forest. Also included at your leisure is the SkyWalk, a chain of six suspension bridges above the Cloud Forest. The forest canopy is home to many unique flora and fauna species, which you would not see from ground level. Definitely a memorable experience! Enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local Italian restaurant (Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Transfer to the Liberia Airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)Please do not schedule homebound flights before 1:30pm.