Wonderful Highlights of Costa Rica
8 days, 7 nights
Our Wonderful Highlights of Costa Rica tour offers a chance to sample landscape of the country's celebrated national parks.
In Tortuguero National Park, where the endangered green turtle nest, you'll visit Tortuguero Village, overnight in an eco-lodge and get a close look at jungle vegetation and wildlife during a guided boat tour.
At Arenal National Park there are hot springs, an night at a spa/hotel and plenty of activities including rafting, either float or white water.
At Manuel Antonio National Park you'll enjoy a guided tour of the park including the white sand beaches and the rain forest where you might see such wildlife as sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a multitude of insects and birds.
This tour is a great introduction to natural Costa Rica.
Highlights of Costa Rica. Tortuguero where the endangered green turtle nests. Arenal Volcano Area, hike old lava flow trails and relax in natural hot springs. Manuel Antonio National Park, the jewel of the national parks of Costa Rica.
Day 1: Upon arrival in San Jose, your personal driver will transfer you to your hotel in San Jose Overnight Villa Tournon or upgrade to Corteza Amarilla Boutique Art Hotel (1 night)
Day 2: Tortuguero : Early morning land and boat transfer to Tortuguero, passing through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Arrive in Tortuguero in time for lunch. Afternoon visit Tortuguero Village.
Overnight Mawamba Lodge or upgrade to Pachira Lodge (2 nights)
Day 3: Tortuguero National Park by Boat: This day, you have a guided boat tour of Tortuguero National Park to get a close look at the jungle vegetation and wildlife.
Day 4: Arenal Volcano area: Early breakfast, then boat out of Tortugero. Land transfer to Arenal stopping along the way for lunch . Relax in one of the hot spring pools of your hotel. Overnight Arenal Paraiso or Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa (2 Nights)
Day 5: Choose two activities: Float Rafting Safari or White Water Rafting , (Class II & III), or Horseback Riding, or Canopy/Zipline or Arenal Hanging Bridges or Arenal Hike Old Lava Flow Trails -
Day 6: Manuel Antonio: Early morning transfer to Manuel Antonio, stopping en route to see the amazing Crocodiles below the Tarcoles Bridge.. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional tour (not included) Overnight Hotel Villas Lirio or El Parador Resort & Spa (2 nights)
Day 7: Manuel Antonio National / Sunset Cruise : This morning guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with beautiful white sand beaches, emerald waters and rainforest with lots of wildlife such as sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and a multitude of insects and birds during this informative walk. Afternoon enjoy a fablous sunset while cruising catamaran style.
Day 8: Depart Costa Rica : After breakfast, your driver will transfer you back to San Jose for an afternoon flight home.
Tour includes: Round-trip airport transfers and ground transfers to/from hotels
1 night accommodation in San Jose
2 nights accommodations in Tortuguero
2 nights accommodations in Arenal
2 nights accommodations in Manuel Antonio
Boat Tour of Tortuguero National Park
Choose two half day activities in Arenal
Manuel Antonio National Park Hike/Walk
12 Meals; 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners
All hotel taxes