Costa Rica Eco Treasures

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9 days/ 8 nights

DAY 1: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

A representatives will be at the international airport waiting to transfer you to San Jose. Lodging in San Jose. 

DAY 2: ARENAL HIKE & BALDI HOT SPRINGS   

Breakfast at the hotel. The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the active western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992.  It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations.  Once on top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of Lake Arenal.  The hike ends at a viewing area where, weather permitting, you will be able to see red hot lava rolling down the side of the volcano (3 pm tour only).  During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot spring. Lodging in Arenal. 

Included: Bilingual guide, transportation in an A/C bus, park entrance fee and beverages, dinner

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking boots or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent and rain gear (during rainy season), reusable water bottle.

DAY 3: FARM TO TABLE

Breakfast at the hotel. A Costa Rica culinary Adventure on this Farm to Table tour! On this half day tour, we will discover the secrets of the local sustainable and organic farm outside of La Fortuna Arenal. Upon arrival we will have fresh fruits and coffee “chorreado” while we talk about the vegetables and fruits to be harvested that day. We will also discuss a little about the menu before we head out to the farm to pick all of the amazing local items available. Then we will bring them to the Farmhouse for cleaning and in preparation of a great lunch for us before we head off to visit the rest of the farm. We will then go to the greenhouse where you will see many seedlings starting their lives as well as drying seeds such as chocolate and peanuts ending their growing lives. After the greenhouse we will go visit the local family of sloths that live in the trees and bushes around the farm. Later we will head back to the Farmhouse to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Lodging in Arenal.

What to Bring: walking shoes or rubber boots, rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, reusable water bottle.

What’s Included: Bilingual guide, snack, lunch, transportation from Lava Lounge Bar & Grill.

DAY 4:  ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most popular beach towns. The pristine beaches, perfect temperatures, and famous national park all draw in hundreds of thousands of tourists per year. Manuel Antonio has fabulous diving, nightlife, a beautiful national park with plenty of wildlife, white sand beaches. Lodging in Manuel Antonio.

DAY 5: MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast in the hotel. Transportation will pick you up at your hotel from where you will start your ride to Manuel Antonio National Park. This national park is one of the most famous in our country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna specimens. The park itself boasts 3 different trails that vary in grade from flat to very steep. On this Manuel Antonio tour, you will be accompanied by a nature guide who is knowledgeable about everything you will see. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course approximately 2 miles long. Throughout the hike your guide will stop and explain the different nature specimens that can be observed, you can take photographs or just admire the view. One of the highlights of this Manuel Antonio tour is that the park is home to 3 of the 4 existing monkey species in Costa Rica. Half way through the hike you will make a leisure stop at the third beach located within the national park. You will have approximately 20 minutes to rest on the beach or play in the ocean. Throughout the hike you will be able to observe sloths, birds and reptiles as well as admire orchids, butterflies and tropical trees. Upon finishing the tour, you will be provided with transportation back to your hotel. The park is closed on Mondays. Lodging in Manuel Antonio.

What to Bring: Suntan lotion, camera, sunglasses, hiking shoes (beach towel and bathing suit, reusable water bottle

Tour Includes: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks

DAY 6: CATAMARAN ADVENTURE

Transportation will be provided by your tour operator to pick you up from your hotel.  You will travel approximately 20 minutes to the Quepos dock.  A guide will take you to the loading platform and help you board the catamaran.  You will set sail towards the horizon and cruise over sapphire hued waves.  The catamaran will chart a picturesque course departing from Quepos gliding around the back of Manuel Antonio national park.  Your guide will point out notable wildlife and vegetation specimens, so be sure to have your camera ready.  You will pass by beautiful islands, cliffs and rock formations.  You can admire aviary nesting grounds and marine wildlife.  After touring the coastline, your captain will set anchor on Bisanz beach where you can take advantage of the pit stop to snorkel at this secluded bay.  You are most likely to spot parrotfish, starfish, angelfish and if you are lucky a dolphin!  During your chartered course you will be able to savor a tasty barbeque lunch onboard the catamaran while admiring the lovely waterscapes. You will then head back to the dock where there will be transportation waiting to take you back to your hotel.  This Manuel Antonio tour does not require previous experience.  Water visibility varies depending on the season. Lodging in Manuel Antonio.

What to Bring: Sunglasses with croakies cord, bathing suit, waterproof camera, sandals and beach towel.

Tour Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, snacks, lunch and beverages

DAY 7: MANUEL ANTONIO – SAN JOSE

Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose. Lodging in San Jose.

DAY 8: SAN JOSE – JUAN SANTAMARÍA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT          

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel in San José to Juan Santamaria International Airport.

What’s Included:

  •   2 nights in San Jose: lodging, breakfast and taxes

  •   2 nights in Arenal: lodging, breakfast and taxes

  •   3 nights in Manuel Antonio: lodging, breakfast and taxes

  •   Arenal Hike and Baldi Hot Springs: lunch, dinner, fee entrance, transportation and guid

  •   Farm to Table: transportation, guide, snacks and lunch

  •   Manuel Antonio National Park:  transportation, fee entrance and guide

  •   Catamaran Adventure: transportation, guide, lunch

  •   Transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport to San Jose

  •   Regular transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

  •   Regular transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose

  •   Transfer from San José to Juan Santamaria International Airport

Not Included:

  •   Services or meal not mentioned

  •   Departure tax from Costa Rica $29.00 per person

  •   Flight tickets

  •   Tips

Notes:

  •   Reservations subject to space

  •   Rates subject to change without previous notification

  •   Net rates per person US dollars

  •   Operate with 2 pax minimum

  •   As per internal regulation of Juan Santamaria International Airport, pax must be 3 hours before, departure time

  •   We highly recommend that you use travel cancellation insurance for any unforeseen cancellation needs

  •  Dream Your Journey as a tour operator is not responsible for any accidents during the entire itinerary. We strongly advise that you have ample travel insurance, medical, and accidental during the entire trip. We are not responsible for theft or loss of luggage and personal belongings during the entire period of the tour

  •  Rates do not apply for Easter or New Year's Eve

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