Costa Rica Escencial
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Day 1: SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Our representative will be at the Juan Santamaria International Airport to meet you and land transfer to San José. Lodging in San Jose.
Day 2: ARENAL HIKE & TABACON HOT SPRINGS
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Arenal. 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 naturalist 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).
DAY 3: FARM TO TABLE TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start our day with a Costa Rican culinary adventure on a Farm to Table tour! On this half day tour, we will discover the secrets of our 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 preparation for a great lunch before we head off to visit the rest of the farm. We will then visit the greenhouse where we have many seedlings starting their lives as well as drying seeds such as chocolate and peanuts ending their growing lives. As we make our way back to the farmhouse to enjoy the fruits of our labor, we may spot a local family of sloths that live in the trees and bushes around the farm! Lodging in Arenal.
What to Bring: walking shoes or rubber boots, rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, bottle of water.
What’s Included: Bilingual guide, snack, lunch, transportation from Lava Lounge Bar & Grill.
DAY 4: ARENAL
Breakfast at the Hotel. Perfect day to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities, and walk around the local town of La Fortuna. Lodging in Arenal.
DAY 5: ARENAL – SAN JOSE
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular transfer back to San Jose. Lodging in San Jose.
DAY 6: SAN JOSE - JUAN SANTAMARIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Transfer will be provided to the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
This eco advenure includes the following:
5 night stay in your choice of 3*- 5* hotels, all breakfasts, and local taxes
Guided Arenal Hike and visit to Tabacon Hot Springs: transportation, guide, fee entrance, lunch, and dinner
Farm to Table Tour: transportation, guide and lunch
Transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport to San Jose
Regular transfer from Arenal to San José
Transfer from San José to Juan Santamaria International Airport
Services or meal not mentioned
Departure tax from Costa Rica $29.00 per person
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