- 7 nights moderate hotel accommodation
- Seat in coach transfers
- Arenal Volcano National Park tour
- Selvatura Canopy tour
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Local English speaking guides in each locality
- International and domestic flights and airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Transfers on days before or after official start/end days
- Tours listed as optional
- Drinks and items of a personal nature
This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English guides are used in each different location
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are “from”, per person, based Twin share. Other accommodation options are available on request and subject to availability. Hotels may be replaced for similar quality alternatives.
Day1 – Arrive, San Jose
Arrive in San Jose. Transfer to your hotel with the balance of your day at leisure to enjoy the city.
Day2 – San Jose to Arenal
Today, you will travel from San Jose to Arenal where you will check in to your hotel (3 to 4 hours).
You will enjoy an afternoon tour of the Arenal Volcano. Transfer to the northwest side of the volcano where the tour begins with a hike along the trail “Los Tucanes” up to the Mirador El Silencio. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations, and the Arenal Lake. During the tour, the experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy a brief stop at a panoramic lookout point before transferring back to the hotel.
|Accommodation||Arenal Volcano Inn|
Day3 – Arenal
Enjoy the day at leisure or perhaps book optional rafting, biking, kayaking or wildlife excursion (not included).
Day4 – Lake Crossing from Arenal to Monteverde
Arenal Lake is the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. It was man-made, in 1974, to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is the home of different kinds of resident and migratory birds, including flycatchers, kingfishers, great blue herons, and the anhinga. Some mammals, such as howler monkeys, can also be spotted on its banks. On clear days, the views of the volcano seen from the lake are spectacular.
Now enjoy a Canopy Tour in Monteverde. You will visit a 28ha/70acre private reserve located near the marvelous region of Monteverde, only a short drive from downtown Santa Elena. The tour begins with a short, guided hike that will take you through primary (old growth) and secondary (new growth) forests. Once you arrive at the beginning of the zip line system, your guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment (helmets, vests, and gloves) and impart a safety orientation before your adventure begins.
You will fly through the treetops, becoming one with the canopy as you glide at a heart-racing pace down 15 steel cables (ranging from 60mts/197ft. to 800mts/2624ft. in length) anchored to tree platforms. During your journey, you will have the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting, especially when it comes to bird species. The forests in Monteverde are teeming with life and this zip line tour gives you the chance to observe this precious ecosystem from a unique perspective. At the end of your canopy run, you will have the option of enjoying some rappel; descending the ‘Scary Tree’ (the name of this tree says it all!).
Return to your hotel.
Day5 – Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Today, you will travel from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio where you will check in to your hotel (4 to 5 hours). The balance of your day will be at leisure.
Day6 – Manuel Antonio
Day at leisure to enjoy the Pacific Beaches or book an optional tour of the National Park (not included).
Day7 – Manuel Antonio to San Jose
This afternoon, you will return by coach transfer to San Jose (3 hours). The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day8 – Depart San Jose
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.