Trip Type : Private Guided
Birds in Tortuguero-Costa Rica_2089423_P

Costa Rica Adventure

Travcoa
By Travcoa
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
11 days
From: $ 4,895 $ 445 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Raft down the Pancuare River
  • Tour Caño Palma Wildlife Reserve and Tortuguero National Park
  • Spot local wildlife such as the ghost monkey and elusive jaguar
  • Soak in the healing mineral waters of Tabacón Hot Springs
  • Watch nature’s “fireworks” show at the Arenal Volcano
  • Horseback ride through the rainforest or visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges

Short Description

Immerse yourself in this peaceful and protected land of natural wonders—a vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. You will see Costa Rica from sea-to-sea, Atlantic to Pacific, and try to spot all the wondrous wildlife who reside here. Any avid traveler will relish this opportunity to enjoy paradise at its best.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City San José
End City Liberia

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing provided in a private deluxe vehicle when possible
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes

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Itinerary

Day 1: San José, Costa Rica

Accommodation: Costa Rica Marriott, San Jose

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Turrialba

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Accommodation: Casa Turire , Turrialba

Today, travel to Turrialba, known as “the Switzerland of Costa Rica.” Here, in the center of the country, volcanic mountains meet in a lush green valley carved out by the Pancuare and Reventazón rivers. Choose from Class I & II rapids for a leisurely trip down the river or Class III & IV for a more challenging ride.   

Day 3 & 4: Caño Palma Wildlife Reserve & Tortuguero National Park

Meals: 3 Breakfast, Lunch,2 Dinner

Accommodation: Manatus Lodge Hotel, Tortuguero National Park

At Tortuguero, explore the Caño Palma Wildlife Reserve via a private, guided boat tour. Learn about the 150 species of trees and the wide variety of animals that thrive in this lush environment. Later, take a guided boat tour of Tortuguero National Park. Keep an eye out for ghost and howler monkeys, sloths, and the elusive jaguar.

Day 5 – 7: Arenal Volcano National Park

Meals: 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tabacón Grand Spa, Arenal

On Day 5, fly to San José to meet your private car and driver, then make your way to Arenal. After you have settled into your hotel, visit Tabacón Hot Springs, home to dozens of lush and secluded pools in which to relax and soak in the warm mineral waters. On Day 6, enjoy a canopy tour on the Sky Tram for spectacular views of the rainforest, and explore Arenal Volcano National Park with a private guide for yet another perspective. On Day 7, choose between horseback riding to La Fortuna Waterfall or a visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Learn about the local farming lifestyle, then relax at the hot springs.

Day 8 – 11: Guanacaste, Liberia & Depart for Home

Meals: 4 Breakfast

Accommodation: J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

Enjoy three days to relax and soak up the sun with opportunities to explore the local surroundings. On Day 11 you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

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Price Per Day: $ 445 per day
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

Costa Rica Marriott, San Jose
Voted by Conde Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America, the Marriott San Jose is a beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30-acre coffee plantation. With unique architecture and elegant antiques, this luxury hotel features captivating grounds and a relaxing ambiance. Swim in the two outdoor pools or pamper yourself at the coffee inspired Kuö Spa. Experience fine dining, exquisite tapas and wines at La Isabela, known as one of the best restaurants in San Jose. The 299 air-conditioned rooms feature amenities including satellite TV, internet access, a minibar, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, bathrobe and a hairdryer.

Casa Turire, Turrialba
Casa Turire is located less than 2 hours east of San Jose in the heart of the green and agricultural region of Turrialba. This beautiful place is bordered by La Angostura Lake with the impotent presence of Turrialba mountains that offer you an amazing landscape. The Hotel features a gourmet restaurant that serves both typical Costa Rican cuisine as well as international food. The hotel facilities include, but are not limited to, an English style bar, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, game room, and meeting room.

Manatus Lodge Hotel, Tortuguero National Park
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Tortuguero, the Manatus Hotel offers you the comfort of luxurious rooms and a delicious restaurant with international and gourmet cuisine. There is an inviting outdoor pool, massage service and a pool table. The Manatus Hotel has 12 fully equipped guestrooms designed to inspire you by connecting you with the surrounding wildlife sanctuary environment . Your spacious air-conditioned room has luxury finishes including cable TV, a mini-bar, a balcony, complimentary internet access and in-room safe.

Tabacón Grand Spa, Arenal
Tabacón Grand Spa offers the unique combination of the energy of the active Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacón Hot Springs and the purity and mysticism of the surrounding rainforest. Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, this 865-acre five star luxury resort is recognized as a member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World, and has been named a world’'s top ten eco-spa by National Geographic Magazine. Features and services include swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, full-service spa, lush gardens, laundry service and souvenir shops. There are two restaurants and a lounge bar. The 114 luxurious guestrooms are beautifully appointed with rich handicrafts and furnishings made by Costa Rican artisans. Rooms feature cable TV, internet access personal safes, mini bars and coffeemakers. Guest bathrooms include luxurious bathrobes, deluxe bath toiletries, hair dryers and bathtubs.

J.W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz
This beautiful ocean front resort is located on one of the most exclusive beaches in Costa Rica. Discover traditional Costa Rican warmth with world-class luxury. The resort is peacefully surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican nature and offers a choice of 3 beaches, championship Golf, equestrian center, world-class spa and more. Other optional activities include ATV tours along the coast, beach treks, bird watching excursions, jungle trips, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing or just enjoying the sun and comfort of the resort. The 310 luxuriously appointed guest rooms provide a private haven of comfort with rich woods and fine linens. The air-conditioned room amenities include satellite TV, internet access, a minibar, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, bathtub with spray jets, bathrobe and a hairdryer.

Trip ID#:

cosrictra

Trip Excludes

  • Air transportation
  • Airport taxes
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Laundry, alcohol, and all items of a personal nature
  • Expenses of guides, buses or cars for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Excessive baggage charges
  • Health, accident, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance
  • Gratuity for any personal services
  • Gratuity to the Travel Director

Meals Included:

11 Breakfast, 5 Lunch & 3 Dinner

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