Exploring Costa Rica

We take you to explore some of the top destinations in Costa Rica that you must-see. Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest.

This Costa Rica vacation package includes

Included

  • Private land transfer upon arrival
  • Accommodation as described in itinerary
  • Tortuguero package with all meals
  • Early morning boat tour
  • Guided hike lava 1968
  • Dinner Arenal Kioro
  • Guided hike Hanging Bridges
  • Overnight in San Jose

Not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Departure tax
  • Alcoholic drinks

Day1 Arrival Costa Rica

Welcome!
A local representative from Eco Tours Costa Rica will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport. Private land transfer to Hotel Wyndham Herradura for overnight stay

herradura hotel

Day 2 Travel to Tortuguero National Park

6:00 am – 7:00 am departure from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park. Today we will travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a primary forest in 95% of its extension. On the way, we will make a stop to enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast.
After breakfast our trip to La Pavona or Caño Blanco continues. On the way, you will see the banana fields and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime products (subject to availability). In Pavona or Caño Blanco you will board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious Lunch as we welcome you to Mawamba Lodge (similar hotel) where you will spend two nights. Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero, (B, L, D)

mawamba lodge swimming pool

Day 3 Activities in Tortuguero

This day discovers the nature and wildlife of Tortuguero in a different way. Tortuguero National Park has to be visited only by boat. Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals at dawn, and take your best shot of a real Caribbean sunrise. Breakfast included at Mawamba Lodge. After breakfast time at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities. Guided hike through the gardens after breakfast.  Following lunch, take your time to enjoy our private trails, ride a boat through the canals, or just relax. Optional night tour: If conditions are favorable, a night walk on the beach with a naturalist to see the Green Turtles nesting. Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero, CR (B, L, D)

boat tour through the tortuguero canals

Day 4 Transfer to Arenal Volcano

Early breakfast at Mawamba, check out and transfer by boat to Pavona or Caño Blanco, where your private transportation will be waiting for you. On route to Arenal,  stop at Guapiles to enjoy your lunch and meet your driver (shared transport) to continue to Arenal. Arenal Kioro Hotel, Arenal, CR (B, L)

Day 5 Guided hike to Lava 1968

Lava Trail 1968, Offers a private network of trails along with the original 1968 lava flow, having the lagoon and the volcano always on sight. Spectacular views of the Arenal lake, here you can see animals such as monkeys, mammals, snakes, and special bird species throughout your way. After the hike return to the hotel

In the afternoon you will experience the sweetest excursion, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today.
In this 1.5-hour tour. You will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production processes. Dinner included Tonight at Arenal Kioro Hotel (B, D

Arenal kioro room
lava 1968 lookout arenal volcano

Day 6 Transfer to Monteverde Cloud forest

After breakfast, our driver will take you to Arenal lake, where you will take a boat taxi to Rio chiquito towards Monteverde Cloud Forest. In rio chiquito you will take a land transfer to Hotel El Establo for 2 night stay (B)

establo hotel

Day 7 Guided hike to Hanging Bridges

Following breakfast at the hotel, a cloud forest adventure awaits for you. For those who prefer to keep their feet on something solid, walk through the virgin cloud forest and enjoy its beauties on elevated walkways. Which you will experience during a 1.5 – 2-hour walk on the approximately 3 kilometers of trails. Along the way, you will encounter 8 different bridges of various lengths ranging from 50 to 170 meters and altitudes ranging from 12 to 60 meters above the ground. Next experience the Hummingbird garden where you can see 24 species.
Return to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the area. Establo Hotel, (B)

selvatura hanging bridges

Day 8 Land transfer to San Jose

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure in Monteverde with lunch on your own before transferring back to San Jose. Dinner at the Hotel Wyndham Herradura (B, D)

Day 9 Transfer to airport – end of services

After breakfast, transfer from San José to the Juan Santamaria International Airport for your return flight home. (B)

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