12 Nights-Classic Costa Rica

12 Nights-Classic Costa Rica

Travel Package: Classic Costa Rica. 

Stay: 12 Nights

Hotels: Superior Class.

Transportation: Private Transfers Hotel to Hotel.

Visiting: San Jose City, Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo and Cahuita (southern caribbean), Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach. 

Activities: Baot Tour, Rainforest Hiking Tour, Hot Springs, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Sky Trek Zipline Canopy Tour, Catamaran Ride. 

Day 01: Arrival to San José, Costa Rica. Private transfer to hotel.

Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). An Ivantours representative will meet and greet you upon your arrival and will provide you with all the necessary documentation you will need during your vacation, such as vouchers, day-by-day itinerary, main contact information and phone numbers. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in San Jose – approximately 20 minutes driving distance.

Stay: 1 night.

Hotel: Sleep Inn or similar. 4****

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

Day 2. Tortuguero National Park

Expedition: Tortuguero 3 days 2 nights.

Full Board Plan: Meals, land and boat transportation, lodging and tours. 

Breakfast served in route to the Tortuguero National Park

Stay: 2 nights.

Hotel: Pachira Loge, Evergreen Lodge or similar.

Departure: 6:00am

Note: Tortuguero National Park is considered the Amazon of Costa Rica. There exist no roads to get there; consequently the final part of the journey will be by boat.

Includes: 3 days and 2 nights stay, expert local guide, transportation to and from the park, complete meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), an excursion throughout the canals, to the Tortuguero National Park (including exploring by boat within the park via the canals and waterways, trail walks, hotel accommodations, and all taxes.

Not Included: Entrance to Tortuguero National Park is $15 per person. Alcoholic beverages or bottled water. Does not include the turtle nesting tour; paid directly in Tortuguero. 

Day 3. Tortuguero

Breakfast

Ecological tours in Tortuguero National Park

Lunch and dinner.

 Your guide will instruct you on tours and meals.

Day 4. Puerto Viejo – Southern Caribbean.

After breakfast, shared boat transfer back to Caño Blanco where the trip will continue by bus. Lunch included in El Ceibo Restaurant or similar. 

Transfer from Guapiles to Puerto Viejo. Southern Caribbean. 

Stay: 3 nights

Hotel: Cariblue.

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

 

Day 5. Puerto Viejo – Southern Caribbean.

Breakfast

Tour: Cahuita National Park Snorkeling and Hiking Tour.

Departure: 09:00am

Duration: 6 hours approx.

Snorkeling

This tour is done in a 12-person boat, with a captain and guide, around the Cahuita National Park. It is the first place in the world where in each square meter there is more biodiversity of different ecosystems on the land and in the ocean. Here, we will go snorkeling for about two hours in the most important Coral Reef of Costa Rica observing: 35 different species of coral, 123 species of tropical fish, 3 species of sharks, 6 species of eels, 3 species of sea urchins, 140 of shellfish, 44 crustaceans, 128 types of algae, sea turtles, sea cucumbers, ocean sponges, lobster, shrimp, among others. The snorkeling equipment will be provided for you (mask, fins and snorkel tube).

Hiking

After Snorkeling, we will provide you with a tropical fruit based snack and bottles water, after which we will begin the second part of the tour, which is: hiking with trail interpretation. The guide will take you to different points between Cahuita Point and the town of Cahuita (5 km) observing various types of snakes (boas, bocaraca, bush master, eyelash vipers, etc.), sloths, white faced and howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, raccoons, blue morpho butterflies among others, birds and many more things such as: medicinal plants, orchids, trees, ferns, vertebrates, invertebrates, sea and earth shellfish, etc.

Includes: Fruit based snack, Snorkeling equipment, bilingual guide, lunch, round-trip transportation from your hotel, hike through the National Park and bottled water.

To bring: cap or hat, sun block, repellent, shoes or sandals, swimsuit, towel.

Day 6. Puerto Viejo – Southern Caribbean.

Free day to enjoy the Caribbean beaches on your own.

 

Day 7. Arenal Volcano

Breakfast

Destination: Arenal Volcano

Hotel: Arenal Springs.

Room: Junior Suite. Breakfast included.

Stay: 2 nights.

Unlimited access to the hotel´s hot springs.

Nothing short of “awesome” is the only way to describe the feeling one has when seeing Arenal Volcano for the first time. Moving through the valleys of the agriculturally rich Northern Zone up through San Carlos and into the towering rain forest, this is one of the most inviting regions in Costa Rica.

Unlimited access to the hotel´s hot springs.

Day 8. Arenal.

Breakfast

Morning Volcano and Rain Forest Walk

Departure at: 8:00am

Duration: 3 hrs approx.

For those who have the desire to experience a Costa Rican rain forest, we offer a wonderful tour. We will start our 2 ½ hour trek through the forest. During this walk, we have the possibility of spotting 3 different species of monkeys, sloths, and a large variety of birds, including the Toucan.

We end our walk with a refreshing beverage and, hopefully, a magnificent view of Costa Rica’smost active volcano, erupting regularly since 1968. 

Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee, beverage.

To bring: tennis or trekking shoes, hat, sunblock, hat, camera, binoculars.

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Duration: 3 hrs approx.

Get spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and the green countryside as you travel by horseback to the 140-foot Río Fortuna waterfall. Then take a 20 minute hike to the river to cool off in the rushing waters beneath the waterfall. You should go down and climb 200 steps to reach the waterfall. 

Includes: horseback riding, guide, entrance to the waterfall.

Day 9. Monteverde Cloud Forest

Breakfast

Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Stay: 2 nights

Hotel: Fonda Vela. 

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

Day 10. Monteverde. Sky Trek + Sky Tram + Sky Walk Tour.

Breakfast

Canopy Adventure:  Sky Trek + Sky Tram + Sky Walk Tour.

Departure: 7:30am

Duration: 5 hrs approx.

Fly, walk through the treetops. The Sky Trek Zipline will fill you with adrenaline. From the Sky Walk or suspension bridges you will see the beauty of the rain forest. A cable car or Aerial Tram will rise you throughout the forest. A unique 5 hours adventure.

 Includes: transportation, entrance fees, activities. 

Day 11 Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach:
Breakfast

Destination: Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach.

Hotel: La Mariposa.

Stay: 2 nights

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park.

Day 12. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Departure: 7:15am

Duration: 3 hrs approx. 

After breakfast, Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2-3 % hours walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park after wards.

Includes: Transportation, entrance fees, snacks, and guide.

2:00PM. Catamaran sailing and snorkeling

Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

Come aboard and see the many dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and birds of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. The tour includes snorkeling equipment and a tour of the offshore islands . Wealso stop for a leisurely swim at one of the white sand beaches and dive on the underwater reefs of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. Enjoy a feast of fresh fruits, grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad, drinks and the finest hospitality.

Includes: transportation, guide, snorkeling equipment, meal.

Day 13. San José

Breakfast

Destination: San José.

Hotel: Hampton Inn – Airport area. 

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

Stay: 1 night.

Day 14 Departure :

Breakfast
Depending on your flight back home meet your airport shuttle driver in the lobby for your flight home.  

Rate:

$2680 USD per person based on double ocuppancy. 

$1690 USD third person sharing the same room.

This Superior Travel Package Includes:

  • 2 nights – San José. Breakfast
  • 2 nights – Tortuguero. Full Board Pension
  • 3 nights – Puerto Viejo. Breakfast
  • 2 nights – Arenal. Breakfast
  • 2 nights – Monteverde. Breakfast.
  • 2 nights – Manuel Antonio. Breakfast.
  • Tours in Tortuguero: Tortuguero Park, Canals and Rivers Trails, Village. Full Board Plan.
  • Cahuita National Park: Snorkeling and Hiking Tour. Lunch.
  • Morning Volcano Walk and Horseback Rinding to la Fortuna Waterfall. Arenal. Lunch. 
  • Sky trek, sky tram, sky walk tour. Monteverde
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Tour. Fruits and natural drink. 
  • Transportation: Round trip airport private transportation.
  • Private transfer hotel to hotel. Except Tortuguero. 

Notes:

  • Tours are group (small group).
  • All children rates vary according to age and will be priced by your travel agent.
  • For packages booked during Christmas and New Years there may be an extra cost for mandatory dinners and parties, please check with your travel agent to see if these dinners apply to this package. 
  • Rate does not apply from December 10 to January 10 and during Easter. 

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