Travel Package: Caribbean Wonders – Costa Rica.
Stay: 8 Nights.
Transportation: Shared Shuttle Transfers.
Visiting: San Jose City, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls, Hummingbird garden, Butterfly Garden, Frog pond, Serpentarium, Tortuguero National Park, Puerto Viejo and Cahuita National Park, Southern Caribbean), Pacuare River.
Activities: Baot Tour, Rainforest Hiking Tour, Snorkeling, Observation of the volcano, Rafting.
Day 1 : Arrival in San Jose
Arrive to San Jose International Airport SJO. A representative from Ivantours Costa Rica will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to Hotel, for first two nights in Costa Rica.
Hotel: Poas Volcano Lodge
Room: Suite Poas Volcano View. Breakfast Included.
Day 2 : Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls Tour.
Duration: 5-6 hrs approx.
Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch.
As we ascend towards the volcano we stop for a brief explanation on our golden bean, coffee, and then continue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms.
At the Poas Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon.
Next, scape into a world of tropical wildlife and scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Journey through the Hummingbird Garden and admire colorful butterflies at the Butterfly Observatory – one of the largest in the world! Enjoy a picturesque riverside hike through the rainforest before indulging in a delicious lunch.
Overnight at Poas Volcano Lodge.
Day 3 : Tortuguero Expedition
Breakfast served on route to Tortuguero.
Early morning pick up for the drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the canals lining the Atlantic Coast, where the two-hour boat trip to Tortuguero starts. A typical breakfast is served on the way. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife.
Hotel: Pachira Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, Laguna Lodge o similar.
Includes: lodging, full board pension (breakfast, lunch and dinner), village tour, Tortuguero Canals Tours, Tortuguero National Park Tour.
- Entrance to the Museum of the Turtle USD $1 per pax (Subject to change).
- Entrance to the Tortuguero National Park USD $15 per pax (Subject to change).
- Turtle nesting night tour (Jul-Oct) USD $35 per pax (Subject to change).
Day 4 : Tortuguero National Park
Morning and afternoon boat trips through the canals of Tortuguero.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 5 : Tortuguero- Puerto Viejo
Leaving Tortuguero, expect your private transfer to take you to Puerto Viejo, South Caribbean.
Room: Bungalow. Breakfast Included.
Stay: 3 Nights.
This area offers abundant wildlife, pristine rain forest and plenty of activities for the adventurous. The two charming villages of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita start to live on reggae rhythms at sunset with an authentic Afro-Caribbean atmosphere. Visitors will find lots to do in the area, beginning with sunbathing and swimming along the miles of white, sand and coral beaches.
Day 6. Puerto Viejo
Tour: Cahuita National Park Snorkeling and Hiking Tour.
Duration: 6 hours approx.
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).
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 7. Puerto Viejo.
Free day to enjoy the Caribbean beaches on your own.
Day 8 : Pacuare River White Water Rafting – San Jose City.
Pick Up Time: 06.00am.
Duration: 7 hrs approx.
Depart Hotel for adventure tour combined with transfer to San Jose. Experience the full explosion of excitement which is the thrill of white water rafting!. The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you plus the power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river. This tour will take you through one of the most beautiful and impressive rivers of America. Class II, III and IV. Ideal for experts and beginners. Includes breakfast and lunch. After Rafting transfer to San Jose.
Hotel: Presidente or similar. Downton.
Stay: 1 night.
Room: Superior. Breakfast included.
Day 9 : Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
$1580 USD per person based on double occupancy.
$1140 USD third person sharing the same room.
This 8 nights superior package includes:
- 2 nights / Poas Volcano Area. Breakfast
- 2 nights / Tortuguero. Tortuguero National Park. Full Board Pension.
- 3 Nights / Puerto Viejo – Southern Caribbean. Breakfast
- Poas Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfalls Tour. Lunch.
- Tours in Tortuguero: Tortuguero Park, Canals and Rivers Trails, Village. Full Board Plan.
- Shared transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Cahuita National Park and Snorkeling Tour. Lunch.
- White Water Rafting Tour. Breakfast and Lunch.
- Transfer to the meeting point for tour to Tortuguero.
- Airport Transfers.
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.