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Day 1: San Jose - Costa Rica (Arrival)

Stop At: Kiosco San Jose, Calle 7, Avenida 11, Barrio Amon, San Jose Costa Rica
Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica - Welcome you at the San Jose International Airport and transfer to your HOtel in San Jose city
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Wydham Escazu Hotel or similar (Superior Hotel)

Day 2: San Jose To Tortuguero National Park

Stop At: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero Costa Rica
6:30 am aprox we will pick you up at the Hotel - and transfer to Guapiles City - Breakfast in route

10:00 am  Aprox. Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port - transfer to Tortuguero 

Cocktail and Lunch included / enjoy nature in all its splendor by touring the canals and taking your best photos.

Dinner /  Lodging at Pachira Lodge - Laguna Lodge or similar
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: In route
• Lunch: Included at the Lodge
• Dinner: Included at the Lodge
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Pachira or Laguna Lodge or similar

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park

Stop At: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero Costa Rica
7:00 a.m Discover the flavors of Costa Rica with breakfast at the Lodge.

9:00 a.m Walking tour the Lodge's private trail.

1: 00 p.m Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Lodge.

2: 45 p.m After lunch, we will visit the museum, the beach and the small and picturesque city of Tortuguero.

7:00 p.m A delightful dinner will be served upon arrival to the lodge .

Optional tour in the evening: Evening walk to admire green turtles spawning (July to September)
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Lodge
• Lunch: Included at the Lodge
• Dinner: Included at the lodge
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Pachira Lodge / Laguna Lodge or similar

Day 4: Tortuguero to Cahuita Beach

Stop At: Cahuita National Park, Cahuita Costa Rica
7:00 a.m Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Lodge.

9:30 a.m Departure back to Guapiles

1:00 p.m Lunch on the way

4:30 p.m Arrival to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo beach
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Lodge
• Lunch: Included on the way to Puerto Viejo
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Almonds & Corals / Cariblue or similar

Day 5: Cahuita National Park

Stop At: Cahuita National Park, Cahuita Costa Rica
Cahuíta National Park Reserve are worldwide recognized, not only because of their natural beauty but because they are becoming unique conservation places in almost the whole Caribbean. The Cahuita National Park measures 1067 hectares, including 240 hectares of reef that extend outward from Cahuita Point. The tropical forest shelters various animals, among which are the following: pacas, racoons, Northern tamanduas, opposums, porcupines and capuchin monkeys. The marshes in the park contain many other animals, like the green iguanas, basilisks, gigantic blue crabs and many species of birds, like frigatebirds, green ibis, blue herons, gulls and others. In Cahuita you will be able to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches. There is a camping area that includes toilets, showers and changing rooms for all those how want swim in this little paradise.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Included in the tour
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Almonds and Corals / Cariblue or similar

Day 6: Cahuita to Arenal Volcano

Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
Am/This day you will be transferred to Arenal Volcano area

Pm/ Visit a Hot Springs Resort with dinner included

Duration: 13 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Dinner: Included at the Hot springs Resort
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Montaña de Fuego Hotel or similar

Day 7: Arenal Volcano (ATV adventure)

Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
After to pick you up at your hotel near to La Fortuna or the Arenal Volcano area We start this Arenal ATV adventure with a little explanation of how to drive, the security rules and a driving practice, we will go to a private farm, through a beautiful view of nature, trees, birds and animals. We will drive to the Arenal River going through La Guaria town, once at the river you can take a shower, rest for a while and come back to the restaurant to have a delicious lunch
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Included during the tour
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Montaña de Fuego Hotel or similar

Day 8: Arenal to Monetverde (Lake crossing) car/boat/car

Stop At: Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica
This service, half tour – half transfer is an scenic, fast and the newest way to go or come from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano Area), to the Monteverde area.

Around 7:30 a.m. we start picking everybody from the hotels in La Fortuna for a 30 minutes microbus drive to the Arenal Lake Dam.

There we will aboard into a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40 minutes (aprox.) ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake.

Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica, it was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country. It is also a place where you can find different kinds of resident and migratory birds. Sometimes mammals can be seen in the surroundings, also great views of the Arenal Volcano when it’s clear

Rest of the day at leisure
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Helconia / Country Lodge or similar

Day 9: Monteverde (Sky Park Adventure)

Stop At: Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, 22 MI Southeast Of Tilaran 35 km, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655 Costa Rica
Sky Adventures Monteverde Park is located in one of the world’s most recognized and wonderful cloud forest. Located in the high mountains of the Puntarenas province and due to its high altitude, between 1200m (3940 ft) and 1750m (5740 ft) above sea level, Monteverde has a variable climate which has helped produce an extremely high biodiversity. This by itself is why Monteverde is so widely popular, to the point that is has been acclaimed as one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This diverse life system consists of over 2,500 plant species, over 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects; truly a whole world by itself.Sky Adventures Monteverde Park was the first of our parks to open in Costa Rica on 1997. Precisely the richness of the biodiversity of Monteverde was the reason to exist. Our founders wanted for the visitors of Monteverde to experience the cloud forest at its best, to discover anything they could and wanted to in this magical forest. And since then, that has been our driven force. Visitors of Sky Adventures Monteverde Park can experience the richness of the areas biodiversity, exploring the cloud forest in many different ways; having fun in the heights, exploring tree tops, and ultimately learning about this wonderful destination
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
• Lunch: Inculded during the tour
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Heliconia / Country Lodge or similar

Day 10: Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Stop At: Playa Manuel Antonio, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350 Costa Rica
At the agreed time , you will be transferred from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is the jewel of the Pacific Coast that is home to one of the top beaches in the world located within Manuel Antonio National Park. It is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica but it is the most visited due to its varied fauna with 109 species of mammals and 184 of birds.

This park is just south of Quepos on the Pacific Coast, 132 km from San José. It is so popular because of its expansive white sand beaches backed by an evergreen forest that grows right up to the high tide line. The town of Manuel Antonio is small but host several hideaway hotels and luxury vacation rentals. In this small town, you can enjoy the fresh fruits and veggies from the “feria” (weekly market), have a five star meal at many of the restaurants, hire a private chef to cook for you or mix in with the locals and join them eating a “casado”(typical Costa Rican meal) at any of the “sodas”(little local restaurants).

Whether you are a wildlife lover, adventure seeker or you just want to be a beach bum, the array of activities is endless and you can book several tours to help you enjoy your tropical paradise vacation

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Karahe / Byblos Hotel or similar

Day 11: Manuel Antonio (free day)

Stop At: Playa Manuel Antonio, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350 Costa Rica
Free day to explore the area by yourself, take an optional tour, relax on the beach or use the facilities of the Hotel
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommoation at karahe / Byblos Hotel or similar

Day 12: Manuel Antonio (free day)

Stop At: Playa Manuel Antonio, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, 6 kms south of Quepos, Manuel Antonio 195-6350 Costa Rica
Free day to explore the area by yourself, take an optional tour, relax on the beach or use the facilities of the Hotel
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Karahe Hotel - Byblos Hotel or similar

Day 13: Manuel Antonio to San Jose

Stop At: Kiosco San Jose, Calle 7, Avenida 11, Barrio Amon, San Jose Costa Rica
Morning free (depending of your flight schedule)

Pm/ Ground transfer from Manuel Antonio Beach back to the San Jose Intl Airport to catch your flight back home
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Included at the Hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
Anytime depending of your flight arrival
Duration
13 days
Return Details
Lobby of your Hotel
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Cahuita National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Arenal
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a $29 per person departure tax, payable at the time of your departure flight check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Manuel Antonio
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual - sport
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Destiny Travel Costa Rica
29 reviews
bighack
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
728
Great site to visit, but take an Uber
We had a wonderful visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica.
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jeannemC6877PN
10
Great experience
Absolutely loved this experience. Guide was knowledgeable and we got to see four baby sloths up close as they
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ljanssen13
Indianapolis, Indiana
111
Amazing and Intimate tour!
This is a must do in Costa Rica! Our day started on a river cruise in which we saw: sloths, monkeys, birds,
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Tammie H
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
54
Day trip with Oscar
This was such an amazing trip. We ended up being just us and our amazing tour guide Oscar. Although we to wait to
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N8271SHtrevors
40
Great Experience
Was a great way to escape the city and visit the natural wildlife of Costa Rica. The tour I had felt like a
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devyn123
Grand Rapids, Michigan
10
Personalized tour company
We did a ton of research of different tour companies and chose Destiny because of the types of tours they offered,
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Gary W
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
63
Don't let the "rainy season" scare you away
We were apprehensive about going to Costa Rica in the rainy season but came to find it is a great time to visit.
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marthacscott
Sequim, Washington
388
A beautiful refuge for orphan animals snd amazing Waterfalls
My granddaughter and I took this tour to the La Paz waterfall and gardens, we saw unusual Orchids, and an area
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Shari E
60
Beautiful
What a great way to spend the day. The hummingbirds, butterflies, sloths and monkeys and the breathtaking
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rjhankey1974
10
Highly recommend this tour!!
I had originally booked the Irazu tour, and that one had to be cancelled the day before, so they arranged for me
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Alana P
10
Toucan Rescue Ranch
This was a great tour! We loved seeing the baby sloths and learning more about them. Highly recommend this tour
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suewA8159TV
52
La paz
La Paz water gardens is gorgeous our guide was very informative and courteous. lunch was very good ,all animals
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Trudygirl70
Toronto, Canada
168
Great outing!
We were picked up at the hotel on time and traveled inside an air-conditioned bus. There were only 6 of us so we
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Getaway12911248966
Athens, Georgia
10
Fantastic tour!
I've never booked an official tour before--I typically like to explore on my own, but I can't emphasize enough how
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Jamie M
21
Better than expected!
Really enjoyed all the animals, waterfalls, and food. Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Highly recommend!
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