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8-Days Costa Rica: Volcano, Tropical Jungles and Cloud Forests

From US$ 1,060.00
Highlights
  • Visiting with a tour takes the planning out of your vacation
  • Tour includes multiple national parks and cultural experiences
  • Tried-and-true itinerary packs in highlights on a time budget
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8-Days Costa Rica: Volcano, Tropical Jungles and Cloud Forests
From US$ 1,060.00
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8-Days Costa Rica: Volcano, Tropical Jungles and Cloud Forests
From US$ 1,060.00
Overview
An all-inclusive tour is an efficient and affordable way to visit Costa Rica’s essential highlights in just a week. Transportation, activities, meals, and lodging are included on your visits to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Tortuguero Canals, and more. Plus, traveling with a guide means gleaning lots of insight into local culture and history that you might miss traveling alone. This tour is limited to just four people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Day 1: Arrival / San Jose
Arrival in San Jose. The representative will provide you with a welcome kit and provide you the drive to El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica

Overnight at  Park Inn Hotel or similar, Standard  room

Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero (B-L-D)
Early morning pickup for the two-hour boat trip to Tortuguero. A typical breakfast is served on the way. Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Afterward, take a hiking trip around the hotel property. After a delicious meal, you will relax along the canal's edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.(Guide activity)

Overnight at Laguna Lodge or similar, STD Room, Full Board

Day 3: Tortuguero Canals (B-L-D)
After breakfast, enjoy a guided boat tour along the canals of Tortuguero National park. Entrance fee is included. Visit the canals within the National park to discover a large variety of birds. Afternoon you will visit the village to learn about Tortugueros' history, culture and work in favor of sea turtle conservation. The entrance fee to the Caribbean Conservation office (CCC) is not included. USD 2 per person has to be paid directly to the CCC (Guide activity)

Overnight at Laguna Lodge or similar, STD Room, Full Board

Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal (B-L)
Enjoy a boat and bus transfer to Guapiles and a delicious lunch before heading to the Arenal area. Take a shuttle transfer to Arenal. Visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, rainforest and a lake world-famous for windsurfing. Late afternoon arrival.

Overnight at Volcano Lodge or similar, Superior Room, Bkfast

Day 5: Arenal – Monteverde (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon pickup at the hotel for the scenic shared lake crossing transfer (boat-car) to Monteverde. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World, home to the Resplendent Quetzal and the rare bellbird. 

Overnight at Trapp Family Lodge or similar, Superior Room, Bkfast

Day 6: Shared Monteverde Cloud forest and Sky Trek-Tram tour (B)
In the morning hike through the trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Then enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek Zipline and Tram tour.(Guide activities)

Overnight at the Family Trapp Lodge or similar, Superior Room, Bkfast 

Day 7: Monteverde - San Jose (B)
Afternoon return to San Jose on your shuttle/group transfer. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to explore the area of San Antonio de Belen.

Overnight at Park Inn Hotel or similar, Standard, Bkfast 

Day 8: Departure (B)
Transfer to the SJO Intl. Airport and flight home. Bkfast
Reviews (31)
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
Awesome experience

This has been my third time planning a trip with costarican trails. And as always, best service ever. I had a great time, I felt safe and comfortable knowing that the transportation services would be on time. The activities and tours that I inquired were...More

Thank Deanna F
Lorena A, Director of Sales at Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your comments with TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to hear that you had a fabulous trip in Costa Rica, thanks in part to Kristina´s recommendations. Our especialized travel agents try to engage with all our clients in order to design the...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
A wonderful Costa Rican experience

Arenal area, Tortuguero National Park, Cahuita National Park, Cano Island snorkeling boat ride where clear highlights of what was, in whole, a totally wonderful experience. Best Hotels Manoa (Arenal) and Namuwoki (Pero Viejo). Agency very competent and well organized. Everything on time and as promised.More

1  Thank Marcel B
Milena A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Marcel, Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip experience with our company and the highlights during your holiday because I am sure that it will help other travelers to plan their trip. We are glad to know that all your...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Highly professional outfit organised our trip superbly

This company was super efficient and effective. They planned our 3 week stay including hotels and all the transportation without a hitch. They organised reuniting me with some lost belongings. We made a slight change to our trip and they fixed to collect a heavy...More

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Milena A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip experience here in Costa Rica. We are glad to know that all your travel arrangements were the way you were hoping. It was a pleasure to assist during your trip, we hope...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018
A very well-organized trip

We were impressed with the organization, the punctuality and the quality of the guides. The time was used efficiently, and the accommodation was well chosen. Special thanks to Lorena from the central office , who was helpful and responsive and took care of some modifications...More

Thank z0207
ConciergeCRT, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Dear customer, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you chose our company to plan your holiday and that you had a good experience in Costa Rica. Lorena has a good knowledge of Costa Rica, so it always good to deal with...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Incredible experience!

We were planning our trip to Costa Rica (from which we've just arrived) on our own but a friend of ours told us about Costa Rican trails and how they could help. We contacted them and the reply was almost immediate: Kristina Kramel, our contact...More

1  Thank Ines-ACosta
ConciergeCRT, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We really appreciate your comments. We are so glad that we were able to help you with your vacation arrangements and even more pleased that you enjoyed your trip. Also, it is important to know that you took back home great experiences and memories. We...More

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