_Family or Friends TOUR PACKAGE_
Our 12 Days Nature and Adventure Package is one of the classic tours in Costa Rica which offers a great combination of nature and adventure while visiting some of Costa Rica´s highlights. It is recommended all year round.
The itinerary starts with overnight in San Jose before heading to the beautiful Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important sites for the green sea turtle nesting, which takes place from July to September. It continues then to the southern Caribbean Coast of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita.
A white water rafting at the Pacuare River will bring your adrenaline up while you get transferred to your next destination: Arenal Volcano. Time to relax at the healthy hot-springs before departing to Monteverde where you will enjoy more of our beautiful nature.
End this classic tour with 2 nights at one of the most beautiful beaches and parks of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio.
The Central Valley is surrounded by mountains, and is where more Costa Ricans live. San José the capital, offers a variety of sights for the visitor. Beautiful Museums, the National Theater, and elegant cathedral and much more waiting to be explored.
Upon arrival to International Airport, our driver will pick you up and will take you to San Jose, lodging for 1 night, breakfast included.
“This wilderness area is the most important nesting site in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green turtle. Tortuguero National Park is the largest protected tropical rain forest in the country and is a destination known for excellence in viewing various turtles’ species.”
Around 6:30 a.m we leave your hotel in San Jose early in the morning. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area in Costa Rica as we drive by Braulio Carrillo National Park, a primary forest in 95% of its extension.
Have a taste of our delicious Costa Rican breakfast in route. Be our special guest in a banana processing and packing plant and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime products (subject to availability). Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise charm you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty.
A refreshing cocktail and delicious lunch will welcome you to the hotel of your selection. After lunch, a visit to the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero is included.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
6:30 a.m. Optional morning tour: Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals, a network of navigable waterways of great scenic beauty crosses the park from southeast to northwest.
The canals and marshes are the habitat of 7 species of tortoise. They also provide shelter to the endangered West Indian manatee (Trichchus manatus) and the rare crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). Back to the lodge for breakfast.
Get ready to hike Tortuguero Hill or travel along the well-known Tortuguero Canals and have the experience of your life in this unique paradise of magnificent flora and fauna.
After lunch, take your time to enjoy the hotel’s private trails, ride a boat through the canals, relax by the swimming pool, or just chill while reading your favorite book. Dinner and overnight.
Order of activities can change and will be informed by your guide.
“The Caribbean Coast offers visitors an authentic environment surrounded by lush rainforest, Caribbean style bungalows and houses and the opportunity of relishing the exotic Caribbean cuisine.”
After breakfast, transfer to Caño Blanco. A van will take you to a local Restaurant where you will enjoy a succulent lunch. After lunch, a driver will pick you up and will drive you for around 3 hours to the south Caribbean Coast where you will stay for 2 nights, breakfasts included.
NATIONAL CAHUITA PARK
“The Southern Caribbean is also an area rich in natural diversity, due to its irregular coastline including many coves, which provide spectacular panoramic views as well as relaxing beaches with turquoise colored sea.
Breakfast included. Today you will enjoy an amazing tour at the beautiful Cahuita National Park. Te tour starts with a hike, followed by snorkeling.
In Cahuita, the main attractions are the beach, the reef, and the paths along which morpho butterflies, toucans and three-toed sloths appear. But a lesser-known phenomenon is no less captivating: the migration of raptors. Three million birds fly overhead between September and November, forming vortices of eagles, hawks, and owls, spiraling in search of updrafts.
The skies of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo and the entire Caribbean seaboard are filled with 17 species of raptors that migrate from the U.S. and Canada, coasting across the continent on thermal currents.
The plains narrow at this point, giving birds the choice of taking the Pacific route or passing between the Caribbean coast and the Talamanca Mountain Range.
“La Fortuna area is one of the most amazing regions in the country, with lushing forests, active and dormant volcanoes, hot springs, waterways, wildlife refuges, caves, extreme sports, bird watching and pastoral landscapes. This is a living example of how, over the years, an agricultural community has turned itself into a vigorous tourism and shopping destination. It is a must see point for wildlife and hanging bridge trips to Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chato and the Arenal Reservoir.”
Today you will have a delicious breakfast and then a private transportation to the gorgeous region of the Arenal Volcano where you will stay for 2 nights, breakfasts included.
After breakfast you Will enjoy a coffee & chocolate tour first and then you will have a visit to Fortuna Waterfall.
We offer two tours in one! The coffee tour, which begins knowing about the wonderful history of coffee in the world, followed by history in our country and its importance in Costa Rica’s development.
Later on, during the tour you will learn about other interesting aspects of Costa Rican culture, as well as some of our traditions.
During this part of the tour, we will get to see all the processes carried by the coffee, from the seed to the delicious final product, an amazing cup of coffee.
The second part of this tour is the famous chocolate tour, that focuses on chocolate as a key contributor to rescue Costa Rica’s culture and traditions. You will have an experience between aromas and history, as well as taking part in the chocolate process, where you will be able to enjoy, share and taste the fruit of the cacao, showing step by step its magnificent transformation, becoming a Delicious drink.
Horseback riding and hike to La Fortuna Waterfall is an exciting morning or afternoon activity.
Enjoy a pleasant horseback ride through pasture and rainforest for about an hour, keep your eyes opened for toucans, monkeys and other creatures of the rainforest.
After the initial ride you will hike down to La Fortuna Waterfall, a 200ft (65m) spectacle of cascading stream of fresh rainforest water. Bring a bathing suit to be able to enjoy one of the most refreshing experiences in Costa Rica, a swim in the fresh, slightly chilly waters of the rainforest.
Once everyone has cooled off in the waterfall the horseback ride will continue through a large private farm area where there will be more opportunities to observe the natural beauty and wildlife of the rainforests surrounding the Arenal Volcano area.
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Duration Time: 3 to 4 hours approximately.
Two way-transportation to and from your hotel, local guide, horseback ride, entrance fee to the private reserve and water.
Comfortable clothes, long pants, hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, insect repellent, and rain gear.
“The Monteverde area in Costa Rica is world famous for its cloud forest. There are now two reserves, the original Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the new Santa Elena Rain Forest plus other private reserves.
In these forests you can enjoy the cloud forest climate and hike the trails amongst the varieties of plants and magnificent epiphytic laden trees, there have been over 450 bird species seen in the Monteverde area. The native birds are joined at certain time of the year by those which migrate from North America.
The resplendent quetzals with their long tails feed at various locations in the area and one can at times hear the “bong” of the bell birds.”
After breakfast, a van will pick you up to take you to the Arenal Lake where you will board a boat towards Rio Chiquito, crossing the lake. Upon arrival, another van will meet you and will take you to Monteverde Region in a 2.1-2 hour trip. Lodging for 2 nights, breakfasts included.
HANGING BRIDGES and CURICANCHA RESERVE
““Several options are available for observing life and activity in the treetops: many species of monkey, birds, snakes, and the forest canopy itself, as well as different varieties of orchids, bromeliads, penguins, climbing plants, parasites and communities of insects and pollinators. As a complement to all this, tourists can live the adventure of walking over suspension bridges, gliding through the canopy on zip lines anchored to platforms, or swinging from the seat of an aerial tram.”
After breakfast, a guide will pick you up and will take you to Selvatura, where you will take a tour to the Suspension Walkways.
This tour provides the possibility to walk through a bridge system and peacefully admire the wonders of the virgin cloud forest from the level of its canopy. This tour provides the safest possible way to enjoy the canopy and the cloud forest from its most interesting perspective. Back to your hotel.
Later today, you will enjoy a guided hiking tour through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve of Curicancha. Take advantage of this opportunity to observe the great biodiversity of one of the most beautiful protected areas of the country. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve has earned its fame as one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the New World tropics.
Positioned atop the Continental Divide in western Costa Rica, the Preserve extends down both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes. The resultant combination of climatic and geographic factors creates temperature and humidity gradients which change dramatically over relatively short distances. The Preserve supports six different vegetation communities.
Back to your hotel.
After breakfast around 8:00 a.m a van will take you to the beautiful zone of Manuel Antonio.
Lodging will be offered for 2 nights, breakfasts included.
“On the edge of the Central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio is the most radiant jewel. Manuel Antonio National Park`s 683 hectares boast some of the country´s most varied and breathtaking scenery.
Surrounded by lush, very wet tropical forest, the park`s trails offer sightings of white-faced monkeys, sloths, coatis, raccoons, iguanas and many bird species, as well as the Costa Rican squirrel monkey. “
After breakfast, a guide will pick you up and will offer a walking tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park.
This Park has four interesting geomorphologic features. The first one is the tombolo at Punta Catedral. The second feature is the blowhole at Puerto Escondido, the third one is Punta Serrucho and the fourth one is the pre-Columbian underwater turtle trap at the western tip of Manuel Antonio Beach.
The main habitats in the park are primary forest, secondary forest, mangrove swamps, which cover 18 hectares, and small herbaceous swamps and open water lagoons scattered throughout the interior. Manuel Antonio Park houses a variety of wildlife, including 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds.
Back to your hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy at the beach, why not, take an optional tour or just relax and drink a cocktail while you enjoy the refreshing swimming pool of the hotel.
Breakfast is included. Transportation to international airport according to your flight departure.
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