Tour Details

Duration: 9 nights

Departs: Daily

Difficulty: Easy. No restrictions.

Not included: International flights; gratuities of any kind; meals not specified in itinerary; incidentals at hotels; trip insurance.

From: $1,352 per person (in double occupancy based on low season rates)         REQUEST THIS TRIP NOW

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose. Private transfer to hotel. Overnight

Day 2: Land/boat transfer to Tortuguero: Afternoon excursion (B,L,D)

Day 3: Tortuguero: Eco activities (B,L,D)

Day 4: Transfer to Guapiles for lunch. Private overland transfer to Arenal. (B,L)

Days 5/6: Arenal: Group forest hike (B)

Day 7: Private overland transfer to Guanacaste (B)

Day 8-9: Guanacaste at your own pace (B)

Day 10: Private airport departure transfer. Flight to San Jose (B)

 

Memorable Moments

  • Explore the Tortuguero canals and hike in a pristine rainforest
  • Admire Arenal Volcano’s perfect cone from your hotel balcony
  • Hike on forest trails at the foot of Arenal Volcano
  • Beachcombing in Guanacaste, “The Gateway to the Sun”

 

Places you will visit

Tortuguero

Arenal

Guanacaste

 

Trip Notes: Tortuguero is a rainforest habitat so high temperature, “small creatures”, and extreme humidity may be experienced during your visit. Please plan accordingly.

 

The Journey

 

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose: Unfasten, unpack, unwind…

Upon arrival at the airport in San Jose, you will be greeted by our local crew and escorted to your hotel in the city. Your personal guide will review your vacation plan with you before retiring to your room for some deserved rest. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or take a first peak at the city on your own. Overnight.

Services included today:

  • Private airport arrival transfer
  • Accommodations in San Jose

 

Days 2-3: Tortuguero

Dubbed as the “Land of Turtles”, Tortuguero National Park extends along 47,000 acres on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Turtles discovered it first, probably long before human beings set foot on the American continent. And, as they have been doing for centuries, every summer they still arrive on Tortuguero’s expansive beaches, making night forays to lay their eggs and disappearing with the first ray of light. Beyond the beach, the park encompasses eleven different habitats, from rainforest to swamps, crisscrossed by a natural maze of canals that allow for easy exploration and observation of flora and fauna. Capuchin, Spider and Howler monkeys, sloth, Basilisk lizards, frogs, bullet ants, manatees, toucans, herons, parrots and a myriad of other colorful characters can be easily spotted during regular outings. Comfortable jungle lodges, situated along the canals, contribute to enhance the experience with their zeal for nature conservancy and experienced guides who are always willing to show a piece of their territory.

Services included:

  • Overland/boat transfers from San Jose to Tortuguero
  • Accommodations for two nights in Tortuguero
  • All meals at your lodge
  • Daily guided excursions 

 

Days 4-6: Arenal

A mighty volcano towers over lush green pastures and plantations of yucca and papaya; rushing waters heated by the volcano are channeled into natural hot springs, offering a relaxing experience after a day of explorations. A natural playground made for both children and children at heart, Arenal offers an endless array of possibilities to explore the pristine surroundings. During your stay, you will enjoy a guided hike on forest trails at the foot of the volcano. The rest of your stay, you may continue exploring the area on mountain bikes, ATVs, soaring over the canopy, or paddling down a river. If you don’t feel playful, you may always join a relaxing wildlife observation tour, soothe your muscles in the hot springs, indulge in a spa treatment, or just sit down in your hotel balcony and watch the mighty volcano. Time to rumble!

Services included:

  • Daily breakfast
  • Flight service from Tortuguero to San Jose
  • Private overland transfer from San Jose to Arenal
  • Guided group hike 
  • Accommodations for three nights in Arenal

 

Days 7-9: Guanacaste

Striking scenery, clear skies and exciting outdoor activities are Guanacaste’s year-round appeals to lure an increasing number of travelers eager to experience the famous “Gateway to the Sun”. Expansive haciendas, cattle grazing and cowboys are regular scenes in an arid interior still rooted in tradition that contrasts drastically with the golden sands and blue waters of the more than 100 miles of beautiful beaches that extend from Nicaragua to Cabo Blanco Reserve. Activities in the area run the gamut, from snorkeling to surfing, to canopy tours and even turtle tours. Although Guanacaste is mostly a family-oriented destination, it is still possible to find, after careful investigation, a handful of hidden coves and deserted beaches where romantic escapades can be experienced in high-end boutique hotels complete with tantalizing spas and gourmet restaurants.

Services included today:

  • Breakfast daily
  • Private overland transfer from Arenal to Guanacaste
  • Accommodations for three nights in Guanacaste

 

Day 10: Return home, energized and wiser

Time to bid farewell to this magnificent land. You will be transferred to the local airport in time for your flight to San Jose. We hope you have enjoyed your vacation and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe journeys…

Services included today:

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Private airport departure transfer
  • Flight service to San Jose

 

HOW TO REQUEST THIS TRIP

1-    Click on the REQUEST THIS TRIP button below

2-    Fill in the request form choosing your preferred hotels in each city from the drop-down menus

3-    We will send you a free quote (with no obligations) based on your hotel preferences within 24 working hours. If you accept the quote and wish to secure your reservation, simply follow the payment instructions on your quote.

4-    Upon receipt of your deposit, we will confirm your trip within 48 working hours. If one of your choice hotels is not available, we will confirm one of similar price and characteristics. If you are not happy with our selection, we will try a different property or refund your deposit immediately.

From: $1,352 per person (in double occupancy based on low season rates)            REQUEST THIS TRIP NOW

*“From Rates” are estimated PER PERSON in double occupancy (two people sharing the same room) and correspond to LOW season. Prices may vary depending on season, holidays, and type of accommodation. For an accurate quote, please fill out the request form. We will return your inquiry within 24 working hours.

Deposit for this trip: $500 per person.

If your trip begins within 90 days of your request, then full payment is due upon confirmation of services.

 

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. If you must cancel before departure, the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

More than 60 days prior to departure: Deposit is forfeited plus any non-refundable cancellation fees already advanced to airlines or hotels.

31-60 days prior to departure: 50% of cost

30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost