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

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

This package includes an 8-days discovering all the Costa Rican essentials, an impressive volcano, tropical jungles and cloud forests boasting exuberant flora and fauna. Enjoy a boat trip to Tortuguero, visit the village to learn about Tortugueros' history, culture and work in favor of sea turtle conservation, visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, the rare bellbird and so much more.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to San Jose

Pass By: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
Arrive by air into San Jose. Upon arrival a representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the baggage claim area and will indicate you the emplacement of our driver. Our representative will provide you with a welcome kit with a welcome letter, vouchers, map and a detailed itinerary of your holiday in Costa Rica. Enjoy a short drive to San Jose for your first night in Costa Rica.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Park Inn Hotel, Standard room

Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero

Stop At: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero Costa Rica
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.

Arrive at the lodge for lunch. Afterwards take a hiking trip around the hotel property. It is amazing how so nearby your room you can find different kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, poison arrow frogs and many birds and insects including the blue butterfly (Morpho peleides).

In the evening, after a delicious meal, you will relax along the canal's edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room

Day 3: Tortuguero Canals

Stop At: Tortuguero Canal Terminal de Cruceros Japdeva Cruise Terminal, Puerto Limon 70101 Costa Rica
After breakfast, guests will enjoy a guided boat tour along the canals of Tortuguero national park. Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park included.

Visit the canals within the National park to discover a large variety of birds and receive detailed information on the flora and fauna of the area.

Return to the lodge for lunch.

The lodge will then schedule a tour to the village in the afternoon. This tour will provide detailed information on its history, culture and work in favor of conservation of the sea turtles and the flora and fauna in general.

The entrance fee to the Caribbean Conservation office (CCC) is not included. USD 2 per person has to be paid directly to the CCC.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Laguna Lodge, standard room.

Day 4: Tortuguero - Arenal

Pass By: Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Enjoy a scenic boat and bus transfer back to the town of Guapiles. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Arenal area. Take a shuttle transfer to Arenal.

Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. So visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica.

Late afternoon arrival to the hotel in Arenal Area, your home-base for tonight.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Volcano Lodge, Superior room

Day 5: Arenal – Monteverde

Pass By: Monteverde, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
Free morning to explore the Arenal area.

Afternoon pickup at the hotel for the scenic shared lake crossing transfer (boat-car) transfer to Monteverde.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve’s inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. This area will be your home-base for two nights. After check-in, feel free to explore your new surroundings.


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Family Trapp Lodge, Superior room

Day 6: Shared Monteverde Cloud forest and Sky Trek-Tram tour

Stop At: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
In the morning you will hike through the well marked trails of the Monteverde Cloud forest Reserve.
Then enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek Zipline & Tram tour. This is a system of seven platforms suspended above the ground in the midst of tree boughs. Zip lines attached from one platform to another will allow you to slide with the use of special equipment. In Sky Tram explore the world famous Cloud Forest of Monteverde in a 5,249 feet ride that would lead you up to Costa Rica Continental Divide.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Family Trapp Lodge, Superior room


Day 7: Monteverde - San Jose

Pass By: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
Afternoon return to San Jose on your shuttle transfer. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to explore San José as the hotel is located a few minutes from down town.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Park Inn , Standard room

Day 8: Departure

Pass By: Alajuela, Alajuela, Province of Alajuela
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Prices are per person Not valid for Christmas, New Year and Easter Week. (only with a extra charge )"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries). We recommend bringing a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. For the beach areas please don't forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sunglasses. For the rainforest and the National Parks, we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals."
"Stroller accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers"



Start Time: 6:00 AM
Duration: 8 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica



Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Shuttle bus transfers on an A/C motor coach throughout the whole itinerary
  • 2 nights / Park Inn Hotel or similar / Standard Deluxe / Bkfast
  • 3D/2N Package at Laguna Lodge or similar / Standard Room / Full Board
  • 1 night / Volcano Lodge or similar / Superior Room / Bkfast
  • 2 nights / Trapp Family Lodge or similar / Superior Room / Bkfast
  • Shared hike in Laguna Lodge’s private trails (Guided activity)
  • Shared boat tour at Tortuguero National park (Guided activity)
  • A shared visit to Tortuguero town (Guided activity)
  • Shared Monteverde Cloud forest Tour (Guided activity)
  • Shared Sky Trek & Tram Adventure (Guided activity)
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal

Not Included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Facilities


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