Costa Rica Coast To Coast
(9 days/ 8 nights)
The beautiful paradise of Costa Rica has more than a hundred kilometers of Caribbean coast and over two hundred on the Pacific coast. This itinerary allows you to enjoy Costa Rica from Coast to Coast.
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San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, Pacific Beach, white water rafting.
USD$1145 p/ p
May and June 2016
Sept to Nov 30, 2016
Dec 01 to April 30, 2016 July 01 to Aug 31, 2016
Except Dec 24 to Jan 01 and Easter Week
B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Day 1. Arrival in Costa Rica. Upon your arrival we will be meeting you at the airport. A nice introduction to the country and your trip on the way to your hotel.
Day 2. You will be picked up at your hotel to take you by bus and later by boat to Tortuguero area. You will go through the Braulio Carrillo National Park**(1), witness of Hollywood's "Jurassic Park" and "Gorillas in the Mist". Breakfast is enroute and an opportunity to see the packing of bananas after several banana plantations to go through. You will arrive for a late lunch at the hotel and in the afternoon visit the town of Tortuguero. (B, L, D)
Day 3. Slow moving rivers are the roads in Tortuguero. This day explore Tortuguero National Park **(2) by boat. Your guide will interpret the intricate relationships among the natural components of the tropical rainforest. Guided boat ride and guided hike in the national park, will offer you a great chance of seeing wildlife. (B, L, D)
Sloth Costa-Rica Tortuguero
Arenal area, 2nts
Day 4. From Tortuguero to Arenal / white water rafting in Sarapiqui. Enjoy a leisure breakfast and the birding from the lodge area. At around midmoring leave Tortuguero by boat and then by bus. After lunch you will be picked up to go for a class II-III white wate rafting ride in Sarapiqui region. Continue towards Arenal area where your comfortable accommodations are located in front of Arenal Volcano. (B, L)
White water rafting
Day 5. Arenal Volcano hike and hot springs. A nice guided hike in Arenal Volcano National Park**(3). Your guide will take you to the national park for a nice hike learning about the volcanic activity and the re-growth of the forest. Later today relax in the soothing hot springs. There is plenty time today to engage in a half day tour at additional cost, like the canopy tour or an ATV ride. (B, D)
Flamingo beach, 2nts
Day 6 . Move on today from the mountains to the Pacific Coast. Go around Lake Arenal**(4) , a man made lake to fulfill the needs of hidroelectricity and as an irrigation network for the Pacific dry forest. Arrive in the early afternoon at your beach hotel. The best way to enjoy the beach on the Pacific, wonderful accommodations just footsteps from the white sand beach of Flamingo. (B)
|Hotel Flamingo Beach||Relax Flamingo Beach|
Day 7. At the beach. Enjoy the whole day at your leisure at the beautiful clear waters of the beach. Optional activities for you to do on site at additional cost. (B)
Pacific Beach Costa Rica
Day 8. Back to San Jose. Leave the beach to go back to San Jose closer to the airport. Different landscapes from the dry forest to the mountains and then central valley, rich land for coffee plantations. (B)
Day 9. Departure day. Airport shuttle service. (B)
This trip includes:
Transport:To/from airport transfers. All ground transportation as indicated in itinerary.
Lodging based on double occupancy:
--2 nights in San Jose
--2 nights in Tortuguero
--2 nights in Arenal
--2 nights in Flamingo
Meals: as in itinerary B, breakfast; L, lunch; D, dinner
--Guided boat ride in Tortuguero
--Guided hikes in Tortuguero
--white water rafting in Sarapiqui
--Arenal Volcano guided tour
--Hot springs with dinner.
--Services of local guides.
Entrance fees and taxes to all included features as indicated in itinerary.
Does not include: international airfare, personal equipment, hotel extras (laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages unless specified), personal insurance coverage (recommended). Departure taxes US$26 per person to be paid at the airport.
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