Natural…ly Costa Rica – 8 Days
From: $1,076.00 Per person
If you were wondering where to vacation in Costa Rica, the answer is everywhere.
If you were wondering where to vacation in Costa Rica, the answer is everywhere. That’s the reason this package lets you decide how to explore the raw Costa Rican experience in every side of the country as you desire by first choosing one of tours that go between visit an active volcano, party at a catamaran in Isla Tortuga or venture in river rafting. After that, delve in a stunning channel web full of wildlife in the Caribbean coast and then get to meet the magnificent Arenal Volcano while you fly between zip lines or hang on in a aerial tram and relax in the Tabacón thermal waters, if freedom and adventure is the vacation you’re looking for, this travel package is ideal for you.
- Round-trip transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport
- Meals described in program
- 4 nights accommodations in San José. Breakfast Included.
- 3 Days / 2 Nights in Tortuguero National Park (full board included, tours with bilingual guide)
- 1 Night lodging in Arenal. Breakfast Included.
- Tours: Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs, Peñas Blancas Safari or Sky Tram & Sky Trek, including bilingual guide
- Entrance fees to the National Parks and Biological Reserves.
- Local Hotels and Taxes
- Meals not in program
- Alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses (telephone, laundry, Airport taxes, tips)
Start your adventure
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, a representative from Costa Rica Top Tours will meet you at the airport and transfer you from Juan Santamaría International Airport to San José. Overnight accommodations in one of the following hotels: Wyndham Escazú, Park Inn, Quality Real San José.
Today choose from one of the following full day tours:
- Póas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls (Lunch included)
On our way to the volcano we will pas through coffee plantations, fern and flower farms and strawberry plantations. On the top of the volcano we will spend enough time to observe the main crater and its sulfuric fumaroles. As we continue towards the Caribbean area, we will stop to discover La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a Nature Park where we will walk on the truly spectacular trails that will lead us to Magia Blanca Falls. At the Park you will also witness the largest enclosed butterfly observatory in the country and an amazing hummingbird gallery. A buffet lunch will be ready for us after the tour.
- Full Day Pacific Island Cruise (Light Breakfast & Lunch included)
Your Pacific Island Cruise Tour begins as you are driven up to 5,000 ft. above sea level and then descend to the Pacific port of Puntarenas in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. You will be served a light continental breakfast as your journey takes you through the ever-changing panorama of coffee and sugar plantations, volcanic mountains, unique Brahman cattle and the Gulf of Nicoya. Once in Puntarenas board the Calypso’s state-of-the-art catamaran, the Manta Raya. One of the unique features of this catamaran is that she was designed from over 20 years’ worth of passengers’ suggestions. Additional features include a spacious air-conditioned main salon with a full bar, an expansive deck area including 2 Jacuzzi pools, an underwater viewing window and fresh water showers. Only the Manta Raya has a bow ramp, allowing her passengers the safety and convenience of disembarking directly onto the beach. As the Manta Raya cruises past lush mangroves, canneries and stilt houses of Puntarenas, on her way to the Gulf of Nicoya, the crew pampers you with fresh tropical fruits and drinks. Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes south is the day’s palm-studded destination: Tortuga Island, famous for its beauty of immaculate white sand beach and turquoise waters. In the afternoon, on your return journey the catamaran will pass the islands of San Lucas, Sugar Loaf, Jesusita, Cedros and the National Park Islands of Guayabo and Negritos.
- Full Day Reventazón River Rafting, Class III (Breakfast & Lunch)
This section of the mighty Reventazón River has one of the fastest and best 10 miles of Class III rapids you’ll ever enjoy ! From San José you will travel through the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park, through the incredible rainforest and waterfalls, across the Continental Divide to the Caribbean zone. At the Operations Center breakfast will be served. After a fun and exhilarating day of big waves, hydraulics and stunning scenery the day will end with a stop at the Operations Center for a delicious hot lunch; showers; optional drinks and a visit to the souvenir store before the return drive to San José. Unforgettable !
Overnight accommodations at one of the following hotels: Wyndham Escazú, Park Inn, Quality Real San José
- Póas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls (Lunch included)
After breakfast, departure towards Tortuguero National Park.
Tortuguero is one of the most popular ecological destinations, a wonderful network of scenic canals, considered one of the most exotic and rich areas of flora and fauna of the country. It is the most important nesting site, in the western Caribbean, for the great green sea turtle. Nesting period is between the months of July and October.
Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the Lodge’s Restaurant. Afternoon tour to the town of Tortuguero. Dinner at the Lodge. Lodging at Pachira or Mawamba Lodge.
After breakfast guided morning tour around the Lodge’s trails. Rest of the morning free to enjoy the Lodge’s facilities or take any of the optional tours offered around the area.
Afternoon visit to the canals and the National Park of Tortuguero. Lunch and dinner included. Lodging at Pachira or Mawamba Lodge.
Back to San Jose
After breakfast, get ready to leave Tortuguero. A stop along the way for lunch and then late afternoon arrival in San José. Overnight accommodations in one of the following hotels: Wyndham Escazú, Park Inn, Quality Real San José
After breakfast, departure to the area of Arenal. In La Fortuna de San Carlos is the majestic Arenal Volcano active since 1968. Cloud forests, a world-famous lake for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife are part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica. Lunch on route. A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the activity around it. Next we will visit Tabacón Grand Spa and Thermal Resort, where you can bathe in the natural pools and hot springs fed by the Tabacón River. An extraordinary relaxing experience. Dinner at Tabacón Thermal Resort and overnight at one of the area’s Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel and morning departure to Peñas Blancas Safari Floating or Sky Tram & Sky Trek Tour.
- Safari Peñas Blancas: Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness as you quietly travel through the Peñas Blancas River. Floating down the river wou will find monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds. Make sure to bring your camera and binoculars on this tour!
- Sky Tram & Sky Trek Tour: Experience the most spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake from the Sky Tram or the Sky Trek. Sky Tram is a 15 minute aerial tram tour through the rain forest to the ”Miguel Angel” observatory, where you will have spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake, and the Tilarán mountain range.
Sky Trek is a 3280 feet long zip line system that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rain forest and its beautiful views in a fun, easy and safe ride.
In the afternoon departure back to San José.
Overnight accommodations at your choice of the following hotels: Wyndham Escazú, Park Inn, Quality Real San José.
Transfer to airport
After breakfast, a representative of Costa Rica Top Tours will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and transfer you to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in time to check-in for the flight back home.