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Authentic Costa Rica Experience

Authentic Costa Rica Experience

10 days / 9 nights from U$ 1059 per person

  • Beach
  • Wildlife
  • Mountains
  • Zipline/canopy
  • Meet people

Overview :

Designed for active families looking to explore the real Costa Rica, its untouched nature, unique experiences such as Tami Lodge and its its rain forest in lesser known Dota area, cultural experiences and visiting an animals rescue center where guests are sloths, coatis, racoons, porcupines, monkeys and more. Also, enjoy some of the highlights at Arenal/la Fortuna and Manuel Antonio beaches. While most Lodges are comfortable but not luxury, the experience of Tami Lodge is more rustic (but decent!) but a must do that childrens will love!

Destinations and highlights: visit Arenal volcano, experience “Glamping” in Providencia de Dota, and the beaches and National Park at Manuel Antonio.

Price for a family of 2 adults and 2 childrens under 10: Since U$ 4236 (Green season).

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Day by day itinerary :

San Jose arrival – Transfer to Hotel
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San Jose arrival – Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at SJO international airport, a representative of our company will pick you up and transfer you to your city hotel for your first night in Costa Rica.

Note: in case you arrive no later than 2pm, we can transfer to La Fortuna today instead of spending the first night in San Jose.

Overnight at Hotel Rincon del Valle 3* for one night, STD QPL room, breakfast and taxes included.

Situated in front of la Sabana Metropolitan Park, close to the city’s main attractions and offering an easy access to the international airport, Hotel Rincon del Valle has a great location for the first and/or the last night in Costa Rica!

San Jose – Transfer to la Fortuna - Volcano hike
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San Jose – Transfer to la Fortuna - Volcano hike

After breakfast, transfer to La Fortuna, hosting the iconic Arenal volcano. Transfer time ~3h30m.

Arrival and check-in at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3* for 2 nights, standard Bungalows, breakfast & taxes included.

The trails in Arenal National Park and other nearby Arenal Reserves are generally flat and not very strenuous — perfect for a leisurely and informative hike with a professional nature guides. We’ll start driving you to the entrance of the Arenal National Park. You can use the facilities and read up on the history of the area before your guided walk. Then we’ll hike through well-groomed, easy trails that skirt the base of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal Area. This part of the Arenal Volcano had sections that were devastated by the lava flow of 1968, so some areas have very little vegetation.  Activity duration: ~3-3.5 hours

Chocolate tour and hot springs
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Chocolate tour and hot springs

Discover the wonder of how chocolate and coffee are made in this Arenal combo tour! Explore a coffee plantation and plant your own coffee bean as you learn about how the beans are grown, harvested, and turned into coffee. Then, delight in a delicious demonstration of the chocolate-making process as the rich history of the caocao plant is explained. Perfect for coffee-and-chocolate lovers, and anyone looking to spend a few hours engaging in the history and culture of these vital components of Costa Rican culture. Activity duration: ~3hours

In the late afternoon, transfer to a refreshing thermal hot springs resort, an extraordinary natural site with hot springs and thermal waters from nearby volcano, with dinner included. Perfect activity to enjoy nature and relax after an active day! Duration ~4hours

Overnight at Hotel Lomas del Volcan 3*.

 

 

La Fortuna – Los Santos – Tami Lodge
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La Fortuna – Los Santos – Tami Lodge

This morning, transfer south to Providencia de Dota, located between Los Quetzales National Park and Los Santos Forest Reserve in a remotely accessible location, where the famous Quetzal can be observed. Transfer time ~2h30m.

Tami Lodge is surrounded by nothing but forests, wildlife and coffee plantations. To add to your experience there is no electricity to distract you from the stunning surroundings. Solar lighting directs you to the rooms at night, with a sensor light in each bathroom and a 6hr portable lamps in the tents offering that extra sense of adventure. Onsite restaurant with farm to table products. Wi-Fi and phone charging available are at the lobby, located 75 meters away from the accommodations.

Overnight at Tami Lodge 2* rustic for 2 nights, STD tented bungalow w/ private bath, breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & taxes included.

 

 

 

Adventure, nature and community tour
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Adventure, nature and community tour

After a delicious Tico breakfast, experience adventure, mental relaxation, and have the chance to help in an organized community that enjoys tourism and conserving the environment at the extreme forest park. There are 6 different activities to awaken your senses, developed throughout the forest and reaching heights of 40 meters. Climb a strangler fig tree from the inside, giving you a chance to view the forest canopy from the top. Rappel 50 meters back to solid ground. Walk via the 50 meters Monkey bridge. Reach a 70 meters long canopy cable, part of the amazing Tarzan Swing. In case your adrenalin is still pumping you will have another 25-meter rappel. The final activity is the Jungle Fly where you will soar through the forest in a harness, reaching a height of 15 meters. Finish with an “Extreme Lunch” at an ecological restaurant. Activity duration ~ 5 hours.

Overnight at Tami Lodge 2* rustic, breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & taxes included.

AM Nature Tour - PM Transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach
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AM Nature Tour - PM Transfer to Manuel Antonio Beach

Highland Fruits: Why take a tour of fruit so common in places like USA and Europe? The answer is simple: the beautiful views of the valley of Copey serve as a backdrop to this tour where we will see how fruit and vegetables blend into nature and permit us to discover some of the unique sights in the country. Or maybe because we will see diversity in tropical and traditional crops such as apples, plums, peaches, passion fruit, tomatillo, blackberries and the incomparable Hass avocado… But the most importan: we will have the chance to see how a semi-organic farm operates, and how it produces fruit every 5 days by using diverse processes. It’s a tool that permits Mother Nature to create food not by seasons, but permanently. We will finish the tour with a typical lunch, using only local food where you may fish for trout, in a restaurant-farm in the area.

Later you will transfer to Manuel Antonio in the Pacific Ocean. Private transfer and taxes included. Transfer time ~3h15.

Accommodation at Hotel Costa Verde 3* for 3 nights, Studio Plus (family section), breakfast and taxes included

Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio

This day is at leisure to enjoy and relax in the tranquil crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean. Famous for its National Park, the bustling little town of Manuel Antonio is located on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, very close to Quepos, known for its sport fishing. The region is a treasure for its biodiversity, attracting nature lovers, eco-travelers and adventurers. In addition, visitors can enjoy white sand beaches and perfect waters for swimming and snorkeling, and other activities such as white water rafting, kayaking in estuaries, whales watching (in season) and more. Please consult us for additional activities!

Overnight at Hotel Costa Verde 3*.

Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hike

Morning tour in Manuel Antonio National Park. The park is made up of numerous trails, taking you through the rainforest and onto a number of pristine white sand beaches, only reachable through the park. The park is alive with tropical butterflies, birds, monkeys, snakes, iguanas, sloths, orchids and more. On this tour you’ll be able to learn about their life cycle and their special abilities and behaviours. For those that love nature and exploration, the walk within this park will be unforgettable!

Overnight at Hotel Costa Verde 3*.

Manuel Antonio – Crocodiles - Animal Rescue Center - San Jose
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Manuel Antonio – Crocodiles - Animal Rescue Center - San Jose

Morning at leisure. Around Midday, transfer to San Jose to spend the last night.

Today you will transfer to San Jose international airport. On the way, first make a quick stop by the Tarcoles River, where you can observe giant crocodiles at any time! Later, we´ll stop at an Animal Rescue Center. The animals here love visitors, come and meet them up close and personal. The center supports over 130 animals including but not limited to monkeys, sloths, kinkajous, porcupines, parrots, coatis and raccoons. Transfer time without the stops ~ 3 hours.
Overnight at Hotel Rincon del Valle 3* for one night, STD QPL room, breakfast and taxes included.

San Jose City – San Jose Airport
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San Jose City – San Jose Airport

Private transfer from your hotel to the Juan Santamaria Airport to catch your flight back home. Transfer time ~’30

10 Days

9 nights

From $ 1059 USD

Per person based on 2 people

The package include :

  • 2 nights in San Jose
  • 2 nights in Arenal/La Fortuna
  • 2 nights in Providencia de Dota
  • 3 nights in Manuel Antonio
  • Door to door transportation (mostly private) according to itinerary
  • All tours (small groups) with bilingual guides - days 3 - 4 - 5 and 7
  • Meals as per description
  • All taxes on the services included 

The package does not include :

  • Other meals and services not mentioned above
  • International flights to San Jose (SJO)
  • Passengers taxes at the border/airports
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Discretional tips
  • Any other expense not included in the list above

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