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Price Per Person

Promotion ID: 8 nights 9 day
12 Feb '13 To 31 Dec '17

USD 810
USD 799
Country: Costa Rica
City: Diferent Cities
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Family Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Discover the best of Costa Rica with the 9 day program. You will be amazed with the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active in the world. Experience nature at its best at The Cloud Forest in Monteverde and enjoy the best beaches of Costa Rica in Guanacaste. Our country, located in Central America, is an isthmus where life seems to have created its roots. Covering only 0.03% of the surface of our planet, Costa Rica has approximately 6% of the world's biodiversity

Day by day Itinerary

 

Day 01          

SAN JOSE                                                                               

Pick up time: TBA

Arrival and transfer to San José Hotel

Today our staff will meet and greet the group at San José International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your San José Hotel. Our rep will review the itinerary and answers any questions or concerns regarding your trip.

Overnight at San José

Services: ground transportation, airport meet and greet, bottle of water and luggage handling.

 

Day 02 (B, L & D)   

ARENAL                                                                    

Pick up time: 8am

Transfer to Arenal area & Arenal Volcano Hike and the Springs Tour                

Located in the north of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent, extraordinary and trusted volcanic activity, which on clear nights it seems like fireworks with intermittent explosions of ash and lava.


We will continue on our trip until we get to this wonder from nature then we must go to the north of the country, and inevitably we must make a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, with international fame, it has earned the name of the Birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans.

As we continue our trip we will go throw diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until we arrive to La Fortuna, for lunch in a cozy restaurant right in front of the volcano. This excellent location will allow us the best view to see any volcanic activity.

Later we will relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area where you will be able to enjoy an optional massage or other special treatment that must be reserved ahead of time.

Last, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano so you will not miss any opportunities to look out for the incandescent light explosions. After dinner we will drop you off at your hotel in La Fortuna Town, Arenal.

Overnight at Arenal area

Breakfast: at hotel. Lunch: On tour.  Dinner: at Hot Springs

Services: ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water, entrance to Hot Springs, lunch, dinner and entrances.

 

Day 03 (B,L)            

ARENAL                                                        

Pick up time: 6:00am

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge                                                        

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is humid area considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. You will begin your adventure at Los Chiles village only 4 kms from the Nicaraguan border; there you will begin a four-hour floating safari through the Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh.

Overnight at Arenal area

Breakfast: at Hotel. Lunch: on tour

CAT services: Tour guide, boat ride, lunch, entrance fee and minivan.

 

Day 04 (B)               

MONTEVERDE                                             

Pick up time: 8:00am

Ground transfer to the Monteverde Area.                                                      

After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the Monteverde Area, known for its Reserve and perfect for nature lovers. On a beautiful ride of approximately 3 hours you will enjoy breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica. Our guide will be teaching you the importance of each habitat and the history of each town passing by.

After checking in at the hotel, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of this area or take an optional activity: Canopy Tour, Sky Walk and Sky Trek, Frog Pound or Butterfly Farm

Overnight at Monteverde

Breakfast: at hotel

CAT services: ground transportation, tour guide and bottle of water.

 

Day 05 (B)               

MONTEVERDE

Monteverde Reserve Tour                                                          

Pick up time: 6:00am

Our expert guide will take you to visit The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the largest of these private protected areas, with over 25,730 acres (10,415 hectares) of land. More than 500 species of orchids cling to the limbs of enormous trees, while vines, ferns, mosses and lichens fill every other available space. The Cloud Forest of Monteverde house more than 130 species of mammals,400 species of birds, including the beautiful quetzal, 30 species of hummingbirds,5000 species of moths and 3000 species of plants. It is a nature lover’s paradise.

After visiting the Monteverde Reserve, you will enjoy lunch and the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax and experience nature at its best or take an optional activity: Canopy Tour, Sky Walk and Sky Trek, Frog Pound or Butterfly Farm

Overnight at Monteverde

Breakfast: at hotel

CAT services: ground transportation, tour guide and bottle of water.

 

Day 06 (B)               

GUANACASTE                                               

Pick up time: 8:00am

Transfer to Guanacaste 

After enjoying two of the best destinations in Costa Rica for nature lovers it is time to visit Guanacaste, famous for the best beaches and also home of the Dry Tropical Forest.  This trip will take approximately 3 hours and also you will enjoy the amazing views and the history of the local towns.

Breakfast: at Hotel.

 

Day 07 (B,L)            

GUANACASTE                                               

Pick up time: 8:00am

Vida Aventura Nature Park

Vida Aventura is the best selling tour in Guanacaste. It’s the perfect mix of adventure and pleasure in one day. Friends, couples or families, the tour is made for everyone.  If you only have one day free to see the country, this tour will give you the best value. Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, 2 volcano views, Hot Springs, Spa, Mud bath, all in one day. Vida Aventura is located in the Guanacaste Mountain Range so you can enjoy all these exiting activities without the high temperatures and the hot and humid clime of the low lands.

Enjoy Guanacaste!

Overnight at Guanacaste

Breakfast: at hotel. Lunch: On tour

CAT services: Private ground transportation, tour guide, bottle of water, lunch, horseback riding, zip line, trails and hot pools.

 

Day 08                      

GUANACASTE

At leisure

Optional tours available: The Palo Verde National Park, the Liberia City Tour, Nicaragua One Day and the Sky Walk Tenorio are highly recommended for doing during your visit to the North Pacific.

Overnight at Guanacaste

CAT services: Tour guide and minivan. 

 

Day 09                                                                                                                      

PUT: TBA

Departure transfer to the Liberia International Airport.

Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to LIR International Airport. Make sure you have all your belongings with you and also to pay the departure tax ($27) at the airport.

CAT services: ground transportation and tour guide. 

 

Pricing:

-          Net rate per person:

-          No minimum number of passengers required.

Includes:

-          Late A/C deluxe transportation

-          Bilingual tour guide

-          All tours and admissions as itinerary.

-          Meals as describe

-          All local taxes

Not included:

-          Meals and activities not included in the itinerary

-          Gratuities to guide and driver.

-          Departure Airport tax

 

Notes and recommendations.

What kinds of clothes should I bring?

Pack light and bring comfortable clothing. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable in San José (during the day, if planning to go out in the evening slacks are highly recommended as some restaurants won't admit you in shorts or sandals). Loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended if you want to avoid sun. Bring a large hat to block the sun from your face and neck. Pack a light sweater or jacket for the A/C of the bus might get cool. Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are essential if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and hiking. Waterproof hiking sandals or other footwear that lets your feet breathe are good for strolling about town, and also for beach walking, fording streams, and navigating the myriad mud holes you'll find on rain and cloud forest trails.

How is the weather in Costa Rica?

The climate is idyllic. In the lowlands, which are dry in the Pacific Northwest and humid elsewhere, daytime temperatures range in the eighties to nineties F° (high twenties to mid-thirties C°). Usually in the seventies F° (low to mid-twenties C°) at middle elevations, the mercury can fall as low as the forties and fifties F° (five to mid-tens C°) at the top of the mountains. Costa Rica can be broadly categorized into four major climatic zones:

Language

The official language is Spanish, although the tourist will find that English is widely spoken particularly in places such as hotels, travel agencies, banks, rental car companies, restaurants, etc.

Time

In Costa Rica daylight savings time is not used, but in order to have an idea of the approximate time of this country, it can be related to the U.S. Eastern Standard Time:

From October to April: Costa Rica is one hour behind Eastern Standard Time.

From April to October: Costa Rica is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time

Electricity

Is the same as in the U.S. 110 volts., 60 cycles.

Credit cards

All major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, stores, restaurants and car rental agencies. Outside San Jose and in some places the tourist should be prepared to pay in local currency; especially if the store, hotel, etc. is planning to include a service charge fee for the use of the credit card.

INSURANCE:

Our passengers, while transported in vehicles owned by CENTRAL AMERICAN TOURS, are covered by insurance from the Instituto Nacional de Seguros.

NOTE:

When other individuals or companies are used to provide services, their insurance payment and cancellations policies will apply. 

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