To travel to Costa Rica is an opportunity to escape the stress and tedium of the daily world and discover a country proud of its ecological preservation. With only .03% of the planet’s surface, the nation is endowed with over 5% of all life forms on earth.
In 14 days we will show you the vast richness of the country’s natural wealth: San Jose, Capital City; Tortuguero whose canals are one of the world’s most popular ecotourism destinations; Tortuguero Park, Sarapiqui, Arenal Volcano and Quepos, a great beach and home to Manuel Antonio National Park
|DURATION:||14 Days / 13 Nights|
|INCLUDE:||13 nights lodging in high quality Hotels, all land transportation within Costa Rica, all airport/ hotel transfers on scheduled arrival/ departures dates only, specified meals, specified tours and taxes.|
|NOT INCLUDE:||International air fare, airport departure taxes, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, and room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.|
|WHAT´S TO BRING:||Hiking Shoes, Bathing Suit, Binoculars, Camera, Beach Sandals, Suntan Lotion, Hat, Mosquito Repellent.|
|RATE PER PERSON:||$ 2.895|
LETTER CODES: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
Day by Day Itinerary.
Day 1. WELCOME TO COSTA RICA. Arrival to the International Airport Juan Santamaria. Upon arrival at the San Jose airport, you will be met by one of our representatives how will explain your itinerary, answer any questions and provide you with a packet of vouchers and information about your trip. Transfer to Hotel Aurola or similar and free time at leisure.
Day 2. TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D) Begin our trip to Tortuguero early in the morning between 6:00 am to 7:00 am from San Jose. You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air-conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way stop for breakfast. After breakfast continue the trip to Caño Blanco deck driving through banana plantations.
At Caño Blanco, you will board the covered boat for a 2 hours ride along the canals and rivers. This is the highlight of the tour, due Tortuguero Canal is pretty similar to the Amazon River or Pantanal Park in Brazil, where you will be able to admire the rich ecosystems of the Caribbean Region of Costa Rica and its abundant wildlife. Arriving to Pachira Lodge or similar by Noon, the lodge’s staff will be waiting for you with a refreshing cocktail. Your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon activities. After lunch, visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town, a typical Caribbean village. You will return to the lodge around 5:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and then rest of the night free to enjoy the surroundings, pool and bar.
Day 3. TORTUGUERO (B, L, D). Optional 6:15 am tour to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast (service between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 AM). Then another boat tour to admire the canals of Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. Then you have another optional tour to the canals or stay at the lodge to explore the private trails of the lodge and visit the open butterfly garden. Dinner at the lodge and free night. Note: Entrance fee to the National Park not included and it is $15 that has to be paid directly to the park’s administration.
Day 4. SARAPIQUI (B, L, D). After breakfast hotel check out and departure to our next destination. On the middle of the way and after lunch, you will meet your private transport or shuttle bus and proceed overland to Sarapiqui. Check In at Selva Verde Lodge with afternoon at leisure. This hotel is one of the pioneer’s rain forest lodges in CR and it is located just in front the Sarapiqui River. The rooms are rustic but with all the comfort and the hotel’s concept is an Indian village where the rooms are immersed into a big Palapa concept. Dinner included at the lodge.
DAY 5. COMBO ADVENTURE TOUR (B, L, D) After a full Costa Rican breakfast, you will experience a great adventure in Costa Rica. The Adventure Combo Tour is a combination of 2 of the most adventurous tours in Costa Rica. The Canopy Tour and the Whitewater Rafting. These 2 activities in just one day. The Canopy Tour has a total of 12 cables and 17 platforms, 7 of which are build on trees between 60 and 90 feet high. This unique experience will take you through a canyon where you start from the edge at the ground and after several tree and ground platforms you end at a landing platform on the ground crossing the canyon 2 or 3 times. The whitewater rafting leaves at the
Hacienda’s put-in and runs 13 Km. to Chilamate, with an average gradient of 1.2%. It can be run year-round and no previous experience is required. Lunch included at the Hacienda Pozo Azul. After the tour, hotel’s return. Dinner included at the lodge.
DAY 6. FREE TIME (B, L, D) Explore the surroundings of Sarapiqui on your own. We can give you some very good recommendations. Meals at the lodge.
Day 7. CHOCOLATE TOUR & ARENAL VOLCANO (B, L). In this three-hour activity you will discover the marvels of one of the favorite foods of humankind – chocolate. A plant originating in Mesoamerica with an extraordinarily rich history, cacao, or chocolate, was one of the most important products of the Maya and Aztec, as well as other Central American cultures. The tour includes a guided hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation, as well as to a forested section where you will observe forest species of cacao and how the product originally developed there. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree is explained. Onsite, you will learn about the process by which cacao is processed into chocolate (harvesting, fermentation, drying, milling). There also you may taste different types of chocolate, made from organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a group of rural women from Pueblo Nuevo de Guacimo dedicated to the production of organic chocolate. Lunch at the hotel and by 2:00 PM, land transfer to La Fortuna town where the impressive and active Arenal Volcano is located. Overnight at Hotel Volcano Lodge or similar.
Day 8. A FREESTYLE DAY IN ARENAL (B). Customize your vacation with the included adventure of your choice. Please select one. This option will be added to your final itinerary. Note: Some options are half day, others full day with lunch included.
– Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.
– Safari Adventure Boat.
– Horseback Riding to Arenal Volcano.
-Arenal Mundo Aventura Canopy Tour.
– Arenal Mountain Biking.
– La Fortuna Waterfall on Horseback.
– Arenal Volcano Hike.
– Arenal Hanging Bridges.
-Lake Arenal kayaking OR Boat Tour.
– Safari Kayaking.
-Sky Tram & Nature Walk.
Afternoon: Free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.
Day 9. MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH (B) Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Costa Verde or similar and free time for enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Evening: Free time for explore the rich nightlife of Manuel Antonio and have dinner in one of the great restaurants of the area. Lunch and dinner not included.
Day 10. A FREESTYLE DAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO (B). Customize your vacation with the included adventure of your choice. Please select one. This option will be added to your final itinerary. Note: Some options are half day and others full day with lunch included.
-Naranjo River rafting
-Manuel Antonio Park Nature Walk.
-Isla Damas Mangrove by Boat.
-Mountain Horseback riding.
Afternoon: free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.
Day 11-12. MANUEL ANTONIO BEACH (B) Free time.
Day 13. SAN JOSE (B). Morning free time for enjoy the beach or the hotel’s swimming pool. Afternoon, Hotel Check Out and transfer to San Jose. Upon arrival Hotel check in and free time. Lunch and dinner not included. Overnight at Hotel Wyndham Herradura.
Day 14. (B) – Transfer to the International Airport according with your schedules flight and Good bye.
|NOTES:||*Rates based in double occupancy and Standard Rooms at selected hotels. Upgrades available.
*All land transfers by shuttle bus. For private transfer service please contact us for a quotation.
*For single travelers, a single supplement applies. Please contact us for a quotation.
*Children under 10 y/o sharing room with parents 10% discount of the regular rate.
*Passengers under 3 years old are considered infants and do not pay any fee. Parents will assume their expenses and provide their meals.
* Upgrade your package with a Car Rental. Contact us for a quotation.
* For Christmas, New Year and Eastern Week, please add 10% extra to the regular rate.
*All rates include taxes and are Net Rates.
* Not last minute changes allowed once the program is confirmed and the clients begin the trip.
|SAN JOSE||Aurola Holiday Inn Wyndham Herradura / CATEGORY: 4 Stars / ROOM: Standard room|
|TORTUGUERO||Pachira Lodge / CATEGORY: Rainforest Lodge / ROOM: Standard room|
|SARAPIQUI||Selva Verde Lodge / CATEGORY: Rainforest Lodge / ROOM: Standard room|
|ARENAL||Volcano Lodge / CATEGORY: 4 Stars / ROOM: Standard room|
|MANUEL ANTONIO||Costa Verde / CATEGORY: 4 Stars / ROOM: Standard room|
|SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE:||The shuttle bus is a service where a maximum of 6-7 passengers travel in the same vehicle and to the same destination. By this way, we reduce the price of the transfer service and can arrange more economical packages. The service is very good, door to door, with recent model vehicles, full insured and A/C.|
|DEPARTURE DATES:||All our options are available all year around and we just need your travel dates in order to check the hotel’s availability and arrange it.|
|HOW BIG THE GROUPS ARE:||Our vacations are operated in an independent basis and you will not travel as part of a group unless you are part of a group. However, during the transfers and Daily Tours you will travel with other tourist we might have for that particular activity or service.|
|HOW TO RESERVE THIS PACKAGE:||Please send an email to email@example.com with as much as information you can about your desired vacation, number of participants, arrival dates, name of the package you are interested on and any other special requirements. Once you receive our confirmation form, a 20% deposit is due. Full payment due 45 days prior to departure.|
|CAN I CUSTOMIZE A PACKAGE:||Yes, you can use our packages as a base and make any change on it. We are very flexible. If these packages do not fit on your desired vacation, just send an email to us and we can prepare a new option for you.|
|AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED:||All our options includes the Land Portion only. Airfare must be on your own and indicate your arrival and departure dates to us in order to arrange the hotel’s bookings.|
|HOTEL CATEGORIES:||All the hotels used by Greenway Tours had been selected considering the best standards of quality and service. Our Hotels are between 3 and 5 stars. All inspected by our company’s owners and managers in order to guarantee an excellent service. At least 50% of our lodging contractors had been certified as Green Companies by the Costa Rican Tourist Board (Certification in Sustainable Tourism CST).|
|AIRPORT TRANSFERS:||All our packages include Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers with a professional bilingual tour guide upon your flight arrival.|
|VOUCHERS & WECOME KIT:||During the transfer service to your hotel, our tour guide will provide general information about your tour and give you a welcome kit with all the vouchers and documents you will need for your trip.|