|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|INCLUDE:||7 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:||$ 3.450|
Our multiday vacation packages in Costa Rica had been designed considering the best standards of quality, service, locations and price in order to provide an unforgettable experience.
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 package of vouchers and information about your trip. Transfer to Hotel Real Intercontinental and free time at leisure.
Day 2. CORCOVADO NATIONALPARK (B, L, D). Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for take a domestic flight to Drake Bay or Palmar Sur. Upon arrival, a Casa Corcovado representative will meet you and provide the transfer service to the hotel. Casa Corcovado is a prime location on the edge of Corcovado National Park, luxury first-class service and food, exciting activities. Spanish colonial-style Bungalows are spread around a garden for maximum privacy, this unique lodge offers accommodations constructed with the highest concern for conservation in harmony with the landscape and the environment, this is our commitment to responsible tourism.
If you are planning to visit Costa Rica we would like to invite you to have the most extraordinary rainforest experience by staying at Casa Corcovado. The lodge is the closest to Corcovado National Park, the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America. Located on the Osa Peninsula is southwestern Costa Rica, Corcovado in the “crown Jewel” of a world-renowned national park system.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park. Carefully designed and built by an American naturalist with over Thirty years of local experience. There are no roads to Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, access is only by motor launch. The adventure begins upon your arrival at our reception center, “La Hacienda”, in the town of Sierpe. After your captain has the luggage packed aboard your boat, you can embark on a one and a half hour ride down the Sierpe River, winding your way through the largest mangrove wetlands system on the Pacific Coast of Central America. You then follow the coast until arriving at Casa Corcovado. Refreshments will be served during the trip and lunch and a complimentary cocktail will be ready to welcome you to the Jungle. Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge provides the ideal base for your in-depth rainforest experience. All meals included at the lodge.
Day 3. CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK TOUR (B, L, D). For a full day in the thick of the rainforest, Corcovado National Park is unparalleled for breathtaking beauty, abundant wildlife and foliage nearly pulsing with lushness. After breakfast at the Tent Camp, you’ll board a boat for a 25-minute ride to the San Pedrillo Station, the northernmost ranger station of Corcovado National Park.
An hour’s walk along the beach, led by a local naturalist guide, brings you to a forest trail up the Rio Pargo. Enormous primary growth trees dripping with epiphytic plants, such as orchids, bromeliads and ferns are numerous in this area. The quiet of the jungle is occasionally broken with the guttural bark of howler monkeys, the shrieks of scarlet macaws and the rustle of agoutis in the bush. Sloths make their slow way among branches overhead. The rainforest canopy creates a cool environment for hiking well-groomed trails.
A midday we’ll have lunch under the shade of a mango tree on Llorona beach allows you to enjoy the hiss and boom of the surf while resting from your morning’s expedition. The next leg of the adventure is a walk up the San Pedrillo River, leading to a rainforest waterfall great for a cool dip. Keep your eyes open for exotic birds and small wildlife. Kingfishers and Jesus Christ lizards are residents of this river. The park is home to cougars, jaguars, ocelots, and giant anteaters, all endangered species. Four species of monkey live in the trees overhead: the howler, white-faced capuchin, spider and squirrel monkey. The park also protects the largest population of scarlet macaws in Costa Rica. As macaws mate for life, they usually fly in pairs. You’ll see their brilliant colors displayed against the green of the forest.
In late afternoon, with senses heightened, we board the return craft to the hotel.
Day 4. CANO ISLAND PARK TOUR (B, L, D). A day trip to Caño Island will prove to be an unforgettable experience to divers, snorkelers, hikers, and nature lovers alike. The island is around 8 miles off the coast of the Osa Peninsula, and during the boat ride there is usually some fishing for wahoo or tuna performed.
Also, most likely you will have the opportunity to see schools of dolphin swimming around the boat, and whales cruise these waters and are often sighted during their migration season. Caño Island rises like a giant emerald from the sea. Soaring coastal cliffs, white-sand beaches and a densely forested interior make this island one of the most dramatic landmasses in the area.
Indigenous pre-Columbian burial grounds on the island have contributed to its designation as a protected archeological and biological reserve. There are several trails inside the island that lead to the Indian burial sites. Here you can contemplate the perfectly store spheres that they used to adorn their sacred sites. It is still a mystery to the scientific community how these spheres were made.
The diving and snorkeling crowd will be treated to an underwater playground of caves, cliffs and canyons at seven separate dive sites. White-tipped shark, barracuda, red snapper, dog-toothed snapper, and several varieties of rays are a few of the marine species awaiting you. Snorkelers will enjoy schools of colorful tropical fish closer to shore.
Cano Island is surrounded by five platforms of low reefs where over a dozen species of coral grow abundantly. These shelves house countless life forms like sea urchins, lobsters, and all sorts of giant conchs.
After a picnic lunch shaded by almond trees on the beach, guests are free to explore the island’s burial sites on self-guided trails, play a friendly game of beach volleyball, go for another round of swimming, snorkeling, diving, or simply relaxes on the sun-warmed sand. The emerald forests, crystal-clear waters, abundant marine and bird life, and several intimate beach coves will make your trip to the island a memorable adventure.
Day 5. CORCOVADO – SAN JOSE – ARENAL (B, L). Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to the local airport for a domestic flight to San Jose. Upon arrival, a Greenway Tours representative will meet you and provide a land transfer to Arenal Volcano. 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. Check in at Hotel Royal Corin and free time at leisure.
Day 6. 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.
– Safari Kayaking.
-Sky Tram & Nature Walk.
Afternoon: Free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.
Day 7. FREE TIME (B). During the morning, free time at leisure. Early afternoon, land transfer to San Jose. Overnight at Hotel Real Intercontinental in San Jose.
Day 8. GOOD BY: (B). Transfer to the International Airport accordingly with your scheduled 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 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.
* Hotels Categories: Tourist Class: 2-3 Stars / Superior Class: 3-5 Stars / Deluxe: 5 Stars
|SAN JOSE||Real Intercontinental|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 60 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.|