Corcovado Tent Camp and Arenal Expedition Tour

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: $ 2.300
CATEGORIES SUPERIOR CLASS

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 Aurola Holiday Inn and free time at leisure.

Day 2. CORCOVADO TENT CAMP (B, L, D). Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for take a domestic flight to Drake Bay. Upon arrival a, Tent Camp representative will pick you up for a short transfer to the lodge. The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp offers you an affordable and comfortable opportunity to vacation on one of the most beautiful places on the planet; the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The lodge is located just southwest of Drake Bay on the western side of the Osa Peninsula. The Camp is close to Corcovado National Park and the Caño Island Biological Reserve.

The tent camp provides comfortable accommodations in full-size tents with wood-frame beds. The tents are covered by a large tarp to protect them from the tropic sun and rain. Each has a front deck with chairs and a great view of the Pacific Ocean! The meals provided are delicious and filling, a healthy and balanced diet of Tico and International Cuisine!

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 macaw’s 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 Tent Camp.

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 Fortuna Town and Arenal Volcano. Check in at Hotel Arenal Paraiso or similar 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.
-Venado Caves.
– 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 Wyndham Herradura.

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 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.
SELECTED HOTELS
SAN JOSE Aurola Holiday Inn / CATEGORY: 5 Stars / ROOM: Standard
Wyndham Herradura / CATEGORY: 5 Stars / ROOM: Standard
CORCOVADO Corcovado Tent Camp / CATEGORY: 3 Stars / ROOM: Standard
ARENAL Arenal Paraiso / CATEGORY: 3 Stars / ROOM: Standard
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 info@greenwaytours.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.

 

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