Costa Rica Experience Tour

DURATION: 10 Days / 9 Nights
CHAPERONES: One free ticket for every 20 students. Minimum 20 students.
INCLUDE: 9 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, private transportation and naturalist tour guide.
NOT INCLUDE: International air fare, airport departure taxes, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, 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.
GROUP RATE: $1.340 Minimum 30 students.
NOTE: Rates quoted based on 2 double beds per room. Students could share 1 bed. In the case the teacher requests a single bed per student, we should re-quote the package.

LETTER CODES: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1. ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO TAMARINDO. (D) Arrival to the International Airport In Liberia. Upon arrival at the Liberia, 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 Tamarindo Beach and check in at Hotel Mar Rey. Dinner at the local restaurant Walter´s Place (Beach Front Restaurant).

Day 2. SCHOOL VISIT. (B, L, D) Breakfast and departure to the Local School in Tamarindo Town. Special activity and cultural interchange with the local students. Lunch in a local Soda (Typical local and small restaurant. Here the students will try our typical meals called Casado). Return to the hotel and visit the beach in front of the hotel. Evening Dinner & bonfire.

Day 3. SUNSET CATAMARAN BOAT TOUR (B, L, D). Morning free time for enjoy the beach. By Noon, departure on the Catamaran Sunset Cruise.

Silently glide along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast while passing some of Guanacaste’s exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles. Gaze off the bow with a cold tropical drink prepared and served by our crew as you scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale. Stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach while the ever-helpful crew prepares a feast of chicken or pasta salad, fruit, chips, pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chocolate chip cookies. The Marlin Del Rey Sailing Catamarans will set sail and you will hear the waves slide along the giant catamaran as the sun sets, illuminating the clouds left in the sky. Bring your camera and capture the moment everyone throughout the world talks about when on board the Marlin Del Rey Sailing Catamarans.

After the tour, return to the hotel and dinner.

Day 4. TRANSFER TAMARINDO TO RINCON DE LA VIEJA. (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel and free time for enjoy the beach or take extra activities such as surfing classes. After lunch, transfer to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Guachipelin Lodge. Free time for enjoy the place or swimming pool. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 5. RINCON DE LA VIEJA SCHOOL AND TOUR (B, L, D) Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the small town of Curubande. Here we will visit the public school and have a cultural interaction with the student and teachers. After it, return to the lodge for lunch. Afternnon, adventure tour. Horseback Riding and Tubing. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 6. TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (B, L, D) Time to say good bye to this unique lodge and continue to our next destination: Monteverde. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Monteverde Country Lodge. Lunch in Santa Elena Town. Afternoon special activity with the Monteverde Conservation League: Cooking Class and Horseback Riding tour. Dinner in Town.

Day 7. CANOPY TOUR AND SCHOOL VISIT (B, L D). During the morning, adventure tour at Sky-Trek.

You will ride an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at an observation area for fantastic views of the gulf and cloud forest. From this area, choose to return to the ground below by riding the gondola back down or opt for a faster trip by riding down on a zip line stretching across canyons and between treetops, the exhilarating adventure of zip lining down the mountainside begins, ultimately returning you to the starting point at the main building. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country.

Canopy tours, pioneered in Monteverde, use techniques developed by caves and canyon rappelers to let visitors experience the rainforest from a bird’s-eye view. You’ll whiz from lofty platform to platform via horizontal traverse cables, and while you’re moving too fast to see much wildlife it’s a thrill.

After this amazing experience, return to the hotel and lunch. Afternoon, visit the Santa Elena Local School for an intercultural experience. Late afternoon, return to the hotel and free time. Dinner in Santa Elena Town.

Day 8. TRANSFER TO SAN JOSE. TARCOLES RIVER BOAT TOUR (B, L D). Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure to the Central Pacific Coast, where the Tarcoles River is located with its many giant crocodiles. Boat tour for enjoy the rich wildlife of this incredible ecosystem, including scarlet macaws, monkeys, many different aquatic birds and the huge crocodiles. Lunch included after the boat tour. After this activity, we will continue towards to San Jose City, the capital of Costa Rica, with a short stop at Sarchi Town. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Park Inn. Dinner in a local restaurant in San Jose.

Day 9. TOUR TO POAS VOLCANO & LA PAZ WATERFALLS GARDENS (B, L D). As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape. There are two crater lakes near the summit. The northern lake is known as the Laguna Caliente (“hot lagoon”) and is located at a height of 2,300 m in a crater approximately 1.7 km wide and 290–300 m deep. It is one of the world’s most acidic lakes. The acidity varies after rain and changes in volcanic activity, sometimes reaching a pH of almost 0; consequently, it supports little or no aquatic life. The bottom of this lake is covered with a layer of liquid sulphur. Acid gases create acid rain and acid fog, causing damage to surrounding ecosystems and often irritation of eyes and lungs. Lake Botos, the southern lake, fills an inactive crater, which last erupted in 7500 BC. It is cold and clear, and is surrounded by a cloud forest located within the Poás Volcano National Park.

Once at the park, you will be able to admire the crater from a beautiful lookout point not too far from the main park’s entrance. The Visitors center offer a cafeteria, a souvenir store, a video room and a small museum regarding the volcano.

Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden, the Monkies, Felines and the frog’s exhibit. At La Paz Waterfalls Gradens you will have a great time learning with our naturalist tour guide all about the rich Costa Rican biodiversity.

By the middle of the afternoon, you will return to the hotel.

Day 10. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AND GOOD BYE. (B, L D). According with you flight reservation, transfer to the International Airport and good bye.

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