|DURATION:||8 Days / 7 Nights|
|INCLUDE:||8 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:||$ 1.999|
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 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 Brasil, 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 a.m). 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. TORTUGUERO & TRANFER TO ARENAL VOLCANO (B, L, D): Morning tour: Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals at dawn, and take your best shots of a real Caribbean sunrise. Breakfast upon arrival to the lodge. Departure to Arenal Volcano by boat and bus. On the middle of the way and after lunch, you will meet your private transport or shuttle bus and proceed overland to Arenal. Check In at Hotel Arenal Paraiso and free time at leisure.
Evening: visit Baldi Hot Springs, where you can relax in the soothing waters and be caressed by the cool night air while observing the stars and the incredible night sky above the volcano. Dinner included. Note: Transportation form the hotel to the hot springs not included, but it is only 5 minutes by cab.
Day 5. ARENAL VOLCANO –SAN JOSE (B). Morning, free time at leisure. Afternoon, land transfer to San Jose and hotel check in at Hotel Wyndham Herradura.. Free time at leisure. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 6. TORTUGA ISLAND CRUISE (B, L) This one day voyage into the exotic Gulf of Nicoya is perhaps the most enchanting experience to be enjoined in this charming and beautiful country. From our cast-off to the open sea, history, legend and breath taking views are yours to experience and treasure. We will go sailing past San Lucas, the famous former jail island, then on to Gypsy and Sugar Loaf islands and we make landfall at midday. In a magic cove, we pause a few hours to indulge in swimming, shell collecting, snorkelling or just plain relaxing in the sun or at the bar. Our delicious lunch features fresh sea foods with lunch fruits and vegetables from the area.
From our 6:00am pick up at your hotel to an approximate 7:00pm return, a festive party atmosphere, with excitement and sport, will make for a marvellous one day journey into the myriad hideaway ports of the pirates of yesterday. Overnight in San Jose. Dinner on your own.
Day 7 POAS VOLCANO & LA PAZ WATERFALLS (B, L). Enjoy the contrasts of urban and rural areas, as we drive to the Poas Volcano National Park and continue up the mountains toward San Pedro de Poas. The good climate and fertile soils make this area very productive and the landscape beautiful. Dairy farming, coffee, sugar cane, vegetables, all can be seen during this ride. Poas Volcano National Park is considered the largest geyser in the world, due to its explosive, geyser-like eruptions, which it frequently displays at irregular intervals. This park offers much more than just the spectacular volcanic activity and the visitor will be struck by the intense green colour of the foliage and the great variety of wild flowers.
The most conspicuous plant in the park is the poor people’s umbrella, whose leaves grow up to 2 meters in diameter. When we walk on the trails to Lake Botos we can admire this plant. As well as some of the birds found here and the large population of colourful frogs and toads. On a clear day we will see the lake at the bottom of the crater, whose muddy waters change colours depending on the degree of volcanic activity. This park has excellent facilities in its visitors’ center, where they will provide us with more visual information on the flora and fauna to be found at this park with a cloud forest habitat, as well as information on the geological formation of the mountains.
After we enjoy this amazing place, we will be visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens for enjoy the beauty of some of the best waterfalls in Costa Rica. At his place, you will have the opportunity to see the largest Butterfly Garden of the world and learn about these beautiful insects. After this, you can walk along the concrete paths into this unique rain forest and enjoy its rich biodiversity, admire the Hummingbird Gallery and taste a real Costa Rican meal in the restaurant. Dinner on your own.
Day 8. TRANSFER OUT. Transfer to the International Airport and Good bye. (B).
|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 Wyndham Herradura / CATEGORY: 5 Stars / ROOM: Standard|
|TORTUGUERO||Pachira Lodge / CATEGORY: 3 Stars / ROOM: Standard|
|ARENAL||Arenal Paraiso / CATEGORY: 4 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 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 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.|