Extreme Natural in 15 days
Day 1: Alajuela
Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, our driver will welcome you to Costa Rica and take you to the Buena Vista hotel located 16 kilometers (10 miles) away. The hotel staff will accommodate you in the hotels Deluxe Room.
Day 2 - Irazú Volcano – San José:
Enjoy a tropical breakfast, after our driver-guide will take you to Irazú Volcano National Park, it is the highest Volcano of Costa Rica, where you can walk in the Tropical Mountain Forest, during cloudless days one can see the main crater and Diego Dela Haya Crater. Then you will visit the Orosi Valley and its Colonial Church. Then we will continue the journey to reach the Hotel Radisson Europe, located in downtown San Jose near theaters, museums, parks, monuments, among other attractions.
Day 3 - San José – Tortuguero:
The adventure to the Caribbean starts with the Tortuguero package of Pachira Lodge, It is a 3 days adventure to the north Caribbean of Costa Rica . The Pachira Lodge guide will pick you up at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the lobbie in Hotel Radisson and will take you to the Caribbean coast, along the way you will appreciate the beauty of the Braulio Carrillo
National Park, around 8 a.m. you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast. The next stop will be at a banana complex packaging factory, which is one of the main agricultural export products (subject to availability). Then you will board a boat that will transports you through an area of lush natural beauty up to Pachira Lodge, there the lodge staff will welcome you and accommodate you into your room, after you will be served a cocktail and a delicious midday meal. During the afternoon you will visit the beach and the village of Tortuguero where you can learn from the local culture. Then at after dusk has settled in you will enjoy a tasty dinner and then retire for the night.
Day 4 - Tortuguero:
Enjoy a tasty breakfast. In the morning we will visit the Tortuguero National Park, your tour guide will take you on a very close experience with wildlife in the area, special boats to facilitate observation of flora and fauna (The time is subject to change). After lunch you will have the afternoon off, or do any of the optional activities that the area offers, such as kayaking, canopy, walk in the paths of the lodge, or enjoy the pool. When the sunsets you will enjoy a tasty dinner and then retire for the night. Seasonal arriving of the Green Sea Turtle from July until September, ask for this optional night tour.
Day 5 - Tortuguero - Arenal:
Do you enjoy the Breakfast, check out from Pachira Lodge return to the town of Guápiles, where you will have lunch at the restaurant El Ceibo. The Pachira Lodge package ends around 1 pm and 506 Expeditions driver guide will be waiting to continue the journey to the Hotel Los Lagos, where you will stay for 2 nights in a superior room. Los Lagos is located in the north of the country at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. During the evening you will have access to Los Lagos Hot Water Springs, totally natural and heated by volcanic activity.
Day 6 - Arenal:
Breakfast buffet, then our driver-guide will take you on a tour of Aerial Tram and Zip Lines (canopy tour) in the park Sky Adventures (minimum age is 8 years old), you will board a cable car taking you to the top of a hill, spectacular views from the upper mountain and from there to drop in several cables until you return to the same point of departure. Then we will take you to park Arenal Hanging Bridges, which is a walk in the Tropical Rain Forest with a distance of about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles), along the route you will cross some suspension bridges giving you the opportunity to appreciate the treetops and upper forest. During the late evening you will have access to Los Lagos Hot Springs again.
Day 7 - Arenal - Bijagua:
Breakfast buffet, then our driver will take you to visit the Tenorio Volcano National Park, a walking trail with a distance of about 4 kilometers long. During the tour you can see how the Rio Celeste changes the color of crystal clear water a turquoise-blue due to a physicochemical reaction due to concentration micro particles of minerals in the river. Then our driver will take you to the small town of Bijagua, which is located between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes. You will stay at Tenorio Lodge.
Day 8 - Bijagua - Liberia.
Breakfast at the lodge, then visit the National Park Rincon de la Vieja, a trail walk hike in Pailas with moderate difficulty, has two sections, one with a beautiful forest waterfall (during the rainy season), and another trail walk with small shrubs and many pockets of geothermal activity. From there you will be transferred to Hacienda Borinquen and enjoy the hot water springs and the thermo spa of the lodge.
Day 9 - Liberia - Monteverde:
Breakfast at the lodge, then you will go to Monteverde, three and a half hours driving, where you will stay in the Hotel El Establo in a superior room.
Day 10 - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio:
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and then visit the Cloud Forest at Monteverde Sky Adventure Park, a nature guide will show you the secrets of this type of ecosystem rich in epiphytes (An epiphyte is a plant that grows upon another plant, such as Orchids or Ferns). Then your driver will transfer to Manuel Antonio where you will stay at the Hotel Parador in a garden plus room for 3 nights.
Day 11 - Manuel Antonio:
Buffet Breakfast, then transfer to Manuel Antonio National Park, there your guide will lead you on a hike thru the trails of the tropical rainforest, where you can observe many species of flora and fauna. At the end of the walk you can enjoy the beautiful third beach or also called Manuel Antonio beach, with little surfs is special for swimming. After this event you will be returned to the Hotel Parador. During the afternoon could go swimming in the hotel pool with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 12 - Manuel Antonio - Sierpe – Uvita
Enjoy your breakfast buffet, the tour-guide will shuttle you to the port Sierpe, where we will ride across river on La Perla del Sur Operator taking you through an adventure in the Terraba Sierpe Mangroves. The Costa Rican ecosystems of Mangroves supply nursery habitat for many flora and fauna species, including commercial fish and crustaceans, their presence helps sustain the local habitat of fish and shellfish. From there the tour guide will take you on a nature walk thru San Pedrillo trails of Corcovado National Park. A light lunch will be served during the tour. Return at about 3 pm to continue to Cuna del Angel Hotel.
Day 13 - Uvita San Gerardo de Dota
Breakfast at the hotel, and your driver-guide will take you to the Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo of Dota, on the way enjoy the sub alpine Paramus, a type of forest on the very high land of Costa Rica. The road will go over 3400 meters ( 11150 feet) above sea level.
Day 14 - San Gerardo de Dota - Alajuela.
Breakfast at the lodge and then we will take you on a nature trail in the clouded forest of the area, which has a rich diversity of vegetation and wildlife, especially upper land birds. San Gerardo area belongs to Cerro de la Muerte (Canyon of Death), which is one of the highest mountains of Costa Rica. After this hike we will return to Alajuela, in the Central Valley, hotel accommodations will be at the Hotel Buena Vista in a Deluxe room, welcome back to the Central Valley.
Day 15 - Out of the country:
Enjoy a tropical breakfast. Trusting that you enjoyed our beautiful nation of Costa Rica, our driver, after breakfast, will take you to the international airport to return home.
The package includes:
· Transfer in Day 1.
· Transfer out Day 15.
· 11 days of private transportation with driver-guide, Days 2,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14.
· 2 nights at Hotel Buena Vista, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Hotel Radisson Europa, breakfast and taxes are included.
· Tortuguero 3 days package with Pachira Lodge, lodging, meals, guiding servise, tours, transportation, Tortuguero National Park fees, and taxes are included.
· 2 nights at Hotel Los Lagos with 2 days full pass to the hot springs, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Hotel Tenorio, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Hacienda Borinquen, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Hotel El Establo, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 2 nights at hotel Parador, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Hotel Cuna del Angel, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 1 night at Trogon Lodge, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 3 guided tours to National Parks Irazú Volcano, Tortuguero National Park, Tenorio Volvano National Park, Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Manuel Antonio, entrance fees are included.
· 1 Sky Tram plus Sky Trek Tours (Aerial Tram plus Zip Lines).
· 1 Guided tour to the Hanging Bridges of Arenal.
· 1 guided tour to the Sky Walk Cloud Forest in Monteverde.
· Corcovado National Park operated by La Perla del Sur, boat, guiding service, light lunch, National Park fees, and taxes are included.
· Trogon Lodge guided tour.
The package does not include:
· Flight tickets.
· Tips for the staff.
· Seasonal optional Turtle Tour in Tortuguero.