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Guided Tours
Costa Rica Best
8 (Days / 7 Nights)

This package includes all the Costa Rican essentials, an impressive volcano, tropical jungles and cloud forests boasting exuberant flora and fauna.


 • Meet & Greet at the airport 
 • Transfers on an A/C motorcoach throughout the whole itinerary 
 • Tour guided throughout the whole itinerary 
 • 2 Nts Hotel Colonial or similiar , standard room(B) 
 • 2 Nts Laguna Lodge or similiar  standard room(FB) 
 • 1 Nt La Pradera Hotel oor similiar , standard room(B) 
 • 2 Nts/ Monteverde Country Lodge or similiar, standard room(B) 
 • All tours described above 
 • Meals described above 
 • All taxes and service charge

What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) 

We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. 

For the beach areas please dont forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. 
For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 1 : Arrival in San Jose

Arrive by air into San Jose. A representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to the Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at Hotel Colonial or similiar , standard Room, breakfast included.

Day 2 : San Jose - Tortuguero (B-L-D)

After breakfast, early morning departure for Tortuguero. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Braulio Carillo National Park and then a three-hour boat trip to the canals of Tortuguero.Upon arrival to the lodge enjoy a welcome cocktail and lunch. 

The lodge will then schedule a visit to the Turtle Museum and town of Tortuguero. Afternoon free to relax in the pool or take advantage of the hiking trails.

In the evening, after a delicious meal, you will relax along the canal's edge with a cocktail and enjoy the night sounds of the jungle.

Overnight at Laguna Lodge or similiar standard room, all meals and tours included.

Day 3 : Tortuguero Canals (B-L-D)

During the day enjoy scheduled boat tours to the small canals for wildlife observation.

A jungle adventure of a lifetime! Think Amazon, only on a smaller scale. Tortuguero National Park, with its 21,000 hectares of preserved tropical rain forest, provides one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife.

Overnight at Laguna Lodge or similiar standard room, all meals and tours included.

Day 4 : Arenal (B-D)

Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Caño Blanco Port. Take shuttle transfer to the Arenal area. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list.

Afternoon arrival to the Hotel, your home-base for tonight. 

Visit the volcanic thermal mineral pools at the Ecotermales Hot Springs.

Overnight at La Pradera Hotel or similiar , Cabaña room, breakfast included.

Day 5 : Hike to Arenal/ Monteverde (B)

Hike through the diverse flora and fauna to the famous lava wall where you will walk on lava rocks from ancient times and observe lava boulders tumbling down the flanks of Arenal

Afterwards drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. 

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most diverse and rich tropical cloud forests in the New World and home to the resplendent Quetzal and the rare bell bird. Monteverde is not only interesting for the Cloud Forest Reserve's inhabitants, but also for its founders, the Quakers. 

After check-in, feel free to explore your new surroundings. 

Overnight at Monteverde Country Lodge or similiar, Standard Room, breakfast included.

Day 6 : Monteverde Cloudforest - Sky Trek/Tram (B)

In the morning you will hike through the well marked trails of the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve. You will hike through the well-marked-trails, waterfalls, rivers, and the observation area of the park. If you are lucky you might spot a Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds in the world. You will also see an amazing variety of flora and fauna in this tour.

Then enjoy an afternoon adventure at the Sky Trek/Tram. 
Sky Tram is a guided tour and you can have the opportunity of intermediate the ride with short stops to observe the cloud forest biodiversity. This tour starts with a high technology cableway that includes a ride of 1600 meters (both ways) with altitudes between 1400 and 1600 m.a.s.l. It ends up into a wide observation platform, where you start Sky Trek.

Sky Trek is a secure system of trails and zip lines, in the Monteverde Cloud Forest that offers visitors the opportunity to observe and appreciate the nature from different vantage points. It is similar to other canopy tours in Costa Rica, but incorporates some significant differences, such as being of larger scale, metal platforms covered with mesh-covered and steel rails which prevent falling or sliding. It also includes 4544 feet of trails, eleven transversal cables (from 131 feet to 2525 feet) long, and two observatory towers for a panoramic view (360º) of the Guanacaste, San Carlos and Puntarenas lowlands. 

Overnight at Monteverde Country Lodge or similiar, Standard Room, breakfast included.

Day 7 : San Jose (B-D)

Before return to San Jose short visit to Chesee Factory of Monteverde and CASEM Handicrafts Cooperative.Return to San Jose. 
Farewell dinner. 

Overnight at Hotel Colonial or similiar , Standard Room, breakfast included.

Day 8 : Departure (B)

Transfer to the international airport and flight home or take a beach extension.
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