Costa Rica, Arenal, Monteverde,Manuel Antonio
Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Safari Boat, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio National Park and beach, Espadilla beach.
9 Days 8 Nights
An AAA Tours or hotel representative will be at the San Jose airport waiting for you to take you to your hotel. (If you have an early flight you can travel to your first destination.)
Travel Time 10 minutes
Day 2 Travel to Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs in the evening. You control what time to start EVERY Tour Day!
Arenal Volcano: This was one of the most active volcanoes in the world until recently. Although Arenal is not erupting as frequently as before, you will enjoy majestic views of this colossal giant and the surrounding areas. Almost everyday you can see smoke coming out of its perfectly shaped cone. After checking into your hotel in the early afternoon, you can decide what time you want to go to the hot springs to relax.
Hot Springs: Enjoy the thermal effects of flowing water coming from deep within the earth. rich with minerals from the volcano. The water is therapeutic for aching bones and joints. You also can enjoy the beauty of the gardens around the springs pools as you relax and watch birds and butterflies flying by on tropical breezes.
Travel Time 3.5 Hrs.
Day 3 Floating safari boat tour. (This tour is best done in the early morning to see the most wildlife!)
Floating safari boat tour: Enjoy a two hour safari boat trip down one of Costa Rica`s beautiful rivers inside a wildlife reserve called Caño Negro. Caño Negro is a remote tropical everglade where you will see many water birds, caimans, iguanas, and maybe tree sloths, Capuchin white-faced monkeys and howler monkeys along the shore.
Travel Time 1.5 Hrs.
Day 4 Travel to Monteverde cloud forest area & open afternoon
Monteverde cloud forest: The cloud forest named for the ephemeral mists that always envelop them. Costa Rica’s cloud forests are typically found at elevations above 3,500 feet. One of the highlights in Monteverde reserve is to spot the gorgeous Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds of the world. Be sure to visit the canopy before leaving the cloud forest. (Ask us for more details)
Travel Time 3.0 Hrs.
Day 5 Visit a Monteverde cloud forest reserve
Visiting a cloud forest reserve will give you the chance to see different types of birds and wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles in this area. Here you might be able to spot a jaguar, ocelot, puma, margay, oncilla and jaguarondi. The reserve has trails for hiking and walking and is an excellent place for photography.
Travel Time 15 Mins.
Day 6 Travel to Manuel Antonio beach
Manuel Antonio beach: A beautiful, small beach town, located on the Pacific coast. Because it’s located at the base of a wooded mountainside, there is a lot of wildlife to see, including the white faced Capuchin monkey! The remainder of the day is free.
Travel Time 3 Hrs.
Day 7 Visit Manuel Antonio national park
Manuel Antonio national park guided tour: This national park is a beautiful mix of forest and beach which affords one the opportunity to swim and relax and also observe up close iguanas, capuchin monkeys, raccoons, tree sloths, coatis, … There a several trails in the park, one of which leads to a lookout point high above the ocean shore with beautiful views of the park below! After the tour, free time to enjoy the beaches in the park or to explore more trails.
Travel Time 15 Mins.
Day 8 Open morning & start heading towards airport area. (If you have a late departing flight the next day, spend another night at the beach to enjoy additional tours or beach time!)
Espadilla beach: This morning you have the option to go to Espadilla Beach and relax and enjoy the ocean, or take an optional tour before heading back towards the airport after lunch. You will spend your last night in a hotel near the airport.
Travel Time 3 Hrs.
Day 9 Fly back home after a great time in Costa Rica!
At a time convenient for you, take a shuttle from the hotel to the airport for your return flight home.
This Vacation Package is…
Price $1,272.00 per person, double occupancy room
- 2 nights Hampton Inn
- 2 nights Volcano Lodge
- 2 nights Poco a Poco
- 2 nights The Falls
- Breakfasts: 8 (B)
- Lunches: 1 (L)
- Dinners: 0 (D)
Transportation All your transportation and fuel is included. Tour van with insurance and permits to work in tourism in Costa Rica, with private bilingual driver. Tours and places visited in the itinerary:
- Hot springs
- Arenal volcano area
- Cano negro safari boat trip with lunch included.
- Entrance to the Cloud forest reserve and guided tour
- Entrance to Manuel Antonio National park and guided tour
- Espadilla beach
- Alcoholic beverages
- Optional side tours
- Food not described in the itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
- Departure taxes( $29.00 per person at the airport)
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