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15 days / nights 14

Abbreviations: B: Breakfast, L:Lunch, D: Dinner,
TG: Transfer Guide, LG: Local Guide
People: 2
Price per person per day: $ 136
Price per person: $ 2,035

Total Package: $ 4,070

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Day 1    

Lodging at Country Inn Trapp Family


The Trapp Family Country Inn is located only 1 mile from Juan Santamaría International Airport. We offer comfortable accomodations along with genuine family service in a peaceful atmosphere. This colonial style hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with centenary fig trees.

From the private balcony of your room, in the terraze or by the pool, you will enjoy nature and relax with the musical sound of the birds. A true oasis in the middle of the city.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)

- Amount booked (1): (2 person)


Transfer in Airport - Hotel in charge of Country Inn Trapp Family. Leisure Day

Day 2    

Lodging at Country Inn Trapp Family



Dinner in San Jose Mountains, Ram Luna Restaurant and Lookout point


Ram Luna is a Restaurant lookout point located in the high mountains of Aserri San Jose, the staff of Tropical Expeditions will pick you up in the hotel and drive you to the placeheaven touch the mountain, there, a delicious dinner, 3 hors of open bar, typical dances and traditions show is just part of the perfect beggining to experience Costa Rica.  The view is the best show however, the whole city lights towards the black mountain is simply an amazing show you can´t miss.

Take a light jacket or sweater with you because is a little bit cooler than the rest of the trip.  Dress code casual.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)


Leisure morning, afternoon tour.

Day 3    

Lodging at Country Inn Trapp Family



VIP City Bus


The first european style bus in Costa Rica, a city tour with panoramic views, but with luxury and personalized attention, see the culture and feel the folklore with marimba music, drinks, cocktails, visiting the  Estadio Nacional,  Teatro Nacional, Mercado Central, Monumento Nacional, eamong others.

Includes drinks, enterteiment, pick up and drop off in the hotel.

Lunch is optional, request if needed.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 4    

Lodging at Country Inn Trapp Family



Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens


Pick up in San José hotel and go to Poas Volcano, a very nice volcano with a lagoon filled with water and many minerals and volcanic material.  Easy paths marked to the very top of the volcano.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour starts with exotic plants and animals, one stop in tipical house and farm animals showing how our grand parents lived and continue to lunch, after that start paths in a peacefull and nice forest to see 5 beautiful and imponent waterfalls.

Back to the hotel.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 5    

Private T.G. from San Jose to Arenal or the other way.


Driving time: 4 h 45 min  / Distance: 206.5 km




Lodging at Arenal Paraiso


One of their most enticing attractions is the gorgeous river of thermal mineral waters. Thermal mineral waters are 100% natural and are surrounded by the natural beauty of unique paradise. The waters spring are from natural underground river of Arenal Volcano which carries large variety of minerals that can benefit the skin in many different ways, in addition to providing the peace and relaxation that you need and desire.

Amenities:

Private bath with hairdryer

Hot water

Air condition room

Cable TV

Telephone

Mini refrigerator

Coffee maker

Safe deposit box

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)


Leisure day at the hotel hot springs and pools.

Day 6    

Lodging at Arenal Paraiso



Canopy Aventuras Arenal Ecoglide


Ecoglide Canopy is the eassiest and safest canopy in Costa Rica, the guide is completely professional and will make of this experience a fly over the skies and forests of Arenal area.

This tour includes transportation, guide and equipment.

This tour takes approximately 2 hours to 3 hours.



Hanging Bridges Aventuras Arenal


Visitor who love nature can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping.
The bridges are build of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. They were designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world.
Guided by a naturalist, who through the natural history will open for you the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest, make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
 
Duration: 04 hours approx.
Includes: transportation, guide, water, sodas and entrance fee.
What to bring: light clothes, hiking shoes, sun lotion, repellent, camera, binoculars and raincoat.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 7    

Lodging at Arenal Paraiso



Horseback Riding La Fortuna Waterfalls with Arenal Adventures


Nice tour horse back riding to La Fortuna Waterfalls, includes transportation, guide, equipment.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 8    

Lodging at Arenal Paraiso



Trekking Arenal 1968 with Arenal Adventures


A "must do" tour in Arenal for sure. Beautiful and impressive Arenal Volcano will amuse you from the beginning of the trip. Our attentive personnel will wait for you at the hotel lobby to lead you to one of our comfortable vans with air conditioning. During the transfer to the trail, which takes about 10 to 30 minutes depending of the hotel location, our guide will talk briefly about the tour itinerary and explain you with detail some really interesting data, about the volcano and the area in general as well.

When arriving to place for the hike in the trail, we will prepare ourselves: repellent, sun block lotion, a bottle of water (included) and a quick visit to the restrooms of the place, are some recommendations for you to enjoy with comfort the tour. 

All set, we'll trek through different scenarios like open lands, lagoon shore, and of course lava mountain trailsbeing in good physical condition is necessary to fully enjoy the variable vegetationwe’ll have the chance to meet the local fauna.

You will also found an incredible viewpoint close to the volcanoyou’ll find yourself stepping on ancient lava flows turned into stone and views of the Arenal Lake and the landscape around as no other spot in the area. The guide will do his best to give you catching and interesting information about the place, the hiding fauna among the trees and bushes and of course about the Arenal Volcano.

At the end of the trail, a little bit tired, we’ll get to the main observatory of the Arenal 1968 Parkyou will enjoy a very well deserved snack and drinks. Enjoy the view of the arenal scenario and rest on your way back to the hotels.

  •  Departure: 8:00 approx.
  •  Duration: 05 hours approx.
  •  Includes: transportation, guide, water, snacks and entrance fee.
  •  Recommendations: light clothes, hiking shoes, sun lotion, repellent, camera, binoculars and raincoat.
Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 9    

Boat transfer from Arenal to Monteverde


Travel Duration: Approx 4 hours

A staff of Aventuras Arenal will pick you up and take you to the other side of the Arenal Lake. From there, you will be transferred by land, to your hotel in Monteverde.

NOW Sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery of Arenal Lake and beautiful Arenal Volcano!! 




Lodging at Monteverde Villa Lodge (B)


In the heart of Santa Elena, Monteverde, near all facilities, Villa Lodge is in the pulse of the Nature, perfect for families and nature lover travelers.  Charming and comfortable rooms or cabins.

Monteverde Villa Lodge nestled in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde steps away from adventure tours, banks, restaurants, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Villa Lodge is on the pulse of the nature isle - perfect for families looking for local experiences, and nature-lover travelers. Our lodge boasts 4 mountain cabins and 4 rooms designed with personal charm in a great family-style ambiance. - See more at: http://www.monteverdevillalodge.com/#sthash.ePOKSl26.dpuf
Monteverde Villa Lodge nestled in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde steps away from adventure tours, banks, restaurants, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Villa Lodge is on the pulse of the nature isle - perfect for families looking for local experiences, and nature-lover travelers. Our lodge boasts 4 mountain cabins and 4 rooms designed with personal charm in a great family-style ambiance. - See more at: http://www.monteverdevillalodge.com/#sthash.ePOKSl26.dpuf
Monteverde Villa Lodge nestled in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde steps away from adventure tours, banks, restaurants, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Villa Lodge is on the pulse of the nature isle - perfect for families looking for local experiences, and nature-lover travelers. Our lodge boasts 4 mountain cabins and 4 rooms designed with personal charm in a great family-style ambiance. - See more at: http://www.monteverdevillalodge.com/#sthash.ePOKSl26.dpuf
Monteverde Villa Lodge nestled in the heart of Santa Elena Monteverde steps away from adventure tours, banks, restaurants, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Villa Lodge is on the pulse of the nature isle - perfect for families looking for local experiences, and nature-lover travelers. Our lodge boasts 4 mountain cabins and 4 rooms designed with personal charm in a great family-style ambiance. - See more at: http://www.monteverdevillalodge.com/#sthash.ePOKSl26.dpuf
Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)


Leisure Day.

Day 10    

Lodging at Monteverde Villa Lodge (B)



Biological Reserve Monteverde Guided Tour


The avifauna of Monteverde include permanent resident species, long distance migrating species and altitudinal migrating species, which is characteristic of areas in or near the mountains in the Neotropics. Ninety one (91) species, (21%) of the bird fauna of Monteverde, are long distance migrating species that mainly reproduce in North America and pass by Monteverde during migration or spend the winter in the area. Four species like the Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus), the Piratic flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius) and the cabecigrís Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis) reproduce in Monteverde and migrate to South America during the non-reproductive period. Sixty-eight (68) of the bird species in Monteverde are altitudinal migrating species in the Central Mountain Range and other places in Costa Rica and probably make similar seasonal movements in Monteverde. Most bird species in Monteverde are primarily insectivores given that plants offer a wide variety of fruit. Epiphytes are important resources for both frugivorous birds as well as insectivorous birds at Monteverde.

Monteverde's mammals include elements of both North and South America as well as endemic species. The mammal fauna of the Monteverde region includes 6 species of marsupials, 3 shrews, at least 58 bats, 3 primates, 7 xenarthrans (edentate), 2 rabbits, a species of gopher, 3 species of squirrels, one species of spiny mouse, at least 15 species of long-tailed rats and mice (Family: Muridae), one species of porcupine, one species of agouti (Paca), one species of agouti (Dasyprocta punctata), 2 species of canids, 5 species of mustelids, 4 species of procyonid, 6 species of cats, 2 species of peccaries, 1 species of deer and one species of tapir.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)


Monteverde Biological Reserve guided, with transportation included.

Day 11    

Lodging at Monteverde Villa Lodge (B)



Butterfly Garden


Butterfly Garden is a magic kingdom with this fragil and beautiful creatures in Selvatura, the tour is self guided but if you have a question Selvatura staff will always try to answer it, have your camera close and ready for a great shot.



Hummingbird garden


With more than 25 species of hummingbirds with wonderfull birds are simply breathtaking and in this garden you may be trasported somehow to a dream of your childhoodyou played with fairies.  Don´t forget to have your camera on hand and ready, they are really fast but sometimes like to poss for pictures and you may get a really good shot.



Reptiles and Anphibians


The biggest collection of reptiles and anphibians is in Monteverde, snakes, lizards like reptiles, basiliscus and many other members of this family will wait for you and surprise you. 

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 12    

Gray Line Transfer (semiprivate)


Gray Line transfers is part of a huge company.  Known for its quality service and punctuality. They will be in charge of your transfer for this day.




Lodging at Espadilla


Hotel Playa Espadilla is located just 200 meters from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, we offer 16 comfortable rooms equipped with the best amenities for your enjoyment. Puerto Escondido Restaurant is surrounded by the lush beauty of the National Wildlife Refuge. It offers a Costa Rican and international premium menu in an atmosphere of exclusivity and tranquility unmatched in Playa Manuel Antonio.



Kayak or boat to Mangroves in Manuel Antonio


Safari Adventures will pick you up in the hotel and take you to do Mangroves Manuel Antonio Kayak or boat.  You will have the chance to see many aquatic birds and other animals in this enviroment.

Don´t forget your hat, sunscreen lotion, mosquitos repelent, camera and long easy dry pants and snicker shoes or sandals.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)


Leisure Day at the hotel or the beach. Night tour.

Day 13    

Lodging at Espadilla



Manuel Antonio National Park Guided


A bilingual naturalist guide bilingual will pick you up at your hotel and lead you to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Costa Rica, a transition between dry and rain forest full of life, lush green and many animal species.  Tour includes transportation hotel park and back, snacks, water, bilingual guide and entrance fees to park.
Playa Manuel Antonio, a tropical world. Perhaps one of the best and most beautiful in the world apart from a paradise for surfers. Jungles, waterfalls and nearby sandy beaches,  animals as iguanas, capuchin monkeys, sloths, raccoons, many kind of birds, palms, water colors that change with daylight in an impressive way. Manuel Antonio National Park.
You will hike into the National Park among exuberant nature being able to spot several animals like the mentioned above in a very relaxing hike of few hours, at the end you will reach the beach were you can relax under the palms or swim in the ocean, there are showersyou can wash out the sea salt water and sand too.  Remember to stay hydrated during the day.


Things you need to bring:
•    Mosquitos repelent
•    Sun Blocker
•    Water
•    walking shoes
•    comfortable clothing (long pants are recommended)
•    Swimming suite
•    Camera

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 14    

Lodging at Espadilla



Catamaran Manuel Antonio


2 hours of free time in Playa Manuel Antonio Lunch in the beach with great views and Catamaran Tour in Ocean King, duration: 4 hours Onboard you will enjoy catamaran snacks, unlimited soft and natural drinks, alcoholic beverages (8 total – 4 premium drinks and 4 beers). Also, enjoy the onboard dolphin watching and snorkeling tour. In the late afternoon, admire the sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner.

Lodging details for this day

- Amount booked (1): Double room (2 person)



Day 15    

Private T.G. from San José to Manuel Antonio or the other way


Driving time: 1 h 45 min / Distance: 58.5 km




Private Transportation from Manuel Antonio to International Airport Juan Santamaría, you need to be at the airport 2 hours and a half before your flight.

Notes:
- Lodging as it appears on Itinerary.
- Meals (B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner)
- Transfers as indicated. (TG)