Special #3

Package # 3 (11 days/10 nights) -San Jose – Tortuguero National Park – Puerto Viejo beach -Arenal Volcano- Monteverde Cloud Forest-San Jose

Tortuguero National Park area is the most important nesting grounds for the Green Turtles in the Caribbean area. From July to September, thousands of turtles come ashore along these world-famous beaches to lay their eggs. Often called, "Costa Rica's Amazon", Tortuguero is a navigable network of lakes and channels that protects a great diversity of fauna and flora. It is possible to observe Iguanas, Monkeys, sloths, birds and much more..., discover the beautiful Puerto Viejo beach, explore the rain forest in the Caribbean Coast, walk and enjoy a trip to the jungle and be part of the experience to snorkeling in the Coral Reef, visit the active Arenal Volcano and visit Monteverde Cloud forest special for nature lovers.

Recommended for September and October (best months to enjoy the Caribbean North and South Area)

Day 01: San Jose

Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to San Jose city. Overnight at Sleep Inn hotel, the hotel is located in San Jose downtown, very close to the National Theatre, the Goldem Museum, and the Central Market.  

Day 02: San Jose/ Tortuguero National Park

Tour to Tortuguero National Park. Typical breakfast included on the way, visit  to a banana plantation. Boat transfer to your lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon visit to Tortuguero town and the small museum of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Dinner. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge. Evergreen is located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero, 5 minutes by boat from the main entrance to Tortuguero National Park, and accessible only by air and water. Evergreen Lodge is the ideal location from which to explore this unique and magical area, surrounded by towering trees and exuberant vegetation and are adorned with tropical designs. This lovely lodge has 55 comfortable rooms, all are spacious, with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, hot water, and ceiling fans, swimming pool.

Lodge in Tortuguero. Full contact with the forest. Your best trip to Costa Rica tortuguero is a must in your next trip to Costa Rica

Day 03: Tortuguero National Park

Breakfast. Hiking in the area. Lunch. In the afternoon boat ride to the National Park, hidden canals and lagoons around the park. Dinner. Overnight at Evergreen lodge.

What you should visit in Costa rica, Tortuguero.

Day 04: Tortuguero/ Puerto Viejo Beach

After breakfast boat and land transfer to Guapiles (Tortuguero connection). Lunch.  Transfer with the shuttle bus to Puerto Viejo beach. Overnight at Azania Bungalows. Designed and crafted in a unique style that blends traditional materials, exotic woods and thatched-palm roofs, with a modern building concept, each bungalow has a particular atmosphere.

pool or beach. Puerto Viejo Limon.

Day 05: Puerto Viejo/ Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park

Breakfast. Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park. You will visit the many unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Cahuita National Park; its one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Its main attraction is a picture postcard reality of white sandy beaches, thousands of swaying palm trees, a calm sea of crystal-clear water and a live coral reef. In a glass fiber boat, plus Capitan and guide, you will be able to appreciate: 35 different coral species such as: You can practice the snorkelling for 2 or 3 hours, in different places of the most important Coral Reef of Costa Rica. After the snorkelling, the boat capitan will take you to Cahuita Point. Right there, if you want, you can swim in the peaceful and warm water of the Caribbean Sea while you take a refreshment of tropical fruits. The tour includes lunch. Overnight at Azania bungalows.

Cahuita National Park. Limon. Costa Rica.

Day 06: Puerto Viejo beach/ Pacuare River rafting/ Arenal Volcano

Pacuare river rafting. We'll stop for a delicious breakfast along the way. Once we arrive at the verdant banks of the Pacuare River, our professional guides will instruct you on paddling techniques and safety procedures before you don your helmets, grab you paddles and climb aboard the inflatable rafts for an unforgettable adventure. The Pacuare is a swift flowing river that offers visitors a unique and exciting rafting experience within one of Costa Rica's most unspoiled wilderness areas. In fact, expert rafters call the Pacuare one of the world's best white-water runs. Once in the river, you'll battle powerful rapids and rolling waves that spill over the sides of the raft drenching everyone with excitement and fun. Lunch on the way. Continue to Arenal area. Overnight at Arenal Montechiari hotel, a small and cozy hotel, with beautiful view to the volcano, nice rooms, swimming pool.

Adrenaline, adventure in Costa Rica

Day 07: Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs

After breakfast, free morning. In the afternoon visit to Arenal Volcano National Park and Baldi Hot Springs, our hike takes you to the active side of the volcano where our naturalist guide will take you through rain forest trails for a nice and gentle hike where you can see a great diversity of flora and fauna and animals such as, monkeys, toucans, iguanas, plenty of birds and sometimes snakes. Once we arrive at the observation point we will be able to hear and feel the deep rumbling that proceeds occasional eruptions of steam, smoke and molten lava. At night if it is not to cloudy the show is even more incredible as the mammoth volcano spews red lava and huge rocks glowing against the black sky. While watching the volcano and taking pictures, our guide will share some information and history about the area and the volcano’s activity. Then we will continue our way down to the exotic and relaxing Hot Springs nearby, to sit back and relax in the volcanic water and sooth every aching muscle. Dinner. Overnight at Arenal Montechiari hotel.

 time to relax in Baldi hot springs

Day 08: Arenal/ Monteverde

Breakfast. In the morning, you will travel to Monteverde by land and boat transportation crossing the Arenal Lake. Monteverde is the Costa Rica's premier cloud forest. This 26,000-acre reserve is home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Overnight at Los Cipreses hotel, very close to Santa Elena town. A wonderful breakfast is included in the room price. Each of the rooms have double beds, and bathrooms with hot water.

 Monteverde, Costa Rica. A greate place to admire the nature

Day 09: Monteverde/ Selvatura canopy tour and hanging bridges

After breakfast, you will be taken to Selvatura walkways; this is a unique system of suspension bridges that zigzag through deep canyons at the level of the treetops and also enjoy the canopy tour adventure, You will be flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica. Also it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest. If you are looking for an extreme Monteverde canopy tour and amazing rides, Selvatura Park's Zip Lines are your best choice. The tour usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers from ages 4 and older. It is a safe adventure for everyone,Free afternoon to enjoy other attractions of the area. Overnight at Los Cipreses hotel.

A trip through top trees with full adrenaline. Adventure in Monteverde

Day 10: Monteverde/ San Jose

Breakfast. Free morning to enjoy the area. In the afternoon transfer with the shuttle bus to San Jose area. Overnight at Country Inn and suites hotel. The hotel is located just 15 minutes from the international Airport Juan Santamaria. 

Day 11: Flight back home

After breakfast you will be transfered to the International Airport.

Includes:

Private transfer - International Airport- San Jose hotel- International Airport

Transfer to Tortuguero with the tour

Transfer from Guapiles (Tortuguero connection) to Puerto Viejo beach with the shuttle bus

Transfer from Puerto Viejo beach to Arenal with the rafting tour

Land and boat transfer from Arenal to Monteverde

Transfer from Monteverde to San Jose with the shuttle bus

02 nights of lodging in San Jose
02 nights of lodging in Tortuguero
02 nights of lodging in Puerto Viejo beach
02 nights of lodging in Arenal
02 nights of lodging in Monteverde

10 breakfasts, 05 lunches, 03 dinners

Tours:

Tortuguero canals
Snorkeling and hiking in Cahuita National Park
Pacuare River Rafting
Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs
canopy and hanging bridges in Monteverde
Hotel Taxes

Rate: $ 1098,00 per person based on double occupancy

Not included in the rate: Entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park $15,00 per person. $2 entrance fee to the Caribbean Conservation Museum.

Optional night tour to see the turtles nesting $35,00 per person from July to October

Rate in US dollars valid just for this quotation

Valid from May to November

Price per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes domestic transportation, hotel accommodation, tours and all taxes and charges.

International airfare is not included.

Departure taxes $29 per person

These prices do NOT include Easter week, Christmas and New Year week, peak season, For dates outside these ranges, please contact us for a special quotation.

For upgraded or cheaper accommodations, or a different type of car, please contact us.

Not included in the rate:

All the meals not included on the program

Beverages and alcohol

All the activities mentioned as “optional”

Personal expenses

Travel insurance