CLASSIC COSTA RICA


 



This trip will give you the opportunity to travel to some of the most visited areas in the country. 
 
 
DAY 1  ARRIVAL
Meet and greet at Juan Santamaria International airport and transfer to your hotel in San José.
Night in selected hotel in San José
 
DAY 2  POAS VOLCANO - DOKA COFFEE TOUR – LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS (B, L)
Breakfast included in the hotel. Guided visit to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. To get to the different attractions included during this tour, we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. First stop, will be in Doka, a third-generation coffee plantation to learn how coffee is picked, milled, ground and roasted. As we continue the Costa Rica trip towards the Poas Volcano, we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation. We will also hike to the beautiful Botos Lagoon. The tour continues to discover La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where we will walk through some spectacular trails leading to the White Magic Waterfall. We will also visit the largest butterfly observatory and the impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the old house, the bird house and the frogs’ exhibit. After lunch, we will head back to San José. Night in selected hotel in San José
 
DAY 3   SAN JOSÉ - TORTUGUERO (B, L, D)
The fascinating Afro-Caribbean culture, a combination of Jamaican, Italian and Chinese immigrants, predominates in this region and fills the atmosphere with fragrances, tropical rhythms and brilliant colors, which mixes with the daily work of many of the inhabitants on the banana plantations and the ports of Limon and Moin. 
 
In the afternoon, departure by boat to the nearby private trail, next to the National Park, for a guided walk into the tropical rainforest. A visit to the small town of Tortuguero is included before walking back to the lodge by the beach. Before dinner, free time to enjoy the pool or just to relax in a hammock. Dinner is served in the pool restaurant from 7:30 pm.
 
From July to September
Optional night tour (not included in the package) to observe the turtle nesting. This is one of the most appreciated things to do in Costa Rica while vacationing here.
 
From September to early December
Green Turtle Hatching Season.

What to bring? Flip flops or sandals to walk on the beach, odorless insect repellant, and comfortable clothes.
Night in selected hotel in Tortuguero

DAY 4   TORTUGUERO (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit to trails and gardens of hotel.
After lunch, in the afternoon, enjoy a canal boat tour through Tortuguero National Park.
 
About Tortuguero National Park:
Created to protect the most important nesting site of the green turtle in the Western Hemisphere, Tortuguero National Park extends along 14 miles (22 Km) of shoreline and 19 miles (30 Km) out to sea. The Canal de Tortuguero runs through the park, connecting a labyrinth of deltas, canals, and lagoons.

Free time before dinner.
Night in selected hotel in Tortuguero
 
Important Notes
- The order and logistics of the itinerary may change depending on weather conditions.
- Alcoholic beverages, sodas or bottled water are not included
- During turtle nesting season, dinner will be served at 6:45 pm, to allow visitors to join the tour
- We recommend to use dark color clothes when taking the night tour during the nesting season.
- Luggage is limited to 25 pounds (12 Kg) per person
 
What to bring?
We recommend fast drying/light clothes, bathing suit for swimming pool use, comfortable walking shoes, a pair of flip flops or sandals, flashlight, hat or cap, insect repellant, camera and binoculars (are a great help to spot animals up in the trees and behind bushes) and sunblock. If you are visiting during turtle nesting season (July to September) and you are going to join the evening tour, please note you will need dark (black) clothes. 
 
DAY 5   TORTUGUERO - ARENAL AREA (B, L)
After breakfast, shared boat transfer back to the pier, where the trip will continue by bus to your next destination. Lunch is included in Rio Danta Restaurant.
 
Transfer from Guápiles to Arenal area according to selected mean of transportation San Carlos offers a landscape of exceptional beauty with its forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs, and the most active volcano of Costa Rica: Arenal. In other words, sanctuaries where one can breathe peace, purity and the majestic power of nature. Night in selected hotel in Arenal
 
DAY 6   ARENAL AREA (B)
Breakfast. In the morning, natural history walk in the Hanging Bridges. Located within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring the visitor as close as any person could ever imagine observing the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rainforest.  
What to bring? Comfortable clothing, long pants, hiking shoes, raincoat (especially during green season), camera, binoculars, sunscreen and insect repellent.
 
In the afternoon, see from up close the activities of the Arenal Volcano. Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than Arenal Volcano. At 5437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base.
Included: Entrance fee, guide and transfers.
What to bring? Camera, binoculars, light sweater, long pants, raincoat, hiking shoes, sun lotion and insect repellent.
Night in selected hotel in Arenal
 
DAY 7   ARENAL - MONTEVERDE (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Monteverde according on selected mean of transportation. Night in selected hotel in Monteverde
 
DAY 8   MONTEVERDE (B)
Breakfast. Morning visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
One of the main attractions of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is its 13-kilometer network of trails. 

Includes: Entrance fee, tour with a bilingual naturalist guide, transportation and a 15 minute-stop at CASEM. (Local women’s handcraft cooperative).
 
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the area or to take optional tours to enjoy your Costa Rica vacations. 
Night in selected hotel in Monteverde
 
DAY 9   TAMARINDO BEACH STAY (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the North Pacific coast according on selected mean of transportation.
Night in selected hotel in Tamarindo
 
DAY 10   TAMARINDO BEACH STAY (B)
Breakfast in the hotel in Tamarindo.
Days at leisure to enjoy the beach or to take optional tours 
Night in selected hotel in Tamarindo

DAY 11   TAMARINDO BEACH STAY (B)
Breakfast in the hotel in Tamarindo.
Days at leisure to enjoy the beach or to take optional tours 
Night in selected hotel in Tamarindo

DAY 12   TAMARINDO - SAN JOSÉ (B)
Breakfast. Transfer back to San José according on selected mean of transportation. Night in selected hotel in San Jose
 
DAY 13   DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast. Private transfer to Juan Santamaría International airport. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.
 

 Package includes:
  • Private arrival transfers with English speaking assistance
  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals, tours and entrance to the national park while in Tortuguero
  • Guided visit to Doka Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens; lunch included
  • Natural history walk in the hanging bridges
  • Guided hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Guided visit to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • 3 nights in selected hotel in San Jose
  • 2 nights in selected hotel in Tortuguero
  • 2 nights in selected hotel in Arenal
  • 2 nights in selected hotel in Monteverde
  • 3 nights in selected hotel in Tamarindo
  • Lodging taxes
  • Private departure transfers
  • According on selected mean of transportation: shuttle transfers, 4x4 Daihatsu Bego car rental or private transfers

Not Included:
  • Departure tax (US$29 per person).
  • Tips.
  • Optional tours.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Air tickets to/from Costa Rica.
 



DATES DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD 3-11
1/7 - 31/8 18905 SEK + 9590 SEK 17040 SEK 7590 SEK
1/9 - 30/11 17530 SEK + 8220 SEK 15985 SEK 7265 SEK
1/12 - 14/12 18215 SEK + 8870 SEK 16635 SEK 7590 SEK
15/12 - 3/1  on request on request on request on request
2019        
10/1 - 30/4 19635 SEK + 10080 SEK 17705 SEK 7870 SEK
1/5 - 30/6 18695 SEK + 9140 SEK 17075 SEK 7870 SEK
1/7 - 31/8 19635 SEK + 10080 SEK 17705 SEK 7870 SEK
1/9 - 30/11 18695 SEK + 9140 SEK 17075 SEK 7870 SEK

 

 

 

 

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