Day 1 | Arrive San José
Ahh, Costa Rica. Let the Pura Vida way of life take over as you arrive in San Jose. Trendy Barrio Amon offers a glimpse into the history of the city with colonial mansions converted into art galleries, while Barrio Escalante is a foodie’s paradise and the best place to grab dinner to begin your Costa Rica value tour.
Day 2 | San José – Monteverde
Tick off San José’s iconic sights with a quick sightseeing tour before traveling towards the creative little town of Sarchí. Seen as the cradle of Costa Rican artisanship, this is the place to buy intricate arts, crafts, and souvenirs including the hand-painted and bright colored oxcart, the national symbol of Costa Rica. The journey continues through the enchanting Tilaran Mountain range with its suspension bridge atop lush forest canopy.
Day 3 | Monteverde Sightseeing And Free Time
Step into another world on your Costa Rica value tour in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Learn from your Local Specialist about the thousands of plant and animal species that thrive in this area, many of which only exist right here. Keep your ears open for the sounds of hummingbirds, howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and if you’re really lucky, the Quetzal bird. Leaving the forest on a real nature high, why not end the day with a tasty ‘El Trapiche’ Choice Experience tour visiting sugarcane, banana, orange, and coffee plantations?
Day 4 | Monteverde – Arenal
Bubbling hot springs and geothermal activity, wildlife and of course the sleeping giant, Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano National Park is one of the jewels in Costa Rica’s crown. Boasting outdoor pools, a butterfly garden, botanical gardens and tame iguanas roaming the grounds, your secluded resort on the banks of the San Carlos River will make you feel like you’ve entered a little corner of heaven.
Day 5 | Arenal Full Day Sightseeing
Best way to explore Arenal’s private reserve? On a guided hike, of course! Be astounded by leftover lava rocks and boulders and plunge through the forest for views of the volcano and Arenal Lake. Next up: Reach all new heights at Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Join a Local Specialist for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a ‘sky walk’ through the jungle canopy. Keep your eyes peeled on the suspension bridges while spotting birdlife. To round off the day of your Costa Rica value tour, let your worries drift away over a hot springs dip at the resort.
Day 6 | Arenal Sightseeing And Free Time
If a tranquil river float and wildlife search sounds like you, you don’t want to miss this morning’s safari float down the Peñas Blancas River. Paired up with a Local Specialist, you’ll love spotting monkeys, sloths, iguanas, caimans and tropical birds. Visit a local family, and learn how connected the people of Costa Rica are to their natural environment. Free afternoon? Your options are endless. Take a dip in the pool, shop or choose a horseback riding Choice Experience through the rainforest.
Day 7 | Arenal – San José
Your Costa Rica value tour comes to an end this morning. and transfer back to San José International Airport, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM
6 nights accommodation in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Enjoy an orientation tour in the capital city of Costa Rica and explore Sarchi, the arts and crafts capital, famed for its intricately painted oxcarts
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Hike with your Local Specialist who offers insights into the region’s unique bird and wildlife ecosystems
Enjoy trails and suspension bridges, hike along lava trails through Mirador 1968, a private reserve, located adjacent to Volcano Arenal National Park and take a scenic float trip safari with your Local Specialist
Travel Dates/Valid for Travel: 1 Apr 2024 to 31 Oct 2024
Lead in price:
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Based on 20 April 2024 departure
(based on twin share, land only)
10% Early bird sale offer ends on 14th December2023
Room Configuration: Twin Share/Double
Save 10% on select departures. New bookings only made with deposit between August 28, 2023 and December 14, 2023. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. Prices are in AUD, are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. May be combined with 5% Global Tour Rewards savings only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply.
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